Worship and Prayer from home

Although Chichester Cathedral is currently closed, we encourage members of our congregation to continue to worship privately at home.

Daily services of Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer (Compline), containing the set provisions of collects and readings for the day, can be accessed for free from the Church of England website using the links below:

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer
Night Prayer (Compline)

You can also download the Cathedral's Kalendar and Lectionary here: Lectionary March-May 2020

Below are some prayers that we hope you will find useful in the days ahead.
You can also send prayer requests to us by emailing prayer@chichestercathedral.org.uk 

For those who are ill
Merciful God,
we entrust to your tender care
those who are ill or in pain,
knowing that whenever danger threatens
your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe.
Comfort and heal them,
and restore them to health and strength;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

For hospital staff and medical researchers
Gracious God,
give skill, sympathy and resilience
to all who are caring for the sick,
and your wisdom to those searching for a cure.
Strengthen them with your Spirit,
that through their work many will be restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

From those who are ill or isolated
O God,
help me to trust you,
help me to know that you are with me,
help me to believe that nothing can separate me 
from your love
revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Prayers for ourselves
Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your disciples,
‘I am with you always’.
Be with me today, as I offer myself to you.
Hear my prayers for others and for myself,
and keep me in your care.

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.                           from St Patrick’s Breastplate

O God, the protector of all who trust in you,
without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy:
increase and multiply upon us your mercy;
that with you as our ruler and guide,
we may so pass through things temporal
that we lose not our hold on things eternal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.