10 May 2007

Beautiful pictures and inspiring prayers from The Methodist Church

New booklet launched at Christian Resources Exhibition.

72% of Britons pray at some point, even though they may not believe in God. But many people struggle with prayer. A new publication from the Methodist Church is encouraging people to pray in all circumstances.

Prayer in Your Pocket is a beautifully illustrated 16-page booklet featuring prayers from all over the world. It is a follow-up to the very successful Peace in Your Pocket, 75,000 copies of which were distributed through health clubs, bars and play centres over Christmas and New Year.

The Revd Michaela Youngson, Secretary for Pastoral Care and Spirituality, drew prayers from a wide variety of sources to compile the booklet. She says; 'Prayer is for everyone, but so many of us struggle with it. Prayer in Your Pocket has prayers for times of distress, times of abundance and need, prayer for times of joy. We hope this booklet will empower, uplift and comfort people in their daily lives.'

In Prayer in Your Pocket, readers will find prayers old and new. A Kenyan prayer cries out for peace and justice, while Julian of Norwich reminds the reader of God's everlasting love. Some will be familiar, such as the Lord's Prayer from the Gospel of Matthew and others are new, including some written by Michaela.

The publication will be launched at the Christian Resources Exhibition, 15-18 May at Sandown Park, Esher. Methodist Church staff will be available at the stand to discuss all aspects of Church work and life.

To purchase copies of Prayer in Your Pocket at £5 for 50, contact MPH: www.mph.org.uk, 01733 325002

You can also download a PowerPoint version of Prayer in Your Pocket for use in church services.

Download a PDF of Prayer in Your Pocket (3MB - Large file)

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