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Prayer

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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Children and Education
Updated ListingClimate change
CofE prayer feeds
Cycle of Prayer
Gaza
Updated ListingIraq
Latvia
MenUnited
Parishes
Retreats
Smartphones and tablets
Spirituality
Staff prayer resources
Sudan and South Sudan
Updated ListingSyria
Topical Prayers

Children and Education

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Updated ListingClimate Change

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. Amen.

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CofE prayer feeds

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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Cycle of 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, liturgical.assistant@salisbury.anglican.org 

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Gaza

Christian Aid Prayers for Gaza and Israel

Click here for the latest news.

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.
Amen.

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Iraq

We have not forgotten.
Updated ListingLatest news via 'Global Call to Prayer' on Facebook
Christian Aid Prayers for Iraq here
 

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Latvia

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.

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MenUnited

A network of praying men, based in Wiltshire. Events happen periodically.
Latest prayer letter here 

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Parishes

Year of Prayer in Salisbury
Click here for a poster

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Retreats

  • 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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Smartphones and tablets

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Spirituality

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Staff prayer resources

Click here for a page with creative resources from staff prayers on Wednesday mornings.

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Sudan and South 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
G
od Bless Africa;
Guard her children;
Guide her leaders
And give her peace, for Jesus Christ's sake.
Amen

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 sudan.prayer@salisbury.anglican.org 

For the prayer page, click here 

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Syria

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.
Amen.

Updated ListingLatest news via 'Global Call to Prayer' on Facebook 
More prayers for Syria here 

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Topical Prayers

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.

National Day of Prayer
Latest updates can be found on their website and on www.saintsinthestadium.co.uk.

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.

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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

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