At this particularly difficult time in our nation’s life, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called the nation to prayer. The St.Mary’s staff team think that it would be great if we as a congregation could join in this call to prayer. (Download their letter here)
To this end, we have already sent out to everyone the letter from the Archbishops as well as two documents which will help us in our prayer life – one to lead us in praying for our nation and our world, and the other to help us in personal prayer.
The Archbishops are asking us all to say one or more prayers at 6pm each evening. We could do this individually, or if, as families, you’re gathering for a meal, you could use one of the prayers as you sit down together. If anyone would like to receive a paper copy of these prayers – please could you let the church office know.
We commend these prayer aids to you, and suggest that you use them in your daily prayer life, but also join with Christians throughout the country in praying together every evening both during this lockdown and until the end of the pandemic.
Here are the prayers for you to download or print out