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Pray

TCT is a Christian based charity that employs people of all faiths and none.

Prayer changes things!

Many of our staff pray regularly for the people and communities that we serve and for our work supporting people and communities to thrive and flourish.

How we pray varies, as our staff belong to different faith traditions including Christian, Muslim and Sikh.

A prayer to share

In these uncertain times, many of our staff have found comfort in this prayer, and we share it with you now:

Pandemic

What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath—
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.
Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.
Center down.

And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)
Know that our lives
are in one another’s hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)
Do not reach out your hands.
Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.

Promise this world your love–
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.

By Lynn Ungar 3/11/20 - http://www.lynnungar.com/poems...

A prayer for September

Ever present God, you called us to be in relationship with one another and promised to dwell wherever two or three are gathered. In our community, we are many different people; we come from many different places, have many different cultures. Open our hearts that we may be bold in finding the riches of inclusion and the treasures of diversity among us. We pray in faith.

- Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


(Taken from Justice Prayers by the Jesuit Resource)

Weekly prayer sheet

We have been working with our partners at Lichfield Diocese, who produce these excellent weekly prayer sheets, which include a TCT slot every Monday, where we pray for our communities.

Page created 3rd June 2020

Updated 7th September 2020

Banner image credit - Igor Rodrigues via Unsplash

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“When I Pray, Coincidences Happen…”

William Temple