Prayer at St Ursula's

For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. (Matthew 18: 19-20)

Prayer is the way we keep in touch with God. In prayer, like any conversation, we may have different things to say, like "Thank you", "You're wonderful", "Sorry" and "Look, I need some help".

Some people think prayer is a way to get God to do something "if I ask nicely". But this is not how it is. Prayer is the way we can open up to him, so that he can work in us.

At St Ursula's we offer prayer both publicly, in our Sunday services, and privately. There is a book in the church porch where you can write the names of people you would like to be mentioned in our prayers (which can include yourself, of course!) during the services. We have a Pastoral Care Team which undertakes to pray regularly for people in need. The clergy will also include in their prayers anyone who requests it. Please contact the chaplain. All requests for prayer are treated in confidence.

About four Sundays a year there is an opportunity to come forward to ask for prayer in the service.

On the Sunday nearest All Souls' Day (30 October in 2016), we remember in prayer our departed loved ones by name and we also pray for all who have been bereaved during the year.