Prayer

As Christians we believe that prayer is very important, as through it we can build our relationship with God and bring to Him our concerns and thanksgivings as well as those of others. We believe that God hears and responds to our prayers, sometimes in a way that is not obvious to us or in the way that we might expect or hope for.

The most well known of all Christian prayers is the one which Jesus taught to His disciples (Matthew 6:9-13), known to us now as the Lord's Prayer. It is reproduced below.

THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
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.

If you would like to submit a prayer request, which will be included in our daily prayer time, please use the contact form. If your prayer request is confidential please make this clear on the form. If you would like anyone to contact you, please add your contact details.

For some suggestions for things to pray for over the coming month, and some ideas for prayers, here are a few sites that might be helpful.
Christian Aid prayers
Prayer guide
Prayers on Church of England site
Prayer for Parliament
Anglican World Prayers
Tools for Prayer
Celtic prayers

Daily newsfeed from the Church of England:
Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer
Night Prayer