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.

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!
Good Friday 2020 Banner
Join us from midday on Good Friday, where St Mark's and St Thomas churches are pleased to welcome Peter Rouch,
Maundy Thursday banner, 2020
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