Prayer is talking to God and listening to God; it is enjoying the presence of God
Through prayer we connect with God, whether it be asking for favours, celebrating, praising, thanking, seeking forgiveness, looking for guidance or crying out in distress. Our goal through prayer is to get to know God better, to experience a full relationship with God. In the Bible God tells us to pray. Our prayers can be spontaneous or read from a text with the most used prayer being the one Jesus taught his disciples – The Lord’s Prayer.
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
Liturgy for the Night Prayer service, Sundays at 7pm.
The New Zealand Prayer Book is the most commonly used prayer book in the Anglican Church. You can access the only ‘officially permitted’ online version by clicking here.
Daily Prayer For Modern Anglicans is an article that may help you to learn how to fit prayer into the midst of a busy life. Read the article by clicking here.
The Lectionary is a listing of Bible readings for each service of worship for each day of the year. Read it here.
Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session. Designed for use on portable MP3 players to help you pray whenever you find time but particularly while travelling. The website is https://pray-as-you-go.org/
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
This bi-monthly list includes parishes and other ministry units within the diocese, together with a range of diocesan and national church bodies, and some of our partners.