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One way to look at Christianity is to think of it as a guide to life; to help each find a better relationship with Nature, the Universe, the One who made them, and to help us in our relationships with the people we meet and with ourselves.   Christ’s teaching is that we love God, and we love our neighbours as ourselves.   To read more about what Christians believe, go to here.

 

 

If you would like us in Saint Martin’s to pray for you, or for somebody or some situation important to you, you can email us at St Martin of Tours, Guston, or drop a note off at the church.    No one will contact you unless you ask.    You may also wish to think about lighting a candle.   For some thoughts on this go to this page.

 

 

Prayer spans the centuries here in Guston.   Local people have brought their difficulties and hopes to God to pray here in the church for a thousand years.   Here are two prayers that span some of those centuries.

 

A general prayer that would have been used by the people of Guston over 450 years ago:  “Almightie and merciful God, of thy bountiful goodnes, kepe us from all thynges that maye hurte us; that we, beying ready bothe in body and soule, maye with free hearts accomplishe those things that thou wouldest have doen; Through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

 

-         the spelling may have changed but the meaning remains the same!   But we do need something more relevant to our own times, and we offer you some more prayers, which we hope you will find helpful, on the next page – click here

 

If you would like to join the daily prayers of the Church of England, for Morning Prayer, follow this link:

 

http://daily.commonworship.com/daily.cgi?today_mp=1&book=bcp

 

and for Evening Prayer:

 

http://daily.commonworship.com/daily.cgi?today_ep=1&book=bcp

 

"Daily Prayer provided by the official Church of England web site, http://www.cofe.anglican.org/worship/dailyprayer/

© The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2002-2004.”

 

 

 

 

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