Prayer at St Martin’s

Prayer

Prayer is at the heart of the Christian faith.  Through prayer we deepen our relationship with God as we bring him our concerns and our gratitude.

We meet for morning prayer  on Saturday mornings at 8.45am in the church.  During this short time together we pray for the world, the parish and for any individual needs.  Do join us if you can.

To help you pray in the church we have a Cross of Prayer where you can write your prayer request and place on the cross.  At services of Holy Communion the cross is taken to the altar. On Saturdays our prayer group pray for all that has been offered.

Our votive candle stand is there for you to light a candle if you wish and there are prayer cards in the pews if you just want to sit in the church to pray.

Each week we pray for residents in a different road in our parish.  The name of each road is published each week on our social media pages.

The Church of England has set prayers for every day of the year. Click on the Daily Prayer logo below to access today’s prayers.

Wings of Prayer

We have formed a small prayer group to pray for any urgent need.   If you have a prayer request, please contact Rev Sandy Conway 01483 281497.  She will alert the prayer group who will pray in strict confidence.

Pray as you Go

Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc.

A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a ‘Thought for the Day’, a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer.

Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.

The team who provide this excellent website aim is to help you to:

  • become more aware of God’s presence in your life
  • listen to and reflect on God’s word
  • grow in your relationship with God

The style of prayer is based on Ignatian Spirituality. It is produced by Jesuit Media Initiatives, with material written by a number of Jesuits, both in Britain and further afield, and other experts in the spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola. Although the content is different every day, it keeps to the same basic format.

A number of prayer tools, retreats and resources to help supplement your prayer life are also available on the site.

Click on the image below to access Pray as you Go.