South East Asia Floods – Emergency Appeal

Over 40 million people homeless. This is a disaster on a huge scale.

Why not help Christian Aid to make a difference for those in need? We’ll be making a collection at our service on Sunday 10th Sept or why not give online now. See the Christian Aid web site.

We can also pray

A prayer for those affected by floods

Compassionate God, source of all comfort,
We pray for the people whose lives have been devastated by rain and flood.
Bring them comfort, we pray.
Protect the vulnerable.

Strengthen the weak.
Keep at bay the spread of disease.
Have mercy on all those working to rescue the stranded and to feed the hungry.
And may our response to their suffering be generous and bring you praise.

For we ask it in Jesus’ name,
Amen. 

(Prayer taken for the resources on the Christian Aid website)

Praying Together – Thy Kingdom Come

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.

Pray Together

We’re meeting monthly to pray for our church and our community. Please join in, everyone is welcome. The next meeting will be on Friday 28th July at 12 noon – Braithwaite Church hall. Bring your lunch and we’ll eat and then pray together.

 

Prayer is a vital way to join in the work and mission of God in the world. Even if we don’t always know what to say or how to pray, it is important to spend time in the presence of God.

 

Reflecting on Thy Kingdom Come

Our churches are always open for prayer. However, for the last 10 days at Braithwaite we have had a series of ‘prayer stations’ to help us pray in different ways and for different situations. We were joining in the global prayer initiative Thy Kingdom Come.

I think my favourites were fizzy forgiveness and using some of the prayer resources at the small chapel area. All ages found it a great opportunity to pray. We were delighted to be joined by three classes from Braithwaite School.

How might we build on our experience?

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Come and Join in a Wave of Prayer – Thy Kingdom Come

Between 25th May and 4th June, communities and churches around the world are gathering together to pray for their friends, families and neighbours and for the wider world. Find out more…

Our churches in Thornthwaite, Braithwaite and Newlands are always open for prayer, but during these 10 days, there is a special invitation to make time to pray.

There will be ideas for prayer available at all three churches, and prayer activity stations suitable for all ages at St Herbert’s, Braithwaite.

COME AND JOIN IN A WAVE OF PRAYER