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NPT Circuit engaged in a variety of
prayer events during April 2019. All who attended were enriched by their experience
of sharing together in prayer for the Circuits in the Wales Synod, our local
communities and the wider world. Some of the prayer activities in the Churches
MARINE – We used a
prayer leaf to represent a different Circuit for which individuals prayed
during the week.
– The focus
of our prayer stations were the events of Easter and the empty tomb. We prayed
for the distressing situations in our world and asked God to bring to these the
victory of the empty tomb and the hope of the resurrection. We each prayed for
three people we know who don’t yet know Jesus as their friend and Saviour
asking that he will touch their lives and hearts. We committed ourselves to pray
for these people every day that they may feel the renewing power of the Holy
– We hosted
a Circuit ‘share prayer’ event and events for families and young people.
– We visited
Gnoll Park Estate and prayed over our town centre and the churches in Neath.
– We held a
prayer walk on Good Friday passing through the local park to Ty Santes Ffair Commumity
hall for an ecumenical open air service.
CORNELLY AND CYMMER – We
organised a prayer diary for the whole of the month.
AND GLYNNEATH – We engaged
in prayer during weekly Sunday Worship.
As part of Prayer Month, Neath Port Talbot Methodist Circuit are holding a “Share Prayer” event on Saturday 6th April at Sandfields Methodist Church, Western Avenue, Port Talbot. Doors will open at 9:30 am, with refreshments being served until 10 am. The session will finish at 12:30 pm..
This will be a morning of exploring different ways, and
purposes, of praying through interactive workshop sessions.
Workshops will include:
pastoral prayer, where there will be an opportunity to practise praying for, and with, others;
silent/ meditative prayer, where there will be an opportunity to explore the use of music, pictures and objects in prayer;
and a prayer station workshop which will explore setting up and using prayer stations to focus prayers; We will be creating a prayer station which focuses on Christianity in our lives as a whole. For this, there is an invitation to bring along an object which is symbolic of your life within the church, and another that is symbolic of your life outside of the church.
Our annual Circuit Service of Remembering will be held on Wednesday 31st October at 7.00 pm at Taibach Wesley Methodist Church. This service will include the reading out of the names of those who have died during the past year (1st October 2017 – 30th September 2018) and whose funerals have been conducted by a member of the Neath Port Talbot Methodist Circuit, or who have been associated in some way with our churches. There will also be the opportunity to remember and give thanks to God for others who have died and whose memory we treasure and honour.
All are welcome to join us for this special service of thanksgiving and remembrance.