For 10 days between Ascension Day and Pentecost, St Herbert’s Church was transformed into a variety of Prayer Stations to help us pray for the world, for people in our own country and those closest to us. They also helped us to remember to be still, to know how much we are loved by God and to ask him to help us to forgive others.
It was especially moving that so many of the prayers were for the people of Manchester following the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert.A Danish philosopher and religious writer, Soren Kierkegaard said this about prayer:
‘The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays’.
All ages found it a great opportunity to pray. We were delighted to be joined by three classes from Braithwaite School.
We’ve now started Praying Together, a monthly prayer meeting. We’ll be gathering on the last Friday of each month to prayer for those we know who are in particular need, for our community and the wider world. Look out for details in the calendar on this web site.
Also remember that our churches are open and you’re welcome to use them for a moments quiet and for prayer.