Topical Prayers

You are invited to use these texts in your own worship and private prayer. You don't have to know any particular prayers if you want to pray - in fact, fixed texts can sometimes get in the way - but the ones listed here may help you to think about ideas, images, and forms of words you can use.
  1. Cathedral dean sitting at table, looking off to the right

    Prayers for Personal Situations

    Prayers for guidance, difficult situations, justice, growth, guilt, mourning, and healing.

  2. Two children lighting candles

    Prayers for Family Life and Children

    Prayers for families and children.

  3. Countryside landscape with church spire in the distance

    Prayers for the World

    Prayers for peace and safety, unrest, tragedy, and love.

  4. People in a row holding wreaths made from poppies

    Prayers for Remembrance

    Prayers for remembrance and those who are no longer with us.

  5. Young school child writing at table in class

    Prayers for Life Events

    Prayers for work and school, birthdays, growing up, moving, sport, travel, and retirement.

  6. A group of refugees with plastics bags standing by a bus

    Prayers for Refugees

    Prayers for refugees and those held in captivity.

  7. Navy chaplain outside looking out to ships on water

    Prayers for the Armed Forces

    Prayers for those serving in the Armed Forces, on active service, and from the Field Service Book of the British Army