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At St James we recognise that prayer underpins everything we do.


Prayer During Coronavirus

Tuesday 24th March we are joining with other churches in Downley to pray for our community.
Please pray for the following:

  • For local churches & those in the community as services, groups & ministries are changing how and when & where they meet.
  • Those who are vulnerable & at risk in families and community 
  • People who are isolated 
  • Dr's, Nurses & NHS workers
  • The local Schools & families 
  • Those in our community being impacted for health reasons
  • Those in our community being affected financially 
  • Emotional & mental health well being - people with anxiety & depression
  • Local businesses that are being impacted 
  • The street where you live

Prayer is:

  • a conversation with God - its two way, we need to both speak and listen
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  •  Like the fuel in our car -  we cannot get through our daily lives or do the things   that we want to do in our church without prayer. Ephesians 6:18 "pray in the   Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be   alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s  people."

  •    Something we can do quietly on our own?  - Matthew 6:6 "But when you pray,  go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."
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  • Something we do together as a church family each week as part of our services - a church member leads us in praying for situations locally, nationally and in our world, and for individuals we know and love. 
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  • Something you can do anytime any place anywhere
  • often accompanied by reading the bible prayer with bible
There are some amazing books on prayer like How to Pray  or Dirty Glory by Pete Greig, which are a great place to learn more about prayer.