Prayer is an essential part of what it means to be a Christian, bringing ourselves closer in conversation with God.

Here are various prayers and prayer ideas that you might like to consider, when putting aside some time for prayer.

10am Contemporary Communion for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity live from St Mark's Church, Pennington
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8am BCP Communion for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity live from St Mark's Church, Pennington
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Morning Praise service for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity live from St Mark's Church, Pennington
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BCP Communion for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity live from St Mark's Church, Pennington
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Contemporary Communion for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity live from St Mark's Church, Pennington
BCP Communion for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity live from St Mark's Church, Pennington
We've come to the end of the 'Generous June' series from Winchester diocese, and it's also the last of our
We're coming near to the end of our series with the support of the diocese, 'Generous June' - with a
We continue our series with the support of the diocese, 'Generous June' - with a focus on God's generosity to
As we enter 'Ordinary Time', we start a new series with the support of the diocese, 'Generous June' - with
We celebrate Trinity Sunday, with Rachel having dodged the challenging sermon topic today that is the 'triune God'! Peter leads
We celebrate Pentecost today, with Peter leading a communion service from St Thomas Church in Lymington. Our Bishops Permission to
Our newest BCM candidate, Jane, leads from the lady chapel at St Mark's today, whilst St Thomas bring the music,
Remaining mostly dry, Peter leads from the vicarage garden in Lymington - whilst St Mark's bring the sermon and prayers.
We're leading once more from St Mark's, where one of our BCM Worship team tie together the hymns, prayer and
Today, and it's all from St Mark's - as we celebrate St Mark and our patronal festival! A chance to
Today, St Thomas lead and our focus is on bearing witness. St Mark's bring the sermon, prayers and music, with
As we enter the Easter period, we continue our celebration of the risen Lord - and today, St Mark's lead
We've reached the end of Lent and from the lows of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, we've reached Easter day.
Saturday 3rd April is Easter Eve, and in a service from darkness to light, St Mark's and St Thomas lead
Sunday the 28th March is Palm Sunday and brings us into the last week of Lent - as we come
Sunday the 21st March is the fifth Sunday of Lent and is also known as Passion Sunday. For our 10am
Sunday the 14th March is the fourth Sunday of Lent but it's also Mothering Sunday - we hope you're going
Sunday the 7th March is the third Sunday of Lent and for our 10am service it's St Thomas taking a
Sunday the 28th February is the Second Sunday of Lent and for our 10am service it's Paul and Eve -
Sunday the 21st February is the First Sunday of Lent and for our 10am service it's St Thomas who are
Wednesday 17th February is Ash Wednesday and St Mark's and St Thomas churches come together for a 6pm service of
Sunday the 14th February is Valentines Day, so we hope you've given your significant other (or the one you would
Sunday the 7th February is the Second Sunday before Lent and for our 10am service it's St Thomas who taking
Sunday the 31st January is the fourth Sunday of Epiphany and for our 10am service it's back to St Mark's
Sunday the 24th January is the third Sunday of Epiphany and for our 10am service it's St Thomas' taking the
Sunday the 17th January is the second Sunday of Epiphany and for our 10am service it's back to St Mark's
Sunday the 10rth January is the first Sunday of Epiphany but also when we remember the baptism of Christ. For
Sunday the 3rd January is the Second Sunday of Christmas but also the Epiphany. For our 10am service today it's
Three wise men on camels
In recent years we have blessed chalk at church, and taken it home to create an Epiphany blessing at door.
