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.
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
The Seasons: March, William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
The Cock is crowing,
The stream is flowing,
The small birds twitter,
The lake doth glitter’
The green field sleeps in the sun;
The oldest and youngest
Are at work with the strongest;
The cattle are grazing,
Their heads never raising;
There are forty feeding like one!
Like an army defeated
The snow hath retreated,
And now doth fare ill
On the top of the bare hill;
The ploughboy is whooping – anon – anon
There’s joy on the mountains;
There’s life in the fountains;
Small clouds are sailing,
Blue sky prevailing;
The rain is over and gone!