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

Prayer for Refugees

Almighty and merciful God,
whose Son became a refugee and had no place to call his own;
look with mercy on those who today are fleeing from danger,
homeless and hungry.
Bless those who work to bring them relief;
inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts;
and guide the nations of the world towards that day when all will rejoice in your Kingdom of justice and of peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Pray-as-you-go Examen from the Jesuit Refugee Service

Prayers for those held in captivity

Merciful Father,
we cry to you from the depths of our concern
for those wrongly imprisoned or held captive:
for those trying to secure their release,
that the ways of peace and diplomacy may prevail over acts of violence and aggression,
that their captors may know a change of heart;
through him who was sent to proclaim liberty for captives
and to set free those who are oppressed,
your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Amen.

O Lord God,
your Son Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.
In his resurrection
he restores life and peace in all creation.
Comfort, we pray, all victims of intolerance
and those oppressed by their fellow humans.
Remember in your kingdom those who have died.
Lead the oppressors towards compassion
and give hope to the suffering.
Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

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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September 2021 prayer diary

 
October 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 September to November

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

 


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

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)