Women smiling, Bangladesh


We are strongly committed to inspire and encourage churches and individuals to hold poor communities in prayer.

Explore our prayer resources for some of the different thematic areas we work in including prayers for emergencies

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God of Advent, We wait for a message to the world, and a message has come. Not a message of hope but of horror.

Father God, Through the birth of Jesus, your son, you honoured Mary as a mother.

Miraculous signs and wonders as the apostles continued Jesus’ ministry of healing and deliverance.

Sharing the Good News and healing in his name. 

Jesus is the message from God. He brings light into the darkness of our world.

Everything they owned was held in common and there was not a needy person among them.

There is a monthly ecumenical prayer vigil across the globe until there is an end to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

God of all the nations, so many of your children are crying out to you worn down by injustice and suffering.

God of all, where are your children? Let us see God’s children, who are far from home...

God of reconciliation and grace, you promise us a world where all is new...

God of the impossible, we pray for justice, peace and reconciliation.

This Harvest, pray for farmers in Malawi to turn their peas into profit.

Pray with us this Harvest with our written prayers and creative prayer ideas.

Download our Harvest prayer sheet to use in your church.

Litanies and prayers from Refugee Week 2016.

Loving God, you make us in your image. Forgive us when we fail to see your image in each other...

Filled with the shock and the horror, we pray for those who are injured and for those who have lost people they love.

Lord Jesus, bringer of hope, in you is life, and the life is the light of all people.

God of all the world, give us wisdom in troubled times.

'When I needed a neighbour were you there?'

Standing in solidarity with our sisters and brothers across the world - helping them to have hope for the future.

'Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that' Martin Luther King Jr

Creator God, you loved the world into life.

Lord, we come before you with hearts of praise and thanksgiving. We give thanks for the ministry of your Son...

A prayer written by Katrina Rowland.

O God, our refuge and strength, our help in times of trouble.

Lord, a land of coffee and grain of cattle and crops, of pasture and plain of laughter and love is thirsty.

As I enter the street market wheel my trolley at the superstore...

Lord, hear our prayers for Syria. For people leaving everything behind to flee to safety, for those who have lost loved ones...

Loving God, We pray for the people of Nepal, devastated by an earthquake.

Loving and reconciling Jesus, you know what it is to be scorned. Listen to the cry of women, men, girls and boys everywhere.

We pray for all whose desperation leads them to the sea

Lord of the journey, We ask for your protection on all who have fled their homes.

A prayer for all communities displaced by violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar.

A prayer for those affected by the mudslides in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

We pray for the many casualties of war in South Sudan for those bereaved or injured by conflict for those bereft of their homes and livelihoods...

Almighty and all powerful God, creator of the world and the nations...

How long, O Lord? Can we hide our faces from the headlines of violence and tragedy?

Compassionate God, source of all comfort, We pray for the people whose lives have devastated by rain and flood.

A meditative Prayer for World AIDS Day 2012 by the Rt Reverend Albert Bogle.

Loving and almighty God, We pray for all who are working to combat the growing food crisis...

Prayers and pointers from Refugee Week 2016

We reject all forms of discrimination and stigma, Because we believe in God...

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

For use in your church or individually.

Pray for the people in Malawi urgently in need of access to food supplies, as the country faces its worst drought in a decade.

Ressurection, offering and intercession prayers for the Nepal earthquake.

Let us pray for those who hunger in this land: whose only kitchen is a soup kitchen...

Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink?