The Place of Prayer
You can have a belief in God, and a faith without prayer, but like any relationship, without contact and communication it will not grow or develop. The love and commitment might still be there but you only have to think about how important phone calls, emails and letters are from those we love, to realise that being in contact with others is a vital part of our relationship with them.
In this church we believe that our prayer life makes us better – not better than you, nor better than our next door neighbour – but better than the ‘us’ we would have been.
Our prayers lead to action. It may be confined to our own personality but, more often than not, it leads to action in this community and beyond.
If you would like to ask the church for prayer for yourself or on behalf of another, you can speak confidentially to our Vicar, Revd Lorraine Turner (01732 882447), Readers, Dominic de Mattos (01732) 353487 or Jane Sankey (01732) 883212, or you can send an email. your request can be anonymous if you wish, although it is necessary to put in your e-mail address to protect us and others from spam hackers. You can also put a request slip into the prayer request box in the porch at the back of the church and these are collected these together for prayer throughout the week.
For whom no door is closed,
no heart is locked,
draw us beyond our doubts
till we see your Christ
and touch his wounds
where they bleed in others.
A New Zealand Prayer Book
During April we pray to God…
…giving thanks and praise for the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ; that we are delivered from the darkness of sin and death to eternal life
…rejoicing with the whole church in the joy of the risen Lord to fill our darkness with your light and our doubts with your love
…as we join together in worship, for those who fear persecution as they gather to celebrate Easter together
…giving thanks for the joy of the ‘Singing for Syrians’ concert and for the fun and dedication of the ‘Band without Boundaries’
…for the Syrians and all refugees who have lost their homes and livelihoods, that they may receive the help they need to rebuild their lives, to give them hope and dignity
…for spring and new growth and the hope of warmer days
…for all whose lives are causing them distress and suffering through illness, breakdown of family life or financial problems
…for those who are watching over those they love and care for, through long illnesses, suffering or deterioration. May they find patience, hope and sufficient respite
…giving thanks for all the good things of our lives – our families, our village, our school, neighbours and friends and all who give of their time and talents to the community
…for all who have lost loved ones or who face their anniversaries. In their sadness may they feel your comfort and peace as they give thanks for the gifts of love and friendship
Lord we are an Easter people – Let ‘Alleluia’ be our song
During the month of April we will be remembering in our prayers those who live in
Windmill Hill and Windmill Park
For special prayer requests at any time
please contact Revd Lorraine Turner, 882447, firstname.lastname@example.org or complete a prayer request slip which can be found in the porch of the church.
The church is usually open every day.
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer lists a prayer focus for each day of the year, covering every province and diocese in the Anglican Communion. Each day Christians throughout the world join together through the Cycle of Prayer to pray for the church in every part of the world and for the people that the church serves.