- Oldfield Drive
- Vicars Cross
- CH3 5LL
The Prayer Bee
VICARS CROSS UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
THE PRAYER BEE
A TIME OF PRAYER & MEDITATION
TIME TO BE STILL
EVERY MONDAY 10 am - 11 am
STARTING MONDAY 4th OCTOBER
THE PRAYER BEE
The beginning of October saw the start-up of The Prayer Bee, a time of prayer and meditation open to all. Each Monday between 10am and 11am has proved to be a wonderful time together as we experience soothing music, stillness and times of meditation and prayer both spoken aloud and in silence.
Prayers have been offered up for the needs and local issues in our community and beyond. We have begun a weekly rota of praying for roads in Vicars Cross for example Melrose Avenue, Oldfield Drive etc. We have a prayer tree inside the church on which a butterfly tag displaying a prayer or loved one's name may be adorned.
We are taught to pray as prayer does not come naturally to us. For many to depend on one's own capabilities seems more normal but there are times for us all when we can do nothing else but pray. The Bible urges us to pray continually and tells us that the prayer of a moral or righteous person is both powerful and effective.
When we don't have the right or adequate words to pray it can feel uncomfortable.
There may be times when life has delivered us such a devastating blow that we can't pray or have any words at all. However when praying seems impossible we can feel assured that God's Spirit is helping us. The Holy Spirit understands our prayers knowing all that is going on in our lives and perfects them before the Heavenly Father.
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.”
It has been said that learning to pray is like learning a foreign language. If we want to learn then we must be in an environment where it is spoken, be with those who know and let the Holy Spirit lead us !
Lord, Thank You that the Holy Spirit prays for us, helping us in our weakness. Amen