Last week I mentioned an update on our web page, which makes a provision for people to put in a request for prayer. We had our first response, which was not a request, but welcome praise. ‘Wow! This can be one of the most useful blogs we have ever seen on this subject. Basically excellent. I am a specialist in topic this I can understand your hard work’. I had the idea but thanks to Marion for working out on how to do this.
Our next step is to set up a ‘Join us in Daily Prayer’. This makes a link to the Church of England, which has a provision to say either Morning, Evening or Night Prayers according to the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer, and in the contemporary language of the new prayer books. There is no need to look up Bible readings or the appointed psalms it is all laid out. All you do is click on the date and away you go.
Another provision will be a link to an Irish site called Sacred Space, which offers a daily form of contemplation. It offers a series of prayers, readings and opportunities to reflect on one’s life. It is intended to be used in a slow, reflective way.
There will be another link to the Anglican Shrine of our Lady of Walsingham, which introduces the Shrine as well as their latest news, and an excellent bookshop, which I use a lot.
These additions to our web page are not just for our congregation, but an offering, service and teaching to the wider community. Many may feel cautious about coming to church, but our webpage can enter their homes and encourage them to come and seek further.
Marion will certainly have a work cut out setting these up and I appreciated what she is doing.