This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him1 John 5:14-15
If we are being truly honest with ourselves, everyone of us needs to be assured that they are not on their own. Therefore as a parish, we want to encourage everyone that God desires for us to come regularly to him with our thanksgivings and worries. Sometimes in life there will be issues that we face, where the support and prayers of others will be so reassuring. Our Prayer Ministry team are available in both churches to offer this comfort. Each member of the Prayer Minstry Team has been trained in praying with others.
Life at times can be difficult and not always go the way we would desire and plan. While we can pray ourselves sometimes it is good to have the prayers and support of others, this is what the prayer ministry team are there for.
People come for prayer for all sorts of things, for physical healing, for guidance, for healing from past hurts and traumas etc. Sometimes people ask for prayer for loved ones & illnesses in their families. Others just want to meet afresh with God. Sometimes people come looking for God’s forgiveness and sometimes needing help to forgive others.
The team try to pray for people as they themselves would like to be prayed for, with compassion, respect, being treated with dignity, making people feel safe, always with confidentially the key.
Jesus is the only one who can bring true healing, peace and hope in our lives
When people come forward for prayer they are asked what they want Jesus to do for them. He is the only one who can bring true healing, peace and hope in our lives and our aim is that as people come for prayer they will experience his presence and healing, knowing that he loves them and that He is interested in what is happening in their lives.
Be assured that all requests for prayer are kept confidential between you and the member of the Prayer Ministry Team. Should the issue require further pastoral care, you will be asked whether you would be happy to discuss things further with Revd Jonny.