100 Days of Prayer
Prayers Week 6
Saint Philip Howard
Tune in at 7pm on our Facebook Page to hear about St Philip Howard from Fr John Cooke, Vocations Promoter for Portsmouth Diocese.
God our Father,
We thank you for the grace of a deep personal conversion as shown to us in the life of St Philip Howard.
May we, like him, dare to stand up for the truth when those that surround us are swayed by other things.
May our vision always be fixed on Your esteem, and not the distractions of worldly praise.
May we be gifted with the strength to witness to our faith and to be that inspiring example for others, knowing that ‘the more suffering for Christ we endure in this life, the more glory with Christ in the next.’
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Saint Philip Howard… Pray for us.
Saint John of Beverley
Tune in at 7pm on our Facebook Page to hear about St John of Beverley from Sr Maria Robb DC and Sr Theresa Tighe DC, Daughters of Charity.
St John of Beverley, you put aside the wealth of this world in order to follow Christ and win the treasures of heaven.
Throughout life you accepted the calls God gave you, leaving the solitude and contemplation of the monastery to shepherd God’s people as Bishop and Archbishop.
Your deep faith led you to reach out to some of the most abandoned, offering them a glimpse of the love of God.
For your faithfulness and commitment, we praise God and we ask a blessing today on all people who are deaf.
May the Holy Spirit continue to bless them as they offer their gifts to our Church today.
St John of Beverley… Pray for us.
Julian of Norwich
Tune in at 7pm on our Facebook Page to hear about Julian of Norwich from Anne Cooke, Diocese of Leeds.
Dear Julian of Norwich,
You devoted your entire life to God living completely detached from the world.
Help us to imitate your example as we strive to die to self, instead giving more to God.
Help us to see the beauty and value of hidden, loving service for the sake of the Kingdom.
Through your total immersion in prayer you came to understand the truth that God created all things, He loves all His creation and holds it in existence because of love.
As we ponder this truth, please intercede for us that we may know the perfect love God has for us personally and individually as His created sons and daughters.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ.
Blessed Nicholas Postgate
Tune in at 7pm on our Facebook Page to hear about Blessed Nicholas Postgate from Cheryl Ann, Madonna House.
Blessed Nicholas Postgate, you laid down your life for your people: you loved them, you showed them the love and care of the Good Shepherd for His sheep; you became one with all, whether Protestant or Catholic, whether friend or traitor.
You lived in dark and dangerous times, yet you never lost faith or hope.
Teach us how to walk through our own days of pandemic, loneliness, being unmoored.
Deepen our love and trust in the Saviour.
Tune in at 7pm on our Facebook Page to hear about St Oswald from Sr Michaela and Sr Stella, Bernadine Community.
May we, like St Oswald and the monks of his day, be like lamps lit burning with desire to serve Christ, Our Lord through lives served in praise of God & service of the poor.
May Saints Oswald, Dunstan & Ethelwold intercede for our Church in England & Wales today.
St Oswald… Pray for us.
Tune in at 7pm on our Facebook Page to hear about St David from Fr Christopher Thomas, Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales.
Almighty God, as we celebrate St David’s day today we give thanks for the Church in Wales.
We contemplate on St David’s work as a Bishop and his passion for spreading the Gospel to all.
Let us learn from his passion for leadership that he showed throughout his life.
We ask this through Christ your Son, our Lord.
St David… Pray for us.
Almighty God, we give thanks for all of our guests over the last 29 days, for bringing their gifts and talents in order to share the stories of our Saints and pray with us.
We thank you for the many different states of life our guests are living out and their response to Your call.
We pray that like the Saints, we too may strive for holiness.
We ask this through Christ, your Son, Our Lord.