Prayers for all
With the continuation of the lockdown, prayers for all are so important. Spiritual reflection, prayers for those in our local community and the wider one, the deanery, the diocese and the world around us.
A Prayer from Fr Paul:
A Prayer for our time
We pray for healing and reconciliation
within our communities at this time.
We pray for an end to where persecution
and marginalisation occurs to anyone
regardless of their ethnicity, sexuality or gender.
Help us to acknowledge that we are all your children,
and we all have a duty to strive to love each other
as you love us.
Message from Revd Amanda:
There was to be prayer walk planned prior to lock down. In light of recent events, this has had to be rethought. There is a booklet that can be used to walk around the Crayford for prayer at key points and a prayer map that can be used at home. They are both available on Prayers for All on the St Paulinus website, see below. It would be lovely if you could write any prayers for our community to display in our church board. For further information please see the website or contact Rev Amanda on 01322 310657 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reflections from the Archdeacon Julie Conalty
Beacons of Hope:
Lord help us to believe that we are all ordinary people made extraordinary through your vision and your power.
Take our insecurities and feelings of inadequacy, and give us the courage to see ourselves and others as you see us, with gifts and potential to transform your world and build your Kingdom.
Poverty and Hope Appeal – 2020
The Diocese have had to postpone the launch of our annual Poverty and Hope Appeal due to the restrictions imposed by the response to COVID-19. The launch of the Appeal will hopefully be in time for Harvest. They are planning to support the same projects included in the 2019 Appeal.
You can still donate to the Appeal by making out a cheque to ‘Rochester-DBF Poverty and Hope Appeal’ and sending it to Debbie Cooper, Appeal Coordinator, Poverty and Hope, 6 Calverley Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2SH. Alternative ways to make a donation on 01892-527611 or email email@example.com. https://www.rochester.anglican.org/diocese/poverty-amp-hope/
All donations will be greatly appreciated to help the vital work being carried out by our partners to help the most disadvantaged people, whose circumstances are now even more difficult.