Please take some time to join us at our regular prayer meetings

There are many benefits from praying together:

  1. Praying together, collectively more prayers are prayed.  Each of us has a unique way of praying and praying together brings a new voice to the need.
  2. Praying together gives us a deep feeling of belonging. When we are part of a group, we can feel that we are a necessary part of a greater purpose.
  3. Praying together improves our mood.  Looking out among others and feeling their love and care regardless of how we feel, leaves us comforted.
  4. Praying together opens our heart to the needs of the people around us and reminds us that sometimes we can be the answer to someone’s prayer.

Lifting one another in prayer is one of the richest experiences we can share. Together, we are strengthened and blessed.

When do they take place?

The prayer evenings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm for an hour. We talk, pray and listen to God, quietly reflecting in His presence, and all are very welcome to join us. Currently we meet online via Zoom and link details are sent to everyone on the Friday beforehand.

According to the Bible, the power of prayer is, quite simply, the power of God, who hears and answers prayer. At this time in the world, and in our parish there is a great need for us to pray. Here are some further opportunities:

A Call to Prayer for all members of St Peter and St Paul, St Mark’s, Busbridge and Hambledon Churches to join together to pray. Our prayers will be centred on the situation in Ukraine, and the discussions regarding the Bishop’s proposal that we become one parish, with the potential to become a Minster. The next two Prayer Meetings will be held at Hambeldon Church and St Mark’s Church from 5pm to 5.45pm. Dates to be confirmed.

Zoom Prayer Room – Minster Prayers
Reverend Andy Spencer would like to extend an invitation to the congregations of the Parish of Godalming to join a regular prayer session with the congregations of Busbridge and Hambledon Churches. Prayer time is given to the Minister discernment process and other issues both local and international. The meeting is from 9am to 9.20am and the meeting is accessed via the BHC website, clicking on to ‘Connect’ at the top of the page, and then clicking on Prayer in the dropdown box. In the Prayer Section there is a coloured box ‘Join Busbridge Online Morning Prayer 9am Wednesdays’. There is a short opening liturgy (screen-shared), a Bible Reading and reflection and then open prayer (not all pray out loud) followed by a collective Lord’s Prayer and a final Minster Prayer each time:

Father of all, we thank You for our oneness in Christ.
As we consider the way forward,
please guide our discussions and enrich our understanding
of what
it means to be Your disciples in this town, at this time.
Show us the path
ahead, with the clarity that only Your Holy Spirit can give.
Amen.

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