This blog entry was originally posted by Fr Keith Hebden when he was our Associate Priest
Not just the ancient prayers and scriptures: this week St Mark’s Church, in the heart of Mansfield, have been using articles from the Chad to help them pray for the local area.
“Like all Churches, we regularly pray for the well being of our community,” said Revd Keith Hebden, “but at our all-age-led service we wanted to do something a bit different”.
Around 60 news articles and some obituaries were cut out from last weeks newspaper and shared out among the worshippers to discuss and to pray about: everything from fundraising events to violent crimes, to local politics got prayed for before the articles were placed in a large heart shape to represent God’s love for the world.
Picture: some of the young people at St Mark’s with ‘Chad Prayers’ placed at the altar table.