Prayers and Resources

From your own home, you can use the resources below and you can join in community prayer at regular Zoom meetings, being held at the following times. Tuesdays at 9.15am, Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri at 8.30am.  If you would like to join, please email Sandy for a link.

Find the weekly lectionary below, and Prayers for this time here.  

In your own time you might like to:
find a place for prayer, light a candle, play some reflective music. If you have a cross place it in your space, have your Bible to hand.

January 16th. Epiphany 2. The Second Sunday of Epiphany.

Taking a moment to rest in Gods presence, to listen for the still, small voice of God in the daily round of our lives can be a source of calm and comfort and peace.

Readings and collect: 
You might like to use these over this coming week. Click January 16th to find the collect and the readings for the day. Use your regular Bible notes or choose a favourite reading. 

Take time to settle into Gods loving presence:

Spirit of God, pray in me and give words to my prayer.

Psalm 36, 7-9

How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
    All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house,
    and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
    in your light we see light.


Remember those on your heart and pray for your own needs.   Here are some ideas for subjects you might like to bring to God.

The Church: that God’s church may value and use all the huge variety of gifts the Spirit gives to its members.

Global:  for people only just surviving from day to day  –  because of lack of food, drought and flood, cold, lack of medical care.  For a peaceful resolution of the tension on the border between Russia and the Ukraine. For the development of seeds and agricultural methods which can work in drier conditions; for the development of appropriate education in all countries.

Local: The workers we forget – people who empty our bins, keep the water running, keep communications going, by post, phone etc.  Those who feel alone and forgotten.

Parish:  that God may renew in us all a sense of His presence and power. For the Home Start Group at Brambleton this Thursday; for the Communications Working Group and their team.

Unwell: For the God of Healing to be with all who are ill and those who care for them.  For those we have been asked to name: Eilidh MacLeod, Mike and Helen Tanswell, David Brown, Yvonne Fairlamb, Bill Loach, Sophie, Matti Carrington, Mark Clapson, Gemma, Angela Tuck

Rest In Peace:  Alexine Crawford, Irene Crowther, Mary Norris, Edelgarde Moss, Yvonne DuMoulin, Robert Jeffs.

                                                         Feel free to include times of quiet - simply waiting upon God.

Conclude your prayers with the Lord's Prayer and/or the grace.  


St Paul's Cathedral is offering daily reflections via email - they are short but thought provoking and there is also access via this page to videos and podcasts of the various talks/presentations from various theologians/Christian thinkers they have held over the past few years.  Click here to access St Paul's resources.

Links to other sources for prayers

Church Services are available on

  • Radio 4 longwave - 9.45 The Daily Service
  • Radio 4 FM and Digital - Sunday worship 8am
  • Radio 3 FM and Digital - Evensong Wednesdays and Sundays
  • Songs of Praise
    BBC1 Sunday 1.15pm.

More information from the BBC