Prayer Cycle and Prayer of the Month - April 2022

We continue to pray as usual so please do keep your requests and news coming. Contact any of us: The Rev’d June (tel: 01747 828427), Julia (tel: 01747 829166), or Theresa (tel: 01747 829188).

In this time of such worrying uncertainty and especially the violence we see daily in the media reports on Ukraine, many of us feel the need of reassuring security. We need to be reassured that there is goodness, that there is security in something or someone today. I have chosen two of my favourite prayers this month; they are not new and I have use them before, but I trust that at least one of them will help someone to pray, to find comfort.

A Prayer from the Iona Community

Christ our life, you are alive,

In the beauty of the earth, in the rhythm of the seasons,
In the mystery of time and space, Alleluia

Christ our life, you are alive,

in the tenderness of touch, in the heartbeat of intimacy,
in the insights of solitude. Alleluia

Christ our life, you are alive,

In the creative possibility of the dullest conversation.
In the dreariest talk, the most threatening event. Alleluia

Christ our life, you are alive

to offer re-creation to every unhealed hurt,
to every deadened place, to every damaged heart. Alleluia

You set before us a great choice, Therefore we choose life.
Amen

We all have friends. This Prayer is about our relationship with them and with God.

We have friends. Thank you for them Lord.
But some of them forget us as we forget them, but You never do.
Sometimes we are unkind to each other, but You never are unkind.
Some of our friendships are fickle, best friends one day, but almost enemies the next.
Our relationship with You is not like that, it is with someone who is always the same, always there,
always reliable, constant and unchanging.
Thank You Lord that You are my friend, true, unfailing, always just there.
Amen.