Prayers

Discover prayers for each day of the month, as listed in the Methodist Prayer Handbook. These are for reference and use in planning services and events.

These prayers are listed by date, with contemporary and historical prayers for each day of the month.

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A prayer for today

Read prayers for today, as written by Methodists from across the world.

Lord, we want an easy life – we come to you to escape our difficulties, for a solution to our problems, to find security.

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Holy and hidden God, your mystery and majesty fills the earth and all creation.

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God in hiding, waiting in the dark, blowing over the formless void, speak a word of light and life, we pray

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All our powers we surrender to you, O God, and our whole will to yours.

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Faithful God,
we trust in your promise that the darkness so often contains treasures

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Let your peace rule in our hearts, O Lord

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Hidden God,
you are known to me as absence
more than presence

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Grant us, Lord, the penitence of the publican who dared not raise his eyes to heaven

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Holy God,
creation is your gift of grace,
pregnant with your presence.

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Endue us with your power, O Lord

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Gracious and loving God, we thank you for those treasures we have from you

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May we watch for you, O Lord, in the storm

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