Prayer

The diocesan Prayer Diary is published every month and is available to download from the Document Library. Click on the Prayer Diary tag.

A YEAR OF PRAYER

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.

During this year-long pilgrimage of hope, longing and discernment, there will be a monthly offering of prayer. Each month we will explore a different theme, responding to the needs of our communities and shaped by a three-fold invitation to:

PRAY - to worship God where we are and as we are
ACT - to make a practical response to God’s love
BE - to rest in the company of God.

Please check here for the latest ‘Pray, Act, Be’ offering. 

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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Manchester M3 2GH

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