The Revd Kate Stacey, Rector in the Stroud Team is encouraging everyone in her congregations to stop and pray every day at 10:10am.
It’s a reminder of the quote which is central to our lives as Christians and our diocesan LIFE vision.
“I have come that they may have LIFE, and have it to the full.”
Kate said, “There has been a lot of positive feedback about this prayer time, knowing that we are praying together even when we are apart.
“We also have a virtual prayer board and a dedicated prayer phone line.
“The phone line has been set up with an answering machine which sends a message to Graham’s (self supporting priest and married to the rector!) computer. We then put those up with the ones that are sent in electronically and have a dedicated prayer team who pray daily. They have access to the prayers people send in where they don’t want them to be on the public prayer board as well. That’s headed up by Steve Earley, a retired priest, and involves quite a few of our very active over 70s who were feeling very frustrated by being shut in, so it has been a blessing all round.”
The congregation members have posted cards through the letter boxes of people in their community offering to help with errands, shopping and friendly phone calls.