Spiritual & Prayer Resources

This page was added to our website in May 2020, as a result of a recommendation, by Cindy Barnes, for “The Joy of the Gospel”.

Any further recommendations will be welcomed by your editor.  The most recent additions will appear at the top of the list.  Thank you.

22 May

Fr Martin suggests these sources:-

Ascension Day:  THY KINGDOM COME

As we enter the final stage of the Easter season, the feast of the Ascension reminds us to proclaim the Kingship of Jesus and to pray for the gift of his Spirit who unites us with one another, enabling us to pray yet more effectively together for the world in which we live.

A nine-day programme of prayer, entitled ‘THY KINGDOM COME’, is available through the internet to help all Christians with this joyful project of ours.  Designed for use between Ascension and Pentecost, it can no doubt be used at other times as well.

Just search forTHY KINGDOM COME (thykingdomcome.global) and you can arrange to receive a daily email for the next nine days, with lively witness from Christians of all denominations including some of our church leaders.  Enjoy!

TRY PRAYING

This is a seven-day programme to help us with our prayer – and to introduce the practice of prayer to anyone who may be unfamiliar with it.

The programme will be launched this week (w/c 24 May) in a quiet sort of way.

The church porch at St Benet’s will be

open daily from Thursday 28 May, from 9 am until dusk.

A good number of ‘Try Praying’ booklets will be made available, together with a few Catholic newspapers and booklets.  Fr Martin can be contacted for further information which is also available on the internet at thereishope.co.uk.

Other Christians in Beccles will probably be participating and we need to be aware that, when we really pray, we are never on our own.  One of the reasons for opening churches for ‘private prayer’ (sooner rather than later, let’s hope!) is to bring us closer to Jesus in spirit .. and so to enable us to work together more effectively at all times (lockdown or no lockdown!)

04 May

Hilary Harrison recommended this compilation from singers across the UK

“At this unique and challenging time in the United Kingdom over 65 churches and movements, representing hundreds of others, have come together online to sing a blessing over our land. Standing together as one, our desire is that this song will fill you with hope and encourage you.”

03 May

Cindy Barnes recommended  “The Joy of the Gospel”.

“The Joy of The Gospel –  Reflections 1 to 5”. 

These five short videos (12-15 minutes each) come from Bishop ALAN MCGUCKIAN of the Diocese of Raphoe, in Letterkenny.  They are a real joy to listen to – and then to think about.

They are all on Youtube, and for speed of access, you can use the individual links below:-