With All Saints’ reopening for worship on Sunday March 28th it’s been decided to have a Day of Prayer on Saturday March 20th with both All Saints’ and St Stephens’ being open for private prayer from 10am to 5pm. It’s hoped as many people as possible will be able to spend time in one of the buildings to place the reopening and the way ahead in God’s hands. Suggestions for Bible readings and topics are listed below.
2 people will be in each church at all times throughout the Day of Prayer, so if you are able to give an hour that would be much appreciated.
All the usual COVID guidelines will need to be adhered to.
There is so much to pray for:
- The wider Covid-19 situation
- The gradual easing of lockdown
- Our church buildings reopening for public worship as of Sunday March 28th
- The PCC virtual away time on Sat 27th March – seeking to discern some values and priorities for our churches based on the returned questionnaires
- The wider geo-political global situation.
- Climate change and our response
- The building work at All Saints’
- Our church financial situation
- Those we know personally who need our prayers
Suggestions for Bible readings:
The “I AM” sayings of Jesus from John’s Gospel to hold before us his love and power as we come to him in prayer:
Also the whole of Psalm 22 brings us to the Cross and leads us through the full range of human experiences of pain suffering and desolation but also shows us so many reasons for trusting God and gives us his promise of restoration and joy.
March 20th, 2021