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We are the Chaplaincy to the University of South Wales

Health Care Fellowship Prayers, May 2013

Begin by reading Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. ‘A time to be born and a time to die…’ Christians often say they’re not afraid of death, rather it’s the process of dying that they are anxious about. As Health care professionals we walk … Continue reading

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Health Care Prayers March 2013

You may like to begin by reading Luke 5:17-25, and reflecting again on the authority of Jesus and on the multi-faceted nature of the healing Christ brings to people. In the light of that passage we pray: for Christians working … Continue reading

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Health Care Prayers, February 2013

You may like to begin by reading Luke 5:12-16. What particularly strikes you in this reading? The compassion of Jesus; the desperation of the man; the way he is restored not just to physical health but also to his community … Continue reading

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Health Care Prayers, January 2013

You may like to begin by reading Matthew 8:1-1-4, and 9:18-22. Both these episodes remind us of people’s vulnerability in illness, and the deep compassion of Jesus. We also recognise the isolation that illness and suffering bring, and how part … Continue reading

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Health Care Prayers for December 2012

  This last year has been for many a pressurised time. Increasing demands and decreasing resources mean that it easy to become demoralised and weary. Yet into these cold and sometimes gloomy days breaks the light of Advent hope, – … Continue reading

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Interfaith week – Volunteering

A celebration of ‘Volunteering Together’ took place at the Meeting House last week as part of Interfaith Week. People of all faiths and none give their time and energy to helping others in the community, and this is often a … Continue reading

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Is the Meeting House a Cathedral?

We like to think too that there is a sacredness about the Meeting House:  not the “holy” atmosphere created by mysterious dark spaces, candles and incense, but an atmosphere of hospitality, friendship and unconditional welcome. If people feel this when … Continue reading

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Homosexuality: A Journey

The journalist and activist Symon Hill talked at the Meeting House last week about his personal journey. With moving honesty, he spoke of his early days as an enthusiastic Christian when he imbibed the teaching of his church that homosexual … Continue reading

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Healthcare Prayers, October 2012

We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck … Continue reading

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Healthcare Prayers September 2012

You may like to read Isaiah 65:17-25, God’s promise of a new heaven and a new earth.   Pray for those health care professionals who may be feeling overwhelmed and discouraged by the  problems they face day by day   … Continue reading

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