Methodist Prayer Handbook 2013/2014
Light and Hope
Considerations for submitting prayers and images for use in the
2013/2014 Methodist Prayer Handbook
Deadline for submission: 15 January 2013,
however, any contributions for the Handbook received throughout the
year are always considered for inclusion where appropriate.
The 2013/14 Handbook, Light and Hope, will look at hopeful
discipleship; celebrating signs of hope in the Church, the world,
our communities and our lives. The title comes from the hymn May
the God of hope go with us every day (StF 411).
May the God of hope go with us every
filling all our lives with love and
joy and peace.
May the God of justice speed us on
bringing light and hope to every
land and race.
Praying, let us work for peace;
singing, share our joy with all;
working for a world that's new,
faithful when we hear Christ's
traditional, translated by Alvin Schutmaat)
Prayers should not exceed 120 words or 12 lines. Shorter prayers
and prayers for specific themes or countries are more likely to be
When submitting prayers, please give your postal address (so
that you can be sent a complimentary copy if your prayer is used),
your full name and how you would like to be described (e.g. Jane
Jones, Local Preacher, Townton).
Please do not submit more than three prayers (the editor can
only use a maximum of two per author and it pains her to have to
bin the rest!).
Please consider that prayers for / from a particular country
should include information on specific needs or projects that users
of the Handbook can pray for and must be relevant for use from
August 2013 to September 2014. Prayers for particular countries are
more likely to be used than general prayers.
All prayers must be your copyright. They can have been used
or published elsewhere, provided you have permission to reproduce
them. Unless you indicate otherwise, your prayer will become the
copyright of Methodist Church Purposes. Extracts from the Prayer
Handbook are used under 'Prayer for the Day' here on the
Methodist Church website and also in Prayer Focus, the Prayer
Handbook of the Methodist Church in Ireland. By submitting a
prayer, it is assumed that you agree to these additional uses. If
you do not wish to have your prayers used in these ways, please let
the editor know.
If you use words from another source within your prayer, please
indicate that you have done so and give the source, even if it is
out of copyright: plagiarism is theft.
Photos / Images must be your copyright. They can have been
used or published elsewhere, provided you have permission to
reproduce them. Unless you indicate otherwise, your prayer will be
the copyright of Methodist Church Purposes.
Images are reproduced very small (usually 32mm wide) so they
must be bold images that will work well at a small size (i.e. no
group shots). If you submit digital images electronically, they
must be at a high enough resolution for print, that is 300dpi at
print size (ideally JPEG files). Alternatively, send prints
(preferably not your only copy of a treasured photo) which can be
Prayer Handbook Editor
Methodist Church House
25 Marylebone Road
London NW1 5JR
Please indicate if you need these to be returned to you and
include a suitable stamped, addressed envelope.
If you have any queries, please contact the editor by
Please note that not all prayers submitted can be included in
the Prayer Handbook and many will need editing more or less,
depending on how they fit on the page and relate to other prayers
in the Handbook.
Deadline for submission: 15 January 2013, however, any
contributions for the Handbook received throughout the year are
always considered for inclusion where appropriate.