Quiet Thoughts

The sanctuary

I’m sitting in a thin place

Between heaven and earth

Close to the eternal

The place of all new birth

Where time has its beginning

And time will have its end

Alpha and Omega

Where love all fear transcends

(written by Andy George, a member of St Michael's)

Let us pray

Please come into the church whenever it is open.  You might choose to sit quietly or light a candle on the votive stand holding some person’s situation in your mind as you do so.

 

The Bible stresses the role of the Holy Spirit in both stimulating and guiding prayer.

 

To that end Bible notes can be very helpful.  They direct the reader to Bible passages, offer a brief commentary on them to help us understand what we’ve read and then conclude with a simple prayer.

Not a single one of us here can make God do anything and prayer is not about telling God what we want him to do but is perhaps more us expressing a desire to want to conform more to what God wants for us and from us - so prayer is as much about listening.

A helpful mnemonic

 

ACTS

A -  adoration:

Words of praise to God, sometimes the poor relation in our prayers.

C - confession:

Acknowledging our own sinfulness and that of all humanity.

T - thanksgiving:

Simply saying thank you to God for the blessings of life we often take for granted or for the positive stories we are aware of where the hand of God has been at work.

S - supplication:

Asking for things from God.  Comfort, hope, strength, peace, healing, intervention for others and for ourselves.

St Michael the Archangel Church

Pitts Close, Taunton,  TA1 4TP

Tel: 01823 332371

Registered Charity No. 1137270

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