We believe in the power of prayer

Churches working together to support each other in prayer

Open bible showing a prayer section

Prayer is at the heart of everything we do

Prayer is offered liturgically in our churches at times of worship, but prayer is also something we do as individuals in church, at home, at work, and at play.

Focus church this month

West Hill

We give thanks for:

    • Lots of gifted lay people offering a variety of ministries
    • Our retired priests who do so much
    • Lots of opportunities to meet children, families and older people in the village
    • Different types of worship: Traditional Communion but also Morning Worship, Café Church, Messy Church and Simply Worship
    • The appointments of a new PCC Treasurer and a leader for the building project

We ask for prayers for:

    • The Christianity Explored course planned for the autumn
    • Further outreach to the community
    • The project to update the Narthex and reorder the back of the church
    • appointment of a new PCC Secretary
A view of the southside of West Hill church

Prayer focus: Children and Young People

Pray for all babies – those born prematurely and those born with a disability. Pray for all new parents and the struggles and joys of parenthood. Protect all new-borns from harm. 

Pray for all children who are refugees lacking the security of somewhere to call home. We pray for the 35 million children globally who are refugees praying for the children of Gaza at this time.

Pray for all child workers. Nearly 1 in 10 children are subjected to child labour worldwide, with some forced into hazardous work through trafficking. Pray that they may be able to have the dignity of a childhood.

Pray for all pre-teens and teenagers that they may have a strong feeling of self worth and confidence. We pray for all those who are bullied on social media and who suffer from mental health issues. 

Pray for all children who are sexually abused or who live in violent homes. Pray for those who live in fear, shame, pain and trauma. May they find safe places and people to support and help them. 

Lots of cuddly teddy bears