Seeing Lives Transformed through Faith in Christ
Prayer is a key part of the Christian faith, and is much more than us talking to God with a shopping list of wants. Prayer is answered, but if all we do is tell God what we have done and want, He doesn't get a chance to get a word in edgeways! Set a side time to listen as well as talk to God and prayer really does become something intimate and personal with God.
As we enter this time of a second national lockdown our churches are no longer able to be open for regular services but individual churches are permitted to decide to open for times of personal prayer, subject to their Denominational guidance.
The Archbishops of Canterbury, York and London have issued an invitation to join in a call to pray for our nation and local communities during this time by taking time to fast in a way that is appropriate for you and to pray for our nation every Thursday for it's leaders, it's health and essential services and for all those who suffer.
As part of this St Peter's Church will be open from 10-11 am every Thursday from 12th November for private prayer during the lockdown period. May we all join with others to make this month of lockdown a month of prayer.
We will be following the government guidelines on social distancing, hand sanitiser is available and we ask that you wear a face covering in church unless you are exempt.
Toton Churches Prayer Team
Throughout the year we offer various times for corporate prayer when we can gather as members of our churches to pray together for the differing ministries within the churches and the wider community. There is no obligation to pray out loud if that is not your style.
Everyone is welcome at the following regular gatherings:
If you would like more information, please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org,
A focus point for prayer, based on a verse of scripture, will be shared each month to enable us all to pray for the spiritual life and mission of Toton Churches when and where we are able. Please use the following prayer focus whenever you meet together or in your personal prayer times; and may we see God's power released in our churches and this community.
Prayer Focus for November: Remembrance Day
God of justice and peace, we pray for those who have been injured or disabled through war. For those who have lost homes and security through conflict; for those who have lost loved relatives in wars; for those who face danger and take risks for peace; for all those, especially children, caught up in current conflicts; for refugees and all those in need of aid and other help. God of encouragement and Saviour of the despairing, comfort those who remember past sacrifices and guide us in building a just and peaceful community for all.
People who commit to pray for people or issues of concern. Prayer requests remain confidential within the circle. Requests can be passed to the team by emailing email@example.com, by contacting the Church Office or Gill Dann or Jeanne Page.