Prayers for this time


A light that shines in the dark, a light that darkness could not overpower.

  John 1:15   

Our clergy team continue to pray for us all on a daily basis. If you would like a prayer said for you privately by the clergy of the Bourne Parish please email The Parish Office .  If you feel it would be helpful to speak to someone about a problem or personal matter, the ministry team can be contacted on 07947 652309.

Prayers for Wednesday 13th January 

Lord of Hope

We give you thanks for a new day.

We arise today

to a horizon guiding our eye beyond the everyday;

to a dawn gently lighting up the wonders of Your creation;

to a whispered dew rooting us firmly to this precious earth.

For this and more we thank you.


Lord of Hope

We give You thanks for a new year.

We arise today

to the knowledge that Your Son, our Lord, goes before us;

to the hope that through His presence all people will be transformed;

to the promise of salvation for all.

For this and more we thank You.


Lord of Hope

We give You thanks for a new start.

We arise today

turning our backs on the ways of judgement and criticism;

sloughing off narrow-minded assumptions;

reaching out to enemy and friend with generous compassionate hearts.

For the promise of a new start, a new year, a new day,

for these gifts and for so much more we thank You.








We hold in God`s light all who live with anxiety,

fear or dread or despair across our globe

( our prayers for those struggling with Covid, and those in the caring professions)


We hold in God`s light this one fragile planet

which we inhabit.

( our prayers for all who work for creation justice)


We pray for justice for the poor and the persecuted

(our prayers for particular parts of the world we know where life is hard)


We pray that the Prince of Peace may remind us

and remind us and remind us

that our task is to be His hands

and hearts on this earth.  Amen




May our journeys into this new year

be filled with the hope and promise of God

for the sake and the peace of the world.


A Blessing

Go forth into the world in peace;
be of good courage;
hold fast that which is good;
render to no one evil for evil;
strengthen the fainthearted;
support the weak;
help the afflicted;
honour everyone;
love and serve the Lord,
rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.


 A resource for private prayer

 You may like to use these prayers compiled by the Rt. Revd. Dr. Christopher Herbert. Click here to download these prayers for printing.

Heavenly Father, You console and lead us in times of doubt and confusion,
May we follow the light of your love and spread hope now and at all times.