Prayers

‘Oh, come let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker.’ Psalm 95:6

You don’t have to know any special prayers if you want to pray – in fact, words can often get in the way. Just picture Jesus, and then say what is in your heart, what you feel.

Not all prayers are answered in the way we might expect or desire, and we don’t always pray for God’s will to be done! Nevertheless, God hears every prayer.

What’s On

    • A Book of Common Prayer Communion, followed by coffee, takes place every Wednesday at 10 am.
    • Home Prayer Group meets every month for informal study of bible passages and to pray together for the world and for the local community of Coulsdon.  
  • Wholeness and Healing service is held every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10.00am.

Prayers this Week

We pray for churches in every place and particularly here in Coulsdon.  Today’s gospel reminds us how easily religion can become legalistic.  May we be aware of our prejudices as we seek to be guided by Christ’s mercy and compassion.

We pray for all who are held captive through sickness, addiction, abuse and fear.  May we be empowered by the Holy Spirit to bring Jesus’ light to all who live in darkness and the shadow of death.  

We pray for our young people who are preparing to return to school or further education. May they grow in knowledge, wisdom and be guided to make life giving choices. 

We pray for communities torn apart by violence: that God will open up opportunities for dialogue, protect people from harm, and bring forth justice in every place.