Prayer Diary - Summer 2023
Articles in this issue...
Being found by God in prison
"Prison is often a lonely place, not least in the noise and bustle of a busy wing"
Praying for dads
Wisdom around internet access and how to handle the cultural issues of our time were the first things that Chris asked us to pray for.
Finding a home from home
Most people look forward to the summer holidays, but if you’re here as a refugee, far from home, the school break can seem to loom large.
When the Reepham and Wensum Valley Team arranged to hold a Confirmation service towards the end of last year, there was a wide range of ages interested.
The Revd Heather Wright has been involved with the Deafblind Community for over 40 years, firstly within secular employment, and since ordination, alongside serving as a parish priest, for 27 years.
“I found the funeral of my mum very difficult; I was upset, miserable and confused. I was angry with the talk about God: we didn’t know him; he wasn’t part of our lives. No one I knew had answers to my questions" says Penny.
Found in the Garden
“I have always felt drawn to the Church of England,” says Charlotte Bayes. “I grew up attending a rural church and although it was small, with no toilet or running water, it had a mighty vision.
Community through bellringing
Joy hadn’t been to church for a while. But when her daughter took an interest in bellringing, she found her way back and tried ringing for herself.
A sense of belonging in Gaywood
The Gaywood Minority Anglican Group has members from India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Uganda, Namibia, Kenya, Belarus, China, Lebanon, and Ukraine, including Revd Karlene, from Jamaica.
Art Cafe – look, understand, feel
Spring 2020 was a grey and uncertain time for many of us: our personal struggles were exacerbated by being alone, unable to gather in church, or even for a coffee.