Prayer

graphic of personThe diocesan Prayer Diary is published every month and is available to download from the Document Library

 

 

Monthly Diocesan Prayer led by Bishop Mark Davies

Over the course of the next year, the Diocese of Manchester invites you to walk with us in prayer as we champion hope during this time of transformation and uncertainty.

As the diocese prepares for new deanery arrangements and reflects on the proposal for Mission Communities, we have a wonderful opportunity to underpin the journey with prayer.

Join Bishop Mark Davies on the last Thursday of every month for a live prayer gathering focusing on the change and transformation of the diocese. 

As we move forward over the coming months, it will be as important as ever to lay our thoughts before God. To take a moment to rest and reflect on how far we have come and surrounding the future in prayer. 

These sessions will take place at 16.30-17.00 on the Manchester Diocese - Join us in Prayer Facebook page.

PRAYER FOCUS 2021

Thursday 25 March, 16.30
Lay Chair Elections – Hearing God’s call

Thursday 29 April, 16.30
Engaging with schools and teachers – St Catherine of Siena

Thursday 27 May, 16.30
Prayer for the new Lay Chairs and Area Deans – Feast of St Bede

Thursday 24 June, 16.30
Prayer for the new deaneries – Nativity of St John the Baptist

Thursday 29 July, 16.30
Mission Community feedback - Reflection on the future

Thursday 26 August, 16.30
Informal Prayer – Feast of Jerome

Thursday 30 September, 16.30
Reflection on the second phase of engagement events

Thursday 28 October, 16.30
Evangelisation and Mission – St Simon and St Jude, Apostles

Thursday 25 November, 16.30
Remembrance and our heritage – St Catherine of Alexandria

A PRAYER OF LONGING AND HOPE FOR A TIME OF DISCERNMENT

Living and Loving God,
as your pilgrim people
in the Diocese of Manchester,
we thank you for the great commission
with which you have entrusted us:
to love and serve, and to bring
our parishes, schools, chaplaincies and all our communities
into new life in Jesus Christ.

As we prepare for all you call us towards
in the months and years to come,
grant us hopeful and honest discernment;
meet our anxieties, griefs and fears
with your tender and comforting Spirit;
and help us to greet the promise and challenge
of each new day with openness, grace, and trust.

Teach us to pray in faith, hope and love,
that we may go out into your world
confident in your mission,
and full of the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Amen

 

We invite you to share this prayer with us, whether you are praying as part of a church community or in your own personal prayers. Download the prayer here.

Please share your prayer videos with us on social media by tagging the Diocese of Manchester and using #prayformanchester and #manchesterprays




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