Prayer

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Prayer is talking to God, connecting to the divine.

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.

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Sacred Space

For a simple form of daily prayer, go to Sacred Space 

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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 were produced for Advent and Christmas 2020 and Easter 2021. Together Sunday brought churches together once a month to pray for a certain issue it was facing. PrayMK produced resources that could be used as part of a service, in a group or for private prayer.

In May PrayMK wrote about their Screen-free resources:


“We promised at the end of last year that we would have some hard-copy resources this year and they are finally here! Paul has worked with MK designer and illustrator, Sheree at Cute Maps to produce a Prayer Walk Map. Debbie has designed a deck of playing cards. Each of the 52 cards displays a different verse from the bible.

Prayer Walk Maps – This walk takes you through Willen and Campbell Park with prayer points on the reverse. These A5 cards are free of charge – so do order some for yourself or for your church. Hopefully we will be able to produce more of these in the future.

Disciple Playing Cards – There are 52 cards in a deck and 52 weeks in the year – so get hold of one of these decks and become familiar with a new verse each week. Or just play games! These are great for your youth group, home group or church. These come in at £5 a deck plus postage

Click on the links above to order.”

PrayMK also provide more such as 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!

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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

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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.

Website: https://www.ccow.org.uk/

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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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