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Prayer resources

The resources here offer a selection of prayers, from a range of traditions, that can be used to resource private prayer, prayer in small groups and in midweek or Sunday services. In addition there are brief liturgies to facilitate prayerfulness at the start of planning group or church council meetings and in home groups. 
The materials here are a tiny part of the rich resources from many church traditions freely available to congregations through a web search. The Stewardship Prayers collection is in two formats for ease of local printing. A6 prayer cards and bookmarks remind people to pray and encourage prayerful preparation. A week of prayers and readings is also offered. Feel free to adapt and edit the text to create local versions. Beyond this site, see the materials on the Parish Resources website, including liturgies from the diocese of Gloucester. A monthly cycle of prayers over two years for personal use and another for groups and church councils is available from the diocese of Oxford. Out of print but worth finding is, First Fruits, an anthology of worship resources on generosity by Mann, Stevens and Willmington.