Prayer Breakfasts

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What to do

Invite a few friends from the church

People living close by are probably better as they'll have less travelling to do.

Give thanks for your meal (Prayer starts right at the outset!)

Eat your normal breakfast

There's no need to do anything flashy because the reason you're meeting is to pray. Cornflakes is fine, a full English is naughty but nice!

Decide on how you'll pray

There are some ideas on this sheet and they are there to help you not to straight-jacket you!

Pray

Don't go on for too long as most of us will have work or other appointments to get to.

How to pray

We all pray in different ways. Some people like:

No structure

Just go for it, praying as you feel led.

Some structure

You might talk about and even jot down a few ideas of what you want to pray about. For example, which aspects of the Lord's character are you going to praise him for? What verses from the Bible are you going to pray through? What personal challenges are you going to support each other in? Which people are you going to plead with God about? and which national or international issues do you want to bring to the Lord today?

Lots of structure

You might like to decide on passages of scripture to read out, settle on which people and situations you're going to pray for and Use some ancient prayers that have carried their meaning for hundreds of years. Use some music – a suitable CD or iPod track in the background can help to focus your minds on the Lord.

A non-breakfast breakfast?

Why not? Coffee time or lunch time will do just as well don't you think?

Time-honoured prayers

The Lord's prayer

See Matthew 6:9-14

Paul's prayer for the Ephesian Christians

Ephesians 3:14-21

The prayer of St Francis (1181-1226)

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Amen.

The prayer of St Richard of Chichester (1197-1253)

Thanks be to you, my Lord Jesus Christ,
For all the benefits you have won for me.
For all the pains and insults you have borne for me.
O most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
May I know you more clearly,
Love you more dearly
And follow you more nearly,
Day by day.

Prayer of St Patrick (385-461)

I bind to myself today the strong name of the Trinity;
I humbly praise the awesome name, the Three in One, the One in Three from whom is everything that's made; eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the God of my salvation, salvation is of Christ the Lord.
I bind this day to me forever by the power of faith, Christ’s incarnation,
His baptism in the Jordan river, his death on cross for my salvation,
his bursting from the spiced tomb, his riding up the heavenly way, his coming on the day of doom.
I bind unto myself this day.

The prayer of St Benedict (480-543)

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all who love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

This week at Victoria

April 2018

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Kids' Football 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Gildredge House Sports Hall

Wednesday 25th April 2018

CAMEO  10.00 am to 12.00pm in Welcome Centre

Sunday 29th April 2018

5th Sunday Celebration  10.30am in Main Auditorium

May 2018

Tuesday 1st May 2018

Kids' Football 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Gildredge House Sports Hall

Sunday 6th May 2018

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

Encounter - Worship Event  5.30pm to 6.30pm in Main Auditorium

Tuesday 8th May 2018

Kids' Football 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Gildredge House Sports Hall

Saturday 12th May 2018

Flow Cafe  10.00am to 12.00noon in Ground Floor

Sunday 13th May 2018

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Kids' Football 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Gildredge House Sports Hall

Sunday 20th May 2018

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

Evening Service  5.30pm to 6.30pm in Main Auditorium

Monday 21st May 2018

Cardarama 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Welcome Centre

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Kids' Football 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Gildredge House Sports Hall

Sunday 27th May 2018

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

June 2018

Sunday 3rd June 2018

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

Encounter - Worship Event  5.30pm to 6.30pm in Main Auditorium

Sunday 10th June 2018

Family Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

Sunday 17th June 2018

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

Evening Service  5.30pm to 6.30pm in Main Auditorium

Sunday 24th June 2018

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

July 2018

Sunday 1st July 2018

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Saturday 14th July 2018

Flow Cafe  10.00am to 12.00noon in Ground Floor

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