Churches Together in Epsom

Prayers for Website 2017

by Revd. Canon Adrian Esdaile

August

O God you made us and watch over us.  Your Son died for us and rose again for us and is near us this and every day.  The Holy Spirit gives us life and hope and we ask that that same Spirit may guide us in everything that we do day by day O God, bind up the broken hearted and proclaim freedom to those held in captivity for no crime or reason.  Comfort those who mourn and bless with beauty the ugliness of the lives of so many.  Where there is despair give the blessing of joy and hope through the faith of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

September - Thanksgiving

Father, thank you for all that you have given me; for the glory of the thunder; the mystery of music; or the singing of the birds; for the love of my family; for the colours of the world, for the smile of friendship.  The world is full of your gifts to me.  I praise you and worship you today.

October – Asking for forgiveness

Lord, you know us through and through.  There are no secrets – no hiding – no deceit – no failure which we can conceal from you.  We come to you for forgiveness, knowing that we deserve nothing but knowing that your love and compassion are beyond our understanding.  Give us peace.  Give us patience.  Give us understanding and hope. Help us to receive your forgiveness deep down within our hearts and minds.

November – the search for stillness

Lord God, I meet you in the stillness and silence of this place am so small, so weak, so far from you and in the silence I catch my breath, relax and begin to find something of your grandeur and glory. Have mercy on me.  Let your love and compassion touch me and find me.  As I bow low and try to hide, the miracle is that you are there and I can sense your presence

December – the story of our salvation begins

Holy and Mysterious God, make us marvel at the mystery of our salvation, that the creator of the universe emptied himself of glory and put on the form of a tiny child.  Restore to us the desire to pause, the serenity to gaze, the ability to wonder at what has happened, at the Christ-child, God made man, God in human form.  We then watch as he went on to suffer and to die for us. Give us the grace to love you more and that the knowledge of our salvation may glow in our hearts and may bring joy to you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Have mercy on me.  Let your love and compassion touch me and find me. 

As I bow low and try to hide, the miracle is that you are there and I can sense your presence

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Prayer for the Churches a revised format

There is an opportunity when any Epsom Christians can come together for prayer for the Churches in Epsom.

 

It is on the first Monday in each month at 9.15 am in St Martin's Church, Church Street.

 

All will be welcome.

 

The time will begin with a short ecumenical morning service from the Northumbrian Community which will be followed by prayer for the Churches.

 

Arranged so far: Mondays August 7th, September 4th, October 2nd, November 6th, December 4th 2017

(when we will review this trial period for the project). Adrian Esdaile

 

Other Opportunities for Prayer in the Churches of Epsom

This is a preliminary list – there may be more and please send them to Adrian Esdaile esdaileadrian@yahoo.co.uk   Please let him know of any changes

These are occasion when outsiders are always welcome to join the group praying

Christ Church, Epsom Common

 Monday – Friday (except Wednesday at 9 am)

 Wednesday 9.30 am Holy Communion

 Please check weekly notices on website

Methodist Church

 Every Wednesday, 10.30 am, Silent Prayer

St Barnabas, Temple Road

 Monday – Thursday, 9 am, Morning Prayer

St Joseph’s, Margaret Drive

 Monday – Friday, Eucharistic Adoration, 10 am – 12 noon

 (not during school holidays)

Weekday Masses 10.00am - Monday to Saturday

Times may vary - please check the parish newsletter for updates.

via http://st-josephs-epsom.org.uk/

Parking is not permitted in the access road leading up to the church.

St Martin’s, Church Street

 Monday – Saturday 9.15 am, Morning Prayer

 Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 5 pm, Evening Prayer

 Every Wednesday 10.30 am Holy Communion

 2nd Tuesday in the month at 11 am Contemplative Prayer Group

 4th Thursday in the month at 8 pm Contemplative Prayer Group

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Contemplative Prayer Group - Led by Revd. Canon Adrian Esdaile

Martin's Church twice a month is a Contemplative Prayer Group. The method used is that of the Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer.

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11 am and the 4th Thursday at 8 pm, in the Lady Chapel at the Church.

All are welcome to this ecumenical group.

Contemplative Prayer Group Meet at St Martin’s Church Epsom

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