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. A dove in flight

    Prayers for Peace and Hope

    Prayers for peace and hope in the midst of the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict.

  2. Large Christmas Tree in Ely Cathedral decorated with Christmas lights

    Prayers for Christmas

    Prayers for celebrating the season of Christmas.

  3. Three women praying

    Everyday Prayers

    Everyday prayers for starting and ending every day with God.

  4. The World Environment Day Logo

    Prayers for World Environment Day

    Prayers for World Environment Day held on 5 June each year.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

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

    Prayers for Refugees

    Prayers for refugees and those held in captivity.

  8. 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.

  9. Two children lighting candles

    Prayers for Family Life and Children

    Prayers for familiesĀ and children.

  10. Countryside landscape with church spire in the distance

    Prayers for the World

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