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The office of daily prayer

One of the glories of the Church of England is its worship. There are currently two collections of services and prayers authorized for use in the Church of England: The Book of Common Prayer and Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England.

For each collection, the services of Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer for today, yesterday and the next four weeks are also available in full on the Church of England website ( to help you find time for God during your day.

The Church of England publishes daily services of Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer (Compline). These include the text of the psalm and the two Bible readings, and the appropriate Collect. You can easily print the service in an attractive format for reading later. 

 If you are interested in following one of more of the Daily Offices, we hope that this may be helpful.  

Time to Pray app

The Time to Pray app presents everything you need for Prayer During the Day, with variations according to the day of the week and the season of the Church’s year. 

The app is compatible with smartphones and tablets (iPhone/iPad iOS 9.0+ and Android 5.1.1+).

You can use Prayer During the Day on its own, as your sole act of prayer and praise, or you can use it alongside Night Prayer – also provided here – in a pattern of prayer at the beginning and end of the day. 

  • Access Prayer During the Day
  • Follow a simple pattern of daily prayer that varies according to the season and day of the week.
  • Access Night Prayer, together with guidance on sustaining a pattern of regular prayer.

As of March 2020, Time to Pray is now completely free to use. 

Monthly Prayer Diary

We will continue to prepare our Monthly Prayer Diary during during the corona virus outbreak. 

A prayer about the Coronavirus outbreak

Keep us, good Lord, 
under the shadow of your mercy 
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love 
in Christ Jesus our Lord.

For those in isolation

God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope; 
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.

For those who are worried/social cohesion

Loving Jesus, you are compassionate to those in need
and heal the sick in body and mind.
Look kindly on those who are fearful at this time.
Help us all to put away all thoughts and actions
that separate us from you and from one another.
Give us grace to live our lives
confident in your promise that you are with us always.

Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught us to love our neighbour,
and to care for those in need
as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength
to comfort the fearful, to care for the sick, 
and to assure the isolated 
of our love, and your love,
for your name’s sake.

Celtic prayers for calm:

Circle me O God

Keep hope within

Despair without.

Circle me O God

Keep peace within

Keep turmoil out.

Circle me O God

Keep calm within

Keep storms without.

Circle me O God

Keep strength within

Keep weakness out.

            David Adam


You Lord are in this place

Your presence fills it, your presence is peace

You Lord are in my life

Your presence fills it, your presence is peace

You Lord are in the storm

Your presence fills it, your presence is peace.

                                                            David Adam


Gesture of protection eg. circle or sign of the cross

Can also be used with words:

            The compassing of God,

            the compassing of Christ,

            the compassing of the Spirit.[1]

Dealing with future fears[2]

Steps for healing anything we fear in the future:

i) Tell Christ what we fear until we really bodily feel that fear.

ii) Watch Christ react to what we fear.

Healing comes to the degree we face the fear. Put the whole thing in Christ’s hands. Share with Christ the fear then sit back and watch Christ enter the scene you fear most and absorb his reactions until they feel comfortable and you can imagine yourself doing the same things. Then, leaning on his love and strength, face what you fear.

[1] Carimina Cadelica

[2] Dennis & Matthew Linn, Healing life’s hurts, p.201, 204