Prayer resources

Prayer means launching out of the heart towards God; it means lifting up one’s eyes, quite simply, to heaven, a cry of grateful love, from the crest of joy or the trough of despair; it’s a vast, supernatural force, which opens out my heart, and binds me close to Jesus.
St Therese of Lisieux

Tea-time prayer

God of all of life,
waiting for the water to boil
we confess and lament
the rise of temperature
that has led to a climate crisis
across this beautiful planet.
We wait, impatient for change.

Pouring out hot water
on loose-leaf or tea bag,
into teapot or favourite mug,
we pour out our intercessions
for a change of heart by politicians
to put planet and people first.

Stirring teabag, leaves or sugar
we ask that you would stir in us
a passion to take action,
to do all we can at this critical hour
to take care of our common home
and amplify the call for climate justice.

Drinking that first satisfying sip
we give thanks for the day when
‘they will hunger no more,
and thirst no more’*
Infuse us with a strongly brewed vision
of your creation healed and restored.

Amen

#AmenToClimateJustice
*Revelation 7:16

Christian Aid: A tea-time prayer in solidarity with those experiencing the worst of climate injustice.
www.christianaid.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/tea-time-prayer

Prayer booklets

Our prayer booklets are designed to help you spend a few minutes each day in prayer using verses from the bible selected by our Prayer Lead Minister and ALM, Eve Cambray.

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July 2021 prayer diary

 

August 2021 prayer diary
Diocesan Prayer Diary

Using the Diocesan Prayer Diary means that on each day all of us across the Diocese can pray for the same individuals. We don’t need to know the individuals for whom we are praying, we just need to know they are our fellow disciples in Christ, and they need to know that we are holding them by name before God.

Click here to view or download the Diocesan Prayer Diary for June

Click here to view or download the Diocesan Prayer Diary for July and August

Church of England Prayer Booklet

Prayers to help us pray with one another even when it is not possible to gather together in church.

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CofE Prayer Booklet

 


We remember before God those who have died and we pray that God’s love will surround all who mourn them, now and always.   Gracious God, as we remember before you the thousands who have died, surround us and all who mourn with your strong compassion.

Be gentle with us in our grief,
protect us from despair,
and give us grace to persevere
and face the future with hope
in Jesus Christ our risen Lord.

Amen

The Lambeth Conference invites you to join with an international community to pray for hope, justice and transformation in our world. Click here to find out more.

Prayer for a Pandemic

May we who are merely inconvenienced
remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
remember those most vulnerable.

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Credit: www.ccvichapel.org/post/prayer-for-a-pandemic-cameron-bellm

God became a child.
He made himself dependent and weak, in need of our love.
Now this God who has become a child says to us:

You can no longer fear me, you can only love me.

Pope Benedict XVI

Pray with confidence, based upon the goodness and infinite generosity of God and upon the promises of Jesus Christ.   God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray.

St Loius de Montfort (1673-1716)

In prayer, may we come to know ourselves and to meet our maker;
to rejoice in God’s goodness, to share in God’s life,
and to be enfolded in God’s love.   Amen

Julian of Norwich (1342-1420)