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St Mary's Church

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The Ministry of Prayer at St Mary’s

Regular Prayer Activities

  • The Ministry of Prayer is offered in the Lady Chapel every Sunday during the 10am Eucharist Service, and during the 6pm Holy Communion with Healing Prayer, held on the last Sunday of each month.
    Prayer may be for yourself or on behalf of another.
  • There is a prayer corner in the Lady Chapel with a box for prayer requests and candles to light
  • A Prayer Group meets for about 45 mins most Mondays to pray together for the community (Fairford as a town and the Church Community) and also praying for the requests that have been placed in the prayer box in the Lady Chapel and Park Close Stores. Anyone is welcome to join in with this.
  • There are also several bible study /house groups taking place in Fairford. One on a Monday evening, another on a Tuesday morning, and one that Kathleen and Sarah run that meets roughly monthly. If you want to know more about these then Denise Hyde (01285 713285) is the person to talk to.

Prayer and Healing Group

This is a small group (7 people) who meet monthly to look at ways of encouraging and healing people on their spiritual journeys and to pray together.

  • They are regularly involved in the Prayer in pairs at the 10.00am service and 6.00pm Healing service on the last Sunday of each month.
  • They are also involved in the actual running of the Healing Service, leading, reading, intercessions, chalice.
  • They manage the prayer corner in the Lady Chapel - the prayer request box, and prayer cards for people to take away.
  • They organize events like the Lent Daily Prayer and Lent Courses and The Annual Parish Retreat

February Prayer Focus

Why should we pray?  Because man was made to be close to God.  As the psalmist says in Psalm 139. V1:3

O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.  You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.  You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.

Please read the rest of this Psalm and you will have the answer.

We encourage you to join us in prayer whether at home or in Church for the following groups of people and areas of our town:

  • Hilary Cottage Surgery
  • Fairford Hospital
  • Mini Praise
  • Baptism Team
  • Parish Office Team
  • Bellringers
  • Furzey Hill, Lakeside, Horcott Rd, Little Horcott, Faulkeners Close, Outlying Farms

We shall also be especially remembering the season of Lent in our prayers.

If you would like someone to pray with you in your home, please contact the Parish Office.

Prayer For The Month (February)

Angel Window 15 By the gifts of Jesus, Lord, teach us how to give.
By the toils of Jesus, Lord, teach us how to work.
By the love of Jesus, Lord teach us how to love.
By the cross of Jesus, Lord, teach us how to live.
For the glory of the name of Jesus, AMEN

SEARCH ME, O GOD, AND KNOW MY HEART; test me and know my anxious thoughts.  See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 139: 23.24

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