Prayer for the day,

126,  Prayer and thought for the day from Jeff Burditt, Wednesday 5 August 2020

125,Prayer and thought for the day, Monday 3 August 2020

124, Morning service for Sunday 2nd August the 8th after Trinity, prepared by Gordon MacLean

If bees stay near the hive, clouds and rain will are sure to arrive’

That’s just one example of the myriad of sayings that create our weather law. Read more in the Prayer for the day below and check in on Gordon MacLean’s weather related thought for the day.

123, Prayer for the day, Friday 31st July 2020

122, The prayer for the day from a 17th Century Martha or Mary?, 29 July 2020

121, A Celtic Prayer of confidence in God’s love

As the rain hides the stars, as the autumn mist hides the hills, as the clouds veil the blue of the sky, so the dark happenings of my lot hide the shining of they face from me. Yet, if I may hold thy hand in the darkness it is enough. Since I know that, though I may stumble in my going, thou dost not fall.

120, Morning service for 26.07.20, Trinity 7. docx

119, prayer for the day from Gordon MacLean, Friday 24 July 2020

May God the Father who created us and who knows our innermost thoughts wash away our sins and give us new life.

May God the Son who walks by our side and who shares our sorrows and our joys look with compassion upon all our doings.

May God the Holy Spirit who inspires humankind with the power and goodness of God fill our lives with hope and with love, that we may walk for ever in the radiant brightness of the High King of Heaven in peace and in Joy.


118, St Mary Magdalene

Stained Glass Window, Christchurch Latchingdon,

Today is the feast day of St Mary Magdalen. And this stained-glass window shows the story of the first Easter Day when Mary Magdalene, coming to the garden tomb to think and pray is distraught when she finds the tomb empty. She believes that the body of Jesus has been removed and in tears turns to a nearby figure, thinking him to be a gardener.  She asks, ‘Where have you laid my Lord?’ The man responds with one word, her name ‘Mary’ and at once she knows that it is Jesus. Then he asks her to take the good news of his resurrection to the disciples.

Mary Magdalene was only one of a number of women who followed Jesus and supported his ministry from their own resources. Only the women and St John, were around him at the crucifixion, supporting Mary the mother of Jesus.  Mary Magdalene  is sometimes known as the Apostle to the Apostles as she was the first person to carry the news of the resurrection to them as they  cowered away in hiding after the crucifixion.

Prayer for the feast day of St Mary Magdalene

On this day when we recall the discipleship of St Mary Magdalene, we remember, eternal Father, that it is your joy to call men and women to serve you across the barriers of race, language and culture. We ask you to give them strength and courage and satisfy their longing to make known the good news of Jesus Christ.Bless those who area called to serve and support but not to lead.When they face danger, save them from fear; When they are disheartened, be their friend; When they think they have failed show them the cross;Give them peace in their hearts, and peace in their homes, and the joy of acceptance by those whom they serve. For Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen

John Kingsforth (USPG)

87, Prayer for the day, Evening, Wednesday 17 June, 2020

86, prayer for the day, Tuesday 16 June 2020. docx

85, Prayer for the day, Monday 15 June 2020

84,Morning Service for Trinity 1, 14 June 2020, 

83, prayer for the day, Aelred’s blessing, Saturday 13 June 2020

82, Prayer for the day,The Button Box, Friday, 12 June 2020

81, Prayer for the Day From Gordon MacLean, Thursday 11 June 2020 

80, Prayer for the day from Jeff Burditt, Wednesday 10 June 2020

79, Prayer for the day, sailing missionaries, Tuesday 9 June 2020

Sunset over the Crouch and an evening  prayer from the  little known English Poet, Henry Kirke White, 1785-1806.

And now, O blessed redeemer, our rock, our hope, and only sure defence, to thee do we cheerfully commit both our soul and body. If thy wise providence see fit, grant that we may rise in the morning, refreshed with sleep, and with a spirit of activity for the duties of the day, but whether we wake here or in eternity grant that our trust in thee may remain sure, and our hope unshaken, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen


77, Service for Trinity Sunday, 7th June 2020

76, Prayer for the day, Saturday June 6 2020

75, Prayer for the day, Friday 5 June 2020

74, Prayers for the Day from Gordon Maclean, Thursday 4 June 2020

Prayer for the day, Springwatch, Jeff Burditt, Wednesday 3 June

72, prayer for the day, Patchwork, Tuesday 2 June 2020

71, Prayer for the day, Monday 1 June, 2020

70, Service for Pentecost, Sunday 31 May 2020

69, Prayer for the day, Saturday 30 May 2020

68, Prayer for the day from Gordon MacLean, 28th May 2020

67, Prayer for the day by Jeff Burditt, St Augustine, 27 May 2020

66, Prayer for the day, hedgerows, Tuesday 26 May 2020

65, Prayer for the day, Ancient prayers and an answer, 25 May 2020

64, Evening Service for the 7th Sunday of Easter, 24 May 2020

63, Prayer for the evening, Saturday 23 May 2020

62, Prayer for the day, Blessings, Friday 22 May 2020

61,  Service of the Word, from Gordon MacLean, for Ascension Day, Thursday 21 May 2020

