Prayer


 

Prayer isn’t something that can only be done in Church.

You can pray anywhere anytime.


 

Sometimes it is good to follow the example of Jesus and go to a quiet place to pray.

 

But that isn’t always possible, so it is good to know that God hears our prayers, wherever and whenever we take time to pray. We need to remember that God hears our prayers but may not always answer them in the way we expect.

There is no right or wrong way to pray. Prayer is talking to God and the more we pray, the more that relationship builds and we can find it easier to pray.

A good starting point is a set prayer like the Lord’s Prayer …..

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
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.

Why not take a look at the Church of England website?

You will find set prayers and a way of praying using your fingers as a prompt, plus there are suggestions about books that might help :

http://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/learnpray.aspx


 

Prayer at St Cuthbert’s

At St Cuthbert’s, we recognise the importance of prayer and commit everything we do to God for his help and guidance.

In our vision statement we recognise the need to pray together as part of our growing closer to God.

Prayer is a key part of our time together as a fellowship. During our 11:00am Sunday service, we have a team of people who lead Prayers of Intercession (our prayers asking for God to help others). If you would like us to pray for someone (with their permission) please contact the Church Office- see ‘Contact Us’ page

In Church, we have prayer candles (see photo). You can light a candle as you pray.


We also have a Prayer Tree in Church, where you can write a prayer on one of the leaves and attach it to the tree.


 


Prayer Meetings

Prayer meetings take place on the first and third Tuesday of each month in Church from 7:00pm until 7.30pm.

Everyone is invited to come along:

  • You can sit quietly and pray

  • Ask for prayers to be said for yourself or someone else in need of prayer

  • You can pray out loud (if you wish)

 

Prayer suggestions in the magazine and on the web

Each month in our magazine, there is a page of suggestions to pray about.

You can also find this on the website.


 

Prayer for Southport

Each Tuesday morning from 7.30am until 8.30am, people from churches all over Southport gather to pray. There are normally about 30-40 people, so you won’t be on your own if you decide to go along. The prayer meetings are held in different churches each month