Give us this day our weekly Chad

Some of the young people at St Mark's Church Mansfield  with 'Chad Prayers' placed at the altar table.
Some of the young people at St Mark's Church Mansfield with 'Chad Prayers' placed at the altar table.

Our Father, who art in Chad..

Teh congregation at St Mark’s Church, in the heart of Mansfield, have been using articles from their favourite newspaper to help them pray for the local area.

Rev Keith Hebden said: “Like all Churches, we regularly pray for the well being of our community, but at our all-age-led service we wanted to do something a bit different”.

Around 60 news articles and some obituaries were cut out from last weeks newspaper and shared out among the worshippers to discuss and to pray about.

Rev Hebden added: “Everything from fundraising events to violent crimes, to local politics were prayed for before the articles were placed in a large heart shape to represent God’s love for the world.”