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Give thanks to the Lord and pray to him. Tell the nations what he has done! Chronicles 16:8

This page is not currently being regularly updated but please feel free to still send your requests to the email address below and we will add them when we are able to.

Every month there will be suggestions on this page to direct your prayers for work amongst children and young people in the diocese. If you would like us to pray for your event, activity or group, recruitment or project development, or give thanks for what God has been doing, then please send your request to

"...may [God] equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him." Hebrews 13:21a NLT

Please pray for:

  • All the teachers, pupils and staff returning to school in the coming weeks. For peace and protection. Give thanks for all the parents and teachers.
  • Give thanks for the technology which enabled us to stay in touch with friends and families despite social isolation
  • All the children and young people who contributed to the Children of Light Festival Archbishop's commissioning service video
  • Progress with our environmental agenda, and for a young person to volunteer to be part of the steering group
  • Church leaders and volunteers as they interpret the 'road map' for coming out of lockdown and discern how best to connect with children, young people and their families again
  • the team setting up a Youth group in Thirsk
  • Employed children, youth and families workers across the Diocese. That they may know God's presence in their preparation and inspiration for how to connect with and support children, young people and their families in creative ways
  • Give thanks for the young people who have starting doing a Youth Alpha course in Carlton Drax

Thankful and Helpful prayers from children and young people in the Derwent Ings Benefice

Prayers from Harton Benefice

Prayers from the Wednesday Tea Time Club, St Oswald's, Oswaldkirk

SUNNY 7 yrs "God I pray the world to not have Climet Change. God I pray poeple to not fight. There should be peas to the world. And poeple to love."

JAMES 7 yrs "Dear God, Please can you stop Caronovidus because we have been socially destancing for a long time and we haven’t seen Grandma and Grandad in ages.Please look after other people in the world. Amen"

ELLEN 8 yrs "Please may you try and stop coronoviris so I can see my Grandparents and give them a gigantic hug and make sure everybody is safe and well. Amen."

ISABEL 8 yrs "Dear God, Thank you for the world you created. Thank you for my family and friends. I pray for all children that they will have homes to be safe in. I pray for world peace and that Covid 19 will stop so we can visit each other. In Jesus name. Amen."

TOM 9 yrs "Dear God, I pray for world peace, Covid 19 to stop, everyone to have a home, to have enough money. My family to be safe and that I have a pet kestrel and also that I go on holiday to Sweden. In Jesus name. Amen."

CATHERINE 9 yrs "Dear God, Please help me to be a better person. Please look after the ones I love: Mum, Dad, Naimh, + 17 others, Uncle Bob, Antony, and Grumps. Keep them all safe. And please look after the soulds of granny, Ivan and Davida. Amen."

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