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.

 

April: An Easter prayer for the love of God personified

As we remember the first Easter 2000 years ago – the Last Supper, or should it be the first communion – we remember its meaning that Jesus gave his life for us.   

We pray and reflect:

Some at the rail kneel,
Some choose, or need, to stand,
A few cross their arms before them,
Most gladly hold out their hands.

The communion wine is given,
After the carefully cubed bread.
We all take comfort, as we receive them,
From the reassuring words that are said:

“The body of Christ, broken for you,”
“The blood of Christ, shed for you”.

At the Last Supper feast those same few words
Our Saviour said to the gathered guests:
“Do this in remembrance of me,” he said,
And we too, each time we partake, are blest.

Let us reflect on the poem:
Easter: despair, and then joy.  The love of God personified.
Communion: our chance to remember that Jesus died for us.
The love of God personified.

Ruth and Peter Selby