The Lambeth Conference Journey shares ‘Prayers of Hope for the World’. Featuring prayers from Anglican bishops - and the wider Lambeth Conference Community - this journey brings prayers from around the worldwide Anglican Communion.

1 Peter 1: 3-9     (click to read)

Praise to God for a Living Hope:

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Week 1, Day 1 
Sunday 10th January 2021
Prayers for hope

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Bishop Emma Ineson, Penrith, United Kingdom

Loving God, we thank you that you place us in families, friendships, and communities. We pray for the women of this world and especially for those that exercise leadership and influence in our communities throughout the Anglican Communion. May you bless, strengthen and empower them to be peacemakers, reconcilers and change bringers so that all will be released to live the life of fullness that you intend and that our communities will be transformed by your love
In the name of Jesus Amen. 

Archbishop Daniel Sarfo, Kumasi, Ghana, West Africa

Sovereign Lord, teach us as a family of the Anglican Communion to listen to your voice. Make us ready to do your will.

Awaken in us a love for you. Renew us with your Holy Spirit, so that your joy may be seen in us, as we share your vision, proclaim your love and change this world in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord 


Amen.

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The Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, Diocese of York, Primate of England

Loving God, look with mercy on your world and the many challenges we face - through environmental crisis, poverty and hurt.


Make your church a sign of hope that we may bring your peace and justice to the world.


And bound together by your love, may the churches of the Anglican Communion show people Jesus. We ask this in his name. Amen.

Week 1, Day 2 
Monday 11th January 2021
Prayers for proclaiming Good News

My prayer of hope for the world and the life of the Anglican Communion is to call people to enter the Kingdom of God here and now as we await prayerfully and patiently for the fulfilment in the future.

The Anglican Communion is called to provide refuge, relief, confidence and hope to all people in the midst of pain, suffering, calamities, fear, anxiety, doubt and despair.

I pray for the Church to continue advancing her higher calling and mandate of prophesying and breathing freshness and life to the dry bones at all times and regenerate hope and confidence in our world today and more so in the context of covid-19 pandemic! Indeed, there is nothing impossible with God. Amen!

Bishop Paul Korir, Kapsabet, Kenya

Almighty God, we thank you for using us to be a blessing to our brothers and sisters from every race and religion in the Middle East, North Africa and the Horn of Africa.


We praise you and bless your name for the many opportunities you give us to be true witnesses to the changing power of the Gospel.


Use us Lord as instruments of your love in education, medical care, and social work for all. Bless your churches they continue to witness to you in unity and love. We pray for the leaders of the nations to do your will on earth as it is in heaven.


Amen.

Bishop Coadjutor Samy Shehata, Egypt

Week 1, Day 3 
Tuesday 12th January 2021
Prayers for pandemic response

Bishop Puspalalitha Eggoni, Nandyal, South India

Almighty God, we are praying that the world is seeking your presence and loving touch because of COVID-19. In this situation, you are the only hope of salvation. Help them to receive your power of healing through the care of doctors, nurses and others. Take away the fear, anxiety, feelings of isolation from people who are under treatment. Protect everyone and establish peace in the world.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God”.-Philippians 4:6

We are continuously praying for your guidance, gracious healing to face the new realities. Help us to speak words of kindness and encouragement to each other in the family, community and society at large. Gracious Lord, grant your wisdom to understand and find your creative ways to experience the beauty of your love, concern and care towards creation and humanity.

In Jesus name We pray. Amen

Basan Ghatane, Youth President, Anglican Youth Network Nepal

We pray for the recovery from this pandemic situation and for all in Nepal and around the world who have been affected.

We pray for God’s provision for those who are living on daily wages, who are living on the streets and without shelter during winter and those many people who lost their job due to the coronavirus impact.

We pray for the churches that are not able to gather physically, hoping that in 2021 we will be gathering together in our churches.

Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Secretary General of the
Anglican Communion Office

Gracious and loving Father, we thank you that in spite of the hardship and devastating effects of this present pandemic, this is your world over which you have full control.

We thank you for the gifts of love, hope, and resilience through the redemptive work of Christ Jesus. We pray to you to keep our faith alive, grant us the grace to live out our faith in you through loving service to all in need.

Help us to live sacrificially so that we may preserve your creation for the next generation. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Week 1, Day 4 
Wednesday 13th January 2021
Prayers for people

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I invite you to pray with me for the needs of the world thinking particularly of parts of the world where poverty is widespread, we ask for God’s hand of intervention in these situations. Let us pray for these needs.

