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Prayer

We are strongly committed to inspire and encourage churches and individuals to hold poor communities in prayer.

Explore our prayer resources for some of the different thematic areas we work in including prayers for emergencies

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There is only one thing more precious than clean water.

God of Advent, We wait for a message to the world, and a message has come. Not a message of hope but of horror.

Father God, Through the birth of Jesus, your son, you honoured Mary as a mother.

Reflecting on Brazil's elections, our Global Theology Advisor Nancy Cardoso shared the following prayer.

The eternal dimension.

God will do what is right.

Living full of confidence.

Take heart from heroes! 

'Lord, we want to be honest with you...'

In all our brokenness, Jesus yearns to be the mother hen.

Inspire others to take the next step.

Going where the maps are sketchy and the ways strange.

An agent of love and transformation.

Strengthen me that my life might speak.

Put love into action.

Our ‘Mother’ and our ‘Common Home’.

There is a monthly ecumenical prayer vigil across the globe until there is an end to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

God of all the nations, so many of your children are crying out to you worn down by injustice and suffering.

God of all, where are your children? Let us see God’s children, who are far from home...

God of reconciliation and grace, you promise us a world where all is new...

God of the impossible, we pray for justice, peace and reconciliation.

Litanies and prayers from Refugee Week 2016.

Loving God, you make us in your image. Forgive us when we fail to see your image in each other...

Filled with the shock and the horror, we pray for those who are injured and for those who have lost people they love.

Lord Jesus, bringer of hope, in you is life, and the life is the light of all people.

God of all the world, give us wisdom in troubled times.

'When I needed a neighbour were you there?'

Standing in solidarity with our sisters and brothers across the world - helping them to have hope for the future.

We embrace uncertainty, especially in these dark times...’ Red Constantino

Together we’re powerful

'Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that' Martin Luther King Jr

Creator God, you loved the world into life.

Lord, we come before you with hearts of praise and thanksgiving. We give thanks for the ministry of your Son...

A prayer written by Katrina Rowland.

O God, our refuge and strength, our help in times of trouble.

Lord, a land of coffee and grain of cattle and crops, of pasture and plain of laughter and love is thirsty.

As I enter the street market wheel my trolley at the superstore...

Lord, hear our prayers for Syria. For people leaving everything behind to flee to safety, for those who have lost loved ones...

A prayer for all those affected by the tsunami and earthquake in Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Loving God, We pray for the people of Nepal, devastated by an earthquake.

Loving and reconciling Jesus, you know what it is to be scorned. Listen to the cry of women, men, girls and boys everywhere.

We pray for all whose desperation leads them to the sea

Lord of the journey, We ask for your protection on all who have fled their homes.

A prayer for all communities displaced by violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar.

A prayer for those affected by the mudslides in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

We pray for the many casualties of war in South Sudan for those bereaved or injured by conflict for those bereft of their homes and livelihoods...

Almighty and all powerful God, creator of the world and the nations...

How long, O Lord? Can we hide our faces from the headlines of violence and tragedy?

Compassionate God, source of all comfort, We pray for the people whose lives have devastated by rain and flood.