Prayer

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God". Philippians 4:6

All Christian traditions recognise the value of prayer, as a way of praising God, receiving guidance and help, offering Him thankgiving and building a personal, loving relationship with the Lord. Of course God already knows what is in our hearts and minds, we can keep no secrets from Him. But prayer is a gift that God has given us to enable us to communicate to Him our deepest fears, hurts and needs. God is not just there for the saints but the sinners too, and we can be completely honest and open with Him. Words are not essential to prayer, God can hear our silent prayers too. We can be assured that our God is a loving God, who knows our strengths and weaknesses and wants to hear from us. He does indeed hear the smallest prayer.

At The Church on Oakwood we have created a Prayer Area in the main body of the Church that allows people a space for quiet prayer and reflection before and after the Service. The display is changed regularly to reflect the liturgical season. We are all invited to make use of this special place, and use it to aid our communion with the Lord.  

Both congregations come together on the first Wednesday of the month for evening prayer at 7pm.

On Thursday at St Alban's Church there is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and time for personal, quiet prayer from 6pm to 6.55pm.

 

 

                          

 

 

"Be still and know that I am God." Psalms 46:10