Prayer at Christ Church
In these uncertain times, we encourage you to find personal and communal rhythms of prayer. We are looking at how we can express this centrally and will be in touch soon about the possibility of corporate online prayer.
A National Day of Prayer and Action this Sunday 22 March, which has been announced by the five Presidents of Churches Together in England, including Archbishop Justin Welby. Please see www.cte.org.uk/calltoprayer
An excerpt from the statement reads:
This Mothering Sunday, 22nd March, we are calling all churches to a National Day of Prayer and Action. At such a time as this, when so many are fearful and there is great uncertainty, we are reminded of our dependence on our loving Heavenly Father and the future that he holds.
At 7.00 pm this Sunday, light a candle in the windows of your homes as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, our source and hope in prayer.
There is also a basic web page www.cte.org.uk/coronavirusguidance which links to some church guidance web pages which are available, as well as some prayer resources.
We long to be a church where prayer is a natural response to every circumstance of our lives.
As a prayerful community, we want to be affirmed, challenged, loved, forgiven, known, transformed, healed and stretched to new potential - all because we have a growing knowledge and experience of God's love for us in Jesus. Our Saturday morning weekly prayer meetings are currently 'on pause' during the COVID-19 crisis.
Usually, we have a prayer room in the Church building which can be booked out to use by individuals.
Unfortunately during the COVID-19 crisis we have had to close the prayer room, due to hygiene and management reasons. We are very sorry that we cannot provide a space to pray at this time within our building.