Priory Prayer: Covid-19 Update 2020
Although the Priory building is currently closed, you are welcome to use the Churchyard and Labyrinth for personal prayer and reflection, remembering to observe social distancing guidelines. You can also request prayer for yourself or others. Please click here for further details.
Requests for Prayer
Cards with requests for prayer can be found in the Chapel of St John and are offered to God in the 8.30am Morning Prayer service. Healing prayer takes place at most 10.30 am and 6.30.pm services on Sundays.
The Priory Cursillo Group Prayer Chain also responds to prayer requests. Please telephone 672221 or 403244 if you have an urgent request.
Prayer for the Parish
This service takes place every Thursday at 11:30am in St John’s Chapel. Everyone is warmly welcome to attend. In addition, the Priory weekly sheet includes the names of the streets in the parish for which prayer is offered that week. Over the course of a year every street in the Priory parish is a focus for prayer.
Some prayers to use
The following prayers are for you to use if you wish. Remember that God hears and understands, even if you can’t find the words.
Leaflets which include these prayers and others are available free of charge in church by the Votive Candle Stand.
- When you can’t find the words
Father God, you know my heart is troubled
and I can’t find the words to pray.
Thank you that you hear what I cannot say aloud,
Thank you that you know my needs,
Thank you that you will provide an answer.
Help me to know that you understand,
Help me to trust in your faithfulness and
Recognise your love for me.
Help me Lord.
- An evening prayer
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work,
or watch, or weep this night.
Give your angels charge over those who sleep.
Tend the sick, Lord, and give rest to the weary,
Bless the dying, soothe the suffering.
Comfort those who are hurting, shield the joyful,
And all for your love’s sake.
- When you can’t find the words
- A prayer for the bereaved
Lord, this dreadful thing has happened,
And or minds are weighed down with grief.
It is beyond our understanding why this life should be taken,
Or why we should be called upon to suffer so terrible a loss.
Yet we know that life is full of mystery
And that may others at this time are facing the same problem
And enduring the same anguish as ourselves.
Help us to bear our sorrow.
Speak your word of peace to our hearts,
Ease our pain and lift our darkness.
Be to us a very present help in trouble.
For Jesus Christ’s sake.
- Bridlington Priory prayer
This prayer was written by a former Rector of Bridlington Priory and is used by several members of the Priory congregation.
Thank you Lord for the privilege and honour of being part of this family and for the joy of sharing in the responsibilities
you have called us to discharge.
Thank you also for the power of the Holy Spirit
and for his guidance and direction.
Keep us faithful as you are faithful,
that all we do may be done for the praise of the glory of Jesus.
Bless your Church in the world and in our town,
and our brothers and sisters in Christ everywhere.
Through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
- A blessing
The Lord bless you and keep you,
The Lord make His face to shine upon you,
And be gracious unto you.
The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you
And give you His peace,
Today and always.