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.
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
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