Did you know that we meet every week at 7pm on a Thursday to pray for the life of our communities and all the churches in the Beaminster Team? Nine years ago when I arrived as the team vicar we committed to pray regularly for new things; for mission opportunities, and to seek God’s vision for this part of West Dorset.
Sometimes we met weekly, other times monthly, sometimes in the evenings and sometimes for breakfast. However our settled and regular time is now every Thursday at 7pm via Zoom.
Anyone is welcome to join the group. We begin with some chat and reflection on the question “How has God renewed your hope this week?”
We talk about the ways we have seen God at work in the world and celebrate good things that have happened.
We then read a bible passage together and very briefly share our thoughts about it. We then go into a time of silent prayer, using the Bible passage and some prayer suggestions to prompt our prayers and meditations. After about 20 minutes we have a short time of open prayer, where people pray out loud for anything that is on their mind. Finally we end with our diocesan prayer and then we reflect on what we think God might have been speaking to us about. We are always finished within the hour.
The Zoom link remains the same each week and can be found here on the website and at the bottom of our weekly update. We will also post the prayer suggestions for each week.
If you want more details about Thursday prayers do speak to Jo, or just come and join in.
Thursday evening prayers, 7pm
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89582138779?pwd=YnRLTjZlZ0swNlIvbWpmQm02RzJRZz09
Meeting ID: 895 8213 8779