Prayer permeates the whole of our parish life. While some is visible there is much that is hidden.
It is visible in our organised services in set prayers and liturgy and at the beginning and at the end of our meetings.
It is seen in our House groups and is as much a part of those groups as is discussion, study and sharing.
As individuals we have our own patterns of prayer and while some set aside some time during the day for this, others see prayer as simply sharing their Day with God as one would share with a close friend.
There have also been different styles of prayer groups over the years.
There have been groups concentrating on care for the sick and for healing.
There have been groups for general prayers and that have chosen to use extemporary prayer. This is prayer from the heart and not written down.
There has been a ‘Contemplative prayer’ which was led by Sister Marian and concentrated on the use of silence and, ‘listening’ to God and is still available on the last Friday of the month, by request.
There is also ‘prayer in action’! This can be clearly seen being performed by those who show their concern for others in the way they live their lives and reflect God’s love for those around them.
On the table at the back of the church, is a book where requests for prayer can be written or we can give our request in confidence to members of the parish staff.
Sister Marian too would be pleased to be asked to remember you during her daily offices.