Church Life

Prayer Mate App

Have you discovered this free App called Prayer Mate?

It links you to prayer lists from churches all over the world including Diocese of Chester. You can subscribe to prayer feeds from mission agencies like Church Mission Society (CMS) and USPG or other Christian charities and organisations like the World Council of Churches. You can build you own prayer lists under headings: My walk with God, My family, My Church, Sharing my faith.

If you’re waiting for the bus, at school pick-ups or just have a moment to spend some time in prayer this app is great!

Why not have a try?

A Prayer for Ukraine

God of peace and justice,
we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow.
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion
to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
Archbishop Justin Welby
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell

A Prayer for our Church 

Creator God, we embrace Your call for us to be disciples, to be witnesses, to inspire children and young people. Help us to acknowledge the gifts of our past, the living of our present and our hopes for the future.

Lord Jesus, we are nourished by prayer, the word and sacraments especially the Eucharist. We will strive to be a visible sign of God’s love for the world.

Holy Spirit, baptised in your name, we accept the challenge to live as Jesus did.  We will celebrate our lives and gifts in service to others, welcoming all people and sharing in abundant generosity our God-given resources.

As the people of the parish of St Paul’s Sale, we pray that you would grant us strength, courage and perseverance to reveal the Kingdom of God in this place. Amen.