Prayers


As a church we support all those who come to us in any way we can, including through prayer.  If you would like someone to pray with or for you, please speak to a church member, or see below for contact details and guidance.


Prayers for the sick


You are welcome to add a name to our intercessions folder which you will find at the back of the church. The names on the list will be read out during the intercessions at our Sunday and Wednesday morning services.  Alternatively, you may ask the prayer coordinator to add a name to the list for you.  Names will remain on the list for a month, unless you ask for them to be removed earlier.


If you would like others to pray privately for you or someone you know, please send a prayer request by email to the prayer coordinator.  The request will then be sent out immediately to the members of St John's who have asked to be on the list of those who would like to pray for others.  Your request will not be shared with anyone else.


For any further information about prayer, please contact the prayer coordinator by clicking Email: prayer or by using the form at the botom of the Who's who and Contacts page.



Prayers for the dying


If you would like a member of the Clergy or a lay person to visit a dying person, please contact the vicar, Paul either on 01707 271966 or by emailing him by clicking Email: vicar or using the form at the bottom of the Who's who and Contacts page.   


Prayer for today  


Please click on the link below to listen to or read the Prayer of the Day as published on the Church of England website.

https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer/todays-prayer


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Thy Kingdom Come! Ascension Day 21st May to Pentecost (or Whit) Sunday


"Thy Kingdom Come" starts on Thursday 21sy May



Thursday 21st May, sees the start of Thy Kingdom Come, a global prayer initiative running from Ascension Day (21st May) to Pentecost (or Whit) Sunday.  

Pentecost is when we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the first disciples, which enabled them to share the gospel and which kickstarted the growth of the church. The same Holy Spirit of power and love is poured out on all believers today and in every age. Emma Buchan, Project Director for Thy Kingdom Come writes, “Prayer, and prayer that God would empower all Christians to show and tell of God’s love to all, is always important but maybe never more so than at this time".

From 11.00 - 11.30 on 21st May the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will be hosting a Q&A on Facebook, sharing his faith and taking questions from people.
Everyone is welcome to join this session - just click on this Thy Kingdom Come link: https://m.facebook.com/ThyKingdomComeUK/ [when you get there it's one big photo; scroll down to find the information].

There is also a f
ree Thy Kingdom Come app [for your smartphone or tablet] – packed full of videos, reflections, a daily podcast from N.T. Wright and the daily prayer journal (a great start to any day). Simply search for 'Thy Kingdom Come Prayer' in the Apple or Android app stores.

You can also find lots of things to get involved with on the Thy Kingdom Come Global website:  https://www.thykingdomcome.global/
including a new augmented reality Family Prayer Adventure Map & a beautiful Prayer Journal.