A Wing and a Prayer
2021 is a year devoted to prayer in our diocese. Marianne Osborne, St Davids Transition Missioner and LMA Development Officer, encourages us all to take advantage of a new selection of resources on offer to deepen our prayer lives and bring us hope in these difficult times
As you are all aware, Bishop Joanna has encouraged us to think of 2021 as a year specifically devoted to raising awareness of the importance of prayer in our church family and the communities we serve.
As a result, a new page has been created called St Davids Diocese Year of Prayer which is available on Facebook and Twitter.
Here you will find our Wing and a Prayer initiative, which is also available on the diocesan website at https://stdavids.churchinwales.org.uk/en/faith/year-prayer/.
There are contributions from people all over the world, daily resources for simple morning, midday and evening prayers, as well as prayer byte videos from the Lord’s Prayer to simple arrow style prayers.
The Wing and a Prayer team are a group of people from all over the diocese who are dedicated to finding ways of supporting and nurturing prayer by sharing their own prayer lives and by finding new ways in this difficult climate to bring our family in Christ together in prayer.
The title Wing and a Prayer is an old saying that speaks of a life of spontaneity, hoping, despite a lack of preparation, that something is going to go well, with a quick nod in God’s direction! However, a life lived in spontaneous mode is exhausting - we should be underpinning all that we are in prayer, not hoping things will go well but knowing our hearts and souls are prepared and that the Lord walks alongside us strengthening us for everything that the day will bring.
Through the early part of this year we will be focusing on connecting to God through craft, music and other mediums of creative prayer. Please visit and consider posting a prayer on our page, so that our unity can encourage and support others in their personal relationship and journeys with God.
During these difficult times prayer brings security, it fills us with hope and brings us peace.