This week's prayer suggestions

Please pray…

  • for all who are looking for meaning and purpose in their lives; that they may reach out to God.
  • for those who will forget about God today; that He will make Himself known to them.
  • for prisoners and those who care for them; that they may work together for rehabilitation and reform.
  • for the sick and all those who need our love and support at this time; that they may be made whole.
  • for the homeless, hungry and destitute; that they may receive the support they need, and that we may do all in our power to relieve them.
  • for the lonely and the frightened; that they may find warmth, friendship and the power of God's love among us.
  • for all those who lead us; that they may know the power of the Holy Spirit for the task ahead and respond joyfully to His call.

The Lord's Prayer (Contemporary)

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

The Lord's Prayer (Traditional)

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.

A Prayer for the Church

O God, in whose sovereign power rests everything in heaven and earth, take hold of your church today that, in every parish in this Diocese, we may be led humbly in the paths of holiness and boldly in the ways of witness, that many may be found as new disciples of Jesus Christ and learn to live joyfully in the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.