Church of England Diocese of Chester Nantwich

Prayer at Home

A simple way to pray at home:

- maybe light a candle – but keep safe!

- settle yourself with a couple of minutes of silence

- some opening words: O God make speed to save us; O Lord make haste to help us.

- read one or more of the Bible passages referenced below

- say the Lord’s Prayer

- bring your own thanks and petitions to God

- say the Grace

Note that throughout you will be saying ‘us’ and ‘our’, even if you are alone, because our prayers are always in communion with others.

If you have any specific prayer requests please email: [email protected] or phone 01270 625268.

Prayer resources online:

Some very helpful apps for daily prayer provided by the Church of England.

Some guidance on learning to pray.

Thirteen daily reflections and ‘have a go’ habits to support good mental health, especially when living in isolation

Read or listen to ‘Today’s Prayer’.

Prayers about the outbreak of Coronavirus.

The Daily Service on Radio 4 with a Bible reading, prayer and music.

Hymn of the day, from the Royal School of Church Music

Have a look at this Wild Worship Field Guide if you want to combine prayer with your daily exercise

A Prayer if you miss receiving Communion:

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Blessed Sacrament, I love you above all things, and I desire you in my soul. Since I cannot receive you now sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my soul. As though you were already there, I embrace you and unite myself wholly to you; permit not that I should ever be separated from you. Amen.

A Prayer for during the Coronavirus crisis:

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy

in this time of uncertainty and distress.

Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may rejoice in your comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord.