A Praying Church

St Christopher’s Church is a community of joyful and grateful prayer.  

“Let us pray the Scriptures together”

Hosea 6 1. “Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.”

March is upon us

This Sunday the reading from the Gospel is of Jesus being tested in the wilderness. We have entered the forty days of Lent and we are all walking slowly towards the bitter sacrifice and sweetest joy of Easter Day. The Gospel shows us that Jesus faces temptation with:
The Bible
Obedience to His Father
Turning His face away from temptation
You may have given something up for Lent, and may be walking through temptations, or you may have decided to get closer to God through the Bible. Whatever way you have chosen to join our Saviour in His sojourn in the desert, know that the family of Christ on earth walks with you, and that God’s word will guide you. We have only forty days until our Lord rises again from the dead and spares us all.

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

Prayers for Coronavirus

With our hearts full of anxiety for the safety of the world,
we cry to you, Lord, for:
protection for the healthy,
courage for the frightened,
consolation for the bereaved,
wisdom for the doctors,
strength for the carers,
good news for the poor,
and, in the goodness of your mercy, an end to the virus.
Amen.

Rest in peace:

We remember in our prayers the souls gathered home to You, loving Father.
“Thou with Christ and Christ with me
And so together still are we.
We give them back to You,
dear Lord, who gave them to us.
Yet as You do not lose them in giving
So we have not lost them by their return
Not as the world gives do You give
O Lover of Souls.
What You gave You do not take away
For what is ours is ours always, if we are Yours
And life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only an horizon
And an horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight
Lift us, Strong Son of God, that we may see farther.”

Remembering:
Maureen Price, our loved friend and member of our congregation
Margaret Carroll
Frank Elders and
Mary Findlay


“The night is nearly over, the day has drawn near” Romans 13:12
 

Prayer Resources week by week:

This week we are finding peace in Psalm 23 and in gardens:

https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/psalm-23/