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

Remembering His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Most merciful God,
whose wisdom is beyond our understanding,
surround the Queen and the Royal Family with your love,
that they may not be overwhelmed by their loss,
but have confidence in your goodness,
and strength to meet the days to come.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

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.


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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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)

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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April 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 April

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