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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 Easter 4  

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

Readings:  Acts 3.12-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3.1-7; Luke 24.36b-48     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. 
For You alone my soul waits in silence.                                                                                                                                          

Read your chosen Bible passage slowly

The Collect: 
Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life: raise us, who trust in him, from the death of sin to the life of righteousness, that we may seek those things which are above, where he reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen 

Prayer for this time: 
Lord, help us to live in the gladness and grace of Easter Sunday, every day.  Let us have hearts of thankfulness for your sacrifice.  Let us have eyes that look upon Your grace and rejoice in our salvation.  Help us to walk in that mighty grace and tell Your good news to the world.  Amen 

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

  • The Church:  That the church may reflect God’s generous love towards all, whatever their race, gender or status. The church in India. 
  • Global:  For the world, that nations may succeed in radically cutting carbon emissions; that the environment may provide for all peoples.  For those who live in areas where climate change has already brought devastating change –the Solomon Islands, many now below sea level, Bangladesh where land is collapsing into the sea; for those fighting infections, including the outbreak of measles in the Congo. 
  • Local:  Newly opened shops and other businesses. Those on waiting lists for surgery and other treatments which have been delayed. 
  • Parish:  The Communications team.  Our plans for greater involvement with the community.  Coffee morning and other reinstated activities. 
  • Unwell:  John Morris, Eilidh MacLeod, Ian McCrow, Matti Carrington, Margaret Dunbar, Mike and Helen Tanswell, John Heward, Barbara Winslade      
  • RIP:  Those throughout the world who have died in the pandemic, their families and friends.  
    And in our church: Eric McDonald, Susan Poe       

                                                         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