Anglican Parish of Woy Woy

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Prayer for our Parish

Heavenly Father, we bring before you our parish of Woy Woy.
We give thanks for what has been good in the past and ask for forgiveness for the things that have brought grief and pain to ourselves and others.
Strengthen our faith and give us the courage to look forward to the future, depending on your Holy Spirit for guidance and wisdom. Unite us in the truth and fill us with your love so that we may love one another well. Give us a vision for the extension of your kingdom here on the Peninsular, and teach us to praise you in everything.
All this we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, our risen
Saviour. Amen.

Prayer of St Aidan

Leave me alone with God as much as may be.
As the tide draws the waters close in upon the shore,
Make me an island, set apart,
alone with you, God, holy to you.

Then with the turning of the tide
prepare me to carry your presence to the busy world beyond,
the world that rushes in on me
till the waters come again and fold me back to you.

Aidan of Lindisfarne

Prayer of St Francis

StDamianoLord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, harmony;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Russian Kontakion

resurrection_file52664c799cc36All we go down to the dust,
and weeping o’er the grave we make our song.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Give rest, O Christ, to your servant with your saints:
where sorrow and pain are no more;
neither sighing but life everlasting.

You only are immortal, the creator and maker of all:
and we are mortal formed of the dust of the earth,
and to earth shall we return:
for so you ordained,
when you created me saying:
“Dust you are and to dust you shall return.”

All we go down to the dust;
and weeping o’er the grave we make our song:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

St Richard of Chichester

Richard of ChichesterThanks be to you, our Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits which you have given us,
for all the pains and insults which you have borne for us.

Most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,

  • may we know you more clearly,
  • love you more dearly,
  • and follow you more nearly,
  • day by day.

St Patricks Breastplate

CelticCrossKnotWorkMay the Strength of God pilot us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Host of God guard us.
Against the snares of the evil ones.
Against temptations of the world.

May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all!
May your Salvation, Lord,
Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and evermore. Amen.

Contact Info


Rev'd Canon Michael Davies

mobile: 0417 650 805


The Cottage
151 Blackwall Rd,
Woy Woy


02 4344 1347 .