Prayer & Intercessions

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings should be made for everyone ... 

There is no ‘hidden secret’ when it comes to prayer. Anyone can pray, at any time and in any place. It is as simple as talking to our brother, Christ; it is as amazing as touching the Ground of all existence. It can begin in a moment, and takes a life-time to explore.

Why not begin now?

Many people find repetitive prayer helpful – having the words provided, the same every day – can stop us from worrying about what we are saying, and allow us to concentrate on God. Find a time and a place that works for you, decide what you need to keep you thinking about God (a picture, perhaps, or a clutter free space) and a posture that feels comfortable – and begin.

Read more on prayer

The Common Worship daily office can be found here:

Daily Prayer (available in either contemporary or traditional form)

Praying for others

Jesus told his disciples always to pray and not give up. Some people use a Cycle of Prayer, as a way of praying methodically for the work of our parishes, chaplaincies and our brothers and sisters around the world. 


To download the daily intercessions

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

For the Anglican Cycle of Prayer please click here

Praying the Way

Please click here for a list of prayer requests for current events and activities in the parishes of the Diocese and specific issues nationally and globally. These prayer requests are available through your deanery coordinator.

Praying with others

Diocesan Fellowship of Pray-ers

The Fellowship of Pray-ers is committed to regularly praying for the parishes in their own deaneries, as well as the wider Diocese, as well as the wider Diocese.  They meet approximately once a year, although deanery coordinators may organise more frequent gatherings.  To discover your deanery coordinator, please contact the coordinator for your Archdeaconry listed on the pray-ers page.

For more information about the Fellowship of Pray-ers please click here.


(Daily Prayer provided by the official Church of England web site, © The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2002-2004)

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