Add prayer requests to your shopping list at Morrisons in Petts Wood
PRAYER is not on the top of everyone’s shopping list but for those in need a church’s supermarket service has the answer.
Every week Petts Wood churches pray for people in their congregation but they also pray for shoppers who have filled in a slip and posted it in the prayer box in Morrisons, Queensway, Petts Wood.
These are then collected by a representative from the Methodist Church once a week and sent around to the other churches in the network.
Petts Wood Churches chairman David Stephenson said: “Sometimes there are no requests but on other weeks we might get six or so.
“The people who are asking for prayers tend to be people that have got cancer or other life threatening diseases, or people that are out of work and looking for a job, that is widespread.
“Or it could be family problems or relationship problems, those are the normal requests.”
Christians in the Petts Wood Churches pray for the request for two weeks unless the person who wants a prayer requests otherwise.
Mr Stephenson added: “It is all part of caring for the community.”
There are eight churches which make up the Petts Wood Churches group.
They are Christ Church (United Reformed) in Tudor Way, Petts Wood Baptist Church in Poverest Road, Petts Wood Methodist Church in Queensway, St Francis of Assisi Church in Willett Way and St James the Apostle in Lakeswood Road.
And also Southborough Lane Baptist Church in Southborough Lane, Friends Meeting House in Ladywood Avenue and Christ Lutheran Church in Poverest Road.