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Prayer and reflections

As churches are no longer able to meet together in buildings, we want to encourage and help people to pray, both within our own churches and in the wider community.   This section provides many ideas that could be used to lead people to prayer, both personally and corporately. 
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A Personal Take on a Classic Prayer*

Written by hospital chaplain Amanda Pink, January 2021.

Nurturing, caring God,

Whose 'location' is something of a mystery
    but whose dwelling place is surrounded by wholeness and thriving;

Who you are is holy.

May the signs of your perfect stewardship flourish into reality,
May your loving purposes be enacted,
Here and now,
In this place and time,
As well as in the visions we glimpse and the future we hope for.

We reach to you in trust for the sustenance we need for today.

Lift the burden of our brokenness and the lacking in our limits
    with your kindness and grace
Teaching us by your example to do the same.

Call us away from the harm we are enticed by and fall into -
Deliver us from ruin.

In you is the destination, 
              the key,
              all beauty and truth.


*Cf. 'The Lord's Prayer' - if you hadn't picked that up by now!

This prayer poem was first published on Amanda's blog and is reproduced here with her permission.

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