Prayer at All Saints'

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” 1 John 5 v 14


Why pray?

Prayer is a vital part of who we are and what we do as the people of God. We believe it should be woven into all that we do as a church family. As Christians we are dependent upon God for everything and prayer in its many forms is an open channel of communication with our heavenly Father, through the Lord Jesus, enabled by the Holy Spirit.

Prayer can be a personal thing, a conversation that we each have with God, but it is also important that we come together to pray as church family. This may be in our small groups or in prayer triplets or it could be at one of the regular prayer meetings that we run. As a church family there are many opportunities to pray together.
 

Regular opportunities to pray together

 
  • Church Prayer meeting, 1st Wednesday of the month, 8pm on Zoom
  • Thursday morning prayer, 9.30am on Zoom -  this is a weekly prayer meeting open to all where we pray for personal needs, church events as well as local and world issues. The first Thursday of each month will have a focus on the persecuted church.
  • Prayer triplets and small groups – we do encourage church members to be part of a small group and/or prayer triplet where they can pray with others regularly.
     

Prayer requests

Prayer requests – if you there are things that you would like prayer for, please email tim.jane.jack@gmail.com and they will let a small group of people know who will pray in confidence.
 

More information

If you would like more information about any of the above activities, please contact: Tamsin Gilbert (Parish Administrator) info@allsaintsmarcham.org 


How do I pray?

A good place to start is the Lord’s Prayer. Say each line slowly, thinking about the words…

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be your name
Your kingdom come
Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread
Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one
For yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory
For ever and ever. Amen.


The Lord’s Prayer comes from the Bible in Matthew 6 v 9-15 and there are lots of other prayers in the Bible that can also be used (use the index at the front to help you find your way or use an online Bible at Biblegateway.com).Here are a selection: Ephesians 1 v 16-19, Psalm 139 v 23-24, Psalm 8, Psalm 91, Psalm 3, 1 Samuel 2 v 1-10, Jonah 2 v 2-9
 
There are also some fantastic resources to be found online. A good place to start is www.24-7prayer.com/helpmepray
Parish Administrator, 09/03/2017