Pray Through Lent | Lent 2014 in the Diocese of Bangor
This year we are invited as a diocese to Pray Through Lent.
To support this endeavour, we have prepared a booklet called Pray Through Lent. You can download the booklet by following the links at the bottom of this page. We hope that the booklet will enable the whole diocese to engage prayerfully with God through the season of Lent, whether alone at home, in small groups, or in the context of church services. It is important that we should each spend some time with God in prayer every day, but this year, during Lent, we are encouraging everyone to devote a little more time to prayer than usual.
Whether our prayer is offered alone, or in the company of others, we will know that we are sharing in a prayerful journey together throughout the diocese. Through the discipline of daily prayer, we can discern God’s call and presence in our lives, and bring to God the needs and concerns of our own communities and the wider world.
As unique individuals created in the image of God, we will all come to God, think about God and pray to God in a variety of ways. At the end of this booklet, there is a liturgy for daily prayer that can be used, either alone or with others, at whatever time of the day is most convenient.
Before that, several alternative ways of meeting God in prayer are also suggested. Some of these may be used within the liturgy of daily prayer as well as at other times. Others are more suited to smaller groups, but the tangible results of their prayerfulness can later be brought into church as an offering, perhaps on Good Friday. All of them can be used individually for a deepening of our personal relationship with God.
During this Lent, may we all truly become ‘a praying people and Diocese’.
May we use this time to seek out God’s prayer within us, to hear God’s voice speak to us, and perhaps to discern within us a calling to a particular ministry or other means of exercising our gifts within the church.