We pray for the dying; for those who have terminal illness; for all who feel forsaken and afraid; for those who are in the darkness of despair.
Loving Father, as we celebrate your sacred gift of life, we pray for those who are tempted to assist or encourage others to take their own lives.
Let us pray for all families caring for terminally ill children.
We commend to God all who are concerned with the dying and the bereaved, especially nurses, doctors, undertakers, registrars and priests, that they may find words and actions that are truly comforting.
Lord, we pray for those who have been forgotten and have no-one to pray for them; for the thousands throughout the world who die from malnutrition, neglect, disease or because of war.
We pray for all the dead. Jesus said to the penitent thief: "Truly, I say to you, this day you will be with me in Paradise." May these words be heard by all our departed brothers and sisters, especially ………..
Each night the Church's prayer is: "May the Lord grant us a quiet night and a perfect end." Let us pray that we may be delivered from sudden and unprepared death and for hope and confidence at the moment of our death.
We pray for the dying; for those dying in pain; for those dying alone and unloved; for those dying with little or no faith; for those dying receiving the last rites of the church.
Let us pray for all who work in chapels of rest, mortuaries, churchyards, cemeteries and crematoria and all who visit them; may their reverence and care reflect hope in the Resurrection of the body and everlasting life.
Lord, we pray for all who have experienced sudden, violent or accidental death and all those affected by it in any way, especially those who work in the police, ambulance and fire services and road, rail, sea and mountain rescue services.
We pray for all the dead, especially those remembered by the Guild of All Souls …………….. ; may they experience the joys of Heaven in the company of all the saints.
We pray for the dying; may death be to them the gate of everlasting life.
Let us pray for all who care for the dying; may they see in their dying brothers and sisters the person of Christ Himself and continue their ministry of care with compassion and love.
We pray for all the bereaved, especially those suffering from distress, guilt, lack of forgiveness, sleeplessness, depression, loneliness, anger or lack of purpose; may they experience the love of Christ.
We pray for all who have taken their own lives; that in the life of the world to come they may be released from the prison of despair and suffering that they endured before death and experience the joy of the Resurrection.
Lord, we pray for all the departed, especially …………... Grant them rest and peace, and to each of us such a measure of communion with them as you know to be best for us.
We pray for all who will die today; that they may hear those words of Christ, "Today you will be with me in paradise."
Loving Heavenly Father, we pray for all children who have died; for those miscarried or aborted and those who have been stillborn. May they be freed from any pain they have experienced and be at peace in your kingdom.
Christ, our Loving Lord, in your kindness be with all the bereaved and bring them your comfort and peace. May our concern for them be a reflection of your love.
Let us commend to God the unrested dead. May they go their way to their everlasting home assured that our prayers follow them. May all harmful influence be removed from any people who have been disturbed.
We pray for our departed brothers and sisters ………… , all the dead in Christ and all the dead whose faith is known to God alone. May they share in eternal life with Him.
Cycle of Prayer
Your prayers are asked for:
NB Parishes under the patronage of the Guild are in Diocesan order and printed in capitals. Please pray for suitable appointments to vacant parishes
Day of the month:
1. The Guild Council and Patronage Committee and all members of the Guild
2. Rt Revd Norman Banks, President of the Guild, David Llewelyn Morgan, Warden and Carole Sherwood, General Secretary
3. The work of the Guild Chapel at Walsingham
4. ST STEPHEN, GLOUCESTER ROAD, SOUTH KENSINGTON (London) p-in-c: Philip Barnes
5. SS PETER & PAUL, BLEADON and Bourneville (Bath & Wells): Tim Erridge;
ST MARGARET, TINTINHULL with Chilthorne Domer, Yeovil Marsh, Thorne Coffin & Lufton. p-in-c: Peter Down.
