To view a Candlemas Prayer 2021 from the Diocese:
LENT PRAYER CARD
Follow the link below for the Lent Prayer Card, also available in various ways from our Prayer Card page:
This Prayer Card picks up the theme of our second season of ‘Keep Praying’. Keep Praying is a thread of prayer to weave through all we do in our churches and local communities and to help keep us connected in prayer across the diocese. We have a different theme for each liturgical season, and our theme for Lent is ‘Jesus, with us through the wilderness’.
The Prayer Card features our theme text: ‘I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert’, and prayerfully explores the wildernesses which we find ourselves walking through at this time.
Further resources are available on the Keep Praying page of the diocesan website, including a full-size (A5) version of Primrose’s Prayer Card image, a video of Bishop Rose introducing Keep Praying lent (to be uploaded in the next couple of days), and some practical ideas for how you can pray through Lent, using the picture, the collect and the prayer practice of drinking a glass of water.
March Calendar of Prayer – special edition
The Diocese have produced a special edition of the Calendar of Prayer for March, in similar vein to the December Calendar, featuring a series of wilderness images by Primrose Northrop, along with some extra prayers and reflection questions.This calendar continues our usual cycle of prayer around the deanery.
‘Keep Praying Lent’ Prayer Gathering with Bishop Rose
Bishop Rose on Zoom for our second 'Keep Praying' diocesan prayer gathering,7:30-8:30pm on Thursday 25th March.
The Prayer Gathering , led by Bishop Rose and facilitated by the Changing Lives Prayer Network Team, will be an opportunity to pray together around this theme, reflecting on its meaning for us and using it to prompt and guide our prayers for mission and renewal.
Get a flavour by watching this extract from our ‘Keep Praying Epiphany’ gathering here:
Please register for the Prayer Gathering and you will be sent the Zoom link nearer the time.
Though Lent may feel like a wilderness at the end of a longer wilderness, may you sense the fresh water of hope right beneath your feet.