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: 19:30 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 where it is this week.

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

A prayer for Springtime

In the lengthening of days,
Snowdrops emerging,
from winter’s frozen ground.
We see the Creator’s hand.

In the sight of a tiny lamb
joyfully bounding
across hillside farm
We see the Creator’s hand.

Creator God, forgive our moments of ingratitude,
the spiritual blindness that prevents us
from appreciating the wonder that is this world,
the endless cycle of nature,
of life and death and rebirth.
Forgive us for taking without giving,
reaping without sowing.
Open our eyes to see,
our lips to praise,
our hands to share,
and may our feet tread lightly
on the road that, together, we travel.

Amen

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