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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 Epiphany 2 

Readings:  1 Samuel 3.1-10[11-20];  Psalm 139.1-5,12-18;  Revelation 5.1-10’;  John 1.43-51.  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. Perhaps using these words: Open my eyes, Lord, so that I may see what you want to show me.    

Read your chosen Bible passage slowly

The Collect: Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new: transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.            

Prayer for this time:  Keep us faithful to you and focussed on you, Lord, whatever life brings our way.  Whether we face good things or bad, joy or sorrow, ease or hardship, peace or conflict, let our lives be centred on you, our course fixed on your kingdom, our hearts full of your love. Amen.   

 Intercessions:  Remember those on your heart – and pray for yourself and your needs.  And let us remember to give thanks for all the hard work and love of those who keep our hospitals and schools running, and our food supplies continuing.    

  • Global:  The elections in Uganda – that they may be peaceful and just; that the transition of power in United States may take place without bad feeling; all throughout the world fighting Covid-19; for poorer countries not to be left out of the advances in medical care.
  • Local: For everyone ill or tending those who are ill.  For people struggling with loss of work and income.  For the homeless.      
  • Parish: That we may find the energy and the joy to offer love to all within out church community, and to all outside it. 
  • Unwell: Carly Fenn, David Baker, Janet Drummond, John Morris, Eilidh MacLeod, Mark Clapson, Joan Cotterill, Ian McCrow, Elisabeth Lewis 
  • RIP: Sheila Hancock, Paddy Blagden, John Hughson, Kate Mosca, Elizabeth Fullbrook: for all who mourn.   

                                                         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