prayer

  • 8 Jan 2009

    Reiterating its call for a ceasefire in Gaza, the World Council of Churches has appealed to Christians everywhere to pray for peace and to advocate with their governments for a just peace in Israel and Palestine.

  • 6 Sep 2008

    To boost morale and ease the Monday blues, the Church of England offered early morning commuters on 1 September a prayer published in a freesheet morning newspaper read by some 1.5 million who travel by train and underground.

  • 3 Jul 2008

    Should parents who choose to treat their children's illnesses with prayer rather than medicine be charged with abuse, neglect, or even manslaughter when their children die? Shawn F. Peters explores the issues.

  • 27 Jun 2008

    Employers are being urged to provide prayer rooms and quiet space to meet the needs of employees and promote diversity in the workplace in a guide launched yesterday in the City.

  • 18 Jun 2008

    Churches worldwide are being invited to mark a day of prayer for Zimbabwe on Sunday 22 June, as the beginning of a season of prayer for the people and government of the African country, which is facing a critical time in its history.

  • 9 Jun 2008

    English church leaders have called on Christians to use the period of 1 September to 4 October 2008 as an opportunity to put the environment at the heart of their prayer, worship and practical concern. This is part of a regular initiative.

  • 7 Jun 2008

    Congregations of the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) and the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland, the country's two largest traditions, are being encouraged to make 8 June a Sunday pledged to peace in Israel and Palestine.

  • 6 Jun 2008

    Christian members of the Campaign Against Arms Trade, which recently won a crucial court victory in the BAE Systems corruption allegation case, are holding a day of prayer across the country on Sunday 8 June 2008.

  • 21 Mar 2008

    Easter Monday marks the 28th anniversary of the murder of Monseñor Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, in El Salvador - killed for defending the poor in the name of Christ.

  • 1 Mar 2008

    A parish in Croatia has opened the world's first "prayer café" for young people, where food and drink can be purchased not with money but with prayers popular with Catholics, such as the Our Father (Lord's Prayer) and the Hail Mary.