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Prayer is the most important resource available to us.  If you would like prayer for yourself or on behalf of someone else we are here for you.
 
Prayer ministry is available during and after our Sunday services, if it is not obvious where this is taking place then please do ask.
 
Prayer meetings are held regularly during term time - every Monday 9am till 10am in the meeting room downstairs (in the church centre), and every Friday 12noon till 12.30pm in the chancel (main church).  Everyone is welcome.

Prayer gatherings are held ad hoc in the evenings, further details will be published in the notices and in the church calendar.

The Prayer Course www.prayercourse.org – is six interactive sessions based on The Lord’s Prayer, covering topics such as intercession, dealing with disappointment, learning to listen and spiritual warfare.  Please email Amanda on amandatucker.uk@gmail.com if you would like to do this the next time it is run.

Monthly prayer – join us wherever you are in praying for our community and our world.  See the following sections on this website ‘news’ ‘prayer for this week’.

Confidential prayer - this is available if you would like prayer for a specific situation or urgent need. In these circumstances please contact Anne Draper on 01306 882199.


Our head of prayer is Amanda Tucker.  She oversees all of the different prayer teams and types of prayer that happen across the life of the church.  Please contact her on amandatucker.uk@gmail.com. 
 

Recommended prayer resources

Lectio Divina - a Latin term, means ‘divine reading’, and describes a way of reading the Scriptures whereby we gradually let go of our own agenda and open ourselves to what God wants to say to us.
http://ocarm.org/en/content/lectio/what-lectio-divina
 
The Daily Examen - is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us.
http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/ignatian-prayer/the-examen
 
 
Reading
 
GENERAL PRAYER
 
C. S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm, Chiefly on Prayer
Mark Batterson, The Circle Maker
Timothy Jones, The Art of Prayer
Richard Foster, Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home
Philip Yancey, Prayer
Joyce Meyer, The Power of Simple Prayer
24-7prayer.com

ADORATION AND DEVOTIONAL
 
Brother Lawrence, Practicing the Presence of God
Dick Eastman, The Hour That Changed the World
St John of the Cross, The Dark Night of the Soul
Simon Barrington Ward, The Jesus Prayer
Mike Bickle, Passion for Jesus
Gleb Pokrovsky, The Way of a Pilgrim
 
PETITION AND INTERCESSION
 
P. T. Forsythe, The Soul of Prayer
Bill Johnson, When Heaven Invades Earth
Debra Green, City Changing Prayer
Derek Prince, Secrets of a Prayer Warrior
Andrew Murray, With Christ in the School of Prayer 

UNANSWERED PRAYER
 
C. S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
Phillip Yancey, Disappointment with God
Pete Greig, God on Mute 

LISTENING AND CONTEMPLATION
 
Christine Sine, Sacred Rhythms 

SPIRITUAL WARFARE
 
John Dawson, Taking Our Cities for God
John Paul Jackson, Needless Casualties of War