Leading others into prayer

Published on: 2 December 2021

Sometimes it feels hard to find the right words to pray.

It can feel even harder finding words to lead the whole worshipping community in prayer, especially if you haven’t done so before… “So, the Parish of Great Yarmouth,” says Assistant Curate, Helen Lynch, “is planning a morning in February to equip and encourage those who already lead our prayers in worship as well as those who are being newly drawn into this ministry.”

Colleen (pictured) has been leading intercessions for 20 years: “I try to write prayers that link with that day’s readings – it doesn’t always work, but it’s great when it does.” Matt has been leading prayers during Covid for the parish Facebook prayer group: “A strong web of connection has formed, a praying community whilst physically apart. Now we’re back worshipping in person, I hope the morning will explore ways of adapting our prayers to different contexts.”

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