6. SS MARY AND BARTHOLOMEW, HAMPTON-IN-ARDEN (Birmingham): Stuart Dimes
7. ALL HALLOWS EASTON (Bristol) p-in-c: Jones Mutamwakwenda
8. ST MARTIN, CHIPPING ONGAR with Shelley, Greensted juxta Ongar and Stanford Rivers (Chelmsford) Rector: Noelle Taylor
ALL SAINTS, STOCK HARVARD p-in-c: Stephen Need
ST MICHAEL, GREAT SAMPFORD & ST ANDREW HEMPSTEAD, Little Sampford & Radwinter P-in-C: Philip Tarris
ST NICHOLAS, SOUTH OCKENDON, with Belhus Park P-in-C: Peter Rabin
9. ST JOHN, CROWBOROUGH (Chichester): P-in-C: Paul Redparth
ST THOMAS, WINCHELSEA & Icklesham : Jonathan Meyer
10. ALL SAINTS, ST IVES (Ely) Vicar: Mark Amey
ST MARY, SOUTHERY, Hilgay & Ten Mile Bank Rector: Vacant
11. ST MARY, MARY TAVY & ST PETER, PETER TAVY, (Exeter) Vacant
ST MARY, THROWLEIGH, Chagford, Drewsteignton, Hittisleigh, Speyton & Gidleigh, N & S Tawton, Bondleigh,, Honeychurch & Sampford Courtenay: Team Rector: Paul Simon Seaton-Burn
ST JOHN, BOVEY TRACEY w Heathfield P-i-C: Nicholas Debney
12. ST MATTHEW, COATES with Rodmarton, Sapperton, Frampton Mansell, Kemble, Poole Keynes, Somerford Keynes & Sharncote (Gloucester) Rector: Trevor Kemp
13. ST MARY MAGDALENE, LEINTWARDINE (in Wigmore Abbey benefice) (Hereford) Rector: Mike Catling
14. ST ANDREW, PEATLING PARVA, (in Avon Swift benefice) (Leicester) Team Rector: Emma Davies
15. ST MARTIN LITTLE NESS, Great Ness & Ruyton XI Towns (Lichfield): Lucinda Burns
16. St John the Baptist with ST JULIAN, NORWICH, (Norwich) Interim P-i-C: Richard Stanton
ST MARY, SOUTH CREAKE, North Creake, Waterden, Syderstone with Barmer & Sculthorpe Vicar: Clive Wylie
ALL SAINTS, GRESHAM, Aylmerton, East & West Runton & Beeston Regis: P-i-c: Ruth Adamson
Mundford, Cranwich, Ickburgh, w ST MARY, WEST TOFTS & Buckenham Parva: Hon curate: Linda Lubbe
17. ST NICHOLAS, ICKFORD, Worminghall, Oakley & Shabbington (Oxford) Rector: David Kaboleh
18. ST MARY, WELLINGBOROUGH (Peterborough) Vicar: Robert Farmer
19. ALL SAINTS, GODSHILL & ST ALBANS, VENTNOR (Portsmouth) Vicar: John Ryder
20. ST MARY, SWANLEY (Rochester) Vicar: Dane Batley-Gladden
ST JOHN, SEVENOAKS: Vicar: Robin Jones
ST BARNABAS, TUNBRIDGE WELLS: Vicar: John Caster
21. ST MICHAEL & ST MARY, LETCHWORTH (St Albans) Rector: Robert Kozak
22. ST MARY KETTLEBASTON, Monks Eleigh, Chelsworth, Brent Eleigh & Milden (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich) P-i-C: Michael Birt
ALL SAINTS, CHEVINGTON, Hargrave, Chedburgh, Depden, Rede, Hawkeden : P-i-C: Simon Hill
ST MARY-AT-THE-ELMS, Ipswich: P-i-C: John Thackray
23. ST WILFRID, CANTLEY (Sheffield) Vicar: Andrew Howard
ST HUGH OF LINCOLN, NEW CANTLEY Vicar: Jeff Stokoe
24. ST WINWALOE, POUNDSTOCK with ST ANNE, WIDEMOUTH BAY, Week St Mary, Whitstone, St Gennys, Jacobstowe, Warbstow & Treneglos (Truro) Curate: David Barnes
