Service Of Prayer For Young People In Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

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The experimental service was the first of its kind and was part of an island–wide Day of Prayer for Young People which was organised by the Church of Ireland Youth Department.

The low key liturgy was put together by the Revd Jack Kinkead, curate of Taney Parish and the Revd Abigail Sines and the Revd Alan Breen, deacon interns in St Paul’s, Glenageary and St Patrick’s, Greystones, respectively. Innovative prayer stations which provided focal points for prayer including homelessness, suicide amongst young people and a reflection on the cross, were dotted around the cathedral and assembled with the assistance of Claire Haworth. The music was provided by a worship band.

The address was given by the Revd Alan Breen who drew upon the reading from 1 Samuel 3:1–10. He said everyone needed people in their lives to point them in the direction of God. He asked if we lived in a world where it was rare for God to speak or if it was the case that we were not tuned into what God was saying. He added that church leaders had a responsibility to role model listening to God’s voice and the best way to do this …read more

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