A rhythm of regular prayer is central to the life of a Christian community. In Severn Loop there are a number of ways in which we can join with each other in prayer. Below is a link to our prayer calendar, to the Church of England daily liturgy and to the Community of St Chad - a number of our parishioners use their resources in their daily prayers. We also hold termly 24/7 prayer events.
As part of our Sunday intercessions in church, we pray for the life of our local community. With their permission, we sometimes publicly name those who have asked for prayer.
If you would like to ask for confidential prayer for a specific issue, do get in touch.
Prayer Calendar: Severn Loop Prayer Calendar 2022
This website will tell you more about the prayer initiative which we link up with, as a Loop of parishes, every few months, when we cover 24 hours with prayer. A rota of people from the Loop pray and find peace, joy, quiet, time to encounter God. Inspired by Pete Greig's book Red Moon Rising, the Loop started opening a prayer room in 2017.
There is a special focus each quarter. February will often tie in with a Lent resource, May is Thy Kingdom Come, while August and November have varied enormously depending on the guidance of the Spirit.
During the Pandemic we moved to everybody individually praying from home, but now, we are trialling a mixture of time that can be booked at home combined with daytime hours in a real prayer room again, including a time of celebration and worship at mid-day. Details are published beforehand in the Loop and on our Facebook page: 24 hours of prayer in the Severn Loop
Prayer Shawl Ministry (see www.shawlministry.com)
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is highly valued. Prayer shawls are received with great joy; often the recipient does not know about this source of comfort and it is much appreciated. Thank you to all those who knit them with love and care and prayer. Here’s how to knit one :
500-600g total of at least two colours of DK yarn, i.e. 5-6 x 100g balls.
One pair of 6.5mm knitting needles.
Cast on 81 stitches using two different coloured strands of yarn.
Every row: Knit 3, purl 3 to last three stitches, knit 3. This is not a rib pattern, so you will always knit the purls and purl the knits. Continue until the shawl measures at least 52in (132cm), ideally 56in (142cm). Cast off.
Pray before, during and after your knitting. Contact Joyce Jagger when you’ve finished so that she can arrange collection and delivery to its new owner.
Midweek Worship at Home
Click Midweek worship at home for a lovely resource from the Church of England, giving a suggested rhythmn of daily prayer.