Prayer for the Week


Week beginning Sunday 25 July

Gracious God, source of life,
we praise you for the wonder and diversity of the natural world.
Open our hearts and minds to your guiding Spirit,
that we may discern together
how best to cherish this good earth
and safeguard its resources.
Show us how to share in creation's song
and rediscover our harmony in you;
in the love of Christ our Lord. Amen.

Southwell Minster ‘Listening to the Leaves’ project


Week beginning Sunday 18 July

Late have I loved you,
O Beauty so ancient and so new.
You called, and broke through my defences,
and now I long for you.
You breathed your fragrance on me,
and I drew in my breath
and now I pant for you.
I tasted you, and now I hunger and thirst for you.
You touched me,
and I burn for your peace.

St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430)