Prayer and Worship
2020 has been a challenging year because of Covid-19 and we have all had to make adjustments to the way we live and operate. We did not become discouraged because “The Lord is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9) and we "Set our minds on things above, not on earthly things" (Colossians 3:2). There are several ways to do this:
As a second lockdown in England comes into force, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting Christians across the nation to participate in a month of prayer.
Diocese of London - Thursday Lunchtime Prayers at 1pm
As a diocese, we wish to come together every Thursday with a time of prayer at 1pm, led by our senior leaders.
When: 1pm – 1.20pm on Thursdays throughout November
Where: Join us on Facebook or Zoom (passcode: prayer)
Daily Prayers at 6pm
As a second lockdown in England comes into force, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting Christians across the nation to participate in a month of prayer. Christians are encouraged to pray daily for a specific area of national concern, wherever they are, culminating in a collective moment of prayer at 6pm each evening. We are calling Christians in the diocese of London to pray on your doorstep for your neighbourhood, and also for the National prayer points:
Sunday – Family, friends and loved ones
Monday – Schools and colleges, children and young people
Tuesday – Elderly, isolated and vulnerable
Wednesday – Businesses, the workplace and economic wellbeing
Thursday – The NHS and other key workers
Friday – National and local governments
Saturday – All who are grieving and all suffering with physical and mental ill-health
Cathedrals and churches across the country invited to ring a bell at this time. Prayers and other resources will be shared on social media with the hashtag #PrayerForTheNation.
Resources can also be found here: A call to prayer for the nation
Daily Hope Phone Line - offering music, prayers, services and reflections from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.
Online bible - click here
The Lectionary - This is a table of psalms and readings from Holy Scriptures and can be used for reading the Bible throughout the year.
Daily Prayer - Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Compline (Night Prayer) which clergy and many others say daily.
Praise & Worship - praise helps to acknowledge who God is, what He has done and therefore what He will do again. It lifts our spirits and causes faith to rise. There are lots of worship CDs or playlists on Youtube or Spotify.
Self-Isolation Prayer Booklet - Click here
Spiritual Communion and Coronavirus - The term 'Spiritual Communion' has been used historically to describe the means of grace by which a person, prevented for some serious reason from sharing in a celebration of the Eucharist, nonetheless shares in the communion of Jesus Christ. Click here