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Prayers for this time

A resource for Private Prayer

As our churches begin to reopen, initially for private prayer only, you may like to use these prayers compiled by the Rt. Revd. Dr. Christopher Herbert. Click here to download these prayers for printing.

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.

Read a verse each day, then meditate for a few minutes.

  1. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
    Fill me with life anew,
    That I may love what Thou dost love,
    And do what Thou wouldst do.
  2. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
    Until my heart is pure,
    Until with Thee I will one will,
    To do and to endure.
  3. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
    Till I am wholly Thine,
    Until this earthly part of me
    Glows with Thy fire divine.
  4. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
    So shall I never die,
    But live with Thee the perfect life
    Of Thine eternity.
    Edwin Hatch 1878

 

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen


 

Prayer following Psalm 66, Common Worship

How generous is your goodness, O God,
how great is your salvation,
how faithful is your love;
help us to trust you in trial
and praise you in deliverance;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.In these uncertain and difficult times,

Amen

 

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.

Amen

 

 

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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. Amen