We very much value the partnerships we have with churches and individuals who pray for staff, students and the work of the College. There are a number of ways you can support us in prayer:
- Check out the news and events section on the website, where we regularly post items for prayer.
- Sign up to receive the College newsletter.
- Have a slot in a Sunday service or prayer meeting for the College.
Suggestions for Prayer
In general, we always welcome prayer for:
The community of the College
The College has a regularly changing community of people from many different areas and backgrounds. Learning to live alongside others with different ideas is very much part of formation for ministry. We are therefore always learning how to live and learn together as an open and welcoming community and invite prayers for this.
The worship life of the College
Our daily times of prayer and weekly services form part of the important rhythm of community life. However, we would pray that they would be times which challenge and shape us, both as a College and individually.
For some students, studying theology comes as a breath of fresh air, allowing them to think new thoughts and grow spiritually. Other students find academic studies a hard slog. We would pray that all students would gain from their studies not simply knowledge and skills, but a growing sense of the value of such study throughout a life of ministry.
Ministry in churches and beyond
Students are regularly preaching in churches around Wales and beyond, as well as working in placements with churches or other organisations (e.g. experiencing chaplaincy). Please pray that they will be a blessing to those they serve, as well as gaining much experience in different aspects of ministry.
Finishing students, to discern God’s leading in their lives.
This is a difficult time in which to settle in churches and, for some students, this means they will finish College and have nowhere to go immediately. This has obvious financial implications but can also be very unsettling for family members. Pray that God will guide them.
Potential students, as they consider whether God is calling them to apply
There are a number of formal steps in applying to train for ministry, but the College always welcomes informal conversations. Pray that those beginning to sense God’s call will have courage to open up the conversation.
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