Pause for Prayer

28 Sep 2022

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry shares his prayer for peace

for more prayers visit Christians Praying in Cornwall

21 Sep 2022

Pader an Arleth – The Lord’s Prayer
sung in Cornish by Truro Cathedral Choir

Music composed by Russell Pascoe. The words are a Cornish translation of The Lord’s Prayer made in 1992 by Richard Gendall


14 Sep 2022

Christian Aid

07 Sep 2022

Thanksgiving for the Earth
Remember the fruits of the earth, for sowing and for harvest.
Remember the dew of the air.
Remember the downcoming of the rains and the waters and the rivers.
Remember the plants and the blooms of every year.
Remember the safety of humans and of animals and of me, your sinful servant. 
For the rain, the wind of the sky, seed, plants, the fruit of the trees and also the vineyards, and 
for every tree in the entire world, 
We are grateful

For the Holy Trinity who brings us to perfection in safety and peace, forgives us our sins, brings us up according to their measure that we may grow and prosper through your grace,
who makes the face of the earth to rejoice, waters her furrows, lets her grain be abundantly multiplied and makes ready her seed-time and harvest,
We give You thanks

(adapted from the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Pre-Anaphora, and Anaphora of Basil; and taken from the Celebration Guide for the Season of Creation)

31 Aug 2022

Christian Aid

24 Aug 2022

17 Aug 2022

I place on the altar of dawn:

The quiet loyalty of breath,

The tent of thought where I shelter,

Waves of desire I am shore to

And all beauty drawn to the eye.

May my mind come alive today

To the invisible geography

That invites me to new frontiers,

To break the dead shell of yesterdays,

To risk being disturbed and changed.

May I have the courage today

To live the life that I would love,

To postpone my dream no longer

But do at last what I came here for

And waste my heart on fear no more.


Excerpt from ‘A Morning Offering’ found in his books:

To Bless the Space Between Us (US) / Benedictus (Europe)

10 Aug 2022

A prayer written by Martyn Payne:

Dear Lord,
strengthen us to serve you in response to your love,
by giving freely to others without keeping a record,
by working hard for others without counting the cost
and by being a blessing to others without knowing it,
eager to do your will for your name’s sake.

03 Aug 2022

27 Jul 2022

20 Jul 2022

Blessed is the one whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither – whatever they do prospers. (From Psalm 1)

World Day of Prayer


13 Jul 2022


06 Jul 2022

Prayer of thanksgiving for the work of Church Action on Poverty

on its 40th anniversary

Creator of all, Saviour of all, Spirit in all,
One God in perfect community,
Stay with us now.
Where there is apathy,
Kindle the flame of your love.
Where there is deceit,
confront every lie with your truth.
Where there is hopelessness,
reveal deep wells of compassion.
Where there is joy,
let your kindly protection be known.
Where we hesitate to serve you,
make us restless until we change.
For yours is the kingdom, the power
And the glory for ever. AMEN
© Church Action on Poverty and The Iona Community 2022


29 Jun 2022

Christ has no body but ours,

No hands, no feet on earth but ours,

Ours are the eyes with which he looks

Compassion on this world,

Ours are the feet with which he walks to do good,

Ours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.

Ours are the hands, ours are the feet,

Ours are the eyes, we are his body.

St Teresa of Ávila 1515-1582

22 Jun 2022

Christian Aid

15 Jun 2022

Refugee Week (20-26th June 2022)

A prayer for refugees

God creator of all,
For people who are displaced,
may they find a safe refuge.

For people who have lost control of their lives,
may they know a sure foundation.

For people who live in fear,
may they be given a strong fortress.

For people who are disillusioned,
may they have hope in a future.

Loving father in times of crisis, sorrow and uncertainty
we ask that you draw near.


All We Can – Methodist Relief & Development


08 Jun 2022

Your Spirit,
present from the beginning
of beginnings,
present in the message
of the prophets,
present in provision
for your people,
present in the life
and words of Jesus,
present in the Cross
and crucifixion,
present in the lives
of the apostles,
present in the church
that you empower.
For your Spirit,
the presence of the divine
in hearts and lives
we praise your name!
©John Birch,

01 Jun 2022

Thank you, Sovereign Lord,
for our Queen’s commitment
to loyal service and godly living
that has inspired us through her long reign.
Bless and keep her in this, her platinum jubilee year,
with your steadfast and unfailing love,
to the end of her days.
For your glory and the growth
of your kingdom on earth.


25 May 2022

Join Churches Together in England on 25 May 2022 for #CandleOfJustice – commemorating the second anniversary of George Floyd’s murder and renewing the nation’s commitment to tackling racism. Daily prayers for this week are available here.


18 May 2022


11 May 2022


04 May 2022

Lord of the Church, we pray for our renewing:
Christ over all, our undivided aim.
Fire of the Spirit, burn for our enduing,
Wind of the Spirit, fan the living flame!
We turn to Christ amid our fear and failing,
The will that lacks the courage to be free,
The weary labours, all but unavailing,
To bring us nearer what a church should be.

Lord of the Church, we seek a Father’s blessing,
A true repentance and a faith restored,
A swift obedience and a new possessing,
Filled with the Holy Spirit of the Lord!
We turn to Christ from all our restless striving,
Unnumbered voices with a single prayer:
The living water for our souls’ reviving,
In Christ to live, and love and serve and care.

Lord of the Church, we long for our uniting,
True to one calling, by one vision stirred;
One cross proclaiming and one creed reciting,
One in the truth of Jesus and his word.
So lead us on; till toil and trouble ended,
One Church triumphant one new song shall sing,
To praise his glory, risen and ascended,
Christ over all, the everlasting King!

Timothy Dudley-Smith

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