The weekend of 2/3 February has been named a weekend for prayer by the Bishops of Manchester Diocese. We’re joining in at St Chrysostom’s, and we invite you to join us, wherever you are.
Church will be open (and the heating on!) on Saturday 2nd between 12Noon and 4pm (UK Time). The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed on the main altar as a focus for stillness and prayer. There will be someone praying in church throughout that time and anyone is invited to call in for a time of prayer.
We are also inviting YOU, wherever you are, to pray with us at 12Noon or in that time. Here are some suggestions:
At 12Noon on Saturday the Angelus will be rung and said in church. You could join in at that time wherever you are. The words of the Angelus are here. (And a You Tube version is here). You may prefer to say the Lord’s Prayer at Noon, instead.
This prayer will be used at Church and you may like to say it:
Eternal God and Father you create us by your power and redeem us by your love, guide and strengthen us by your Holy Spirit that we may live our days in love and service of one another and of you, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.
And a prayer for St Chrysostom’s Church and people:
Lord God, equip and enthuse us all, that the worship and life at St Chrysostom’s may be a sign of your light and love to all, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
If you wish to spend a longer period in prayer one suggestion is to use the Sacred Space prayer guide for Saturday 2nd February: Click here to use it – it too will be used in Church.