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This is week 5 of our series on Prayer. The book we are following is “How to Pray” by Pete Greig and is available at bookstores, as an audio book or on kindle. Visit https://prayercourse.org/ to explore further.


Service

“Intercession, What Does That Mean?” by Clive Jennings.

Led by Russ Herbert, and our reading is Philippians 2:1-11 given by Graham Roberts.

Jump to: Start, Welcome, Reading, Message, Prayers, Closing.

Click for a reminder of Clive's pointers for intercessory prayer:
  • get informed
  • get inspired
  • get indignant
  • get in sync

“Draw a circle around yourself and there on your knees pray fervently and brokenly that GOD would start a revival within that chalk circle.”

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13’s/14’s – SKYPE Sessions Thursdays at 6.30pm
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Prayers

Led by Will Alvarez.

As we come to enter a time of prayer, let us pause to be still and to recentre upon the presence of God

Father, as we tune in to pray for others this day, may you unite us in spirit and mind as we seek to do your will and serve you and others in whatever ways we possibly can.  

Father God, we pray for your church and for all those around the world at this time.

We pray for those who are suffering throughout natural disasters, famine and disease in the world, we continue to pray for those who are suffering as a result of COVID 19, in particular those who have experienced uncertainty or loss because of it. God, we pray that you would come and comfort and provide for families in their time of need.

We pray for all those throughout the world who are struggling for justice. In particular, we bring to you the continuing protests over George Floyd’s death throughout the world and for those involved close to home in Bristol. We pray at all times that dignity, justice and equality would be sought peacefully, with our prayers directed for the safety of the protesters and police at future events.  

We pray that your church may be seen to be a beacon of light in this time as we seek to see every human being treated with love and respect as Christ commanded regardless of their racial background, their gender, their health or their past. Lord may you come and fill us with your spirit to enable us to do this in our communities

Lord, we pray for local communities all over the UK and give thanks for the kindness and selflessness of workers and volunteers who have taken risks in order to support those who are most vulnerable at this time.

Lord we thank you Lord for our local community support links in Clevedon such as our Make Lunch project and our TLG mentoring and we pray that these would strengthen as we come ever closer to returning to a new normal.

We pray for all those suffering during our current mental health epidemic, for those who feel trapped within their homes and those who feel alone. Lord may you give them the strength to reach out at this time and may you bring them a sense of your heavenly peace in doing so.

We pray for schools and their leadership and staff at this moment as they begin to reopen schools to more young people. Lord, we pray you come and comfort those who are anxious about returning and that the most vulnerable would get the support they need.

And finally Lord we pray for all of us that you would provide opportunities to tune in to encounter you still, be it at home or at work, in silent prayers or singing, in stillness or in dancing, Lord we pray for opportunities to be touched by your Holy Spirit again… and again… and again…

So as Jesus taught us, let us pray the Lord’s Prayer:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and forever.
Amen.

Prayer Ministry and Support

Prayer doesn’t always need to be a solitary request to God, we can pray with you and for you. The contact for the Prayer Sheet and Prayer Chain is Jean Balcombe:  prayer@christchurch-clevedon.org.uk 07810 027820

For practical help, there is still a large group of volunteers across Clevedon to help those vulnerable and self-isolating – Clevedon Aid.

Please keep in touch with your Christchurch family, even if it just to say hello. If you need connecting drop an email to our Church Administrator, Kathryn admin@christchurch-clevedon.org.uk.