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Diocesan Prayer Network - New Year 2021 Update with Lyndall Bywater

Good morning friends, and a very Happy New Year to you!

I trust Christmas was peaceful and meaningful, even if it wasn’t quite what you’d expected or hoped.

I am delighted to be popping into your inboxes this morning to give you advance notice of an opportunity to gather for prayer with Bishop Rose on Zoom this month.

This will be published in today’s Briefing, but since numbers are limited and booking is required, I thought you might appreciate the chance to sign up before the rush, so to speak.

This will be the first of a series of regular diocesan prayer gatherings with the Bishop this year (on Zoom to begin with), one in each of the liturgical seasons.

Keep Praying Epiphany Prayer Gathering with Bishop Rose

7:30-8:30pm Thursday 21<sup>st</sup> January 2021

Bishop Rose invites you to join her on Zoom for the first of our 'Keep Praying' diocesan prayer gatherings. This will be an opportunity to pray together around the theme of God as light in our darkness, reflecting on its meaning for us and using it to prompt and guide our prayers for mission and renewal.

Register for the Prayer Gathering here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/keep-praying-epithany-prayer-gathering-tickets-133846306907

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get back to me.

With best wishes and fervent prayers for an unprecedentedly good 2021,

Lyndall Bywater

Changing Lives Prayer Network Co-ordinator




CLPN Updates - National Call to Prayer + Prayer Workshops


Click here to watch Archbishop Stephen introducing #PrayerfortheNation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwZv1zV6SpI&feature=youtu.be

And click here to read the letter which the Archbishops and the Bishop of London have written to clergy:

https://d3hgrlq6yacptf.cloudfront.net/5f209069c4808/content/pages/documents/1604312242.pdf

Click here to download the printable booklet with prayers and prayer topics to use throughout the month.

https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2020-11/PftN%20Booklet%20spreads.pdf

And click here for a webpage with lists of the daily themes and links to different prayers you might like to use in your home, church and local community.

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches/call-prayer-nation

The call to pray for the nation invites participation in two main ways:

Stopping to pray every day at 6pm

Fasting every Thursday during November

Prayer Workshops

Two weeks ago we held our ‘Using Art and Creativity in Prayer’ workshop, and it was a wonderful time of prayer and learning together.

You can watch it here:

https://youtu.be/dFs_Z8yh2gs

If you do watch it and would like a copy of the very comprehensive follow-up email we put together, full of extra info and book recommendations, do drop me a line and I will forward it to you.

There are still spaces on our Leading Intercessions workshop on Saturday 21st November 10-11:30am, to be held on Zoom.

Sign up here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leading-intercessions-with-lyndall-bywater-primrose-northrop-tickets-120170614543

If you know of anyone who would like to be added to this mailing list to receive prayer updates like this, please ask them to complete the form at this link:

www.canterburydiocese.org/prayer

and I will add them to the database.

Lyndall Bywater

Changing Lives Prayer Network Co-ordinator




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