25. ALL SAINTS, SOUTH KIRKBY (Wakefield): Paul Cartwright
26. THE ASSUMPTION, FROYLE, Bentley & Binstead(Winchester) P-in-C: Yann Dubreuil
27. ST PETER, ASTLEY, Abberley, Shrawley & Gt. & Little Witley (Worcester) P-i-C: Geoffrey Whittaker
28. For the Church's Healing Ministry and scriptural use of Holy Unction
29. For reverent care in reserving the Holy Eucharist for the sick and dying
30. For those who have no belief in God and in the afterlife.
31. For those who dabble in the occult and spiritualism
Thoughts & Prayers for each day of the month
This can be dowloaded as a printable leaflet here
Do not reckon with your own strength and resources –
they will not suffice.
Reckon with God,
with His strength and resources,
and you will discover that they will always suffice for you.
When all your hopes are shattered,
when people disappoint you;
remember there is someone who will never disappoint you –
Someone who will love you to the very end –
and that is Jesus.
Always live in the knowledge that Jesus is present.
The assurance of His presence will change everything
and your sadness will disappear
How God will transform my troubles I do not know,
but that He WILL transform them I know for sure.
Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you.
All things pass away, God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
He who has God finds he lacks nothing;
God alone suffices. St Teresa
There are no impossible situations –
only people who have become impossible about them.
God is Love.
All the paths He leads you on,
even the darkest ones,
will end in glory.
Keep your eyes fixed on this goal
and your heart will be strengthened
and immersed in joy.
Do not look forward to what might happen tomorrow.
The same everlasting Father who cares for you today
will take care of you tomorrow and every day.
Either He will shield you from suffering
or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginings.
St Francis de Sales
Lord, you are the sole Master of the future:
keep us from despair and the fear of what is to come.
Stand firm now and persevere even if hardship is great.
God has already planned the moment when He will help you.
Trust Him when dark doubts attack you,
trust Him when your strength is small.
Trust Him, when simply to trust Him
is the hardest thing of all.
Trust Him – He is ever faithful,
trust Him, for His will is best.
Trust Him – for the heart of Jesus
is the only place to rest.
Trust Him, then, through doubt and sunshine,
all your cares upon Him cast
‘til the storms of life are over
and your trusting days are past.
Lord, give me courage when things go wrong;
strengthen me with faith in You,
with hope in Your promises
and with love of Your will.
Trust God implicitly.
If you are united with Him,
nothing can harm you.
Love Jesus and you will experience that love,
for Jesus is the strongest power of all.
It will enable you to overcome all hardships.
Jesus loves you like a friend.
He holds out His hand to you...
Give Him yours.
Even if we lose everything else,
there is something we cannot lose:
If you have Him,
you have everything you need
in the midst of trouble and anxiety.
Never tire of battling in faith,
for Satan is ever ready to attack.
The moment you no longer want to fight him, you are lost.
‘Do not be afraid or discouraged, for I, the Lord God, am with you wherever you go.’
(Joshua 1 v 9)
When you say a situation or a person is hopeless,
you are slamming the door in the face of God.
Charles L Allen
The only failure that is truly tragic
is not to try and fail,
but to fail to try.
If your faith cannot move mountains,
it ought at least to climb them.
E C McKenzie
God, grant me the courage
not to give up what I think is right,
even though I think it is hopeless.
Admiral Chester Mimitz
There is no saint without a past
and no sinner without a future.
Hatred does more damage to the person in which it is stored
than to the person on whom it is poured.
Forgiveness saves the expense of anger,
the high cost of hatred
and the waste of energy. E C McKenzie
If a bad person wrongs you,
forgive the person,
lest there be two bad people.
Jesus did not come to do away with suffering
or remove it.
He came to fill it with His presence.
The value of persistent prayer
is not that God will hear us,
but that we will finally hear God. William McGill
Always forgive your enemies.
Nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde
All shall be well...
And all shall be well...
And all manner of thing shall be well.
Dame Julian of Norwich
He alone has a right to despair
whose sins are as great as the mercy of God.
St Augustine of Hippo