Anyone can pray.
And you can start now, right where you are – just begin and see where it takes you.”
Go to their website here to read articles about what prayer is, different ways to pray, and how to pray when you don’t know where to start.
The PrayMK project, which grew out of The Call , exists to encourage and resource prayer across MK for individuals, small groups and churches. It is funded by the Anglican Diocese as part of the Celebrate and Bless MK priority.
Its first project was an interactive prayer space which included work from international artist Scott Erickson around the theme of “Teach me to Pray”… but plans were changed by the Covid-19 outbreak. Since then PrayMK has produced various resources for Easter 2020 including an audiobook, a free e-book, some family resources and 3 virtual prayer-walks. During Autumn 2020 they held a 24-7 Virtual Prayer Room event with around 150 hours filled with prayer! Further resources have been produced for Advent and Christmas 2020.
Once a month, churches in MK come together to pray for a certain issue it’s facing. PrayMK is producing resources that can be used as part of a service, in a group or for private prayer. #TogetherSunday
In December, at the end of a year when many of us had experienced loss, PrayMK produced a prayer of lament. Download the video by clicking here
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PrayMK also provide more such us online prayer labyrinths, prayer guides, resources for individuals, families and small groups as well as larger gatherings and more. Do check out their website!
With thanks to Paul, Debbie and the PrayMK team!
Prayers of Hope
Churches Together in England write:
“We need to keep on praying: prayer makes a difference”- message from CTE Presidents
In a series of video messages released on 6 May 2020, Presidents of Churches Together in England encouraged us to keep praying prayers of hope, because prayer makes a difference.
Each video includes optional subtitles, and a transcript of each message can be found at the bottom of the page.
#Prayers of Hope
Join hundreds of Christians praying #PrayersOfHope each Sunday at 7pm.
Print out a poster, put it in your window and keep the prayer going!
cte.org.uk/PrayersOfHope #ChurchesTogether #Unity
Christian Concern for One World (CCOW)
CCOW offer resources for prayer and action on a wide range of issues, with a focus on trade justice, fair trade, climate change, and responses to refugees. They help to plan local and national events at which people can gather information, spend time in prayer, and join in conversation and planning with others who care about the same questions. They work by providing resources and making connections that facilitate sharing information and concerns, sharing in prayer, sharing in reflection and action, and sharing among different communities.
Amongst other things, they provide regular emails covering key points for prayer and action and downloadable or print resources that cover key issues and ways of engaging others.
Jenny Mills, former minister at URC Newport Pagnell and West End United Church in Wolverton, has written a leaflet full of ideas for children’s prayers – and easy to use by adults too.
- Sit and watch a spider or other creature or look carefully at something God has created. Observe the beauty and detail. This is a prayer!
- Dance, sing, laugh! On your own or with others. To music or not. Be aware of your body and how it feels and works. This is a prayer!
- As you eat or drink be aware of where your food has come from and how fortunate you are to have it. Maybe think about those who do not have as much. This is a prayer!
- Stand still and look at the sky. Listen and look. Feel the wind, sun, warmth or cold. Spin round and experience how it feels. This is prayer!
To download the full leaflet click here
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PrayMK writes: Let’s pray for our NHS. Here are some pointers written by a senior A&E nurse in a large teaching hospital.
What are your hopes and dreams for your faith in 2021? At the Mission Partnership we want to help you realise the best of your discipleship through a new scheme which we are calling The Vine. This follows on from our November Assembly when we explored intentional discipleship groups together.
Back in October we told you about gentlespaces, the network of bereavement support groups we are setting up across Milton Keynes. We are delighted to say that we have now revised our offer to make it available via zoom until such time as we are able to meet physically with more consistency.