Prayers for October


Let nothing disturb you,

Let nothing frighten you,

All things are passing away:

God never changes.

Patience obtains all things

Whoever has God lacks nothing;

God alone suffices.

(St Teresa of Avila)


Father God, we thank you that when we are asked, ‘Where is your God?’ we can, with certainty, answer, ‘He is where I am’ and that, ‘He is also where you are’. We praise you that we are able to tell people that God is, ‘Where you most and least expect to find him’.

Lord Jesus Christ, we thank you for giving us the privilege and the joy to be your hands, feet, eyes and ears here on earth; to share God’s love and to do the work you would have us do to make your Father’s Kingdom known to all.

Calming Holy Spirit, we ask that you give us the insight, courage and energy to allow us to bring comfort, support and sustenance to people around us; to come alongside those in need at this difficult, uncertain and exhausting time.