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For Prayer and Praise

The Church of England's prayer for Peace

Compassionate God and Father of all,
we are horrified at violence
in so many parts of the world.
It seems that none are safe,
and some are terrified.
Hold back the hands that kill and maim;
turn around the hearts that hate.
Grant instead your strong Spirit of Peace –
peace that passes our understanding
but changes lives,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

A Prayer for Nice

God of hope, we come to you in shock and grief and confusion of heart. Help us to find peace in the knowledge of your loving mercy to all your children, and give us light to guide us out of our darkness into the assurance of your love, in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Regular daily prayer is a vital part of the Christian's life. The Church of England offers a pattern of prayer in the morning, the evening and at night.

Click here to find the services for today set out in full on the Church of England website.

Once on the page, click on the service you want (morning, evening or night prayer) in the blue rectangle. These services can be used on your own, as a family activity or with friends. We call them 'common' prayer or worship because they unite people everywhere in the same prayers and Bible readings.

In your personal prayers please give thanks for

our Diocesan Bishop, Alan Smith, and pray for him in work as pastor and leader in our diocese

The Revd Canon Dr Michael Beasley: the next Bishop of Hertford, and Richard Atkinson, Bishop of Bedford

our Archdeacons: Jonathan Smith (St Albans) Paul Hughes (Bedford) and Trevor Jones (Hertford)

our Rural Dean here in Watford, Tony Rindl

and all who lead Christian Communities in the Watford area, especially Churches Together in North Watford and Garston and our 'umbrella' organisation, 'Christians across Watford'

our Church Council members seeking to guide the life and work of our two congregations

our vicar, Duncan Campbell and our Readers (lay ministers) Mr Keith Cheyney, Mrs Sue Pankhurst and Ms Vicky O'Kelly.

our Lay Leaders of Worship, Val Bryce and Chris Long.

and please pray for

the Anglican Church worldwide

people you know who are ill, lonely or recently bereaved

peace for troubled parts of the world

If you want ideas about what to pray about and how to word your prayers click here

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The Parish Office, St Mark's Church, Leggatts Way, Watford, Herts. WD24 5NQ Phone: 01923 681972

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