At the centre of all this energy, is the Revd Alison Roche, the local vicar, chatting to parents and helpers. St Christopher’s is her church and it is built into the Samworth Enterprise Academy, a Church of England School.
Alison and her congregation, who meet in the modern circular chapel when its not full of paints and games, are just a few of the people who’ll be praying your prayers.
“You can pray about anything,” says Alison. “Some people think God’s only concerned with the really big things in life. But some people pray for car parking spaces. God’s is concerned about the big, big things in life like disasters and relationships breaking up and the very small things. In a relationship with a human being you would communicate on different levels. It’s the same with God. So go for it”
Pray One For Me – Alison and everyone at St Christopher’s Church will be.
Four people sit quietly in a candle lit corner of a big stone church in a small market town in the English Midlands. They meet every Tuesday morning to pray for the well being and healing of those who are ill in their community. The group’s improvised prayers are punctualted by silence and stillness. It’s very peaceful.
Mollie Toye is one of those praying. Mollie’s an enthusiastic, energetic woman who helps the vicar of the church in all he has to do. Mollie’s training become an minister.
“Anybody can pray and we all pray differently,” she says. “Prayer is exciting. It’s from within. It’s inside you. God’s already put that little bit inside you before you were born. He knows what you’re going to say before you say it. I had a card once its message was ‘the best things are in our heart’ and that’s so true. So prayer is just about asking for what’s important to you.”
Pray One For Me – Mollie and the other members of the Prayer Group at St Mary’s Church, Lutterworth will be.
Watch Mollie’s video: Everybody prays differently