The theme for the Methodist Prayer Handbook 2021/2022 is ‘a place for all’.
A Place for All
No one was excluded from Jesus’ table and eating with him was a sign of the kingdom of heaven and an invitation to meet God and to be transformed. We recognise that we do not always offer such generous welcome or listen to the voices on the margins.
As the Church strives to be God’s people in a world changed by a global pandemic, we invite prayers of thanksgiving and intercession, penitence and resolve that, with God’s help, we may recognise and repent of our exclusivity, and that then we may be reconciling, open to all and ready to listen to all voices equally. Together, we pray to become a more inclusive and diverse Church, creating communities of greater respect and compassion.
In addition to prayers on the theme of the Handbook, we invite prayers of thanksgiving, adoration and confession and prayers on the themes of justice, times of life and times of day and the comforting presence of God for the opening pages of the Handbook.
Prayers must be no longer than 120 words.
Please also email photographs that will help to bring our theme to life. Photographs with people in are particularly welcome. Photographs should be sent in their original size. Please provide a caption and state where the photograph was taken.
The deadline for submission of prayers and photos is 11 January 2021.
The exception to this is prayers and photos from schools. For schools only the deadline is 29 January.
Please send contributions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also provide your name, postal address and how you would like to be described.
Before sending contributions, please read the full submission guidelines at: www.methodist.org.uk/prayerhandbook