“You can pray any time, any place, using any words you like. Remember prayer is talking with God so take time to listen too.”

Please be assured that we continue to pray for you and if you have something or someone specific you would like us to pray for please give Revd Louise a call on 01636 704811 or drop her an email her at revdlouiseholliday@gmail.com

A prayer for the world

God of love and hope, you made the world and care for all creation,
but the world feels strange right now.
The news is full of stories about Coronavirus. Some people are worried that they might get ill.
Others are anxious for their family and friends. Be with them and help them to find peace.
We pray for the doctors and nurses and scientists, and all who are working to discover the right medicines to help those who are ill.
Thank you that even in these anxious times, you are with us.
Help us to put our trust in you and keep us safe. Amen.

 A prayer remembering God is with us

Lord God, you are always with me.
You are with me in the day and in the night. You are with me when I’m happy and when I’m sad.
You are with me when I’m healthy and when I am ill.
You are with me when I am peaceful and when I am worried.
Today I am feeling (name how you are feeling) because (reasons you are feeling this way).
Help me to remember that you love me and are with me in everything today.

Personal prayers

Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your disciples,  ‘I am with you always’.
Be with me today, as I offer myself to you.
Hear my prayers for others and for myself, and keep me in your care.

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

from St Patrick’s Breastplate

A prayer at bedtime

Before the ending of the day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That you, with steadfast love, would keep
Your watch around us while we sleep.

Tonight we pray especially for (names family or friends who are affected by Coronavirus) and the people of (country or place which is affected by Coronavirus).
Please give skill and wisdom to all who are caring for them.  Amen.

 Before going to sleep

God our Father, by whose mercy
the world turns safely into darkness and returns again to light:
we place in your hands our unfinished tasks,  our unsolved problems, and our unfulfilled hopes, knowing that only what you bless will prosper.
To your love and protection we commit each other and all those we love,
knowing that you alone are our sure defender, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

We pray for our community…

For children and families – that they have a safe and joyful summer break and return to school feeling refreshed and ready for the new school year.

For all the staff at our schools – that they receive much needed and well-deserved rest.

For the start of the new term and new beginnings at schools and universities.

For the young people of our communities

For the lonely and isolated

For the bereaved

For the new pattern of services across the Benefice

Getting Started Prayers

Some ideas to get started can be found here: https://southwell.anglican.org/life-faith/prayer/getting-started-prayers/

Prayer and Liturgy Resources
Click here for resources to enable you to pray at home or in small groups.