Prayer & Faith

Our calling is to create opportunities to study and pray together so that our experience and understanding of God are deepended and the love of Jesus grows more in us.

A 19th century hymn writer describe pray as:
'The Christian's vital breath.
The Christian's native aire.'
and it is indeed an integral part of the life of Menston Methodist Church.

A small group meet on Tuesday mornings at 9:30am in Room 1 (the arch room) when, following a short meditation, they remember in prayer those within the Church and wider local community who have particular needs as well as national and international situations that may be featuring in the news bulletins.

In the Church itself there is a Prayer Corner which is a quiet space where material is available that may help guide the thoughts of those using this facility.  Also, there is a book where prayer requests can be entered and these are included in our intercessions within the Sunday worship service as well as the Tuesday morning prayer time.

Within the congregation on a Sunday morning there is a small team who, at the end of the service, are willing to pray with and for individuals who feel the need of ministry and prayer for particular situations. If you wish to receive such ministry then please speak with one of the stewards on duty who will introduce you to one of the team.

The first line of the hymn quoted at the top of this page is 'Prayer is the soul's sincere desire'.  If you want to read it in full it can be found in our hymn book Singing the Faith number 529.

Over the last few years we have introduced small discussion groups (Connect) which meet together either weekly or fortnightly.  These have proved popular and have encouraged discussion and debate and have done much to develop faith and understanding.

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