A prayer for the people of new Zealand
We use this prayer from Canterbury Cathedral to pray for the people of Aotearoa-New Zealand, especially for those who have died in the recent attacks.
God of grace and mercy,
We pray for the people of Christchurch and all New Zealand.
We pray for the 49 victims who have died in these attacks,
for the mercy of your eternal love.
We pray for all who mourn, for families, friends, communities, a nation.
We pray for Muslim communities grieving
and we pray for understanding and acceptance throughout the world
between peoples of all faiths and none. Amen
Prayer by Archbishop of York
We are joining with others to respond to the call of the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland to pray for all our political leaders and all MPs at this time
God of eternal love and power,
Save our Parliamentary Democracy;
Protect the High Court of Parliament and all its members
From partiality and prejudice;
That they may walk humbly the path of kindness, justice and mercy.
Give them wisdom, insight and a concern for the common good.
The weight of their calling is too much to bear in their own strength,
Therefore we pray earnestly, Father,
send them help from your Holy Place, and be their tower of strength.
Lord, graciously hear us. Amen
We are currently praying for all those affecred by the floods in Myanmar
we pray for all affected once more by the floods in Myanmar:
for those who have lost their homes or who are cut off by the waters we pray for your comfort and for practical help; for those working tirelessly to reach households with provisions we pray you will renew their strength and lift their spirits.
Lord of the wind and the waves please bring hope and peace into this desperate situation and into the lives of all caught up in it.
In your mercy and grace.
Mothers’ Union prayers often reflect the Anglican Church diary.
The Mary Sumner Prayer
Perfect for all seasons and situations:All this day, O Lord, let me touch as many lives as possible for thee; and every life I touch, do thou by thy spirit quicken, whether through the word I speak, the prayer I breathe, or the life I live. Amen.