The Benefice of Potton,  Sutton and Cockayne Hatley


        Potton

Sutton and Cockayne Hatley

About Us

Potton, Sutton and Cockayne Hatley
are three  Church of England Parishes
in east Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
and the Diocese of St Albans.

Our three churches are:

St Mary’s Church, Potton

All Saint’s Church, Sutton

St John the Baptist’s Church, Cockayne Hatley


The Benefice of

PRAYING TOGETHER


On this page are some prayers for the world and for the Church.


Click here to be taken to the Church of England web site’s “Invitation to Prayer


Click here to be taken to the Diocesan Home Page       

for the Diocesan Monthly Intercessions cycle andh here to be taken to the Benefice Monthly Intercessions cycle


FOR OUR 3 PARISHES

Creator God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
help us grow in faith,  
live in hope
and share your love
in body, mind and spirit. Amen.

(BODY MIND AND SPIRIT PRAYER)


FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD

Almighty Father, whose will is to restore all things
in your beloved Son, the King of all:
govern the hearts and minds of those in authority,
and bring the families of the nations,
divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin,
to be subject to his just and gentle rule;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

(COLLECT FOR  3rd SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT)


FOR THOSE IN ANY NEED

Almighty and everlasting God, the comfort of the sad,
the strength of those who suffer:
hear the prayers of your children
who cry out of any tribulation;

And to everyone who is distressed
grant mercy, grant relief, grant healing and wholeness;
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

FOR THE CHURCH

Almighty God and heavenly Father,

open our eyes to see you at work in our world:

grant us wisdom in using our gifts,

grace to enliven our Churches,

and courage to transform our communities.

By your Holy Spirit, equip us
for the challenge ahead,

excite us to follow your vision

and empower us in witness and service.

To you be the glory through Jesus our Saviour

and mighty Redeemer. Amen.

(VISION FOR ACTION PRAYER)