Dear All,

We are living through anxious and uncertain times. However let this be a time when we show the best of what humanity can be. When we pray the Lord’s Prayer we ask for God’s kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven… may we see the signs of God’s kingdom bursting out in communities.

May God bless you and yours.

Tracy

A prayer for us all:

Loving God,
Bless us all, particularly now.
Particularly when we are comforting others
Particularly when we are offering hope
Particularly when people are isolated
Particularly when we feel overwhelmed ourselves
Particularly when we are afraid.
Help us to remember that you are right here, now, in the midst of us
Calling us by name.
Amen.

Now that church services have been temporarily suspended, the Rev. Tracy will be leading daily prayers from the vicarage at 10 am and 7pm.
If you would like to join her, you can subscribe to the “Worship from St.Thomas” YouTube channel by copying the link below and pasting it into your browser.

https://bit.ly/2ynuqHq

Click “Subscribe” and you will join the site – where you will be able to join in with her live prayers and all view her previous ones.

When she lights her candle, you might also like to light one as well, so we are all part of a worshiping community.

Good luck and I hope you find these prayers helpful.

Churches open for private prayer:

St Thomas Mellor  Wednesday and Sunday   All Day

Holy Spirit Marple  This Monday 9th  1.30pm-2.45pm.

Thursday 12th November 1.30pm-2.45pm.

Saturday 14th 2pm-3.15pm.

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during these prayer times.

PRAYER BOOKLETS TO PRINT AT HOME

Please click here to download a copy of the Morning Prayer Booklet.

NEW: A Little Book of Prayers for your use at home – please click here.

The booklet “Prayers in Lockdown” was published on 1st June 2020. It has been written in collaboration by 25 people through Coffee Shop Sunday which is a new expression of Church and part of Coventry and Nuneaton Methodist Circuit. This has all been done ‘virtually’ and the 25 co-authors have never met. 19 Prayers in Lockdown BOOKLET VERSION

LECTIONARY READINGS

Please see the link to the Lectionary readings on the Church of England website.

https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources/common-worship/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources/common-worship/churchs-year/lectionary

TIME TO PRAY

Time to Pray presents everything you need for Prayer During the Day, with variations according to the day of the week and the season of the Church’s year.

Please click on the link to be taken to the Church of England website https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/apps/time-to-pray

Light a candle

By lighting a virtual candle, you’re making space to pray.

You can light a candle online to pray for yourself, for a loved one or for a situation. Whatever is going on, make space to pray in your life.

This is the link:  https://www.churchofengland.org/our-faith/light-candle

Not everyone is enjoying all the online church services and other activities that we can. Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind. Options available include materials also available digitally by the Church of England’s Communications team such as Prayer During the Day and Night Prayer updated daily, from Common Worship, and a recording of the Church of England weekly national online service.
“With many in our country on lockdown, it’s important that we support those who are feeling lonely and isolated, whatever age they are.” Archbishop Justin Welby
https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-parishes/daily-hope-phone-line?fbclid=IwAR0QZbelnUCZd9bvYgxh-NJubReP9dqpBL0SokhVpSuLHMizOu4NtzPubds