Sunday the 27th December is the the first Sunday of Christmas - and for our 10am service today it's St
It's Christmas Day! Peter from St Thomas and Rachel from St Mark's jointly lead our service today, with music and
Selfie with Jesus
We've reached Christmas Day and as we celebrate the bright new dawn, we come together to celebrate the birth of
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It's nearly Christmas Day and as we look forward to the bright new dawn, we come together to celebrate the
One for the children – and young at heart – working together with St Thomas church in Lymington, our Crib
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Sunday the 20th December is the the Fourth Sunday of Advent - and for our 9am service today, we stream
Sunday the 13th December is the the Third Sunday of Advent - and for our 10am service today it's St
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Sunday the 13th December is the the Third Sunday of Advent - and for our 9am service today, we stream
Sunday the 6th December is the the Second Sunday of Advent - and for our 10am service today it's back
Sunday the 6th December is the the Second Sunday of Advent - and for our 9am service today we are
Sunday the 29th November is the the first Sunday of Advent - and for our 10am service today St Thomas'
Sunday the 15th November is the second Sunday before Advent - and for our 10am service today St Thomas lead
Sunday the 8th November is Remembrance Sunday - and for our 10am service today St Mark's and St Thomas remember
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Sunday the 1st November is All Souls - and today at 3pm St Mark's lead a special service live from
Sunday the 1st November is All Saints - and for our 10am service today St Mark's and St Thomas conclude
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Sunday the 1st November is All Saints - and today at 9am St Mark's lead once more live from the
Sunday the 25th October is the Last Sunday after Trinity - and for our 10am service today St Mark's and
Sunday the 25th October is the Last Sunday after Trinity - and today at 9am St Mark's lead once more
Sunday the 18th October is the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity - and for our 10am service today St Mark's and
Sunday the 18th October is the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity - and today at 9am St Mark's lead once more
Sunday the 11th October is the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity - and for our 10am service today St Mark's and
Sunday the 11th October is the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity - and today at 9am St Mark's lead once more
Sunday the 4th October is the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity - and for our 10am service today St Mark's and
Sunday the 4th October is the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity - and today at 9am St Mark's lead once more
Sunday the 27th September is the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity - and for our 10am service today St Mark's lead
Sunday the 27th September is the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity - and today at 9am St Mark's lead once more
Sunday the 20th September is the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity - and for our 10am service today St Thomas lead
Sunday the 20th September is the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity - and today at 9am St Mark's lead once more
Sunday the 13th September is the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity - and as Rachel Noël, priest of St Mark's, takes
Sunday the 6th September is the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity - and this week Peter leads from the vicarage in
Sunday the 30th August is the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity - and this week with St Mark's leading live from
Sunday the 23rd August is the Eleventh Sunday after Trinity - and this week with St Thomas leading, St Mark's
Sunday the 21st June is the Second Sunday after Trinity. Rachel from St Mark's church leads this service - and
The Diocese of Winchester hosted a 24 hour wave of Prayer - the Upper Room, from 9am on Saturday 30th
Join with us as we share Prayer During the Day at 12:00pm.
Join with us as we share Prayer during the day at 12:00pm.
Join with us as we share Prayer During the Day at 12:00pm.
Join with us as we share Prayer During the Day at 12:00pm.
Join with us as we share Prayer During the Day at 12:00pm.
Join with us as we share Prayer During the Day at 12:00pm.
Join with us as we share Prayer During the Day at 12:00pm
Join with us as we celebrate Ascension Day with support from Lymington Infant School and St Thomas church!
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Join us from midday on Good Friday, where St Mark's and St Thomas churches are pleased to welcome Peter Rouch,
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Performed during our Maundy Thursday service, this performed by the fantastic 'Divine Music' group. Video features photographs of the Easter
Baptingle apple
With Advent not far behind us and the memory of the Christingle fresh, what about an apple ‘Baptingle’?
Sunset through the clouds
God of all heaven and earth, From the breath of your love came the creation of the world. We are
Christmas Cards
Many of us will receive Christmas cards, and we don't always know what to do with them after Christmas. How
Bokeh effect against lit sign 'Focus'
Don’t get so focused on having a powerful Christmas morning moment that you miss that quiet, unglamorous moment when Jesus
A collect for the Second Sunday of Advent that you may wish to pray over this weekend.
