23/02/2016

Bishop Paul invites us all to share in the Cycle of Prayer

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One of the bedrocks of our communal life of prayer and worship

We journey together in prayer
Prayer is the foundation and the wellspring of all that we do. And yet it can so easily be neglected, or can decay into rehearsing a few familiar petitions and thanksgivings. But the sustaining rhythm of being present with God is our duty and joy; not simply for ourselves but praying for the common good; better together.

I rejoice in knowing I am prayed for by my sisters and brothers in this Diocese, in the Church of England and across the worldwide Communion. That is why I see this booklet as far more than a list of parishes to pray for mechanically. This booklet represents and enables the spiritual heartbeat of our Diocese, which sustains our common mission.

I use this cycle of prayer because as your diocesan Bishop I share the cure of souls with the leaders of every school, chaplaincy, parish and fresh expression.  I want to pray for you concretely and specifically. So, about a week before your school, parish or community appears in this cycle, please feel free to email me, in complete confidence, with your specific needs, requests and thanksgivings.

If you email bishopslodge@liverpool.anglican.org I will be able to pray for you and your community more accurately.

Prayer connects us. It makes a difference in all our lives. So as disciples together in the Diocese of Liverpool, let’s use this cycle to journey together in prayer and with the sustaining strength of God.



Bishop Paul Bayes
The Bishop of Liverpool
Read it online here:

What We Do

Our Diocesan Prayer

As we pursue our vision of a bigger church making a bigger difference more people knowing Jesus more justice in the world we have introduced a diocesan prayer. Please pray it and share it in churches across our diocese as we offer our sustained prayer to Jesus.


Loving Father,
by your 
grace,
we long to see more people knowing Jesus,
and more justice
in your world.
Help us to live as
your disciples in the power
of the Spirit
and to work to your praise and glory.
Amen.


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Follow and share our #CycleOfPrayer

You can keep in touch with the Cycle Of Prayer, and share it with others, by following us on:
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Download your Cycle of Prayer here

You can download our monthly prayer calendars here - a large print version is also available on request.

March 2017 to August 2017
September 2017 to February 2018