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PRAYERS FOR THIS TIME

You are welcome to send any prayer requests to  
pray@st-anselms.org.uk

On this page you will find our School and House Prayers as well as the traditional prayers of the Church that we say here in School and links to useful resources 

Prayers for Peace in Ukraine

God of peace and justice,
we pray for the people of Ukraine 
and those who stand with them today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.

We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion
to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, 
at-risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them.

We pray in the name of Jesus,
the Prince of Peace.
Amen.

A Prayer from Cafod

Loving God, 

We pray for the people of Ukraine,
for all those suffering or afraid,
that you will be close to them and protect them. 

We pray for world leaders,
for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices. 

We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need. 

May we walk in your ways
so that peace and justice
become a reality for the people of Ukraine
and for all the world. 

Amen. 

A prayer from St Richards, part of our KCSP Community

Give leaders from across the world the wisdom to see beyond the boundaries of race, religion, and nation.
Grant those with political power to see the common humanity which makes us all your children.
Allow those who have taken up arms in anger or revenge to be calmed and influenced by your grace to the path of peace.

Let those, whose hearts ache with tragedy be influenced with the power of your love, to seek and follow the path of peaceful dialogue and constructive collaboration.
Give people faith to heal, repair and make good everything which has been broken by violence.
Strengthen the courage of all people tempted by the greed of conflict to turn their backs on war and embrace their neighbours.

Amen

On 25th March, Solemnity of teh Annunciation of our Lord,  Pope Francis onsecrated Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, entrusting the nations to Mary’s help and protection amid the ongoing conflict. The pope has asked everyone in the world to join him.

 The consecration itself took the form of a prayer that Pope Francis said around 5.30pm UK time at the  penitential service in Rome. 

You can find a video of the full 'Prayer of Consecration' here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOV1Z83JbEs

And a copy of the text here 

https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2022/03/23/0202/00434.html#en

Link to LITURGY OFFICE - PRAYERS FOR THIS TIME

Link to CAFOD PRAYER RESOURCES 

THE POPE’ S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR APRIL 2022

For healthcare workers: We pray for health care. workers who serve the sick and the elderly, especially in the poorest countries; may they be adequately supported by governments and local communities The month of April is dedicated to the Holy Spirit.

https://thepopevideo.org/

Click here for Pope Francis's Prayer for the Earth 

Prayer for the Earth - Pope Francis

Prayer for COP26 form Bishops of Engalnd And Wales with Cafod

Loving God,
We praise your name with all you have created.
You are present in the whole universe,
and in the smallest of creatures.
We acknowledge the responsibilities you have placed upon us
as stewards of your creation.
May the Holy Spirit inspire all political leaders at COP26 as they
seek to embrace the changes needed to foster a more sustainable society.
Instil in them the courage and gentleness to implement fairer solutions
for the poorest and most vulnerable,
and commit their nations to the care of Our Common Home.

We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ your Son.

Amen

At the start of this term

May we take time as a community to keep our minds open to the good news in our lives as we go about our living and learning. Alleluia!

We pray for Year 11  and year 13 during this time of formal assessment as part of their exam process. Walk with them Lord so that they may know your calming presence. Amen 

For our Year 11,13 and 14 students 

We pray for our Year 11, 13 and 14 students who are moving on. We ask that you send your Spirit upon them, for their heads to be clear and their hearts to be calm so that they can prepare themselves as best they can for their next steps, particularly in these uncertain times. Keep them always in your love, keep them safe and happy, and help them to make their mark on the world around them in a positive way.

Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer

 

Our School Prayer                                                                                 

Father, 
Pour out your Spirit upon our School 
and grant us a renewed vision of your glory,
so that we may experience your power,
be faithful to your Word
and consecrate ourselves to your service. 
We pray that your love may grow among us, 
and your kingdom come. 
Through Christ our Lord 
Amen. 

St Anselm, pray for us     

Bosco House Prayer

Saint John Bosco, 
as you saw Jesus in the face of every child, 
help me show kindness to the strangers I meet. 

Amen

St John Bosco, pray for us

Merici House Prayer

Saint Angela, 
you were not afraid of change. 
You did not let stereotypes keep you from serving.
Help us overcome our fear of changein order to follow God’s call and allow others to follow theirs.

Amen

St Angela Merici, pray for us

Aquinas House Prayer

Saint Thomas Aquinas, 
you used the power of the human mind 
to understand the glory of heaven.
Help me grow in my understanding of  God’s plan for the world.

Amen

St Thomas Aquinas, pray for us

Stein House

Saint Edith Stein,

holy martyr, philosopher of the truth, 
defender of the human person against evils of this age,
enlighten our minds, light up our hearts,
fill our lives with the passion of your love for the Cross.

Amen.

St Teresa Benedicata of the Cross, Edith Stein, pray for us         

Gregory House

Father,
you guide your people with kindness
and govern us with love.
By the prayers of Saint Gregory
give the spirit of wisdom
to those you have called to lead your Church.
May the growth of your people in holiness
be the eternal joy of your shepherds.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.         

St Gregory the Great, pray for us                   

Our Father

Our Father,
who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, 
full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. 
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. 

Amen.       

Glory Be 

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit. 
As it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be world without end

Amen   

Link to CAFOD World-we-want-assembly 

Link to EYES OF THE WORLD CAFOD ASSEMBLY

FOR NURSES AND MIDWIVES                                                                                        

For the nurses and midwives we know by name; 
For the nurse and midwives who 
may have looked after us
and we don't know by name;
 
For all in the nursing profession who continue to serve others
in these challenging times; 
for the members of our own families, our friends,
our past students and our wider school community
who have dedicated themselves to the nursing profession;
for those who have sacrificed their lives nursing the world to health.  
We give thanks.

God of Mercy and Compassion,                                                                                   
We pray for all nurses, midwives, those in training and all in nursing profession, giving thanks for their expert care, bedside manner and commitment to serve others, particularly at this time when their own welfare is at risk. We ask that they may be blessed with the mental strength, physical energy and good health to continue with their essential work. Amen.

 Link to A blessing over our nation

May the Lord bless us, and keep us,                                                     
make his face shine upon us and be gracious to us.                         
May the Lord turn his face towards us and give us peace.             
May his favour be upon us
and a thousand generations
and our families and our children
and their children and their children.   
May his presence go before us
and behind us and beside us,
all around us and within us.
He is with us, he is with us                         
In the morning and the evening,
in the coming and the glory,
in our weeping and rejoicing,
he is for us, in this world he is for us.             
Amen.