Living silent prayers

Dear Friends

We are now in the season of Lent and prayer has an important part to play, but I would like to look at prayer in a different way. Prayer doesn’t need to be limited to just saying words, I believe there are many other ways in which we can deepen our relationship with God, for me it’s about living prayer in our everyday lives, something I like to think of as a silent prayer or an act of kindness and compassion. 

When we extend our hands to help others we reflect a universal human desire to make the world a better place. Living prayer, in this context, as the world becomes more diverse and interconnected, is a prayer we all can practice. Our acts of kindness and compassion serve as silent prayers, fostering a sense of unity and shared humanity which can resonate with people from all walks of life, as we seek to lead more meaningful and purposeful lives. 

During our Lenten journey we need to remember that our shared humanity binds us all. Acts of kindness and compassion are a testament to the fact that we are more alike than we are different, and they serve as a silent prayer for a world to be filled with love, understanding and unity. So, alongside kneeling in prayer we can offer a silent prayer by extending a helping hand. Your silent actions can be a beacon of hope and positivity for all this Lent and beyond.

 Mary Greaves 

During Lent you are invited to the Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 3.00pm. Our First Holy Communion Programme starts on Sunday 3rd March 2024, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

God Bless    

Fr Reginald and Fr Bryan

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