May God bless you with discomfort
at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships,
so that you may live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with anger
at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people,
so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.
May God bless you with tears to shed
for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger and war,
so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and
to turn their pain into joy.
And may God bless you with enough foolishness
to believe that you can make a difference in the world,
so that you can do what others claim cannot be done
to bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor.
The church has a prayer team. If you have particular concerns you would like to bring to the attention of the team, please talk to Ken or Helen. It is up to you to decide how much is confidential. It is for you to decide, what can be shared on a confidential basis with the others on the prayer team.
Prayers are said during Sunday services, Prayers are said or thought alone. Prayers are said informally among friends and in some of the home groups. But there are also times and places where groups meet specifically for the purpose. This page is intended to publicise the prayer activity of the church more widely, so that more poeple who would like to join in can do so.
Every Sunday there are people in church, available for private, confidential prayer. They are members of a trained prayer team, look out for the green badges. These people will be only too pleased to pray for concerns you have for yourself or for others you know.
A group that meets to pray for friends working with the Overseas Missionary Fellowship and others who are working overseas in various areas of the world from All Saints. The group usually meets on 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7.30pm. For contact details see the church notice sheet or ask in church.
Just the first 3 lines make you stop and look at how you interact with friends and family on a day to day basis. As for the rest .....wow.
A challenging prayer to anyone who reads it. Thanks to Gordon Turner, for sharing this prayer with us.
Once a month in the beehive, anyone is welscome to come and pray for the church and the village.