Prayer

Quite simply, prayer is being fully present to God. There are no hard and fast rules and you may pray even without words! You may find strength in writing prayers, doodling while you reflect, focusing on an item, a picture, a stained glass window. You may feel more comfortable using words found within a book. St Mark’s has many prayers available for you.

From time to time, St Mark’s offers prayer circles and seminars on topics such as  “Praying the Labyrinth”, “Praying through different spiritual traditions” and Study Groups occasionally take a focus on prayer and reflection as part of the program.

Opportunities for prayer at St Mark’s

The Church is open daily for prayer. You will find printed material in the church that might help you to pray or develop your prayer life. Many have found the leaflet “How do I pray” to be helpful. You can leave prayer requests in the book near the front door.

Apart from the regular schedule of services a small group of people, including the Rector and staff team, meet in the church for prayer on Thursdays at 8.00am. You are welcome to join us.

Here are some web based resources on prayer that you might find helpful:

www.universalis.com

This site provides quick and simple access to a short service of daily prayer and the bible readings set for each day. You can download contentonto your computer, ipad, ipod or iphone or create your own prayer book using Kindle or other similar ebook systems.

www.sacredspace.ie

This is an online daily prayer resource. It invites you to make a sacred space in your day and spend ten minutes praying as you sit at your computer with the help of an onscreen liturgy and scripture chosen for each day. It is easy to use and you can take as long as you like over the prayers. The “Chapels” page allows you to post requests for prayer on the site.

Interested in finding out more about the Anglican faith? Check this out:  Christians and Anglicans Brochure

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