A prayer guide for
the churches
of SMC
Prayer is faith asking
Tom Wright – A Moment of Prayer
Resources you may find helpful:

• Methodist Prayer handbook – Meth Publ

• Prayer page for the month in ‘The Stream’

• Wild Goose, publ of the Iona Community

Individual church prayer requests should be emailed to the Circuit Administrator for circulation when needed.

Remember our greatest resource, according to St Paul;
‘God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to his power at work in us’ Ephesians 3 v20
for use in our church
prayer meetings

Faithful God
We praise you for the constancy of you love in the story of our circuit, that throughout its history we can trace you at work, building and sustaining your people.

We praise you that your presence has remained constant throughout our history, nurturing our faith, inspiring our living and helping us to grow in grace.

As we continue your work, we come to you in confidence knowing that you will be with us.
Lead us in new experiences of your love. Fill us with your spirit that we may be fruitful in your service to bring about your eternal purpose for all people everywhere.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Times when we pray together for the work of individual churches in the our circuit.

First Sunday and the week following:
Axbridge, Banwell, Bruton, Castle Cary, Cheddar

Second Sunday and the week following:
Churchill, Coleford, Congresbury, Frome Portway and Frome Wesley, Glastonbury

Third Sunday and the week following:
Keinton Mandeville, Norton Down, Oakhill, Pilton, Rode

Fourth Sunday and the week following;
Somerton, Street, Wedmore, Wells, West Camel

Fifth Sunday and the week following:
All our Presbyters and Lay Pastoral and Community Workers
Easter Prayer

Risen Lord,
Your death and resurrection remind us that even in the darkest of times, a light-shines.
Help us to know that even through times of difficulty and despair,
You never leave our side.
Risen Lord,
Thank you for the hope You gave to all humanity on the first Easter Sunday, when You rose.
Enable us, if we can, to pass on Your hope,
Your peace and Your love to those most in need this Easter.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace this Easter time.
Best wishes,
Paul Beechey