Prayer

Given that prayer is a great privilege for us we encourage everyone to pray regularly. Currently we cannot meet together in person to pray so we offer the resources below to help you in praying at home.


  1. February Prayer Room

  2. Daily Guided 10min prayer sessions will be posted each day at 10am on Facebook/seagoeparish by clicking on this link
  3.  Zoom prayer meetings will be held on Monday 16th and 23rd from 8-8.45pm. You can access this by clicking on this link and using the Password: Seagoe
  4. A Prayer Gathering will be held in the Church on Wednesday 25th from 7-8pm
  5. The Quiet Room in the Parish Centre can be booked for 30min slots on Friday 20th between 9am & 9pm.

Full details and some aids to prayer can be found on the brochure below.

Click to enlarge to a print ready copy

24-7 Prayer slots

As part of our fortnight of prayer we have the important opportunity of committing to an additional hour of prayer on as many days as they like . To help you remember you can sign up on our Prayer Room by clicking on this link

to access this pagefrom which you can book the slots. Simply click on the hour slot and you will be directed how to input your name.

The initial idea of this prayer opportunity was to pray for those who are ill, and in particular Judith Givan and others in our joint parishes. Please therefore remember them specifically, but thereafter please pray as you desire, and as the Holy Spirit leads you.

Zoom Prayer meeting Mondays 16th & 23rd November

You are invited to join us from the comfort of your own home for a Zoom prayer time.  No-one will be put under any pressure to pray openly, although we encourage you to do so!!  If you desire you can simply pray along from the silence of your heart.  The meeting will commence at 8.00pm and run until 8.45pm

You can access the meeting on Zoom by Clicking on this link
Password: Seagoe

 

Click here for resources to use for An Hour of Prayer about the Corona virus

Suggested prayers

The following prayer in the 1922 edition of the Book of Common Prayer that didn’t find its way into our current edition.

O Almighty God, the Lord of life and death, of health and sickness;
Have pity upon us miserable sinners, now visited with great sickness (and mortality).
Withdraw from us this grievous affliction.
Sanctify to us, we beseech thee, this thy fatherly correction.
Enlarge our charity to relieve those who need our help.
Bless the remedies applied to assist them.
Give us prudence to see, and vigour to use, those means which thy providence affords,
for preventing and alleviating such calamities.
And, above all, teach us to know how frail and uncertain our condition is,
and so to number our days, that we may seriously apply our hearts to that holy and heavenly wisdom,
whilst we live here, which may in the end bring us to life everlasting;
through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thine only Son our Lord. Amen.

A prayer for our Parish at this time.
Almighty God, we earnestly pray our Parishes of Seagoe and Ardmore at this time.
Protect, O Lord, not only our own Parishioners,
but everyone in this community from the effects of the Coronavirus.
Be with those who are ill granting them your presence and grace to sustain them,
and mercifully grant them your healing.
Be with those in the Medical profession at this trying and dangerous time.
Protect, refresh and sustain them.
Lord, in your mercy. Hear our Prayer

A prayer written by the Right Reverend Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin.
Almighty and All–loving God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
we pray to you through Christ the Healer
for those who suffer from the Coronavirus Covid–19
in Ireland and across the world.
We pray too for all who reach out to those who mourn the loss of each and every person who has died
as a result of contracting the disease.
Give wisdom to policymakers,
skill to healthcare professionals and researchers,
comfort to everyone in distress
and a sense of calm to us all in these days of uncertainty and distress.
This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord
who showed compassion to the outcast,
acceptance to the rejected
and love to those to whom no love was shown.
Amen.

A morning prayer
O God, the author of peace and lover of concord,
to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom;
defend us in all assaults of our enemies,
that we, surely trusting in your protection,
may not fear the power of any adversaries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

An evening prayer
Lighten our darkness, O Lord, we pray
and in your great mercy defend us
from all perils and dangers of this night;
for the love of your sonly Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Prayer points for our local hospital:

For the newly opened COVID-19 isolation wards.
For healing, comfort and a deep awareness of the presence of the Lord with patients on these wards.
For peace & comfort for families who’s loved one is being treated in isolation on these wards.
For protection, strength & stamina for staff on these wards.
For protection of the families of staff.
For the effective running of the new Red, Amber, Green zone system in operation in the hospital.
For staff who have been re-deployed into new roles that they would be adapt quickly, giving peace to any who are anxious.
For all staff, support, ancillary, medical etc – each of which are essential.
For PPE that it would be readily available as it is required for the protection of staff.
For wisdom & courage for hospital management, Department of Health, Chief Medical Officer & all who plan & lead the response at these testing times.