Prayer is at the heart of our life as a church. When we pray, we communicate with God through our words, our actions, or in our hearts. Our latest Cycle of Prayer is available from the grey 'Resources' box on the left.
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19 January 2015: ARC prayer for those wanting to support British farmers:
Loving God, we give you thanks for all the food that is produced for us by farmers every day. We thank you especially for milk, a vital food, which we don't always fully appreciate. We pray for dairy farmers and the particular pressures that they face at this present time. We remember farmers under pressure because of low prices and late milk payments, may they know the peace of your presence. May we consumers never take our food for granted and may we value and support those who work tirelessly to feed us.
This we ask in Jesus name, Amen.
07 January 2015: Prayers in response to Paris terror attack
The Church of England has issued these three prayers in response to the Paris terror attack.
Compassionate God and Father of all,
we are horrified at violence
in so many parts of the world.
It seems that none are safe, and some are terrified.
Hold back the hands that kill and maim;
turn around the hearts that hate.
Grant instead your strong Spirit of Peace -
peace that passes our understanding
but changes lives,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
God of Hope,
we come to you in shock and grief and confusion of heart.
Help us to find peace in the knowledge
of your loving mercy to all your children,
and give us light to guide us out of our darkness
into the assurance of your love,
In Jesus Christ our Lord.
hear the cries of our grief,
for you know the anguish of our hearts.
It is beyond our understanding
and more than we can bear.
We pray that justice may be done
and that we may treasure the memory of their lives
more than the manner of their death.
For Christ's sake.
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Children and Education
The Diocesan Adviser for Work with Children and Families is Barbara Meardon:
Praying for schools: www.prayforschools.org
Bishop Nicholas, as C of E lead for the environment, and Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town, the Anglican Communion's lead for the environment, are praying and fasting for the climate on the first day of every month. They are asking people to consider joining them and Christians across the world. Learn more at www.prayandfastfortheclimate.org.uk
Spirit of God, You established the dance of Creation;
bring life out of death
bring order out of chaos.
Call us to radical action:
to care for the web of Creation
to share our resources justly
and to work for the renewal of our Mother, Earth.
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lord God of compassion,
whose will is for peace built on righteousness,
we pray for peace in Gaza and Israel:
for an end to hostilities,
for comfort and help for all who suffer,
and for reconciliation between Palestine and Israel,
through Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.
We have not forgotten.
Latest news via 'Global Call to Prayer' on Facebook
Christian Aid Prayers for Iraq here
The Diocese of Salisbury has been twinned with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia since the late 1980s. Click here for the page: there are prayers at the bottom.
A network of praying men, based in Wiltshire. Events happen periodically.
Latest prayer letter here
Year of Prayer in Salisbury
Click here for a poster
The Diocese is associated with a number of retreat houses throughout Wiltshire and Dorset, including Hilfield Friary.
Click here for the Events page
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The Vocations and Spirituality Adviser to the Diocese is the Revd Ian Cowley:
01722 411944, email@example.com
For the Spirituality page, click here
Click here for a page with creative resources from staff prayers on Wednesday mornings.
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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.
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 prayer page, click here
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.
Bishop John Wraw, formerly Archdeacon of Wiltshire, has been diagnosed with cancer and is being treated in Southend Hospital. Please keep John, Gillian and all the family in your prayers.
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.
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