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Below are some prayers for personal use.

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

I bind unto myself the name,
The strong name of the Trinity,
By invocation of the same,
The Three in One and One in Three.
By whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord.

St Patrick's Breastplate


Let nothing disturb you,

Let nothing frighten you,

All things are passing away:

God never changes.

Patience obtains all things

Whoever has God lacks nothing;

God alone suffices.

Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila

A  Prayer for the Holy Land  from Hosam Naoum, The Archbishop of Jerusalem

O God of all justice and peace, we cry out to you in the midst of the pain and trauma of violence and fear which prevails in the Holy Land.

Be with those who need you in these days of suffering; we pray for people of all faiths – Jews, Muslims and Christians and for all people of the land.

While we pray to you, O Lord, for an end to violence and the establishment of peace, we also call for you to bring justice and equity to the peoples.

Guide us into your kingdom where all people are treated with dignity and honour as your children – for to all of us, you are our heavenly father.

In Jesus’ name we pray,  Amen.

A Prayer for Ukraine

God of peace and justice,
we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, 
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace, 
for wisdom, discernment and compassion
to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, 
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

God, our Father, in your loving providence you send your holy angels to watch over us.  Hear our prayers, defend us always by their protection, and let us share your life with them for ever; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Thanks be to thee, Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits and blessings which thou hast borne for me.  O most merciful Friend, Brother and Redeemer, may I know thee more clearly, love thee more dearly, and follow thee more nearly, day by day.  Amen.

Prayer of St Richard of Chichester

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