Prayer

Prayer is a crucial element of Christian Faith. Below you will find prayers to help get you started and in addition our Cathedral Community Prayer Cycle. You can also download the Diocesan Calendar of Prayer from The Diocese of Guildford's website.

If you have something specific that you would like to add to our prayers in the Cathedral, you may like to Post a Prayer.

Daily Prayer from the Church of England

Book of Common Prayer

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Common Worship

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HOLY Spirit, Spirit of truth, come into our hearts;
give to us all the brightness of your light, 
that we may be well pleasing to you in faith and hope and love. Amen.


Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.
St. Francis of Assisi - 13th century


Come, Holy Spirit, almighty Sanctifier, God of love,
who filled the Virgin Mary with grace,
who wonderfully changed the hearts of the apostles,
who endowed all Your martyrs with miraculous courage,
come and sanctify us.
Enlighten our minds, strengthen our wills, purify our consciences,
rectify our judgment, set our hearts on fire, and preserve us from the misfortunes of resisting Your inspirations. Amen.