Prayer & Bible Study

Here you will find opportunities for private prayer, shared prayer, prayer requests and Bible study groups to explore God's Word together with others.

A prayer for this week

It is Refugee Week from 20 to 26 June:
So let us pray for all people who have been uprooted from their homes and families
and who are having to live with so much uncertainty.
We pray for all who are in authority -
that their use of the power that has been entrusted to them
is used wisely and to the benefit of all.
Amen.

 

Prayer for peace in Ukraine 

Loving God,
Your Son, Jesus Christ, wept over Jerusalem.
Today, we weep over Ukraine.
We weep for those uprooted from their homes and lives.
We weep for those cowering in basements.
We weep for those who have witnessed death and destruction on their streets.
We weep for those separated from parents, from children, from spouses and siblings.
We are amazed at the resilience of people seeking to comfort those in need
and so we pray for Governments opening up borders
so that Ukrainians can have safe passage.
We pray for churches and individuals providing food, clothing and shelter.
We pray for medical workers ensuring that shattered bodies are put back together again.
We pray for ordinary Russians demonstrating and voicing their disapproval of the military actions in Ukraine.
May the Holy Spirit give us the willpower to turn our tears into action also.
May we, through our words, prayers and example pursue the things
that make for a just peace in the world today and especially in Ukraine.
In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray.
Amen.

[From https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/prayer/ukraine/}

 

   

Prayer Chain

Our church has a Prayer Chain - a group of people who are willing to pray for others in emergency situations. This is regularly used and greatly valued by the church community. For further details please have a word with our Minister, or contact Marie Wright. (If you don't have the relevant contact numbers for the individuals concerned, please use the email form on our Key Contacts page.)

 

Paul Mears Quiet Room

This small room next to our Church Sanctuary is available whenever the building is open. It is a place where you can read the Bible or other Christian booklets, pray, or just sit quietly.

If you have any prayer requests or concerns, please enter them in the Prayer Book which is kept in the Quiet Room.

 

Other prayer resources 

Churches Together in Broadstone ~ Praying Together:  please see the latest prayer sheet on our Events page.

For live streaming of Morning Prayers from other Methodist churches - please see the links on our Events page.

Bible Study & House Groups 

 

Bible Study on Zoom

Wednesdays at 7.30pm

"Talking of God with others", led by Deacon Gill Judge. 
Start date and Zoom link available from Deacon Gill or Joan Jackson.

 

The House Groups listed below are not meeting at the moment.

 

Monday: Bible Study House Group

The Bible Study Group that meets in lower Broadstone on Monday evenings is a friendly and welcoming group.

We undertake a study of particular books of the Bible, or a subject with references throughout the Bible, using published study guides. We also join with Churches Together in Broadstone in the Lenten study before Easter each year when we welcome people from other Churches to our group.

Ours is a group that is open to all opinion, and is happy to be challenged. We are serious in our study, but laughter is always present. We have developed a strong feeling of fellowship and we care for each other, but we are always happy to have new members, bearing in mind that we meet in a home, and therefore do have a limit to the number we can accommodate.

For further details please contact the Church Administrator – Tel: 01202 600696

 

Monday: Clarendon Road Bible Study Group

We are a small group, meeting on Monday evenings at 7.15pm, approximately every fortnight.  Three of the group members take it in turns to lead the group's study and discussions.  Newcomers are always welcome.

For further details please contact the Church Administrator – Tel: 01202 600696

 

Tuesday: Lancaster Drive House Fellowship Group

This group meets monthly on Tuesday mornings at 10am.

We have 9 members currently - more would be most welcome - and we enjoy a time of fellowship with a friendly chat over a cup of tea or coffee.

We prayerfully share together our concerns for family, friends and the wider world and enjoy discussion, readings and Bible study using a variety of material.

For further details please contact the Church Administrator – Tel: 01202 600696