Prayer Suggestions

Some prayers for Sea Sunday, 12 July:

A Prayer for Seafarers
O Eternal Lord God, who alone spreads out the heavens and rules the raging of the seas, receive into your protection all those who go down to the sea in ships and occupy their business on the great waters of the world. Preserve them both in body and soul, prosper their labours with good success, in all times of danger, be their defence, and bring them to the haven where they would be. We ask this in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

A Prayer for the Families of Seafarers
We pray for the families of seafarers, often separated for long periods from their fathers, husbands, mothers and wives. Protect those families and help them stay close together until they are reunited. Bless the children of seafarers at school and at college and help them in their learning. We pray all this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for the Mission to Seafarers
Lord God, be the canoe that holds us in the sea of life. Be the rudder that keeps us on the straight course. Be the outrigger that supports us in times of great testing. May your spirit fill our sails to carry us through the day, and keep our bodies strong so that we may paddle steadfastly on the voyage of life. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer suggestions:

For families to take up the activity packs being offered by Christ Church and St Andrew's throughout August (alternative to the Holiday Club)

Those recovering from coronavirus and their families

Those living in: The Plantation, The Walnuts and Town Close Road

Those who have asked for our prayers: Vandra Ahlstrom, Bridget Archer, Marie Archer, David Boland and his family, Fiona Breckenridge, Eric and Mary Burdette, Margaret Cooper, Vera Croghan, Roger Haigh, Jane Hattrick, Brian Hewison, Emily Howes, Jay, Julie (not Bolt), Anne Millett, Richard Millett, Tony Millett, Michael Price, Kaye Quinn, Joan Smith, Jonathan Spelman, Betty Trendell and Sue Trott

The families and friends of all those who have died recently in these difficult times


Charity of the Month for July - Mission to Seafarers

We pray for the work of the Mission to Seafarers, especially as they support seafarers during the COVID-19 outbreak. We pray for the Flying Angel Campaign helping seafarers keep in touch with their families and chaplains, and providing support and goods when they are in port. 

Please see the July magazine (pg 27) for details of how to donate and the Prayer Diary for further prayer information


Prayer for our CMS Mission Partners 

We pray for Kats and Kumar Aryal who teach, mentor and coach students at the International Graduate School (IGSL) of Leadership in Manila. Praise God for IGSL’s singles’ conference where many felt affirmed and encouraged for the first time in a culture where their singleness means they are often belittled and marginalised.

CMS Prayerlines


Christ Church Daily Prayer diary - day-by-day suggestions based on a diary produced by Colin Way



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