Prayers

What is prayer?

Prayer is simply responding to God. It’s about turning our hearts towards God; bringing us to God, and God to us. It may involve talking or listening, stillness or action. There are no special words to say, and there is no required way to kneel or stand. You can pray with others or alone. You can pray in church, walking down the street or in the shower. You can whisper, you can sing or you can shout. Sometimes you don’t need words at all. Anybody can pray, anytime, anywhere. God is always listening. Anybody can pray, anytime, anywhere. God is always listening.

Prayer times

All Saints: 09.00 – 09.30 every Saturday

Home group: 10:00 fortnightly on Mondays at 1 Orchard Way, Stretton, contact Thelma Cain on 024 7654 3256

God Squad ‘Faith & Friendship’: 19:30 – 21:00 on 4th Monday, contact Karen Armbrister on 01926 632030

6 The Paddocks, Stretton: 20:00 on 2nd & 4th Tuesday

On each Tuesday morning at 9am, Reverend Ali will be holding a short service of morning prayer. The service will last approximately 30 minutes and anyone is welcome to join in. Each church in the Benefice will be visited on a rota basis. Click to see dates and locations.

If you have a particular need for prayer, or wish someone to pray with you, please contact a Churchwarden from your parish.

We run a prayer chain which is a commitment by a number of people who have agreed to pray for people in the Benefice and further afield as part of their daily prayers. Find out more

In May we pray,

Dear Lord,

We thank you for the many blessings that you give us and for the love, grace and fellowship that we all share.

We are grateful for what we have: our families, our homes and our faiths.

We ask for strength to be better persons; to teach us compassion and mercy.

We pray for guidance in the work we carry out and to constantly show us the way to forgive those that hurt us.

These things Lord, we ask in the name of your son Jesus Christ.

Amen

Our Diocesan prayer

Father pour out your spirit upon us

Grant us a new vision of your glory

A new experience of your power

A new faithfulness to your word

A new consecration to your service, that

your love may grow among us

And your kingdom come:

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen