Clair de Lune - Orchestral.mp3

GOD is just waiting to hear our prayer - not to change his mind, for his will for us is always loving and good. But just like a human conversation with one another in which we exchange our deepest thoughts and emotions, creating a living relationship, prayer is about forging a relationship with the one who has our best interests always in his heart.

If you would like us to pray for you (or for a loved one, living or departed, or for a specific intention) here at Saint Francis, please e-mail or phone your request in.  Say if you are happy to have the prayer posted on this page. And we will remember you at the daily offering of the Eucharist, that wonderful memorial of the sacrifice of Christ for the salvation of all.  

Pray that God may raise up more men to serve his Altars, and remember too the work of the Additional Curates Society and of the Anglican Catholic Vocations Initiative (see the Links page), fostering vocations. And give thanks for a successful Catholic Vocations Conference recently in Oxford, pray for those who contributed to the weekend, and for those who attended to explore a vocation in our Church of England. Pray for the next conference to be held in December

A Prayer for those who are sick 

Lord Jesus, our great High Priest,
we plead to you for our sisters and brothers
who suffer in body, mind, or spirit.
As you bore the suffering of the Cross for us,
so help them bear their pain now.
Enfold them in your loving embrace,
carry them through their trials,
and let them know your strength
undergirding all they go through.
And in your loving mercy, we ask
that you will grant them the healing 
that they need.
Walk with them, Gentle Saviour,
to give them courage and faith.
And above all, help them know
that they are never alone.


Please pray for the sick and those in need, among them

Janet Arnold, Keith Stevenson, Father Ian Cook and his family, Matthew Thomas, Muriel Jones, Selwyn Onions, Matthew Farmer, Carol Knight, Jenny Rawlins, Stephanie Moore, Maria Bridgen, Margaret Thomas, Betty Williams, Roger Evans, Janet Elvis, Baden Melia, Samuel and Elizabeth Gould, Joe Moule, Margaret Protano, Callum Muckley, Kath Standley, Ben Perry, Jack Plaza, Julie Shipley, Clare Yardley, Sarah Hyde, Doreen Hughes, and Maria Butler

Lord, have mercy.

Pray for the members of Saint Francis now too frail or unwell to come any longer to church, who receive Holy Communion at home or in residential care. And for our friends at Allerton Court and Hall Green Care Home, both those who live there and the staffwho care for the residents

Remember to pray also for the departed, among them

Ella Hawksley, and those killed in the conflicts of an increasingly troubled world, and all those whose funerals have taken place recently or whose anniversaries fall around this time

Give rest, O Christ, to your servants with the saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting. You only are immortal, creator and maker of us all, and we are mortal, formed of the earth, and to that earth do we return, for so did you ordain when you created us, saying : Dust you are, to dust you shall return. Yes, all we go down into the dust, yet even at the grave this is our song : Alleluia, the victory is won.

Jesu, mercy : Mary, pray

Pray for peace of Jerusalem, as the psalmist exhorts us.

Pray for the peace of all the Middle East.

Pray for the success of negotiations to bring about a just and lasting peace between Palestine and Israel.

Pray for the members of Christian Communities threatened with death unless they leave their homes or convert to Islam, and for an end to conflict in Iraq and Syria

Pray for an end to the violence in the Ukraine 

"Give peace in our time, O Lord, because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God." (words from the prayers at Evensong) 

Please pray for those whose marriage is to take place in Saint Francis' during this year 

O God, you have taught us through your Son
that love is the fulfilling of the law.
Grant to your servants that loving one another
they may continue in your love until their lives end.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.




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