Prayers

prayer3Most us feel the need to pray at certain times in our lives. So, all are welcome to visit the church to pray, and to find silence or stillness, as well as a sense of the presence of God. The church is open each day from 9.00am-5.00pm and there is a part of the church which has both a votive candle stand where you can light a candle(s) and a prayer board where written prayers or requests for prayer can be left. Please feel free to make us of these.

If you would like to speak to someone about any matters of faith, or for spiritual guidance, please contact either of the clergy who will be only too pleased to hear from you. You can also call into church on a Friday morning between 10.30am and 12noon when one of the clergy is usually available.

Morning Prayer: there is a service of Morning Prayer  on Tuesday at 8.30am and Wednesday at 12 noon, to which all are welcome.

Contemplative Prayer/ Meditation Group  
                                   
Meditation

Thursday evenings 6.00 p.m. in church                                  

Contemplative Prayer is prayer in which, rather than talking to God, we seek to open ourselves to his presence with us. Our God is present to us through his Spirit deep within us and by coming to silence and stillness we can be open to him in the depths of our hearts.

The contemplative prayer group is a very informal group which meets on Thursday evenings in church. We spend an hour together which includes some quiet music to listen to, 25 minutes of silence and some simple, practical teaching on Christian Meditation, which is a way of coming to an inner silence. There is no commitment to come every week, people come when they can.

Learning to unhook ourselves from our own thoughts and be still in God’s presence is a wonderful source of peace in today’s busy world.

Reshape us, good Lord, until in generosity, in faith, and in
expectation that the best is yet to come, we are truly Christ-like.
Make us passionate followers of Jesus, rather than passive supporters.
Make our churches places of radical discipleship
and signposts to heaven, then, in us, through us,
and - if need be - despite us, let your kingdom come. Amen.

Iona Community

The Prayer Diaries Can Be Found Here:

Prayer Diary for November 2017