Daily Prayer










Windmill of


Jacob van





The Lord is our light and our life:

Come, let us worship.


Give praise to the Father almighty,

to his Son, Jesus Christ, the Lord,

to the Spirit who dwells in our hearts,

both now and for ever. Amen.




Blessed are you, O Lord our God,

you are our life and salvation;

yours is the glory, this day and always.

     [words of gratitude and adoration may be said here]

Open our eyes to behold your presence

and strengthen our hands in doing your will;

that the world may rejoice and give you praise,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Blessed be God for ever!




Psalm 32


Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven,
   whose sin is covered. 
Happy are those to whom the Lord
 imputes no iniquity,
   and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 


While I kept silence, my body wasted away
   through my groaning all day long. 
For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
   my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.


Then I acknowledged my sin to you,
   and I did not hide my iniquity;
I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord
   and you forgave the guilt of my sin.


Therefore let all who are faithful
   offer prayer to you;
at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters
   shall not reach them. 
You are a hiding-place for me;
   you preserve me from trouble;
   you surround me with glad cries of deliverance.


I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go;
   I will counsel you with my eye upon you. 
Do not be like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
   whose temper must be curbed with bit and bridle,
   else it will not stay near you. 


Many are the torments of the wicked,
   but steadfast love surrounds those who trust in the Lord

Be glad in the Lord
 and rejoice, O righteous,
   and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.



Give praise to the Father almighty,

to his Son, Jesus Christ the Lord,

to the Spirit who dwells in our hearts;

both now and for ever. Amen.


A Song of Christ’s Goodness



Jesus, as a mother you gather your people to you;

you are gentle with us as a mother with her children.


Often you weep over our sins and our pride,

tenderly you draw us from hatred and judgement.

You comfort us in sorrow and bind up our wounds,

in sickness you nurse us and with pure milk you feed us.


Jesus, by your dying, we are born to new life;

by your anguish and labour we come forth in joy.


Despair turns to hope through your sweet goodness;

through your gentleness, we find comfort in fear’

Your warmth gives life to the dead,

your touch makes sinners righteous.


Lord Jesus, in your mercy, heal us;

in your love and tenderness, remake us,

in your compassion, bring grace and forgiveness,

for the beauty of heaven, may your love prepare us.


Give praise to the Father almighty,

to his Son, Jesus Christ, the Lord,

to the Spirit who dwells in our hearts,

both now and for ever. Amen.



2 Chronicles 7.13-14

When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.


a time for reflection on the scriptures …


… completed with:


God, be merciful, show me your ways.

Help me understand; show me your ways. [from Psalm 119]



The Song of Christ’s Glory

(Philippians 2: 5b-11)


Christ Jesus was in the form of God,

but he did not cling to equality with God.


He emptied himself,

taking the form of a servant,

and was born in our human likeness.


Being found in human form he humbled himself

and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross;


therefore, God has highly exalted him,

and bestowed on him the name above every name,


that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow,

in heaven and on earth and under the earth;


and every tongue confess

that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.   


Give praise to the Father almighty,                      Ecce Homo

to his Son, Jesus Christ, the Lord,                       Louis Royer

to the Spirit who dwells in our hearts,                    1826

both now and for ever. Amen.




thanksgiving, petition, intercession


Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial

and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours

now and for ever. Amen.


a time for personal prayer and intercession …


… you may include this ‘Prayer for the Earth’:


God our hope and help,

we pray for all who make their living from the land. 

Help them to contend with the vagaries of the weather

and with the variability of the economic climate. 

Defend them from the threat of disease,

and help them to protect the animals in their care. 

We ask for your blessing on farm shops and farmers’ markets,

and on all who buy and sell food locally.


… and sum up your own prayers with these responses:


Make your ways known upon the 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 this and every nation;

that justice may prevail throughout the world.


Do not let 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.



 distant destinations

God our Saviour,

look on this wounded world in pity and in power;

hold us fast to your promise of peace won for us by your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ.  Amen.


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

and the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

be with us all evermore.  Amen.