Prayer is the most important resource available to us. If you would like prayer for yourself or on behalf of someone else we are here for you.

Listening and talking to God is very important in the life of every Christian. This is not only for our own good and well-being, but also as we bring to Him the situations and people around the world that we know need His love and care.

At the Good Shepherd Church, we are currently taking time to pray for our parish street by street, each week.

This is taking some time as our parish grows week by week with all the new buildings in the south of the town. We expect it will take us around 18 months to complete this task before we start all over again!

To view the prayer calendar for this quarter please follow this link.

The bible tells us that we should ‘not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God’ (Philippians 4v6). So, we pray in the context of our services for those we know, and don’t, who are unwell or in some of kind need.

Perhaps you have a prayer request – please contact our Vicar in confidence in the first instance.

Recommended Prayer Resources

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina – a Latin term, means ‘divine reading’, and describes a way of reading the Scriptures whereby we gradually let go of our own agenda and open ourselves to what God wants to say to us.

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The Daily Examen
The Daily Examen – is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us.

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General Prayer
C. S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm, Chiefly on Prayer
Mark Batterson, The Circle Maker
Timothy Jones, The Art of Prayer
Richard Foster, Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home
Philip Yancey, Prayer
Joyce Meyer, The Power of Simple Prayer

Adoration & Devotional
Brother Lawrence, Practicing the Presence of God
Dick Eastman, The Hour That Changed the World
St John of the Cross, The Dark Night of the Soul
Simon Barrington Ward, The Jesus Prayer
Mike Bickle, Passion for Jesus
Gleb Pokrovsky, The Way of a Pilgrim

Petition & Adoration
P. T. Forsythe, The Soul of Prayer
Bill Johnson, When Heaven Invades Earth
Debra Green, City Changing Prayer
Derek Prince, Secrets of a Prayer Warrior
Andrew Murray, With Christ in the School of Prayer

Unanswered Prayer
C. S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
Phillip Yancey, Disappointment with God
Pete Greig, God on Mute

Listening & Contemplation
Christine Sine, Sacred Rhythms