The Parish of Barbourne St Stephen Praising God & Serving the Community
The Parish of Barbourne St StephenPraising God & Serving the Community

Contact us at:

 

St. Stephen's Church

St. Stephen's Street

Worcester WR3 7HS

 

Please note that these are all personal phone numbers.  

There is no phone in the church.

Reverend Andy Todd           

Priest-in-charge

Tel: 07806892165  

Email: revandyt@outlook.com 

 

Geoff Hill

Churchwarden

Tel: 01905 453312

Email:hill.89parkave@btinternet.com

 

Michelle Walsh

Parish Administrator 
Tel: 07961 097497  

Email: mwalsh.ststephens@outlook.com 

 

 

 

 

Prayers for a range of situations we hope are helpful

Lockdown Prayer Cycle
St Stephens Lockdown Prayer Cycle Summer[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [603.8 KB]

 

The Lord’s Prayer - Traditional

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen

 

The Lord’s Prayer - Contemporary

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.

 

A Prayer for the Outbreak

God of compassion,
during this Coronavirus outbreak

be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

For medical staff and all working at the front line
of fighting the outbreak

Gracious God,
give skill, sympathy and resilience
to all who are caring for the sick,
give your wisdom to all those searching for a cure,

And support all who are working to keep people safe.
Strengthen them with your Spirit,
that through their work many will be restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

If you know people who are ill

Merciful God,
we entrust to your tender care
those who are ill or in pain,
knowing that whenever danger threatens
your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe.
Especially we hold before you (N…. and N….).

Comfort and heal them,
and restore them to health and strength;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen
.

 

If you know people who are ill

Merciful God,
we entrust to your tender care
those who are ill or in pain,
knowing that whenever danger threatens
your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe.

Especially we hold before you (N…. and N….).

Comfort and heal them,
and restore them to health and strength;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen
.

 

A Prayer for Ash Wednesday attributed to St Jerome

Let your door stand open to receive Christ,

unlock your soul to Him

offer Him a welcome in your mind

and then you will see the riches of simplicity,

the treasures of peace,

and the joy of grace.

 

A Night-time prayer from the Church of South India

God our Father, by whose mercy
the world turns safely into darkness and returns again to light:
we place in your hands our unfinished tasks,
our unsolved problems, and our unfulfilled hopes,
knowing that only what you bless will prosper.
To your love and protection
we commit each other and all those we love,
knowing that you alone are our sure defender,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 

Prayers for families with children

 

A version of the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, you are in heaven

and your name is special and wonderful.

May your plans become reality,

and all you desire happen in our world and in yours.

Please give us all we need to get through today.

Forgive us for all we have got wrong,

and help us to do the same for those who hurt us.

Keep us from doing things that are wrong,

and protect us in these hard times.

Everything in heaven and on earth is made by you and belongs to you,

and that’s the way it will be …. Always. Amen

 

A prayer for the world

God of love and hope,
you made the world and care for all creation,
but the world feels strange right now.
The news is full of stories about Coronavirus.
Some people are worried that they might get ill.
Others are anxious for their family and friends.
Be with them and help them to find peace.
We pray for the doctors and nurses and scientists,
and all who are working to discover the right medicines
to help those who are ill.
Thank you that even in these anxious times,
you are with us.
Help us to put our trust in you and keep us safe.
Amen.

 

A bedtime prayer

Loving God, you are always with me.
You are with me in the day and in the night.
You are with me when I’m happy and when I’m sad.
You are with me when I’m healthy and when I am ill.
You are with me when I am peaceful and when I am worried.
Today I am feeling (name how you are feeling)
because (reasons you are feeling this way).

Tonight, I especially want to ask you to look after (name the people you want God to help).
Help me to remember that you love me and are with me in everything tonight and always.
Amen.

 

 

 

Print Print | Sitemap
© St. Stephens Church Worcester 2016