This week's prayer suggestions

Thank God for the 180 years during which CPAS has been "making mission possible".

  • Pray for the 70 parishes with vacancies where CPAS is patron. Pray especially for those in the Patronage Team who are responsible for making decisions about appointments.
  • Thank God for all those who have volunteered to help run the Venture and Falcon camps, both at half-term and in the summer.
  • Pray for all the preparations being made for these camps and for the young people and children going on them that they will grow in their knowledge and love of God.
  • Thank God for the many training courses and resources that CPAS has produced to help those in leadership of local churches become more effective in their ministry and mission.

The Lord's Prayer (Contemporary)

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

The Lord's Prayer (Traditional)

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.

A Prayer for the Church

O God, in whose sovereign power rests everything in heaven and earth, take hold of your church today that, in every parish in this Diocese, we may be led humbly in the paths of holiness and boldly in the ways of witness, that many may be found as new disciples of Jesus Christ and learn to live joyfully in the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.