The Methodist Church website says ‘prayer is God's initiative, a gift which enables us to be attentive to the presence of God in our lives and in the world. It is also a means of expressing what we believe about God and can prompt us to act to change the world as we respond to God's love.’
At Calne Methodist Church our prayer life takes several aspects.
On a Sunday we have a ‘Prayer Book’ in which people can write their prayer requests, these are then used in our Intercessory Prayers during the service.
Prayer Lunch takes place on a Wednesday. A number of people meet in the Alan Bristow room at the Church for a time of Prayer starting at 12:30 pm. We pass on our concerns to one another for the World, for our town of Calne and for our Church community. We then have a time of prayer when we take these concerns to God. Following this we have our lunch together and a time of social interaction.
If there is someone or something you would like the Prayer Lunch to pray about then you can use the Church Answer Phone service on 01249 821451, you can write to the Church at Calne Methodist Church, Silver Street, Calne, SN11 0JF, or you can post a letter by hand through the letter box in the hall door (nearest the A4).
On 14th March we prayed about the following:
We gave thanks for:
The 'Songs of Praise' at Bromham Methodist Church last Sunday
The continuing recovery of the Skripal's from the attack in Salisbury
We prayed about:
Syria and those affected by chemical weapons
Use of knives in fighting in England
People losing their jobs due to company closures
Messy Church and the Church meal
Prayer Circle and Prayer Lunch
Preachers on Sunday
Streets in Calne beginning with 'N'
A number of individual concerns
Telephone Prayer Circle. A number of our members take part in this activity. They contact the various people taking part, by phone, to pass on details of individual’s concerns. This is done in a confidential manner. To use this service please leave a message on 01249 821451. (Please note the answer phone service is not in use between 08:45 and 16:00 on Mondays)
Prayer Nine. Every one is invited to take part in this. It is called Prayer Nine because people are invited to pray at either 9 am or 9 pm for the subject suggested in the weekly notes. Suggestions for Prayers this week: Make us aware of how we can responsibly use and maintain the world’s precious resources.
Prayer of the day. Clicking here takes you to the Methodist Church website. When you have finished with the Prayer please click on the back arrow on your browser to return to this website.