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Praying Through the Year

Enriching our prayer life

This resource includes creative ways to pray and new ideas for leading prayer. There are fourteen sections that could be used at meetings, services or events throughout the year. Each theme also includes prayers on the given topic, a Bible verse and if used as a whole should take about 15 minutes to complete. These resources can be used in their entirety or just to stimulate further ideas. They can be the basis of collective prayer or used at other times on your own. A list of resources needed for each idea and where to source them is included.

The Themes are:

You can download the whole document, individual sections and the templates from our Resources section

Please take time to regularly pray for the people listed on the Diocesan intercession calendar, our various events and our projects and include our Diocesan prayer in your branch meetings.
This prayer speaks to us in Oxford Diocese, affirming what God would have us do and challenging us to carry out his purpose.

MU Oxford Diocesan Prayer

Only God can create, but we are called upon to value that creation.
Only God can give life, but we are called to transmit it and respect it.
Only God can make growth happen, but we are called to guide it and give it direction.
Only God can give faith, but we are called to be signs of God to one another.
Only God can give love, but we are called to grow in caring for each other.
Only God can give hope, but we are called to enable people to believe in themselves.
Only God can give power and energy, but we are called upon to get things going.
Only God can give peace, but we are called to build bonds that bring people together.
Only God can give happiness, but we are invited to laugh.
Only God is the way, but we are called to show it to others.
Only God is the light, but we are called to let it shine forth in the world.
Only God can make miracles happen, but we are invited to offer our five loaves and two fishes.
Only God can do the impossible, but it is up to us to do what is possible.
Praise the Lord for his goodness to us his servants; for our prayer sustains us, our faith empowers us and our deeds unite us in his service. Amen

Upcoming Events

  1. Winslow Branch

    December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Walton and Bedgrove Carol Service

    December 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Bodicote Branch

    December 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Abingdon Branch

    2nd January 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Tilehurst St Michael’s Branch

    9th January 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Verse of the Day

“When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. ‘In Bethlehem in Judea,’ they replied, ‘for this is what the prophet has written: ‘“But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.”’” — Matthew 2:4-6 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.