We thank you God that you always hear our prayer. We come to you to ask that you meet each one of us at our different needs. We ask you to feed the hungry and shelter the poor. Stand by the widows, orphans and the vulnerable. Challenge us to love our neighbours more and strengthen us in our faith. We ask that you bring peace to those who are hurting and serenity to those who are scared, cover them in your glory and protect them. Let harmony flourish among us, Lord.

May your faithfulness shield and guide us throughout our days. In your name, Amen.

Bishop Anthony Poggo, Archbishop of Canterbury's Adviser on Anglican Communion Affairs

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Let us pray for our world and for our work and witness as members of the Anglian Communion.

God of all who hunger, you lead your people from oppression in the land of Egypt and through the desert brought them to freedom and plenty in their promised land. In Jesus who ate and drank with outcasts and sinners, who fed his disciples with the bread of heaven and the cup of salvation. You welcome us in to your kingdom.


May we who partake of holy food, be strengthened by your Holy Spirit to be effective signs and servants of your kingdom this day and witnesses of your just love and peace.


For Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. One God. Now and forever.


Amen.

Archbishop Anne Germond, Algoma; Metropolitan of internal province of Ontario, Canada

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Ka Inoi Tatou
Let Us Pray

Haere mai e Te Wairua Tapu
Come Holy Spirit

Kia Tahuri ai matou ki te Atua o nga mea pai katoa,
that we may turn to the God of all things good.

E tautoko ake nei, Homai he wairua hihiko te ahi kaa
who supports whatever lies ahead, give us Fire to lift our Spirit.

Kua meinga ai matou te whakatahuri i te Ao anaianei .Kia rite ki tau pai ai,
Make us transform the world from now to what you created it to be

Awhinatia, manaakitia me to aroha mai nga tamariki mokopuna o te Ao
Support care and love all the children and grandchildren of the world

Titiro atawhai mai kia matou kainga me matou whanau
Look with your kindness on our homes and our families

I runga i te ingoa o Ihu Karaiti Amine.
In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Mere Wallace, Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu, New Zealand

Week 1, Day 5 
Thursday 14th January 2021
Prayers for our planet

Bishop Ellinah Wamukoya, Swaziland, Southern Africa

Creator God, we thank and praise you for giving us the opportunity to be co-creators with you and to ensure the sustainability of “Mother Earth,” our meeting place with God. God as a community of Father, Son and Holy Spirit teach us as the Anglican community to work together for mutual respect with one another and your creation. We repent for our negligence leading the earth to be in peril from loss of habitats and species. Help us to be caretakers of your gifts, protecting the land from abuse, and ready to share with all in need.

Amen

Week 1, Day 6 
Friday 15th January 2021
Prayers for peace

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Gracious God, may we who follow Jesus be strengthened through the power of the Spirit to both practice and share his way of love through our evangelistic witness and our commitment to justice, peace and reconciliation.

May God continue to empower all of us in this Anglican branch of the Jesus movement to take seriously our missional call to turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go, and rest.

And may that blessed grace that has led us all this far continue to lead us still, for the love of God and the sake of all God’s children.

This we pray through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Bishop Michael Curry. Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, America

私が、この世界とアングリカン・コミュニオンにおいて祈る希望は、核から解放された世界の実現です。私たちは、神によって委ねられた被造物を治めよとの命令に背き、自然資源を乱用し、核兵器と原発事故によって自然と人びとの命を破壊してきました。あらゆる<いのち>と共に生きるために、原子力発電所と核兵器のない世界を創り出すことを誓います。広島、長崎、そして福島を証言する者として、私たちは、核から解放された世界のために取り組む旅を続けます。

My prayer of hope for the world and the life of the Anglican Communion is to achieve a Nuclear-Free World. We have disobeyed God’s command to govern His creation which He entrusted to us, we have misused natural resources, and through nuclear weapons and accidents we have destroyed nature and people's lives. We pledge to create a world without nuclear power plants and weapons in which we may coexist with all life. We take this journey of striving for a world free of nuclear power, as those who bear witness to the events at Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Fukushima.

Bishop Renta Nishihara, Chubu, Japan

Week 1, Day 7
Saturday 16th January 2021
Prayers for politics and justice

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Jack Palmer-White, Anglican Communion’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Jillian Abballe, Advocacy Officer and Head of New York Office

Heavenly Father,

We lift to you our world leaders, praying for wisdom, courage, compassion and clarity as they make challenging decisions. We thank you for the opportunities available for Anglicans around the world to lift their voices and speak truth to power, particularly at the United Nations. We pray for stronger relationships between the Anglican Communion and the United Nations, and that the partnerships that grow might be credible, durable, sustainable, equitable and locally and people-centred.

We pray that your kingdom would come, and that our world would become a place of justice, reconciliation and perfect peace.