A guide for regular prayer:

  1. Find your space, light a candle and watch the flame as you say your prayers. Lighting a candle is a visual sign of inviting God into your prayer space. 
  2. Listen to relaxing instrumental music to help you set the scene for prayer. We suggest instrumental music, because music with words can distract our thoughts.
  3. Kneeling at your bed and closing your eyes to help you concentrate on your prayers.
  4. Sitting in silence helps us 'Listen' to what God wants from us. 
  5. Just talk with God, tell him your worries, concerns or problems. 
  6. Be thankful, think of all the many things you have to be thankful for e.g. food, technology, family. 
  7. out your faith into God's answer for you, it may not always be as you asked for but there is a reason. 

Remember to thank God for the good things in your life as wll as asking him to help you in the difficult times. 

When in Debt

Lord, I am in trouble, I owe money everywhere and I just can't cope. Give me the courage to place my affairs in the hands of someone who can help or advise. I know my pride has been wounded, but help me to find a solution, before things get worse. Amen 

"To let go is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future. To let go is to fear less and love more." Fr. Robert Gehring

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman's Prayer
O Lord, support us all day long, until tthe shades lengthen and the evening comes,and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then in your mercy grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest and peace at the last. Amen. 

Lord, it's hard to do the everyday things since N. died. Life is going on as normal for everyone else, but somewhere inside of me there is an ache that just wont go away. I cant even talk about it to people close to me. You wept when your friend died, so you must know what i'm goign through. Help me to cope with my loneliness,  my sadness and my regrets. Amen. 

God your ways are not our ways and so I struggle with the losses in my life.....I cry out to you to help me in my time of pain and loss.I pray to you daily to be at peace, but I struggle to find this myself. I struggle for the energy to continue with life. Help me. Amen

A Prayer for Comfort and Strength 
Everyday I need you Lord, but this day especially I need some extra strength to face whatever is to be. This day, more than any day, I need to feel you near to fortify my courage and overcome my fear. By myself I cannot meet the challenge of the hour. And so dear Lord I ask, hold on to my trembling hand and remain with me today. Amen.

Prophets Of A Future Not Our Own
It helps now and then to step back and take a long view.
The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is beyond our vision.
We accomplish in our lifetime only a fraction
of the magnificent enterprise that is God's work.
Nothing we do is complete,
which is another way of saying that the kingdom always lies beyond us.
No statement says all that could be said.
No prayer fully expresses our faith. No confession
brings perfection, no pastoral visit brings wholeness.
No program accomplishes the Church's mission.
No set of goals an objectives include everything.
This is what we are about.
We plant the seeds that one day will grow.
We water the seeds already planted knowing that they hold future promise.
We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces effects far beyond our capabilities.
We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing this.
This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.
It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning,
a step along the way,
an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest.
We may never see the end results,
but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker.
We are workers, not master builders,
ministers, not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future not our own.

Prayer for Hope
Lord, let me carry with me in my heart each day some fresh undestanding of your love. So often I scourge myself with my past and my guilt until i lose all connection with you. I forget how to Hope. My past has happened and it's done. My future is something I can approach in fear, anxiety or in Hope. So often the things I feared have never happened at all. I have dealt with bad things and I have not gone under. Help me to live in Hope that I might know happiness, peace and contentment; Hope that I might feel better about my life. Help me to remember that the people I like most are those who are hopeful about me. And you Lord are the most Hopefilled of All

 A prayer for a Family
Father in Heaven, I come before you today as a member of a family. As I take this moment to think of each member of my family, I thank you for the blessings they bring to me. I know that every family is different and sometimes I can get frustrated at the family you have given to me. May I learn to apreciate them through the bad times as well as the good and, as I grow, may my relationship with my family also grow in strength in love. Amen. 

Go to People, Live among them, Love them, Start with what they know, Build on what they have, But of the best leaders,When their task is accomplished, Their work is done, The people all remark, We have done it ourselves. by Hao Tso