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  Spending a quiet moment in saying a prayer can be one of the most effective ways of asking for forgiveness, being near to God, and placing your troubles before Him.

Lord teach us how to pray - Luke 11 v1

A prayer for when someone dies

Lord Jesus, I come to you this day with all my feelings of loneliness, uncertainty and confusion. I cannot quite believe that ...... has gone. their death seems so unreal and yet I know they are no longer here with me. I thank you for all the special memories I have of ........., they can never be taken away,. help me come to terms with their passing, it seems so hard at the moment. help me in my weakness to know that they are at peace with you, and give me the strength to get through this day, this hour, this moment. Amen

Jesus' life, death and rising to new life on the first Easter morning shows that life is stronger than death, that peace is stronger than war and that love is stronger than hate.

Prayer for those who mourn

O God, who brought us to birth,
and in whose arms we die,
in our grief and shock
contain and comfort us;
embrace us with your love,
give us hope in our confusion
and grace to let go into new life;
through Jesus Christ.

In times Of trouble

Circle me O God
Keep hope within despair without,
Circle me O God
Keep peace within, keep turmoil without.
Circle me O God
Keep strength within keep weakness out.

Do not be afraid - I will save you. I have called you by name - you are mine. When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you; your troubles will not overwhelm you. - from Isaiah 43

The Mary Sumner Prayer

All this day, O Lord,
let me touch as many lives as possible for thee;
and every life I touch, do thou by the spirit quicken,
whether through the word I speak,
the prayer I breathe, or the life I live. Amen
Mothers’ Union founder, Mary Sumner, 1876

A prayer for peace in our world

Make your ways known upon earth, Lord God,
your saving power among all peoples.
Renew your Church in holiness
and help us to serve you with joy.
Guide the leaders of all nations,
that justice may prevail throughout the world.
Let not the needy be forgotten,
nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
Make us instruments of your peace
and let your glory be over all the earth. Amen

Prayer for those visiting our website

Almighty and eternal God,

who created us in your own image and gave us the will to seek after all that is good, true and beautiful, especially in the person of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
we give you thanks for the freedom of communication.
Grant, we pray you, that through our journeys in this website we may be led to charity, prayer, patience and greater understanding of each other
and that we may discern more closely, your will for your pilgrims here on earth.
To the glory of the Word made Flesh.

Prayer for Libya

Gracious God,
we pray for peace, justice and reconciliation in Libya.
We pray for the honouring of human rights,
and for the relief of the oppressed.
We pray for all those affected, including the men and women of our armed forces, and for their families.
In your mercy, hear the prayers of your children,
now and always. Amen



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