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Be still and know that I am God
Prayer is an important part of our lives as Christians. Prayer is the way that we can talk with God. It enables us to communicate with him on a very personal level and through prayer we can develop a relationship with God.
Through prayer we can:
If you would like to take this opportunity to spend some time in prayer then please feel free to use the suggested prayers below, your own words or simply use silence. Whatever approach we use God will listen and wants to hear from you.
Prayer at the Square
Monday Prayer Meeting
We hold a Zoom prayer meeting on the first Monday of every month at 7.30pm.
Further details can be found in our latest Notice Sheet, or on our What's On page.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting
(This has been suspended since the start of the Covid pandemic)
Alternate Tuesdays 11.30am-12 noon in the Parlour.
This time of sharing and praying tends to cover concerns for others across the world to individuals we know.
A Prayer of Approach
Lord I come to your awesome presence,
A Prayer of Praise
Lord God, Creator of all life, Origin of all love, Inspiration of all goodness, I adore you.
From everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Recognising Our Need of God
In you I live and move and have my being. Calm me with your presence. Help me to rethink life before you. Let every moment of my life be your moment, whether or not I consciously remember you, and make me more open to the pulse of your life, and the breath of your love.
O love who created me, recreate me, that with my whole heart, soul, strength and mind I may love you; and I may love my neighbour as I love myself.
A Prayer beloved by Grace Indge
Grace was a regular member of The Square when I and my family first moved to Dunstable in 1999. I probably remember her most for her Granddaughter, Rebecca, who was in the Youth Fellowship at the time, but we often used to chat in the Parlour while drinking a cup of tea or coffee. I was looking through 'Square Prayer' recently, while preparing for a service, and came across this entry from Grace.
I will reproduce it as it appears in the booklet.
A Prayer for those who live alone
I live alone dear Lord, stay by my side.
Keep pure my heart, my thoughts, my every deed.
If sickness or an accident befall,
I live alone, dear Lord, and yet I have no fear,
(For those who don't know, Square Prayer was a booklet of prayers put
together by Linda Berry as a fund raiser for Frontline 09 - the project which
resulted in the new vestibule and doors for the church. There are still copies
available in the church.)
Words of Reassurance
They who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.
A Fresh Start
For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, who died for me, forgive me for all that is past, and grant that I may serve you in newness of life.
Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
A Prayer of Thankfulness
O Lord, in a world where many are lonely, we thank you for our friendships. In a world where many are captive, we thank you for our freedom. In a world where many are hungry, we thank you for our provision. We pray that you will enlarge our sympathy, deepen our compassion, and give us grateful hearts.
Sharing Concern for Other People
Lord, I pray for …
If you would like other Christians to pray for you, contact our confidential Prayer Chain here.
The Prayer Chain is made up of a group of people who promise to pray for the needs of others. All prayer requests are treated in the utmost confidence and are not discussed with anyone else (or between people in the prayer chain).
In the Bible Paul tells us: “Always be joyful. Keep on praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). James says “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.” (James 5:13).