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Diocese

‘Diocese’ refers to the geographical territory in which a bishop exercises oversight. The Church in Wales is divided into six dioceses each with its own cathedral in which is housed the cathedra (the bishop’s ‘chair’ or ‘throne’).

Holy Communion

At Holy Communion blessed bread and wine is shared, by which we receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ. The congregation gives thanks for Jesus’ life, his death and resurrection and his continuing presence. See also Eucharist.

Lent

Lent is the six-week period leading up to Easter. It is a particular time to confess sin and to seek personal and collective renewal (a ‘springtime of the spirit’). Lent has a special focus on Jesus’s journey to the cross and prepares the Church to celebrate his resurrection.

Prayer

Prayer sustains our human relationship with God and may involve words (formal or informal) or be silent. Prayer can involve adoration (‘I love you’), confession (‘sorry’), thanksgiving and supplication (‘please’).

Home Faith Re:lent – beginning again Prayer

Prayer

Join us in prayer each week of Lent. Our prayers echo each week’s theme and are written by Canon Robert Townsend, Ministry Area Leader of Bro Seiriol in Bangor Diocese. They will be published here each week in Lent.

The Sixth Sunday of Lent

God of love, as we travel to the Cross, keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. Help us to welcome Jesus into our lives each day, and to shout hosanna with joy as we realise what Jesus means to us. This we ask in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Canon Robert Townsend
Lent 6 prayer

The Fifth Sunday of Lent

God of love, as we travel to Jerusalem, keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. Help us to truly become your servants and to glorify you with our lives. This we ask in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Canon Robert Townsend
The Fifth Sunday of Lent Prayer

The Fourth Sunday of Lent

God of love, as we travel to Jerusalem, keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. Recycle our selfishness, so that we become people of your light and truth. This we ask in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Canon Robert Townsend
Lent 4 Prayer

The Third Sunday of Lent

God of heaven and earth, As we travel to Jerusalem, keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. Give us the courage to work against injustice so that your love can be restored in our time. This we ask in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Canon Robert Townsend

The Second Sunday of Lent

God of love, As we travel to Jerusalem, keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. Refresh our lives and make us eager to take up your cross and follow you more closely. This we ask in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Canon Robert Townsend
The second sunday of lent prayer

The First Sunday of Lent

God of love, As we travel to Jerusalem, keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. Help us to relent of our selfishness and improve your home in our lives. This we ask in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Canon Robert Townsend

Ash Wednesday

God of Love, As we begin our annual journey to Jerusalem, keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. Help us to use this journey to deepen our faith, develop our gifts and begin to store up treasures in heaven. This we ask in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Canon Robert Townsend