Prayer Ministry

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:4-7

About us

Our Prayer Ministry team is led by Alison Burton, assisted by Lay Ministers Portia Chorlton, Lyn Horscroft and Dianne Yeandel.

Prayer can be offered for anyone wishing to seek prayer for themselves, to pray through concerns that they may have for others, or simply to give thanks for God’s blessings in their lives.

Contact us

To contact our Prayer Ministry team, please scroll down to the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Prayer resources

See our Prayer Resources page for some suggestions of ways to pray, and some downloadable resources.

Our prayer lists

We run various prayer lists:

  1. Daily prayer list. Prayer is offered each day for those named on this list, who are typically facing acute, traumatic or difficult situations. The list of names is printed on the weekly parish pew sheet and is also available in church throughout the week. Prayer is offered during the Eucharist intercessions or during the office of Morning Prayer, when the names are read out.
  2. Long-term prayer list. Where a situation is ongoing over many months or years, prayer is offered on a weekly basis on a chosen day of the week (Monday to Saturday). This is done either during that day’s Eucharist or during the office of Morning Prayer. Names on this list are included on the parish pew sheet on a six-week rota.
  3. Prayer list for those who have recently died. Prayer is offered each day for those known to us who have recently died, with names remaining on this list until the funeral has taken place. The names on this list are included on the weekly parish pew sheet.
    Prayer is also offered for all who mourn the death of their loved ones on this list, and can be offered on the anniversary of the death of a loved one too.

Holy Trinity prayer chain

Our prayer chain enables confidential prayer to be offered for individuals who have requested prayer for specific purposes. These intentions can be various, including illness, support at times of difficulty, strength at times of change and direction at times of uncertainty. Prayer is offered on a daily basis for each person by a small group comprising members of the Ministry team and pastoral volunteers. All of the information that is shared is kept confidential within the group. An individual is only prayed for with their full consent.

Prayers you may wish to use

Lord Jesus Christ, we pray for all who are in any way troubled at this time, and especially for those known to us. Give relief to those in pain, friendship to those who are alone, and reassurance to those in doubt or distress. May our love be so strong that, seeing need, we may never pass by on the other side. Amen.

Roger Pickering

Blessed are you, creator of all, to you be praise and glory forever. As your dawn renews the face of the earth, bringing light and life to all creation, may we rejoice in this day you have made. Open our eyes to behold your presence, and strengthen our hands to do your will, that the world may rejoice and give you praise. Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lancelot Andrewes