Page Updated on:- Tue. 31/05/2016
Prayer Matters Remember, prayer does matter - `every little helps`.

O Lord of the sunshine and the starlight, who has set us in a green land of vale and hill and meadow, we thank thee for the springtime with its flowers and fresh grass, we praise thee for the long afternoons of summer, when the shadows lengthen across the cricket field, we bless thee for the glories of autumn, with its falling leaves and mellow fruits.

Grant us to see the lessons of the lilies, and when the city with its streets hides us from the world of nature, may the skies above the roofs remind us of thine eternal beauty ever present. In days of dullness help us to carry the beauty of the daffodils in our minds, and the song of the birds in our hearts: for Christ's sake. Amen
Canon J B Goodliffe

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and will never leave me to face my perils alone.
Thomas Merton 1915 - 1968
Go with each of us to rest; if any awake, temper to them the dark hours of watching; and when the day returns, return to us, our sun and comforter, and call us up with morning faces and with morning hearts, eager to labour, eager to be happy, if happiness should be our portion, and if the day be marked for sorrow, strong to endure it.
Robert Louis Stevenson 1850 - 1894

Pray by the Day
Please use the following day-by-day guide for your prayers throughout the month.
  • Our Priest-in-Charge, Revd. Peter Sharpe
  • Our Associate Priest, Revd. Deirdre Mackrill
  • Our retired clergy, helping out in many services
  • All preachers
  • Lay-readers
  • All those taking part in services
  • Church Wardens
  • PCC Members
  • All church officers
  • Bell Ringers
  • Home Group Leaders
  • Family Life
  • Open The Book
  • Prayer in the parish
  • The unemployed
  • Those working on the land and sea, including farmers and fishermen
  • Home Groups
  • Leaders
  • Church Visitors
  • THE BEACON team
  • Lunch Club
  • RNLI and Search & Rescue organisations
  • Royal British Legion
  • The Cornwall Air Ambulance
  • Outreach in the parish
  • Youth and Children's work
  • SKYP Club
  • All children's leaders
  • Little Fishes Parent and Toddler Group
  • Our schools
  • Those taking assemblies
  • Our worship
  • Organists, musicians and singers
  • Worship leaders
  • Caring professions
  • Our doctors and nurses
  • East Lizard Helpline
  • Polventon and Porthgwara
  • The elderly, bereaved and sick

Diocesan Vision
Pray for our diocese and ourselves as we work out how to implement the overall diocesan vision and strategy

Which is to:

  • Respond to God who is generous,
  • By striving to discover the Kingdom and
  • Grow the Church
The focus will be on Evangelism, Proclamation and Discipleship
Prayer Guide
A prayer for morning... and for evening
O God, who divides the day from the night, separate our deeds from the darkness of sin, and let us continually live in your light, reflecting in all that we do your eternal beauty.

O God, who gives the day for work and the night for sleep, refresh our bodies and our minds through the quiet hours of night, and let our inward eyes be directed towards you, dreaming of your eternal glory.

A Meditation

Meditate on this devotion written by Miria, who is from Tearfund partner The Church of Uganda Teso Diocese which is Jeremiah`s diocese.

Miria's prayer

Oh God, our heavenly Father,
thank you so much for this day,
the past days and the days to come.
Thank you for keeping us safe.

We are only human -just women and men
who may not even know how to pray.
Teach us today how to pray.
Hold us, today, sweet Jesus,
because tomorrow may never be ours.

Lord, help us every day to do what we ought to do.
When we stumble and fall, help us to rise.
When we go astray, please show us the way.
When happiness is gone, Lord shine in our heart.

This is our plea, one day at a time.
You, oh Christ, are all we want,
more than all, in you, we find.

Raise the fallen, cheer the faint and heal the sick.
Just and holy is your name!
We are all unworthy, yet you are full of grace.
Please remember us in this desperate position.
In Jesus` name, Amen.