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Prayers and Resources

From your own home, you can use the resources below and you can join in community prayer at regular Zoom meetings, being held at the following times. Tuesdays at 9.15am, Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri at 8.30am.  If you would like to join, please email Sandy for a link.

Find the weekly lectionary below and Prayers for this time hereIn your own timeyou might like to: find a place for prayer, light a candle, play some reflective music. If you have a cross place it in your space, have your Bible to hand.

The Lectionary for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity   

As life continues to change, praying at home can be a source of strength and comfort – a still point in an unpredictable world

Readings 2 Kings 4: 42-end;   Psalm 145 10-19;   Ephesians 3: 14-end;   John 6: 1-21.   You might like to use these over this coming week, use your regular Bible notes or choose a favourite reading. 

First:   Take time to settle into God’s loving presence. 
Loving God, forgive us when our lives do not reflect the faith we profess.  Open our hearts to the power of your love, that we may truly worship you.  

Read your chosen Bible passage, and use any of these prayers that speak to you.​​​​​​

The Collect: 
Almighty Lord and Everlasting God
we beseech you to direct, sanctify
and govern both our hearts and bodies
in the ways of your laws and the
works of your commandments;
that through your most mighty protection,
both here and ever,
we may be preserved in body and soul;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. 
Amen


Psalm for this time: 

O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him.
O fear the Lord, you his holy ones, for those who fear him have no want.
       (Psalm 34:8-9)


Intercessions:  Remember those on your heart – and pray for yourself and your needs.  

  • The Church:  That God will give wisdom to the church, as the members work to improve life for suffering children and for those who have fled their homes.  
  • Global:  areas suffering from exceptional weather events; areas without enough medical provision.  all involved in the Olympics
  • Local:  Pray for local businesses as more freedoms are reinstated; offer grateful thanks for those who keep our town free of litter and the floral displays looking beautiful; pray for those who live and work in our care homes.  
  • Parish:  those being baptised today - Oaklyn Aldred, Alfred Given, India Webber.  
  • Unwell:  Eilidh MacLeod, Mike and Helen Tanswell, John Heward, Barbara Winslade, Peter Nicholls, David Brown, Noel Moss.             
  • RIP:  Those throughout the world who have died in the pandemic, their families and friends.  
    And in our church:  Umberto Ricci, Doris James, Ken Warner        

                                                         Feel free to include times of quiet - simply waiting upon God.

Conclude your prayers with the Lord’s Prayer and/or the grace.  

 

OTHER RESOURCES FOR PRAYER, SERVICES & REFLECTION

ST PAULS  
St Paul’s Cathedral is offering daily reflections via email - they are short but thought provoking and there is also access via this page to videos and podcasts of the various talks/presentations from various theologians/Christian thinkers they have held over the past few years.  Click here to access St Paul's resources.

Links to other sources for prayers

Church Services are available on

  • Radio 4 longwave - 9.45 The Daily Service
  • Radio 4 FM and Digital - Sunday worship 8am
  • Radio 3 FM and Digital - Evensong Wednesdays and Sundays
  • Songs of Praise
    BBC1 Sunday 1.15pm.

More information from the BBC