Prayer and Bible Study

Prayers for the Coronavirus outbreak

Loving God,

We pray for all those who are suffering because of the

coronavirus, may they know your healing power.

When we are afraid for ourselves and our loved ones, give us

your strength and courage.

When we feel alone and isolated,

reassure us with a sense of your presence.

Give wisdom to those in authority and may our

community work together for the good of all.

We give thanks for those who care for others and ask you to

bless them in all they do.

We ask this in the name of Jesus, healer and physician.

Amen

 

 

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught us to love our neighbour,
and to care for those in need
as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength
to comfort the fearful, to
tend the sick,
and to assure the isolated
of our love, and your love,
for your name’s sake.
Amen.

God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Home Study Group for the three parishes

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

Lent Course 2020  -  CANCELLED

Opening the scriptures: setting our hearts on fire

What biblical text sets your heart on fire? This question is central to our Lent course for 2020, written by Churches Together for Britain and Ireland. 

This phrase is drawn from one of the most evocative and treasured New Testament episodes – the account of a mysterious stranger who meets two people journeying on the road to Emmaus, whose identity is eventually revealed as the three of them break bread together (Luke 24: 13-38). After the realisation dawns that their fellow traveller was none other than Jesus himself, the two disciples say to each other: ‘Were not our hearts burning within us…?’

Taking this biblical story as its starting point, the course invites us to ‘open the scriptures’ and read them with both our hearts and our heads.  A number of churches in Britain and Ireland are keeping 2020 as ‘the Year of the Word’ so this course, with its focus on scripture, will be an ideal resource for Lent 2020.

This year we are joining together with people in the neighbouring parishes of West Monkton and Cheddon Fitzpaine for our Lent study course.  It will start on Tuesday 25 February (Shrove Tuesday) for six weeks, finishing before Holy Week. It will be an afternoon course, starting at 2.30 pm.

It will be led by the Revd Jim Cox who is Associate Priest in the South Quantock Benefice, and held at the Creech St Michael meeting room, adjacent to the Rectory. You may park in the drive and enter through the gate on the left of the house, and round the back. If you would like to go, please Maggie Savage or Yvonne in the office know.

Prayer cards are available in St. Michael’s Church. 

If you would like a prayer said for someone or for a particular situation then please write the details on a card and place it in the locked box. 

The prayers will be included in the next service of Holy Communion.