In every prayer time, we remembered people in prayer – those in the local parish and in leadership in the Anglican communion, members of the Franciscan community all over the world and those in our own personal prayers. Many of these people were mentioned by name. It was lovely to hear one of my city centre clergy colleagues in Newcastle being prayed for on the first day I was there. There were two other aspects of this prayer-centred life which appealed to me. In my room was a note about what to do on the day of departure from the Friary. I was asked to strip and re-make the bed, and also say a prayer for the person who would next stay in the room. What a hospitable and welcoming thing to do! After lunch, before we left the dining room, we said the Lord’s prayer, on behalf of “those who will not pray today and those who do not pray.” On the days we are consumed by life and do not think of God, our brothers at the Friary are holding us up in prayer and praying on our behalf. A powerhouse of prayer indeed.