Prayer is an amazing privilege, but it’s also really hard work and requires commitment and effort. Below are a variety of links to apps and websites that might be helpful when thinking about ways to encourage and support your daily prayer life. They have all been designed to help make prayer accessible, we really have no excuses!

 

 

It can be a challenge when we are all so very busy but it is possible to be busy and still enjoy time with God.

As the second Lockdown was announced the Archbishops of Canterbury and York together with the Bishop of London wrote to the whole Church encouraging us to make this second Lockdown a month of prayer. 

 

We have put together a selection of resources to give you some ideas.

Churches across Walton-on-Thames are joining together to pray for our town and for the nation.

 

This meeting is online via Zoom for an hour on a Wednesday evening, 7.00-8.00pm

 

Please email jonny@waltonparish.org.uk for Zoom details.

St Mary’s Church is open for private prayer and reflection between 9.30 -2.30 EVERY DAY.

 

In the church you will find some prayers and Bible verses that we hope will help you as you pray.

The Prayer Challenge

We are encouraging everybody to commit for 30 mins either at St Mary’s, at home or wherever else you might be. We are praying for our town, our nation and the world in the midst of a global pandemic as a visible sign that despite not being able to be together we can show solidarity as the family of God.

Pray while you walk – you can pray for what you see around you and those you meet. You can pray for your friends as you walk past their house for example. As you walk, we encourage you to imagine you are taking the light of Christ from the Church around the town and back to your home.

The Church of England have produced some fantastic prayer resources that can be accessed here. We are encouraged to join together as a nation to prayer each evening at 6.00 pm

LECTIO 365 is a daily devotional resource that helps you pray the Bible every day. It’s inspired by Lectio Divina, a way of meditating on the Bible that’s been used by Christians for centuries.

‘My favourite way to start the day’ – Bear Grylls

 

Start your day with the Bible in One Year, a free Bible reading app with commentary by Nicky and Pippa Gumbel.

Morning, Evening and Night Prayer from the Church of England.

 

For every day of the year, it presents material for Morning, Evening and Night Prayer.

‘grace changes everything’

 

A selection of free talks & sermons to inspire and encourage.

PrayerMate is an award-winning Christian prayer app that seeks to help you actually pray for all the people and causes you care about.

Not sure where to start?

 

Why don’t you try praying for a week and see what happens in your life? Check out the website or download the app.

Prayer is foundational to our whole lives as Christians and as a church and we have written our own 28 day devotional prayer booklet. Pause, Pray, Next Steps…

 

You can use this book at any time. You will need a Bible with a contents page as we will jump around from day to day. Pause, read, pray, and think about your next steps each day.