Bishop's Thought

by ben last modified 19 Feb, 2019 10:14 PM

From the Rt Revd Karen Gorham, Bishop of Sherborne

Our “Praying Together’ Lent booklet will give us all a chance again to pray together as a Diocese.

Using reflections and prayers compiled by individuals (who will be known and unknown to us) we shall be united in common prayer and reflection as we make our way through Luke’s Gospel.

Praying Together will hopefully though do much more than that. It will enable us to pray together as small groups in our churches, as prayer partners, with those in hospital and nursing home, and as families around the breakfast or dinner table.

It can also draw us into having more faith filled conversations. What reflection spoke most to you this week? What new thing did you discover from the readings? What action challenged you most? These are all questions which can deepen our faith understanding and move us on in our journey as disciples.

Praying Together may arrive as a personal gift, but the living Word of God has the power to transform us, our churches and our communities. So take the opportunity to open it up, join in the conversation and grow deeper as we together make our way through Lent. Pause, pray and participate.

If you are on Twitter let’s use #prayingtogether to share how we are getting on.

Our Praying Together Lent resource of daily readings, reflections, prayers and actions is a gift from our Bishops and is available for individual or group use again this year from your Church or incumbent.

+Karen

Taken from our latest Grapevine. Page here; email archive here

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