Prayer and Pastoral Care

The Church is open daily for individual private prayer and reflection. You are welcome to light a candle in the Lady Chapel.

The Power of Prayer

I pray because I can’t help myself. … I pray because the need flows out of me

all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesnt change God. It changes me.” C.S. Lewis

I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.” Martin Luther

“Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition,

and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.”  Mother Teresa

Many of us pray and get great comfort and help through the prayers of others. At St Wulfran’s we have a group of people who are committed to praying regularly for those in need and who have asked for support through prayer. If there is something you would like them to pray for then please put your prayer request on the board which is in the Lady/Prayer chapel in St Wulfran’s,This is on the right as you walk towards the front of the church. Alternatively, if you prefer your request to be confidential, you can put your request in the box situated near the board, or contact Anne Smalley or the Rector, Fr Richard.

Anne can be reached on  07813 300507   or by email at  pannesmalley@gmail.com

Fr Richard can be reached on 01273 962831 or by email at: frrichardtuset@outlook.com

“Prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.” -Teresa of Avila

Fr. Richard Tuset

Jesus knew the power of prayer and when asked how we should pray, he advised us to pray as follows:

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen

A prayer for God’s abiding presence

How strange it is
I search for you
When you are with me
I seek your presence
Whilst dwelling in you
I look for your love
When I am in your heart
I ask for protection
Whilst you walk with me
I ask for peace
When it lies unused within me.

Let me know I abide in you
And you are ever in me. Amen.