Prayer is absolutely one of the treasures of the Church of England. It is going
to be hugely important to us all in the next weeks and months.
links us in with one another, since we are saying the same words at the same
links us in with the great history of the Church, and roots us in monasticism.
links us with something bigger than ourselves since its words have been used for
centuries and centuries by people who were facing even greater challenges than
we do today, without the benefit of modern medicine.
is a link with the normal world since MP has always been said in the parish 5
days a week at 8.30am and that is still carrying on.
it is a link with God, a way of praying which allows us to be carried along by
the current into the loving heart of the One who loved us and knew us before we
easiest way to join in, and please do, is to either download the app to your
phone (called Daily Prayer and in a light blue icon) or go this website every morning
where you will find everything you need, including the Bible readings- https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer
(MP for the day is normally near the bottom of the page with a dark green square next to
it- you want the contemporary version).
somewhere quiet to sit, perhaps with a cup of tea.
your time- it should take about 25 minutes.
not be afraid to pause and reflect on a phrase and why it matters so much.
know your connection with the person who is praying it in St Paul’s, and with
people praying it all over the parish, and with Christians all over the world,
and through history as well.
once you’ve fallen in love with MP, as you will, it will be a constant friend
to you always.