Prayer

As a church, we pray for each other, for those who need our prayers, and for the people who live around us.  We remember those in particular need at our Sunday Mass, and each morning we pray for our bishops and a different part of our parish, as well as for the work of Pembroke House.

If you would like us to pray for you or for someone you know, please email Mthr Mae Mouk our Curate or Rachael Gledhill our Pastoral Assistant.

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Help me to pray

Praying can be the easiest thing in the world, but sometimes it can be a struggle.  It’s usually a matter of trying a few things out and seeing what works for you.  It might be anything from talking to God out loud, sitting in silence, or even singing and dancing!

Here are some links to websites that will offer some ideas.

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Learn how to pray – The Church of England

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Getting Started with Prayer – SPCK

 

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Pray as you go

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The most important prayer to Christians is The Lord’s Prayer, the prayer that Jesus taught us to pray.

Our Father,
Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses
As we for give them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil,
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,
For ever and ever.  Amen.

Or a modern version:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed by your name.
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done
On earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread,
And forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil,
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,
Now and for ever.  Amen.

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Come Unto Me

Come Unto Me is a short film by Daniel O’Byrne, a member of the congregation at St Christopher’s.  It is a meditation on Jesus’ words “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).  It features the voices of some of our congregation.