Dale Street Methodist Church

Leamington Spa

A Prayer Page

hands1Prayer is at the centre of our worship.

Together we express our hopes for the world and for wisdom among our leaders.

We support our community of Leamington, praying for the homeless, for children, and for anyone in need.

We pray together for anyone known to us.

The Prayer Book

The Prayer Book is found during the week in the community room. Anyone who wishes writes requests for prayer at our Sunday service. This includes visitors and members of any group using the church.

Our prayer chain

Anyone who needs the prayers of others can send a request by email,
text 07447PRAYER, or phone 07447 772937.
The request is then circulated throughout the prayer chain of some 40 people.

If you wish your name to be added to the prayer chain so that you can pray for others, please send a message.

In times of disaster

When people are likely to be seriously affected by exceptional events locally, nationally or in the world, a prominently-displayed A-board will announce the opening of the church for prayer.

 

January: in memoriam Sheila Millward

This prayer, with Sheila’s comments, was sent to a bereaved member of our congregation thirty years ago.

We give them back to you, dear Lord, for you gave them to us.
Yet, as you did not lose them in giving, so we have not lost them by their return.

Not as the world gives do you give, O lover of souls.
What you give, you do not take away, for what is yours is ours always if we are yours. 
And life is eternal and love is immortal and death is only a horizon and a horizon nothing save the limit of our sight.

Lift us up, strong Son of God, that we may see further.
Cleanse our eyes that we may see more clearly.
Draw us closer to yourself that we may know ourselves nearer to our beloved who are with you.
And while you prepare a place for us, prepare us for that happy place, that where they are and you are, we too may be.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

I spent a couple of days at Baddesley Clinton and found this prayer in one of the books in the bookcase (in the brew house).
I’ve changed the beginning a bit, but I hope you can see how it follows. Love, Sheila Millward.