This section of the website has several prayers for different times in the day. For those of us who are early risers, there's a page with two prayers suitable for reading at first light
. The first prayer on this page is a poem reflecting on the beauty of the birdsong and the colours found at dawn, the second prayer is a short meditation for the day ahead. There's also a page with several short prayers for the morning
, and prayers for committing your working day
to the Lord.
lunch, afternoon & night
Pausing for a moment before we eat is a good time in the day to remind ourselves of God's goodness and generosity. In doing this we model Christ's attitude to eating - for he stopped for a moment to give thanks for the bread before passing it around at the last supper (Luke 22:19
). This page
features a number of short prayers and graces.
This section also has prayers for the afternoon
Some of these are short thanksgivings for day, others offer petitions to God for the night ahead - for his safe-keeping, care and protection. For those who are more adventurous in prayer there is a page devoted to all night prayer
, with several resources for churches planning to embark in this kind of event.
prayers for church meetings
If you carry some kind of leadership responsibility in your church, then you may well want to incorporate times of prayer and reflection in them. A natural place to pray is right at the beginning of your time together, for this helps to remind us of the real reason we are getting together! This page
has some suggested prayers for opening your meeting or church service. There is are also pages with some short closing prayers
, and prayers suitable for opening a bible study group
prayers through the year
If your meeting falls over Easter time, there is a page here
devoted to celebrating this momentous and significant time in the church calendar. There are also resources for Thanksgiving
and Christmas Day
, and all these pages have prayers suitable for children and adults to say.
prayers for different types of occasions
Are you in the process of moving house?
This can be an incredibly stressful time, especially if you are trying to both sell an existing propriety and buy a new one! When the day comes that you finally arrive in your new home, you may find this prayer
useful for blessing it and welcoming the presence of God into your new dwelling.
The occasion of a birthday
is a wonderful time to celebrate God's remarkable creativity and faithfulness. This page
has several prayers for family relatives, with blessings for sons, daughters, moms and dads.
and tests can be very stressful occasions and it is times like this that we can come to God and receive his peace and reassurance. This page
offers suitable prayers, bible verses and a video on peace of mind.