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Prayer of the Week

Prayer of the Week for Queen Elizabeth II

Gracious God, we give thanks for the life of your servant Queen Elizabeth, for her faith and her dedication to duty. Bless our nation as we mourn her death and may her example continue to inspire us; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Prayer  for the  Week of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 


Creator God and giver of life. We thank you for blessing our Queen with long life. We pray that you continue to strengthen her, that she may continue to reign with love and compassion. 

We thank you for her loyal service and a life that has inspired so many throughout her long reign. 

Give each one of us the strength to work for change so that together we can make our world a better place for all.


Creator God we ask that you bless the week ahead.
May its challenges not overwhelm us,
Circumstances not discourage us,
And in all things may we remember
That you are with us in our journeying,
Your love our energy,
Your word our guide,
Today and always. Amen. 

A Prayer  from Bishop Ruth on the

Announcement of the new Bishop of Bath & Wells 

Creator God, 

We give you thanks for the wonderful ways 

in which you gently guide our lives in order to fulfil your purposes in us. 

We give thanks for bringing us all to this day, 

And for your continuing presence with us through times of change. 

May the coming days be filled with your blessing 

Guide us all, we pray and pour the gifts of your Spirit upon us 


Creator God,

We ask your blessing on the children of our school. Watch over them as they grow and help us as we prepare them for their future. Instil in our children the sense of curiosity to discover what is true and help us see the promise in each and every child that is entrusted to our care. 


Creator God, as we remember the message of Easter and the light that shines through the darkness, we ask that God gives wisdom and courage to those who work for peace.
We pray that their efforts may be blessed, that they may bring an end to violence and comfort and strength to suffering peoples.
May each one of us know peace of mind and heart, peace of body and spirit, peace of community and world.

A Prayer for the Start of Spring 


Creator God, we thank you for the season of spring – for new life and fresh beginnings. We thank you for the hope that new life brings to the world and to our hearts and lives. Amen 

An Irish Prayer for the Week – for St Patrick’s Day 

May God give Us 

For every storm, a rainbow, 

For every tear, a smile, 

For every care, a promise,  

And a blessing in each trial 

For every problem life sends 

A faithful friend to share 

And for every sigh, a sweet song 

And an answer for each prayer. Amen 

Lenten Prayer for the Week

May God give wisdom and courage

to those who work for peace.

We pray that their efforts may be blessed,

that they may bring an end to violence

and solace and stability to suffering peoples.


Prayer for the Week

Creator God, you have created us to love and be loved. We thank you for the gift of love and we pray that our lives would be filled and overflowing with the power of your love so that we can make a difference in this world.



Prayer for the Week 

Creator God, we thank you for all the blessings you have poured out on us. You have given each one of us a different set of gifts. Help us to support each other and to continue to use our gifts wisely.


A Prayer for Candlemas

Jesus Light of the World 

Open our eyes
To the light of your glory
In the world you have made
In the people around us. 

As we go into the week ahead let your light and hope shine through us.