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Prayers, Faith and Worship

Prayers are said in the parish on a weekly basis in church on Sunday for the needs of the World, the church; for those who suffer in body mind or spirit, or to remember the faithful departed.

Names of the sick and departed are listed (with the permission of the person concerned) on our weekly notice sheet. To request that a name be added to the notice sheet (or that prayers be said privately) contact the Rector.

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Topical Prayers

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Daily Prayer

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A Prayer for this Parish

God of love,

We pray for this Parish of Six Saints circa Holt.

Here may all be welcomed in your name.

Here may your love, peace and justice be known and shared.

Here may we recognise your presence in the face of neighbour, friend and stranger.

Here may we read your word with honesty and integrity.

Here may we learn from our tradition to build our future.

Here may we be guided by your Spirit to grow in reason and understanding.

Here may the sacraments be celebrated with joy, faith and hope.

Here may we grow together as part of your body.

Here may we be nurtured, challenged, and strengthened to serve you in your world, in the name of Christ.


Prayers for Funerals

For Church of England recommendations on prayers for funerals click here.

The following prayers are also offered for consideration:

Father we thank you for those we loved so much but see no longer. In time the aching pain of their loss will lessen, but we want the memories to live on so that they are still real to us. May their example and their love for us be transformed into positive good in our lives and actions. Keep us firm in the hope that we shall all be reunited with you in Heaven.

Hon Mary Rose de Lisle

O Lord our God, from whom neither life nor death can separate those who trust in thy love, and whose love holds in its embrace thy children in this world and the next; so unite us to thyself that in fellowship with thee we may always be united to our loved ones whether here or there; give us courage, constancy and hope; through him who died and was buried and rose again for us, Jesus Christ our Lord.

William Temple, 1881-1944

We give back, to you, O God, those whom you gave to us. You did not lose them when you gave them to us, and we do not lose them by their return to you. Your dear Son has taught us that life is eternal and love cannot die. So death is only an horizon, and an horizon is only the limit of our sight. Open our eyes to see more clearly, and draw us closer to you that we may know that we are nearer to our loved ones, who are with you. You have told us that that you are preparing a place for us: prepare us also for that happy place, that where you are we may also be always, O dear Lord of life and death.

William Penn, 1644-1718

Bring us, O Lord God, at our last awakening into the house and gate of heaven, to enter into that gate and dwell in that house, where there shall be no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light; no noise or silence, but one equal music; no fears nor hopes, but one equal possession; no ends nor beginnings, but one equal eternity; in the habitations of thy glory and dominion world without end.

John Donne, 1572-1631