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Praying each day

Lord, thank you ….

For your presence here and for this opportunity to pray. I bring before you: Your promise of peace; Thank you for the beauty of the world and the kindness of people; For your love towards me and those whom I love. Thank you for sending Jesus and after he was raised from the dead and went to heaven you sent the Holy Spirit. Help me to show my gratitude in deeds as well as words.


Lord I am sorry…..

For the times I have been unkind (especially to …).  I am sorry for being selfish and I regret not being able to forgive …. Why have I forgotten that you love me?

Thank you for your promise to forgive anybody who is really sorry for what they have done.  Forgive me for what I have done.


Lord I am troubled…

I am anxious and worried for myself because…  and for others…. I am especially worried about ….. Help me to trust your love and that you will carry our sorrows. Please teach me to act and speak in the way that you want. Give me the wisdom to know when not to interfere. Calm my fears and take this burden from me: all things are in your hands.


Lord I pray for …

My family …  and friends … My neighbours at home, at work, the ones I like … and the ones I find it hard to like …  I pray for those who are ill…. Those who are troubled … and those who mourn.. I pray for those who are involved with disaster … or war … or who are oppressed …  Bless them, Father, in their various troubles. Show me how I can help. Heavenly Father, thank you for this time of rest and quietness.  Thank you for the blessings you have given me.  


Batter my heart, three-personed God, for you As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend; That I may rise and stand, o’erthrow me and bend Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new. I, like an usurped town, to another due, Labour to admit you, but O, to no end. Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend, But is captived and proves weak or untrue.
Yet dearly I love you and would be loved fain, But am betrothed unto your enemy. Divorce me, untie, or break that knot again, Take me to you, imprison me, for I,
Except you enthrall me, never shall be free,
Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.

John Donne (1572-1631) 

Can we help?

There are times in everyone’s life when a listening ear is needed.  Uniquely the Church of England (and in Wales ) has a parish priest who is there for any one in that parish.  We are there for the happy times when someone wants to get married or there is a baby to be christened but we are also there for the sad times.  If you don’t know who to turn to then turn to us.

The following list may help if:

You are in debt and need help;

You are having relationship problems, or are in an

abusive relationship;

You know that there is a spiritual side to life—but you seem to be missing out.

You are lonely;

Someone you love has moved into a Care Home and you feel guilty;

You can’t get over the death of a loved one;

You have lost a baby (miscarried);

You have just moved to the area.

Something else …


We can show you that God cares for everyone.




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