We know all too well that without prayer we suffer. Prayer strengthens our relationship with God and corporate prayer builds our relationships with one another. Whatever the situation; a physical need for healing, a relationship that needs mending, a financial or physical need for sustenance, in all these moments prayer matters and will make a difference.
The Bible encourages us to pray: to pray at all times (Ephesians 6:18); without ceasing (I Thessalonians 5:17); in all places (I Timothy 2:8. Jesus would pull away in solitude (a quiet place –Mark 6:31) to pray so he could be renewed in His mission.
Prayer is an essential part of the mission at Canterbury. There is Morning Prayer weekdays at 7:45am. There are church services on Sundays, Prayer in the staff meeting, civic groups that offer invocations, bible studies that begin and end in prayer and two chapels on the campus where people can pull away to be still and to intercede for others.
Prayer is what we do at Canterbury. We pray for partners and friends, strangers and guests, we pray for those in need whether it be in body, mind, soul or spirit. We pray for our nation and the world. We pray for peace in places torn by strife and violence. We Pray!
Let us know how we can pray for you. Send your prayer request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Action – A Prayer for Canterbury: Almighty God, bless Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center; make it a lively center for sound learning and in the course of this busy life, a place of spiritual renewal, refreshment and peace. Give wisdom to the Board and Staff; to make wise decisions, to be good stewards of all resources. Lead us we pray to strength and stability. Inspire us by your Holy Spirit with a vision for greater mission and effectiveness for the expansion of your Kingdom in this diocese and beyond; that people would come to know you as Lord and Savior; grow in their knowledge of you by the work done here. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ who modeled for us the need for retreat to be strengthened and renewed. Amen.