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Prayers and Resources

In your own timeyou might like to: find a place for prayer, light a candle, play some reflective music. If you have a cross place it in your space, have your Bible to hand.

The Lectionary for Pentecost

Readings: Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:26-end, 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13, John 20:19-23.   You might like to use these over this coming week, use your regular Bible notes or choose a favourite reading. 

First:   Take time to settle into God’s loving presence. Perhaps using these words:  God of new life and risen hope, God who is ever with us, I rest in your presence today.         

Read your chosen Bible passage

The Collect: Holy Spirit, sent by the Father, ignite in us your holy fire; strengthen your children with the gift of faith, revive your Church with the breath of love, and renew the face of the earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord.    Amen

Prayer for this time: 

Christ said to his disciples, ‘I am with you always’. May all who are fearful or anxious at this time know and experience God’s love and peace.

From Ascension Day (21 May) to Pentecost  (31 May) is the global wave of prayer Thy Kingdom Come. Click here for prayer resources.

Intercessions: 

Remember those on your heart and please - do pray for yourself and your own needs.    

  • Global: For all Aid workers who rely on our generosity; that despite the current restrictions, resources will continue to fund their vital work.   
  • Local: For our local schools, as some pupils return and for all families who are continuing to home school.
  • Parish: Fill us with your Holy Spirit; empower us to use the many opportunities we have, to witness to Your saving grace and love.
  • Unwell: Joy Evans, Serena Hickman, Carly Fenn, Florence Yau, Emma Burbidge, Revd David Baker, Janet Drummond, Joan Cotterill 
  • RIP: Maurice Atkins, & Ann Cutler – and all who mourn.

                                                        Feel free to include times of quiet - simply waiting upon God.

Conclude your prayers with the Lord’s Prayer and/or the grace.  

 OTHER RESOURCES FOR PRAYER, SERVICES & REFLECTION

ST PAULS  
St Paul’s Cathedral is offering daily reflections via email - they are short but thought provoking and there is also access via this page to videos and podcasts of the various talks/presentations from various theologians/Christian thinkers they have held over the past few years.  Click here to access St Paul's resources.

Links to other sources for prayers

Church Services are available on

  • Radio 4 longwave - 9.45 The Daily Service
  • Radio 4 FM and Digital - Sunday worship 8am
  • Radio 3 FM and Digital - Evensong Wednesdays and Sundays
  • Songs of Praise
    BBC1 Sunday 1.15pm.

More information from the BBC