Throughout the church year, we have recommendations and resources for you to review and follow.
Thy Kingdom Come – Daily Prayer Resource
During Thy Kingdom Come, you are invited to discover new habits and ways of praying to God, that those whom you know might come to know Jesus.
From the earliest days of the Church, people have gathered together to praise God and to pray for salvation through his Son. The services in this booklet form part of what is sometimes known as the ‘Daily Office’, a form of worship and prayer which can be used by individuals or in groups as a structure for praise and petition. It is drawn from Common Worship, one of the worship resources of the Church of England.
Whether you are new to ‘structured’ prayer or an old hand, you are invited to try praying with us for the period between Ascension and Pentecost. We hope you may find in it a spiritual rhythm which will nourish your heart and keep prayer on your lips, enabling you to become part of a global wave of prayer. That rhythm might take the form of saying both Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer. Or you might start with just Prayer During the Day – suitable for any time of day – followed, perhaps, by Night Prayer.
How To Pray – Pete Greig
Pete Greig has been teaching on prayer – and leading a non-stop prayer movement – for twenty years. Now, for the first time, he puts his life’s work into a simple book written for everybody – an answer to the question everyone ultimately asks: how do I pray? This down-to-earth introduction to prayer will guide you deeper in your relationship with God – making you more centred, more aware of God’s voice, more likely to see breakthroughs and more able to make sense of your unanswered prayers, too.
The Tale of Three Trees
Once upon a mountaintop, three little trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to become when they grew up… This wonderful story is a great read for young children, linking the Easter story, the parable of Jesus calming the storm and the Christmas story. A brilliant Christening gift!
A Good Friday Reflection
Click the link below to see a clip from the Friends and Heros video which helps to remind us of Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross. It is aimed at younger people and if anything might generate lots of questions but hopefully gives a few answers too!
LentPilgrim and EasterPilgrim are the Church of England’s 2019 Lent and Easter campaigns. LentPilgrim 40 daily reflections based on the Beatitudes – to run from Ash Wednesday until Palm Sunday. Following Lent there is the EasterPilgrim – with weekly content shared from Church of England from Easter Day until Ascension based on the Lord’s Prayer, making it a great way to prepare for Thy Kingdom Come.