Prayer at Eyam Church
Prayer is an integral part of everything we do here at Eyam Church. It is how we communicate with God. We thank him, praise him, ask him for help with the big things and the little things and we listen to him. He is our Father and our Guide. We pray on our own and we pray together in lots of different ways.
We have a team of people authorised to pray for individuals during and after services. We seek to bring healing and wholeness of body, mind and spirit through the touch of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. We love praying and anyone wanting prayer ministry at other times can arrange this through the Rector.
We believe corporate prayer is one of those things that builds unity of heart and purpose. We meet every Sunday from 10.15 to 10.45, every Tuesday from 9.00 to 9.30 am and the first Saturday of every month from 9.45 to 11.00. All meetings are held in the Church Centre and everyone is welcome. From time to time we hold half and full nights of prayer or 24/7 prayer days.
Our church is open daily from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm for quiet reflection where you will find candles, a votive stand and a prayer request box which is emptied every week. We can also receive prayer requests by email which are circulated to a small team of intercessors.
Thy Kingdom Come
We recognise we are part of the worldwide body of praying believers. Every year we participate in the C of E ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ initiative between Ascension Day and Pentecost. We create extra opportunities to meet and pray and make a series of interactive prayer stations in church.
Church family members are invited to contribute to a daily emailed advent surprise of thoughts, prayers, songs, paintings, photos……….it is our ‘Advent calendar-with-a-difference’ available to anyone who would like to receive it.
Beating the Bounds
This is an ancient practice of prayerfully walking the parish boundary which we aim to do annually. If you are new to prayer and would like to know more please get in touch via the Rector or check out www.prayercourse.org where you will find a lot of helpful information and discussion.
“Pray without ceasing” 1 Thessalonians 5:17