The voice of prayer is never silent
Modified on Friday 29th May at 10:25
Although we have had to close our church building, we are still committed to supporting the town and nation with prayer. We are working as a first priority to get in touch with everyone, including those who are NOT online, to find out how we can best support them. Thank you to everyone who is helping with this effort.
Pentecost, 31st May
- The Collect for Pentecost
Holy Spirit, sent by the Father,
ignite in us your holy fire;
strengthen your children with the gift of faith,
revive your Church with the breath of love,
and renew the face of the earth,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
- Readings: Acts 2: 1-21; John 20: 19-23
- 9.30am: Pennington and Lymington joint service on our shared YouTube channel.
- This Sunday is the third Sunday of the month and time for Messy Church! Download our Messy Church pack from our Messy Church page and enjoy yourselves; no age limit!
Useful resources to support your prayer life during our “lock-down”
- A two-minute video of Easter dawn on the Sea Wall is on the St.Thomas YouTube channel – it was utterly beautiful, thank you God!
- The St.Thomas Prayer Trail for you to walk online
- Our prayer chain continues to operate as normal, so if you have any prayer requests please contact the parish office to get a dedicated band of prayers praying with you. The office phone is being checked regularly (from home!)
- You can also leave a prayer request on this site. Go to Church Life >Prayer >Prayer Requests.
- Our weekly prayers for the parish, which used to be in St.Thomas at 9am every Saturday, have moved online to an email group. If you’d like to join in contact the parish office.
- You can join in with the daily pattern of prayer of the Church of England by going to the Church of England web site.
- There are daily reflections on the Winchester Cathedral ‘Prayers for Coronavirus’ page.
- There are smart phone apps which also make the daily liturgies of the Church available in a very simple way. We recommend “Daily Prayer from the Church of England” published by Church House Publishing.
- Click here to see our COVID-19 coronavirus information page which has links to reliable online information.
- See the Messy Church page for our online “Messy Church for Easter” and pointers to other helpful family worship resources online.
- My weekly “Monday worship from home” episodes for Lymington Infants School are on the St.Thomas YouTube channel.
A prayer for the Lock-down
Dear Lord, please give us all we need to cope with,
and to survive, this worrying time;
and show us how best to use the time we
have in this lock-down to focus on,
and to strengthen, our relationship with you,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Help us to put our energy, faith and trust
into enabling your Kingdom to come
and your will to be done. Amen.