Contact
Streaming
Map
 
Enriching lives

Methodist New Year Prayers

Home » News » Methodist New Year Prayers

The Methodist New Year begins on 1st September. This year we welcomed a new District Chair, Rev. Helen Cameron and a new Probationer Minister in our Circuit, Rev. Donna Broadbent-Kelly. We wish them both a happy and fulfilling new year.
Our Methodist President, Rev. Lorraine Mellor added these thoughts as we embark on our own new year. "Day by day we hear of natural disasters, catastrophes, violence, suffering.  The list of places in need of prayer grows all the time; Freetown, Barcelona, Houston, Mumbai, Pakistan, Bangladesh... and there are all the places we don't hear about in the media too... Once again we invite the people called Methodist to join us in prayer, prayer for ourselves, prayer for the church and prayer for the world." Here is a prayer from Lorraine which is in the new Methodist Prayer Handbook:
Holy God of the morning:  still our minds.
Holy God of creation:  create through us new life and vitality today.
Holy God of whispering gentle breeze:  come to us in sighs too deep for words.
Holy God of crashing thunder:  break into our lives and into our complacency.
Holy God of sun and warmth:  encourage us to reach out with love.
Holy God of the evening:  fill the fading light of this day with your awesome presence that we might worship you, honour you, glorify you , bless you , praise and adore you as we take our rest.  Amen

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

AMC Thy Kingdom come 2019
Revd Dr Barbara C Glasson: Fri 19 Apr 5:00am

We live in uncertain times. Does faith in Jesus transform the world for us? How can faith change how we love and understand our neighbours? The time between the first Easter and Pentecost was a time of uncertainty when the disciples were left asking, "What does all this mean?" Life is an uncertain endeavour and our faith in the risen Jesus involves ongoing discovery, which takes time...

AMC Easter cross 2017 2
Posted: Thu 18 Apr 5:00am

This evening at 7.30pm, we have our Maundy Thursday service. Tomorrow's Good Friday service is at 10.00am.Easter Sunday begins with Easter Breakfast at 9.00am for those who have pre-booked. Tickets are £5.50. Ask Derek or Lynn Bernstone about remaining availability on Aylesbury 420817. All proceeds will go to London's Whitechapel Mission and their work with the...

AMC Notre Dame towers
Rev. Helen Kirk: Wed 17 Apr 5:00am

Like many of you I watched the spectacle of Notre Dame engulfed in flames on the rolling news on the tv the other evening. Astonishing and dreadful images as a devastating fire ripped through a historic building, gobbling up everything before it, regardless of its importance or cultural significance. It seemed the whole of Paris watched in horror and the whole of the world sent messages of...