Benefice Cycle of Daily Prayer
Why do we pray? To answer that question let us look at what the Bible says. In 1 Thessalonians 5: 17 it exhorts us to “Pray continually”.
In a world filled with chaos, we pray because prayer is the antidote to anxiety.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”.
Philippians 4: 6-7.
We pray because prayer alleviates our weariness.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”.
Matthew 11: 28
Prayer deepens our relationship with God. Prayer brings us closer to Him. He created us with a need for connection, and prayer is connection. Praying is talking to the Lord, just like friends talk to each other and are brought closer together through their sharing. When we pray, we share our innermost being with Him. Through prayer, we are transformed and renewed. Prayer reminds us that we are dependent on God and not on ourselves. Prayer draws us closer to God.
We pray because God cares for us (1 Peter 5: 7). What a comfort to know God cares. He is interested in every detail of our lives. He wants us to involve Him in every aspect of our lives. He promises to listen, to help, and to protect. He promises to be there. When we pray, we surrender and release our thoughts, worries, and desires to God. We pray because prayer shifts our attention to “him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3: 20).
Do you have a need? A concern? God cares about you. Will you say a prayer to Him today?
Please pray for the following--
Please include the Benefice Daily Intersessions in your prayers:
Bamingham Road and Beech Close (Gresham)
Beechwood Avenue (Aylmerton)
Beeston Hall Cottages (Beeston Regis)
Brick Lane (East Runton)
Britons Lane and Britons Lane Close (Beeston Regis)
Calveswell Lane and Camp Lane (West Runton)
Castle Close (Gresham)
Caxton Park (Beeston Regis)
Charlottes Close (West Runton)
Chequers Road (Gresham)
Church Lane (Beeston Regis)
Church Lane (Gresham)
Church Lane (West Runton)
Cromer Road (Gresham)
Cromer Road (West Runton)
Davey Hill (East Runton)
Golf Close (West Runton)
Holt Road (Aylmerton)
Holt Road (Gresham)
Home Close (West Runton)
Links Way, Balfour Road and Main Road (West Runton)
Lower Common (East Runton)
Melinda Cottages and Mill Lane (East Runton)
Melrose Drive (Aylmerton)
Newell Crescent, The Common and Olley Road (West Runton)
Orchard Cottages (East Runton)
Paston Close and Red Barn Lane (Gresham)
Priory Close and Regis Avenue (Beeston Regis)
Robyns Road (Beeston Regis)
Roman Camp (Aylmerton)
Sandy Lane (West Runton)
School Lane (Gresham)
Shepherds Close (East Runton)
Sheringwood (Beeston Regis)
Sustead Road (Aymerton)
Sustead Road (Gresham)
Thains Lane (East Runton)
The Loke (Gresham)
The Londs and The Paddocks (East Runton)
The Springles and Top Common (East Runton)
The Street and Tower Road (Aylmerton)
Water Lane (West Runton)
Watermill Close (Gresham)
Mothers Union, Scouts and Guides, Walsingham Cell, Societies and Groups who meet in the Benefice