This week's prayer suggestions

Resurrection Light

Risen Christ, when darkness overwhelms us...

...may your dawn beckon.

When fear paralyses us...

...may your touch release us.

When grief torments us...

...may your peace enfold us.

When memories haunt us...

...may your presence heal us.

When justice fails us...

...may your anger ignite us.

When apathy stagnates us...

...may your challenge renew us.

When courage leaves us...

...may your spirit inspire us.

When despair grips us...

...may your hope restore us.

And when death threatens us...

...may your resurrection light lead us on. Amen.


Annabel Shilson-Thomas/CAFOD

The Lord's Prayer (Contemporary)

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

The Lord's Prayer (Traditional)

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.

A Prayer for the Church

O God, in whose sovereign power rests everything in heaven and earth, take hold of your church today that, in every parish in this Diocese, we may be led humbly in the paths of holiness and boldly in the ways of witness, that many may be found as new disciples of Jesus Christ and learn to live joyfully in the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.