We want to pray for you…
Every day at 6 p.m. a few people gather near the icon of the Annunciation in Christ Church to pray Evening Prayers. It’s then that the prayer requests that are placed in our Prayer Box in the Lady chapel by members of the congregation and passers by who come in to our open church are prayed. There is also a prayer request box near the entrance of the Op Shop in the parish hall.
Prayer is a mystery. What difference does it make? Sometimes it is hard to tell exactly, but the Christian tries to trust in Jesus who tells us to pray for one another, and that prayers offered with a true heart and trust are heard by our Heavenly Father.
When we pray for something or someone, we don’t tell God what to do, for who are we to tell Him what to do!
The icon of the Annunciation
But with hope in our hearts, and reflecting about the appropriateness of the request, we entrust the need to the Father, whom Jesus says cares for us and knows our needs even before we ask. With compassion we allow the person we are praying for in to our own hearts, and we entrust them and their need into the heart of the Lord, where they rest secure.
Jesus knows what it’s like to be wounded, to be hurt, to weep and be disappointed. He knows what it is like to die. He knows our experience because he has lived it.
IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING OR SOMEONE YOU WOULD LIKE US TO PRAY FOR ,WE WILL PRAY
Why not send a message to us?
You might like to tell us your name (you don’t have to) and name of the person (just their Christian name if you prefer) and then a short description of the need and it’s our promise to pray every day for at least seven days.
For example…..’ Please pray for John and Helen who are struggling with their marriage ‘, or
‘ Please pray for me, my name is Katie and I have cancer and don’t know my future’, or
‘ Please pray for my son James, who is addicted to ice.’
If you email us, all you will receive from us is a reply confirming that we have your request. There won’t be any hard sell!
Email your prayer to firstname.lastname@example.org
As we pray for your need to the Lord, it is our tradition to ask the prayers of Mary the Mother of the Lord. Just as we ask each other to pray, so we can ask those who are in heaven to pray for us to the Lord.
If you happen to be nearby, why not call in to the church and spend some time in the Lady chapel near the icon of the Annunciation where we say our 6 p.m. prayers…