Prayer resources

Prayer is at the heart of our Christian Community. If you have particular concerns and you would find it helpful to share these with the Chaplain please do contact him. He will pray for you and with you on a confidential basis or if you wish more widely involving a network of people who belong to St Edward’s Church.

A Prayer for the beginning of the day

Dear Lord and Father of us all, we lift our hearts to you at the beginning of this day. Guide us by your Holy Spirit that we may truly worship you in sincerity, truth and love. We pause at this time in the name of Jesus Christ, joining with all our brothers and sisters throughout the whole world to praise your most Holy Name.
Amen

A Prayer for the end of the day

O Lord, support us all the daylong of this troublesome life, until the shadows lengthen and evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then, in your mercy, grant us a safe lodging and a holy rest and peace at last.
May the Lord grant a peaceful night and a perfect end to us and all our absent brother and sisters and the BLESSING of God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy spirit be with you and all those you love, now and forever.
Amen

Prayers that can guide us on this day and always

Dear Lord and heavenly Father, as we reach out to one another in Christ's love may we remember that Grace happens when we strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.

As in Psalm 84: verse 11, we find these words: "for the Lord is a sun and a shield; He bestows grace and honour. No good thing does the Lord withhold from those who walk uprightly" thus grace happens and is always a word that should encourage us in our endeavours and efforts for those who are in need, the poor in body and in spirit, the lost the lonely and all those without sustenance. May we as God's people be encouraged and continued to be blessed in all that we do and may the grace of God be with us and sustain us always.
Amen