61, Prayer for the day, from Gordon MacLean, for Ascension Day, Thursday 21 May 2020

60, Prayer for the day, Jeff Burditt preparing for Ascension Day, Wednesday, 20 May 2020

59, Prayer for the day, Links in a chain, Tuesday, 19 May 2020

58, Prayers for the day, Monday 18 May 2020

57,  Service for the 6th Sunday of Easter 17 May, 2020

56, Prayers for the night, Saturday 16 May 2020

55, Prayer for the day, Hope and Joy, Friday 15 May 2020

54, Prayer for the day, Gordon MacLean chooses  Psalm 100 and two prayers, Thursday 14 May 2020.

53, Prayer for the day, a late reflection on VE Day by Jeff Burditt, Wednesday 13 May 2020

52, Prayer for the day, Creation Calm, Tuesday 12 May, 2020

51, Prayer for the day, Monday  11 May 2020

50, Service for the 5th Sunday of Easter, 10 May 2020

49, Prayer for the day, Thank you, Saturday 9 May 2020

48, Prayer for the day, Needlecraft by Gordon MacLean, Thursday 7th May 2020

47, Prayer for the day on Julian of Norwich from Jeff Burditt, Wednesday 6th May 2020

46, Prayer for the day, variations on a theme, part 2, Tuesday 5 May 2020

45, Prayer for the day, Reflection on music,  Monday 4 May 2020

44, Service for the 4th Sunday of Easter, 3 May 2020

43,Prayer for the day, The glory of creation, Saturday 2 May 2020

42, Prayer for the day, Praying Hands, reflection, 1 May 2020

41, Prayer for the day, God’s Presence, Gordon MacLean’s reflection  for 30th April 2020

40, Prayer for the day, Jeff Burdit asks ‘Who am I’, Wednesday 29 April 2020

39, Prayer for the day, Variations on a theme, part 1, 28 April 2020

38, Prayer for the day, In Times Like These,  Monday 27 April 2020

37, 3rd Sunday of Easter, Morning Service, 26 April 2020, 

36, prayer for the day, Just Askin’ , 25 April 2020

35, Prayer for the day, Gwynneth Hart’s choice, The Windows of Gold and the Kingdom of God, 24 April 2020

34, Gordon MacLean’s reflection and prayer for Saint George’s Day

23 April  2020

33, Change, Jeff Burditt’s Prayer for the day 22 April 2020,

32, Prayer for the day, St Anslem, Tuesday 21 April 2020

31, Prayer for the day, Monday 20 April 2020

30, 2nd Sunday of Easter Morning Service, 19 April 2020,

29, Prayer for the day, Saturday 18 April, 2020 

28, Signpost, Alice Harvey’s prayer for the day Friday 17 April 2020

27, Our Road to Emmaus , Gordon MacLean’s Prayer for the day, Thursday 1 April 2020.

26, Jeff Burditt’s Prayer for the day, Wednesday 15 April 2020

25, Prayer for the day, tides and seasons, Tuesday 14 April 2020

24, Prayer for the day, Monday 13 April 2020

23, Easter Sunday Service, 12 April 2020

22, A Strange Sabbath, Saturday 11 April 2020

21, Good Friday meditation, 10 April 2020

20, Maundy Thursday, Gordon MacLean, Loving Servitude, 9 April 2020

20, Maundy Thursday, the Bible readings, 9 April 2020

19, Prayer for the day, Jeff Burditt, Wednesday of Holy Week, 8 April 2020

18, Prayer for the day, Judas, Holy Week, Tuesday 07 April 2020,

17 Prayer for the day, Mary anoints Jesus, 6 April 2020,

16, Prayer for the day, Palm Sunday, 5 April 2020

15, Prayer for the day, There is a hope, Saturday 04 April 2020

14, Prayer for the day ‘This morning’s exercise’ Friday 3 April, 2020

13, Prayer for the Day Thursday 2nd April 2020

12, Mary and Martha, Jeff Burditt, Wednesday 1 April, 2020

11, No man is an island, Tuesday 31 March, 2020

10, View from the window,  30 Monday, March 2020

09, Reflection on Choral Evensong, ‘Katherine’s post’,Sunday 29 March 2020

08, Let my little light shine, Alice, Saturday, 28 March 2020

07, prayer for the day,Friday 27 March 2020

06, St Cedd, Gordon, Thursday 26th March 2020

05, Lord of all hopefulness, Wednesday 25 March 2020

04, God is with us, Tuesday 24 March 2020

03, Jesus told his friends, Monday 23 March 2020

02, reflection based on Psalm 23, Saturday 21 March, 2020

01, prayers for the day, Friday 20 March, 2020