At St James we recognise that prayer underpins everything we do.
Pray at Home
We have a booklet of daily readings and prayer topics that you can see and download here.
We also send these out on our whats app group. Do get in touch if you would like to be added to that.
Come and pray in St James Church on Thursday mornings.
Every Thursday Morning we gather to pray from 9-9.30am in the chapel (currently we are doing this on zoom, you can join us by clicking on this link)
Once restrictions have lifted we will be open for private prayer from 10.30-12am. There will be a powerpoint to aid you in your prayers. You will be able to light a candle if you would like to.
In order to maintain safety at this time we will ensure the church is clean and will be asking people who come to pray to :
sanitize their hands on entry and exit
wear a face mask
maintain social distancing or 2 metres
give their name and contact details (for trace and track should this be needed)
a conversation with God - its two way, we need to both speak and listen
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."
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.
something you can do anytime any place anywhere
often accompanied by reading the 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.