Prayer Treasury

Here you will find old and new prayers that may help you to pray.

Our Father, which art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come.

Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that 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.

Amen. 

 

Support us, O Lord, all the day long until the shadows lengthen, the evening comes, the busy world is hushed, the fever of life is over and our work is done. Then in your mercy, grant us a safe lodging, a holy rest and peace at the last; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

Climate Emergency Prayer from Christian Aid,

God of justice and love,
help us listen to our sisters and brothers
who are living with the reality of the climate emergency.

We pray for people who are hungry
because of failed harvests and dry river beds,
for people who are homeless
because of unpredictable and extreme weather,
for people who are struggling to make a living
in ever more challenging circumstances.

We pray alongside people everywhere,
who show that another world is possible through their words and actions.
We stand in solidarity with all those who are suffering.

Give us the strength we need to play our part
in restoring your world,
to act justly and to walk humbly.
May our love for our neighbours,
even for those far from us, make known our love for you.
In the name of Christ,
Amen.

 

A meditation from John Pockett.

 'Disclosure' by Ann Lewin of the Christian Meditation Centre. It is not strictly speaking a prayer, perhaps best described as a meditation on prayer. 

 

Prayer is like watching for the

Kingfisher. All you can do is

Wait.

Often nothing much happens,

There is space, silence and

Expectancy.

No visible sign, only the

Knowledge that he's been there

And may come again.

Seeing or not seeing cease to matter,

You have been prepared.

But when you've almost stopped

Expecting it, a flash of brightness

Gives encouragement.


Printer Printable Version