Daily Prayers for January 2020

Prayer is at the centre of our Christian faith. It is when we spend time with God telling Him of our love for Him; giving thanks; asking for forgiveness; sharing our worries, concerns and frustrations; asking for guidance and help; and praying particularly for others, especially for those who are suffering in some way or facing particular challenges – for healing, for peace or for release from the burdens that they carry. 

You may like to follow the Church of England's Daily Prayers (services for Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer); and we have a special prayer for St. Michael's, and a One Prayer: from me to God and from God to me. There is also some information about our prayernet.

At St. Michael’s we also use our prayer diary (below) to include in our prayers. These daily suggestions are usually about our Church and the Myland community, but sometimes include national and international issues too. We invite you to join us in using this diary; and may the Lord answer your prayers.

Please also remember in your prayers all those mentioned on our St. Michael’s Prayer Cross. Our Prayer Cross is in the north-west corner of the church nave. You are always welcome to place on our Prayer Cross the name of someone who is particularly in need of our prayers, or you may like to contact us and we will add their name for you.

You can find more about prayer at St. Michael's on our Prayer Meetings page.


You may like to include the following in your daily prayers this month:

Give thanks and pray for all who work so hard for St. Michael’s and our
ministry in Myland, including:

St. Michael’s clergy team; the PCC; the churchwardens, deputies and sides team, the office administrator and those who help and support the office; the church organists/keyboard players and singers/band; all who clean and work to keep our church and halls in good repair; the leaders of St. Michael’s children’s groups and puppet ministry; St. Michael’s coffee morning and Sunday
refreshment teams; the various groups: Mothers’ Union, Young at Heart,
Knit and Natter, bible study and book club, baby and toddler groups, art club and the uniform groups; and for all the congregation & friends of St. Michael’s.

Pray for the different areas within our Parish:

Braiswick, New Braiswick Park, Mile End, Turner Rise, Northfields,
Northern Approaches and Gateway, Romans, The Myle, Chesterwell and Severalls.

Pray for The Well Methodist Church and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church as we join with them through Churches
Together in Myland to observe the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18 - 25 January.

Pray for God’s guidance on how you can provide help and support to
family, friends and neighbours, and to St. Michael’s Church this year.


Eternal God,

Creator and Father of us all,

we thank you

for this wonderful world:

for the ever-changing skies,

the blessed winds,

and the earth beneath our feet.

And we thank you that your Son
gave up all of this life’s loveliness

in sacrifice for us.

In our turn, and in great humility,

we offer you our lives.

All that we do and all that we say

we give in joyful and willing service

to you, our Lord and heavenly king.


(From: Celtic Reflections by Martin Wallace,
retired Bishop of Selby and a former Archdeacon of Colchester)