Archbishop Justin Welby says ‘If we want to see things changed, it starts with prayer. It starts with a new spirit of prayer, using all the traditions, ancient and modern.’
Prayer matters, and prayer changes things. History shows that a renewal of prayer can result not just in churches transformed, but whole societies too. Today, all over Europe, new communities of prayer are growing. By making the renewal of prayer the first priority of his ministry, Archbishop Justin hopes to encourage both existing and new religious communities in Britain.
We therefore have a Prayer Diary and all our church community is invited to pray on a daily basis ~ or whenever they can ~ for our benefice, our vision, members and friends of the church family, and their families, and some of the wider concerns, both local and global, that we are engaged with.
The Church of England has some wonderful Lent Resources where you can receive daily reflections in your inbox or on your mobile phone. Called ‘Live Lent – Let Your Light Shine’ you can sign up here