All ministry constantly needs its roots firmly planted in prayer with God. Both at our Centre for Youth Ministry and SPEC Retreat Centre, we have a daily prayer rhythm to sustain us; but we are also incredibly privileged to have a long list of people and communities who have kindly agreed to keep our ministry in their daily prayers.
What it involves
If you too would like to commit to being one of our prayer warriors, here are some ways to get fully involved:
- When you have an idea of what you want to hold in prayer, choose how and when and where you will pray. Routine in prayer is important! Perhaps on a Sunday Mass you will hold it as an intention, or as part of your morning prayer. We also like having reminders on our phone which ping to remind us to remember a certain intention before the Lord.
- Get to know more. You need to know what you are going to be praying about! Is there a youth group in your parish you can pray for, or the intentions of your priest? It’s always helpful to have an idea of what you want to pray for when you begin to pray. Our list looks a little like this:
- The young people of the diocese
- Our parish youth workers
- Our young leaders
- Our catechists
- Our SPEC community
- Our bishops, priests and deacons
- The WYM team
- Our events