Woman sitting on rock watching the sea
Advent is a time to give time to consider and be thankful for the coming celebration for Christ - how
Boy removing sunglasses and wearing a paper crown
Christ the King announces the start of Advent, and what better way to celebrate than with a feast? One for
Cartoon sheep image
Jesus loves each one of us, knowing and calling us by name. This prayer idea helps us to recognise and
Rachel with just a small number of the poppies crafted by residents of Pennington
A short prayer for Remembrance Sunday
Church in early morning sunlight
One of the traditions of All Saint’s Day is to remember those who have died: our friends, family members, and
Leaves from green to red hung on a line
Autumn is a season of many changes. Starting new schools, new classes, new jobs, a new season of life. This
Looking down at the ground with blue shoes and leaf litter in view
s important that we keep ourselves active and it’s recommended that you try and travel at least 10,000 steps a
Man in soft focus reading a newspaper
To sell, newspapers need to be sensationalist; good news it seems doesn’t sell copies as well as bad news does.
Yosemite National Park
Pick an eco-system that is close to your heart and pray with positive intention for that place. Perhaps focus your
Pieces of plain card
Coming together with others in prayer can be a meaningful experience, as we share with one another our faith and
Homeless man holding
Random acts of kindness are an easy way of making prayer practical and positive. It can move our focus away
Hand outstretched on a winters day
Here is a way of praying for others by using your fingers to trigger you into thinking about different groups
Fridge with magnets and photos on the front
Stick a favourite prayer up on the fridge door, then each time you visit the fridge, you can say that
Man drinking coffee in coffee shop
The summer holidays are a time to do things we wouldn’t get to normally, but they’re also a time for
'I Bow Down': performed before intercessions on 25th August 2019 - words and Music Cindy Rethmeier, performed by Jane and
Holiday makers by the beach
Each individual has their own battles and challenges, and is known and loved by God. Pray simple prayers of blessing
Prayers given on our Family Communion service on the ninth Sunday after Trinity.
Red and orange alarm clock with mug of tea
What time do you set your alarm to start your day? Why not, over the coming seven days, set an
Prayers given on our Iona Communion service on the eighth Sunday after Trinity.
Wherever life plants you, bloom with GRACE
In the week ahead, why not leave a note where someone can find it, wishing them well in their lives
Prayers given on our Evensong service on the seventh Sunday after Trinity.
Sunflower against green field
In order to grow to be strong and healthy seeds need good soil, feeding and watering. In the same way
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Prayers given on our Family Communion service on the sixth Sunday after Trinity.
Woman looking in small hand mirror in profile
Are there specific things you want to persist in asking for? Is there something you look at several times a
Prayers given on our Family Communion service on the fifth Sunday after Trinity.
Paper Chains
We thank God for the connections that make up our families and communities.
Prayers given on our Family Communion service on Sea Sunday.
Man washing by plastic stool
At the end of the day, take a glass bowl and fill with water; get yourself into a calm frame
Scrapbook
We all work in different ways and engage with different mediums: if writing isn't your thing, why not collect photos
A green corner of the Issac Watts Memorial Park, Southampton
Can you find God more easily, when the calm of being in nature can slow down our hectic lives?
Prayers given on our Morning Praise service on the Second Sunday after Trinity, with a focus on the work undertaken
Revision Cue Cards
How did you revise for your exams at school, college or university? Some find making notes on catalogue cards an
Prayers given on our Family Communion service on Trinity Sunday.
boy sitting on bench while holding a book
To the tune of ‘Frere Jaques’, sing with children the following – why not try as a round, splitting into
Colourful spiral
Take a circle of paper and cut it into a spiral and in it write names of people you want
Glass marble in open palm
Use your five senses as you pray; sound, sense, scent, sight and taste.
Two red dice on black background
If you struggle to focus during times of prayer, try something more interactive: use dice and assign someone you want
Be Kind
Random acts of kindness are an easy way of making prayer practical and positive. It can move our focus away