PRAYER AND WORSHIP RESOURCES
ARCHBISHOPS' CALL TO PRAYER
In response to reaching the terrible milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, the Archbishops invite all to call on God in Prayer.
Starting on 1 February we invite you to set aside time every evening to pray, particularly at 6pm each day.
More than ever, this is a time when we need to love each other. Prayer is an expression of love.
Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight, and give your angels and saints charge over those who sleep.
Tend your sick ones, O Lord Christ.
Rest your weary ones.
Bless your dying ones.
Soothe your suffering ones.
Pity your afflicted ones.
Shield your joyous ones, and all for your love's sake.
Attributed to St. Augustine
as we remember before you the thousands
who have died,
surround us and all who mourn with your
Be gentle with us in our grief,
protect us from despair,
and give us grace to persevere
and face the future with hope
in Jesus Christ our risen Lord.
The prayer network was launched in 2013 to raise the profile of personal prayer in the parish.
How it works:
Each week 2 prayers or messages about praying are delivered to your email address on a Monday and a Thursday. [When churches have been closed the number of messages hare been increased to 6 per week.] At this point 860 messages have been sent. There were 6 people on the Network when launched, now it is about 120.
All messages are sent BCC. and are generally fairly short although some are longer.
They are based on the Church of England lectionary of readings and are generated locally by local people.
There is no cost.
Leaving the Network is simple – an email, without a reason or explanation is all that’s required. Few people leave the Network, as they often find something that is particularly relevant to their current situation.
Here is a sample of appreciation from a Network member:
“The Prayer Network is a regular source of inspiration. I have often been praying about a particular situation and the Network prayer will really strike a chord. I would recommend it wholeheartedly to everybody."
PRAY AS YOU GO is a daily prayer session, produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a 'Thought for the Day', a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer.
Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.
FILMS TO WATCH
The Pilgrim's Progress - There is an opportunity to watch an animated version of The Pilgrim's Progress, free of charge.
Click this link to access the page https://www.revelationmedia.com/watchpilgrims/BGWP2/
The Cross and the Switchblade - There is an opportunity to watch film The Cross and the Switchblade, free of charge.
Click this link to access the page https://www.revelationmedia.com/watchthecross/RM15310/
A freephone number set up by the Church of England – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.
Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.
Wintershall - To view the 2019 Wintershall Passion, please click below: