Simple ideas to help YOU pray!

Book of Prayers:  these can help when we do not know what to say, and also widen our horizons.
TCP: a simple formula:
Thanksgiving: Confession (sorrow for own mistakes and failings): Petition (asking for others and for ourselves)
Five Finger Exercise:
Index finger (for those who guide us): middle finger (for all leaders locally, nationally): ring finger (those in need); little finger (ourselves); thumb (our nearest and dearest).
Silence and Symbols:
Some people find silence, a picture, music or a symbol such as a cross a helpful way to focus in prayer.  Take time to be still: focus on a candle or symbol or use a phrase e.g. ‘Be still and know that I am God’; wait and see what happens, end with the Lord’s Prayer.


Online resources:

There are lots of different prayer sites on the web and many have good phone apps too.  These are some we have found helpful.                    

Morning Bell by Ian Adams: available via Twitter or Facebook, a photo and a phrase to ponder

Sacred Space; a gentle reflective space

Daily Prayer Online: with Thought for the Day; Reflection on a daily reading; Quiet Space etc…

Church of England daily prayer:  formal morning and evening prayers

Rejesus website: has an interactive daily prayer section

The Christianity website has a good section on prayer

If you would like us to pray for you please contact us.  God bless.

For your prayers

Monday - Pray for Tadpole Garden Village

Tuesday - Pray for Oakhurst and Redhouse

Wednesday - Pray for St Andrew's Ridge and Ash Brake

Thursday - Pray for Abbey Meads and Groundswell 

Friday - Pray for Taw Hill and Haydon End

Saturday - Pray for all those who work to make the area a better community

Sunday - Pray for St Andrew's Church

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