Prayers and Psalms

A prayer for ourselves


Support us, O Lord,

all the day long of this troublesome life,

until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes,

the busy world is hushed,

the fever of life is over

and our work is done.

Then, Lord, in your mercy grant us a safe lodging,

a holy rest, and peace at the last;

through Christ our Lord.



A prayer based on Psalm 6


Our eyes, Lord, are wasted with grief;

you know we are waery with groaning.

As we remember our death

in the dark emptiness of the night,

have mercy on us and heal us;

forgive us and take away our fear

through the dying and rising of Jesus your Son.



The Lord's prayer (based on Matthew 6:9-13)


Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from the evil one.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours

now and for ever.



Psalm 23 (taken from Common Worship)


The Lord is my shepherd;

therefore can I lack nothing.


He makes lie down in green pastures

and leads me beside still waters.


He shall refresh my soul

and guide me in the paths of righteousness for his

name's sake.


Though I walk through the valley of

the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;

for you are with me;

your rod and staff, they comfort me.


You spread a table before me

in the presence of those who trouble me;

you have anointed my head with oil

and my cup shall be full.


Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

all the days of my life,

and I will dwell In the house of the Lord for ever.


Further readings and prayers.