What Is prayer?

Prayer is a communication process that allows us to talk to God.

There is no special way to pray. No special position to be in. You can pray with others or alone. You can pray in church, at work, walking down the street, in the park or on the bus. Anybody can pray, anytime, anywhere. God is always listening.

Each week our congregations  pray for those living and working in particular areas within both parishes.  The details of the parts of the community to be included in our prayers for the months of  February & March are listed below:

Date St James St Margaret
17th February
Daleside Ave & Daleside Close
Leeds Road
24th February
Daleside Grove Mill Lodge
3rd March
Deloh End & Duckett Grove
Linden Avenue
10th March
Ederoyd Ave
Gipsy Street
17th March
Ederoyd Crescent
St Hilda’s Terrace
24th March Ederoyd Drive & Ederoyd Grove Maple Avenue
31st March Ederoyd Mount & Ederoyd Rise Barberry Avenue


Please include these people in your prayers.


We should remember that Jesus taught his disciples how to pray using this prayer:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name:

thy kingdom come; they will be done; on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory for ever and ever. Amen


Further topical prayers can be found on the Diocese of Leeds website