Tag Archives: Prayer

Reformation 500 (1517-2017)

This weekend many churches will be marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The trigger date is 31st October 1517 when Martin Luther is said to have nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.  This … Continue reading

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Prayer: Slavery and Exploitation

There are shocking cases of modern slavery and exploitation coming to court. The most recent concerns appalling abuse in Lincolnshire.  This prayer is for all facing exploitation or enslaved today. It has a passing reference to the seventeenth century pamphlet … Continue reading

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Sound of sheer silence: Elijah’s prompt to radical prophetic action

What do you expect to happen when you pray? Do you expect anything? If you have a sense of God speaking, what form does it take? These are some of the questions that come to us out of our first … Continue reading

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Prayer before a Mystery Play

We live in a visual age.  Drama, images and story-telling speak to us through all forms of media. Live theatre has a particular enchantment for exciting the imagination as it draws us into the story, as if present within it. … Continue reading

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Prayer after Terrorist Attack

Yesterday (6th June) we came together again in the city centre for a minute’s silence following the London Bridge attack on Saturday night.  We gathered to do three things: to remember those who died, those who are grieving and everyone … Continue reading

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Silence for Manchester

Today (25th May) is the feast of the Ascension and the beginning of the Thy Kingdom Come wave of prayer.  It is a day to be reminded that this is God’s world and we can have complete trust and confidence … Continue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come: Pledge to Pray

There is a longstanding tradition of seeing the days between the Feasts of Christ’s Ascension and the Day of Pentecost as a time of prayer looking forward to the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is a time of watching … Continue reading

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