Changing Lives Prayer Network

Praying to be the change God wants for the world.

All about and how to join in

We are all wonderfully called to actively partner with God and be the change in the world he directs us to be…

Prayer helps us grow closer to God who loves and is love. Prayer makes a difference and enables us to grow in love, generosity and wisdom.

Prayer changes lives!

The Changing Lives Prayer Network is about encouraging and engaging us all to:

  1. Listen more intentionally for God’s direction for mission through our prayer
  2. Connect more purposefully with one another, sharing stories of God at work
  3. Equip one another to pray more – and to pray more deeply

You are part of our Changing Lives Prayer Network by praying, wherever you are, for God to change all our lives – so that we might change the lives of others through his love and for his glory.

The Changing Lives Prayer Network will share resources to encourage us in our prayer and offer opportunities for us to meet, pray and share with each other.

The Prayer Network invites you to…

  1. pray our Prayer for Renewal and Mission
  2. come along to our Prayer Network Gatherings – see the events above
  3. join in our Diocesan day of Prayer of Pilgrimage

To stay in touch with all the news and opportunities to join in…please sign up here.

The Changing Lives Prayer Network is co-ordinated by Barbara Wallace. Barbara  is always delighted to receive your news and ideas.

Prayers for Renewal and Mission

The Changing Lives Prayer Network will publish prayers from time to time throughout the year.

You are invited to pray these prayers, in unity with one another, across our diocese. You might like to offer these prayers

  • during your own personal prayer time
  • in your prayer group
  • during worship
  • at the start of meetings
  • by praying with others over the phone, by email or text
  • at home with family and friends
  • by displaying the prayers on noticeboards and in prayer spaces

A few prayer cards will be sent to each church community.

We’re getting amazing feedback on the Diocesan prayer cards (or download here) that have been sent out to all our churches – thank you! A few people have said that they’d like to order more, so additional cards are now available to order at the following costs:

1 – 49                    £1.55 for 10
50 – 99                  £1.25 for 10
100 – 199             £1.00 for of 10
200 – 399             £0.80 for of 10

You can order via phone (01903 263354) or email, quoting code C500ICA6 and the quantity you’d like to order. Prices include VAT, but postage is additional.

Prayer Network Gatherings

Prayer and Pastries

Our first Network gathering:

Saturday 2 March
St Gregory’s Church, Wye
10am – 12:30pm

We will…

  • Spend time in prayer, listening to God and each other
  • Connect with each other through conversations and stories of where God is directing us in our homes and communities
  • explore some resources around the theme of Pilgrimage

It’s free to attend and all are welcome – but please book for catering purposes.
Find out more and book by 25 February here.

Thy Kingdom Come: Inspire & Equip

Monday 4 March
St Martin’s Church, Maidstone
2pm – 4pm

Come and be inspired and equipped to enable your church to participate in Thy Kingdom Come 2019 (30 May – 9 June).

This workshop will support church leaders and prayer coordinators as they prepare for Thy Kingdom Come. It’s a free two-hour session hosted by the national team, that will explore simple and creative prayer activities for everyone, including churches, families and young people that will suit a wide variety of styles of worship and prayer.

Every participant receives a sample of resources – book your place here.

Date/Time Event
Saturday, 2nd March, 2019
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Changing Lives Prayer Network: Prayer and Pastries on a Saturday Morning!
Wye, St. Gregory and St. Martin Church, Wye Kent
Monday, 4th March, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thy Kingdom Come: Inspire & Enable
Maidstone, St. Martin, Maidstone Kent

Calendar of Prayer

The Diocesan Calendar of Prayer is published every month. Each day we have the opportunity to pray with and for each other as we seek God’s direction and continued blessing on all that we do in his name. Each benefice will be invited to contribute their prayer requests, stories and photos to our ‘new look’ Calendar of Prayer. Through our more deeply connected prayer we can build up our diocesan community of prayer.

Barbara Wallace would be pleased to receive your feedback and suggestions as we evolve our Calendar of Prayer in the coming months

Want to see our calendars on your tablet or phone? Download the free Issuu app and then view them there! Search ‘dioceseofcanterbury’ under ‘publishers’.

If you wish to receive notification of a new issue of the Calendar of Prayer please sign up to the distribution list here.

Current issues:

March 2019

February 2019

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