Topical Prayers


For God, whom I serve with my spirit
by announcing the gospel of his Son,
is my witness that without ceasing
I remember you always in my prayers.
Romans 1:9

As a benefice of our churches, daily, we hold the joys and woes of our world in our prayers.

Here are the topics uppermost on our hearts at this time.

Peace in Ukraine

God of peace and justice,
we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and for the laying down of weapons.
We pray for those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

Archbishops Justin Welby and Stephen Cottrell

Cost of Living Crisis

The 'we' in this prayer is for ourselves and also for all in this nation who can help ease this crisis.

God of life and love,
as you have been generous with us,
so may we richly give.
Help us to hold onto what we have loosely,
always ready to share
when we see others in more need than ourselves.
For in our love will your love be seen.
Bless our own homes
and all who enrich our lives by their goodness and love,
Lord, we pray.  Amen.

Revd Katrina Hutchins

Here in this benefice one of our answers to this prayer is to support the Daylight Centre's Foodbank in Wellingborough.  For more information on this, please click - HERE.

The Platinum Jubilee

In the lead up to the Platinum Jubilee weekend, across the benefice, we are offering this prayer for Her Majesty The Queen.

Gracious God,
we give you thanks
for the reign of your servant Elizabeth our Queen,
and for the example of loving and faithful service
which she has shown among us.
Help us to follow her example of dedication
and to commit our lives to you and to one another,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Church of England

On Sunday 5 June 2022, there will be two celebration services to mark the Platinum Jubilee.

10am Celebration Service
Hardwick Church

5pm Celebration Service
with Community Choir
Mears Ashby Church




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