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A very simple thought this month: Let’s pray!
There was a book which came out a few years ago called Too Busy Not To Pray, but at the time thought I was too busy to read the book, let alone pray! But now I think I get the point.
In the midst of busy times it is very easy for prayer to get pushed to the bottom of our ‘to do list’, but I know from personal experience (and I suspect others do to) that when we devote time to prayer it very seldom feels like time wasted. I also find that slowing down and pausing to spend time with God in contemplation and prayer can help to put the rest of life into perspective, reminding me of what is really important.
I suspect there are as many ways to pray as there are people on the planet, and finding something that suits your personality and spirituality is really important. It is also great to ask others to pray with us when we are facing particular personal challenges or crises—and coming together to pray for important matters at particular times can be a positive way for the church to minister to one another and to others. In the last couple of years we have come together to specifically pray for those facing serious health problems and also for peace and understanding in the wake of the divisive referendum campaigns. And in the coming weeks I would love it if we could come and pray together for both the future of the church and particularly for the completion of our building scheme. We have not settled on a date yet but will let everyone know as soon as we do!
And can I also draw everyone’s attention to our prayer box and prayer cards: whether you are a regular at church or our community coffee shop or any of our other activities here please make use of them. They can be anonymous or you can put your name on it, and we will always commit those prayers to God during our weekly 10:30am Sunday service.
So let’s pray!