Prayer

Watchet and Williton Prayers- A Community Prayer Project May 2020

Watchet and Williton are amazing places full of beauty and fantastic people! During the Covid-19 outbreak (with all its strangeness), Watchet Baptist Church wanted to find out what people were thankful for and what they would ask God for.

So we asked some of them... 

Find out what they said by clicking here

LECTIO 365

Lectio 365 is a daily devotional resource that helps you pray the Bible every day and is a great way to start the day! Written by leaders from the 24-7 Prayer movement, and produced in partnership with CWR, this resource helps you engage with Scripture to inspire prayer and shape your life. Journey through the year with Pete Greig, Carla Harding, Phil Togwell, Jill Weber and international guest writers. Lectio 365 is inspired by Lectio Divina, a way of meditating on the Bible that’s been used by Christians for centuries. ‘P.R.A.Y.’- Each day, pause to be still, rejoice with a Psalm and reflect on Scripture, ask for God’s help, and yield to His will in your life. Click here to access Lectio 365.

Prayer Emails and Prayer Wall

If there is anything you like someone to pray for, please ask – for yourself, for others or for situations. It can be a thank you for the NHS, a prayer for a relative or friend, or even a rant at God about what’s going on. You can send a prayer request to prayer@watchetbaptist.org.uk. Your request will be treated as sensitive and will only be handled by members of the church who have received Safeguarding training and are DBS checked.

You can also post a prayer on our public prayer wall (please don’t add anything that might identify yourself or others), which can be found here: https://bit.ly/3bfAHTK. Please visit the wall regularly to join in with the prayer of others!

WBC Rhythm of Prayer

We have a great God who wants a relationship with each and everyone of us, whoever we are, whatever we have done and whatever we are thinking!

As we embrace being disciples together without physically gathering, we are developing an online 'rhythm of prayer', which everyone is invited to use. Below are links to an introduction to this rhythm together with guided opportunities to pause throughout the day. Each opportunity takes around 5 minutes and is designed to help us individually take time out from whatever is going on in our lives and connect with God.

Please use, enjoy and develop your rhythm of connection!

Rhythm of Prayer: Introduction

Morning Prayer

Afternoon Prayer

Evening Prayer

Night Prayer

South West Prays organised by SWBA and Rediscover Church Exeter  

Join thousands of Christians and over 25 church leaders from across the South West in an historical online prayer gathering. It will see Bishops from Church of England Dioceses taking part, as well as Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal, Charismatic and Evangelical church ministers, all joining in live online from their homes across the region. Christians across the region uniting in prayer at this time of national crisis and you are invited! Pentecost Sunday, 8pm Live Online at  www.southwestawake.com An historic online prayer event with thousands of Christians all over the region tuning in to seek the face of God. It might just be the biggest prayer meeting that has ever taken place here... let's PRAY together!

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a prayer initiative that runs from 21-31 May (Ascension to Pentecost Sunday). The aim is simply that Christians around the world, of all denominations and church streams, are mobilised to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. Amen to that! What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. https://www.thykingdomcome.global

One of the things we can do as individuals as part of Thy Kingdom Come is 'pledge to pray' during the ten days and in turn 'light up the world with prayer' - you can sign up/pledge to pray by clicking on this link. It would be great to see the map lit up around West Somerset and to encourage us as a church to get praying for our friends and neighbours this week. 
To find a 'personalised' video promo for 'West Somerset' click here It's a 30 second video which shows how you can add your light to the global map!

There are various other creative ways to engage with Thy Kingdom Come including an app with daily devotionals and prayers from the likes of Pete Greig,Tom Wright, Roy Crowne and Justin Welby (download the app from your app store for Android or Apple) and there are various ideas for children and families, including a Prayer Adventure Map that you can download and explore here.

Prayer for the UK and the World

Our commitments to mission in the UK and around the world hasn’t stopped. The challenges for those who minister in Jesus name are still very real. And those who are known for knowing Jesus are still suffering around the world. As we continue to pray for our own nation, let’s keep in mind those who continue to work around the world in the name of Jesus. The following websites are helpful for our focus on prayer around the world…

www.bmsworldmission.org

www.csw.org.uk

www.opendoorsuk.org

www.tearfund.org

Common Prayer for Ordinary Radicals

By Shane Claiborne & Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.

Over the past few years, Common Prayer for Ordinary Radicals has set the pattern for our Monday morning prayers held at the Sanctuary. It Is a tapestry of daily prayers inviting faith communities from around the world to pray, sing and act together.

At the site, you’ll find prayers for every morning, midday and evening that celebrate the best of Christian tradition and engage with the most pressing issues of our world today. To access the site, click here 

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