The Parish of Ponteland

Prayer

Prayer is something that takes place when the church meets for worship, we pray before our meetings - but prayer must also be the response of individuals to the love and call of God. Morning Prayer is held in church at 8.30 most mornings - usually in the company of some others. It would be lovely to have a few more groups of people meeting for prayer throughout the week - at home or in church.

There are many resources to help individuals pray on the internet - the Church of England website is excellent. http://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship.aspx

You can download Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer or Night Prayer in traditional or contemporary language - and even download it to your phone. If you wish to access today's prayer feed, please click on the links at the bottom of the page.

Many of the charities the church supports - see Activities Charity Support - want far more than just money. They especially value prayer. Their websites give material for prayer, and stories to help us pray. For example:

Bible Society http://www.biblesociety.org.uk/support-us/pray-with-us/

CMS http://www.cms-uk.org/Pray/tabid/149/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Children's Society http://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-you-can-do/your-church/pray-worship-reflect/pray/topical-prayers

Church Army http://www.churcharmy.org.uk/Groups/233943/Church_Army/Church_Army/Get_involved/You/Pray_with_us/Pray_with_us.aspx

Shepherd's Dene http://www.shepherdsdene.co.uk/ is the Durham and Newcastle Diocesan Retreat House - which is a very good place for a retreat or somewhere to go for a bit of space. They also run reading weeks, day courses, and a whole variety of events. As a parish we have held some Quiet Days and have two more planned in 2016.


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