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Prayer

Prayer is the lifeblood of any church...
 

The church is open for individual, private prayer during these times:

Tuesdays 10.00am - 12noon
Fridays 2.00pm - 4.00pm

We welcome you to spend some time in prayer and contemplation. Stewards will be present to offer guidance during your visit. (Please do not come to the church if you are feeling unwell or you are self-isolating due to symptoms in your household.)
 

Reopening our church buildings for public worship

Find out more here

 

Sunday evening service

Sundays at 7.00pm on Zoom


candle-light-lights-dark-14589Meditation & Mindfulness

Every Wednesday at 8.00pm on Zoom
A time to explore the beauty of silence and the rich traditions of Christian meditation. We start with some gentle exercises to help still the mind and then guided meditation followed by a time of silence. Sessions last for about 45 minutes.




Breathe

Our monthly prayer meeting, called Breathe, meets on the first Saturday of each month - now on Zoom. You will find more details on our Breathe page.


The Prayer of Stillness

A brief guide by Rev. Wendy Sellers to The Prayer of Stillness, as practiced by the Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer.

 


House of Prayer: 'When the Church becomes a House of Prayer, the people will come'. During a series of evenings led by Alan, we were challenged and inspired to give prayer a more central place in our lives.


Prayers for the Journey

If you'd like to pray but aren't quite sure what to say, here are some prayers that may help.


Pray for Hertford

You are invited to take part in a shared time of prayer for our town. Now meeting on Zoom every other week on Sunday evening at 7.00pm, please see the Pray for Hertford flyer for details of how to get in touch with Luke about joining the Zoom call.

 

 


Prayer resources

It helps to have a structure, so Rev. Wendy has offered these recommendations:

  • Church of England Daily Prayer Available via the website and also through a very convenient app. It includes morning, evening and night prayer (compline) each day, including the readings, and has links to prayers and other useful extras. It is free to use but costs £2.99 if you should want offline access.
  • Church of England Time to Pray is another free app which gives a more flexible approach to prayer throughout the day. As it’s new, I haven’t used it yet so look forward to any feedback.
  • Northumbria Daily Prayer This is available via a webpage and is updated daily. It is much less formal (and shorter) than the Church of England versions. I do add in the Lord’s Prayer as a minimum.
  • Ignatian Spirituality If you prefer something less wordy then I recommend the website ignatianspirituality.com. The backbone of this is the Examen – a time of prayer with space to offer God all our hopes and concerns. Prayasyougo is an app that offers this form of prayer.


Prayer Group

There is a confidential prayer group in the parish. Please contact us if there is something or someone you would like us to pray for.


Our regular intercessions can be viewed/downloaded here