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A prayer of intercession for South Sudan__
Prayer for peace in Syria
Prayer for those in camps, private homes, churches and communities
Prayer for refugees
Prayer for the Church in Syria
A Prayer for the #RefugeeCrisis
A Prayer for Peace
Lifting Hands in Prayer
 

Prayer

by Helen Clemow last modified 10 Jul, 2017 03:42 PM

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.

Updated Listing = Latest additions/updates

Click here for our Cycle of Prayer

Or try the app!

 

The CofE Prayer site:

justpray.uk

 

Contents

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Topical Prayers 
Children and Education
Climate change
CofE prayer feeds
Cycle of Prayer

Farmers
Gaza
Iraq
Latvia 
Updated Listing MenUnited
Parishes
Retreats and Pilgrimages
Praying via phones and tablets
Spirituality
Staff prayer resources
Sudan and South Sudan
Syria
 

Topical Prayers

A Prayer for the Refugee Crisis
Heavenly Father,
you are the source of all goodness, generosity and love.
We thank you for opening the hearts of many
to those who are fleeing for their lives.
Help us now to open our arms in welcome,
and reach out our hands in support.
That the desperate may find new hope,
and lives torn apart be restored.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ Your Son, Our Lord,  
who fled persecution at His birth
and at His last triumphed over death. 
Amen

A Prayer for Peace
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.
Amen

South Sudan

Please pray for mission partners preparing to go and work in South Sudan: Malcolm Pritchard to teach at Bishop Gwynne college in Juba; Chris and Suzy Wilson to teach in a new Bible college in the Gambella region of southern Ethiopia which is full of refugees from South Sudan.

Give thanks that Lynn Treneary has been selected as a mission partner, and will return to the Chaima Institute in Maridi, hopefully in September. Pray for her in this period of training and resource raising.

Pray too for mission partner Ruth Radley in Yei working with Across, currently on leave in the UK. Pray that Ruth can minister the peace of Christ into the minds and hearts of children with whom she works in Yei.

Prayers for Syria

Prayer for peace in Syria

How long oh Lord? How long? 
We have been crying to you for peace in Syria; for an end to killing and despair, an end to hostilities on all sides. We thank you for the current cessation of hostilities and pray it may turn into a long lasting peace. 
We cry to you for humanitarian aid to reach those most in need. 
We beseech you for the rebuilding of ruined homes, businesses and communities. 
We long for the repairing of the breach and the restoration of streets where your children may dwell in harmony. 
We cry out that justice, truth and love may prevail for all the people of Syria. 
We pray in the name of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen.

Prayer for those in camps, private homes, churches and communities

Father, we ask your blessing on those who have fled into refugee camps, private homes, churches and communities. 
May they find the refuge they seek. 
We pray for those offering welcome to relatives, friends or strangers in their homes, churches and communities. 
We ask your wisdom for those working in camps and among displaced people wherever they are. 
Through their care, may your gifts of patience, freedom and hope be shared with all. 
We pray in the name of the Lord who is our hope, Jesus Christ. 
Amen.  

Prayer for refugees  

O Lord, who sees all things, you know the needs of refugees in all lands. 
We pray at this time particularly for those who have fled Syria and now live in homes, churches and camps in the region and across our continent of Europe. 
Watch over them. 
Give wisdom, generosity and boldness to all who make decisions about their welcome and their welfare, and to all whose hearts move them to offer help. 
May all Syrian refugees find true refuge. 
Amen  

Prayer for the Church in Syria  

Lord of the church, we pray for your blessing on our sisters and brothers in Jesus Christ in the churches of Syria. Uphold and sustain them. 
Keep them faithful to Jesus in the face of persecution, opposition, tragedy and turmoil. 
May they know the power of your Holy Spirit to be your people in, and for, their land and nation. 
We pray in the name of Jesus Christ the foundation and cornerstone of your holy church. 
Amen.

Click here for topical prayers from the CofE.

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Climate 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.

The Diocesan Environment Group has produced special prayers they have produced on Advent Sunday, which falls on the eve of the Summit. Bishop Nicholas urges all Churches in the Diocese to use them. Read and print off the prayers here.

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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 Assistant Secretary, Sally Ruffer:
    01722 334031, bishop.admin@salisbury.anglican.org 
  • Want to start a local cycle of prayer? Here's a sample from Salisbury Churches Together

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Farmers

The Arthur Rank Centre, a Christian Charity, has asked people to remember dairy farmers in their prayers, especially in the context of the fall in milk prices.

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.
 

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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.
Latest 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.
Updated Listing Latest prayer letter here 

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Parishes

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Retreats and Pilgrimages

  • The Diocese is associated with a number of retreat houses throughout Wiltshire and Dorset, including Hilfield Friary.
  • Click here for our Retreats page and here for Pilgrimages

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Praying via phones and tablets

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Spirituality

For the Spirituality page, click here 

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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.

Latest news via 'Global Call to Prayer' on Facebook 
More prayers for Syria 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

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