Prayer Cycle and Prayer of the Month - March 2018

The Prayer Cycle continues to pray for anyone in need - pleas let us have your prayer requests: Contact us: Julia (tel: 01747 829166), The Rev’d June (tel: 01747 828427) or The Rev’d Richard (tel: 01747 830174).

Everyone of us can pray to God so here is a little special prayer and exercise anyone of you can try:

Prayer of the Month: Just now the world is even more turbulent than ever and so this prayer by John Johansen-Berg is a Prayer for peace. It involves lighting a candle and setting aside a little time to think. Sometimes we need to do this to create some peace in our own lives. If there is more than one of you when you do this just change all the pronouns and make it ’we’ instead of ‘I’. it will be even more effective.

I light this candle for peace, Lord.
May its light scatter the darkness;
may its flame be a symbol of hope;
may its burning be a sign of faith
joining many other lights for peace.
I light this candle for peace.
May my life be an expression of peacemaking ,'
may I seek to be a light in a dark world,
pointing to you, Jesus, the Prince of Peace,
and following the way of peace.
Let the candle burn as a sign for peace,
Offered to you. Amen

During Lent, the Sunday that we call Mothering Sunday occurs. Why not come along and join us on that day. it does not matter if you are a Mother or not - everyone of us had a Mother so we all qualify.

The Collect or Special Prayer For Mothering Sunday

God of compassion, whose son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary,
shared the life of a home in Nazareth,
and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself;
strengthen us in our daily living
that in joy and in sorrow
we may know the power of your presence
to bind us together and to heal;
through Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen