“Pray. Prayer works!” said Canon Peter Winstone, a former Vicar of Fewston with Blubberhouses.”That is one of my deepest convictions. Of course it only works if we pray according to God’s will. Prayer brought in the money to repair the Washburn Valley churches, but prayer was accompanied by generosity, hard work, careful assessments.

“Prayer will not always convert the unconverted, for prayer cannot overrule other people’s freedom to choose the highway to disaster. And prayer for healing is answered in many ways: sometimes by healing in this life, sometimes by healing of the mind but not the body, often by healing in the next life. Jesus’ miracles were the breaking in of the next life into this life, and that still sometimes happens.”

Daily Prayer

Today’s Prayer – Listen to or read the Prayer for the Day and join in with thousands of others saying these words each day.

Service of Daily Prayer – Read services of Daily Prayer which are available in both contemporary and traditional forms and for all times of day.

Daily Hope

For those who struggle to use online resources the church has now set up a free phone line called ‘Daily Hope.’ You can call it at any time, day or night on 0800 804 8044. The whole system is pre-recorded so is always available.

The first thing you will hear will be the Archbishop of Canterbury welcoming you. You can listen to his whole message or move on through the options.

  • Option 1 takes you to Hymns we love. This is a short 20 minute service based round a well known hymn.
  • Option 2 takes you to Hymn line where you can listen to hymns.
  • Option 3 takes you to prayer line for a variety of prayers.
  • Option 4 gives you more options.

Other Resources for Prayer

Learning to Pray – This Church of England website gives ideas and suggestions for how to pray.

Topical Prayers – This site offers prayers on many topics including:

  • personal circumstances
  • topical crises
  • global situations