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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Pray for Sudan
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A Prayer for Those Affected by the Typhoon in the Philippines
O loving Creator, bring healing and hope to those who, at this time, grieve, suffer pain, or who have been made homeless by the force of flood in Philippines.
We remember those who have died and we pray for those who mourn for them.
May we all be aware of Your compassion, O God, which calms our troubled hearts and shelters our anxious souls.
May we pray with humility with our troubled and struggling brothers and sisters on earth. May we dare to hope that through the generosity of the privileged, the destitute might glimpse hope, warmth and life again.
Through our Saviour Christ who lives with us, comforts us and soothes us.
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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|Common Worship Lectionary app
The essential digital accompaniment to the CofE's daily readings and services is now available for iPad, iPhone, iTouch and Android. Details here.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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