Prayer is at the heart of our life as a church. When we pray, we are communicating with God, through words or actions, or in our hearts.
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A Prayer for Flooding
This prayer comes from the Bishop of Taunton, whose clergy and people have been so badly affected.
God of all goodness and love,
in whom we can trust in every time of need:
be close to all who live in fear and distress
at this time of flooding in our land.
We pray for wisdom and strength for all who seek to help,
and that through this emergency,
people and communities may be drawn more closely together
in service to one another;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Pray for Sudan
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Pray that the agreement will hold and the ceasefire will take effect more widely. Pray for an end to the conflict in areas where the ceasefire has not been implemented. Pray for those made homeless and in desperate need of food, clean water and sanitation. Pray that the second round of peace talks due to begin on Friday take place and lead to a deeper and wider peace.
A Prayer by Brother Trevor Huddleston, CR
God Bless Africa;
Guard her children;
Guide her leaders
And give her peace, for Jesus Christ's sake.
A Prayer for Reconciliation in Syria
God of history,
Witness of the struggles within families;
we pray for the divided family of Syria
as brother fights against brother,
and sister rejects sister.
We pray for those whose love of neighbour
has been destroyed in the bitterness of enmity.
May fear be submerged in compassion.
May distrust be diluted by hope,
as a vision of peace illuminates
darkened minds and hate-filled hearts.
We pray in the name of Christ,
our source of light and love.
Women's World Day of Prayer
Takes place on the first Friday in March each year. The service is written by a different country each year. Click here for the website.
Click here for topical prayers from the CofE.
Click here for a page with resources from staff prayers on Wednesday mornings.
Church of England Daily Prayer Feeds provided by the official Church of England web site, © The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England
Common Worship Morning Prayer
Common Worship Evening Prayer
Common Worship Night Prayer
All these services
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Reflections for Daily Prayer
The diocesan Cycle of Prayer is issued every three months and covers all aspects of the work of the Diocese. Download the latest edition from the 'Resources' box on the left
For more information on the Cycle, click here
- Send prayers for publication to the Bishop’s Liturgical Assistant, Bridget Trump:
01722 334031, email@example.com
Prayer is central to our link with the church in Sudan. Often, the first things that we are asked for in any situation are prayers, given in a true spirit of fellowship.
We operate a diocesan-wide prayer network which works via e-mail. Regular monthly prayer requests are sent to anyone who would like to receive them. If you would like to join our prayer network or log a prayer request, contact the prayer co-ordinator by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For the Sudan prayer page, click here
Children and Education
The Diocesan Adviser for Work with Children and Families is Barbara Meardon:
Praying for schools: www.prayforschools.org
The Vocations and Spirituality Adviser to the Diocese is the Revd Ian Cowley:
01722 411944, email@example.com
For the Spirituality page, click here
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You may like to pause for a moment, whatever you are doing, and remember God’s presence with you now.
What is before us in life we know not, but this we know:
That all things are ordered with unerring wisdom and unbounded love by You, our God. Grant us all in things to see Your hand;
Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.
- Charles Simeon