We believe that prayer can bring change, and we invite you to pray with us for the projects that we support, and for the people they work with.
Grace Sheppard writes that "praying for someone is an act of friendship; a reaching out; a wanting the best for a person or community."
The links on the left of this page take you to selections of prayers that others have written for us, as part of church services dedicated to Church Urban Fund's work, or in response to the stories of the lives of people who have been helped by the projects that we fund. We invite you to use them as a part of your own prayers. Your offering of prayer is a valuable gift.
Pray for a Christian community hero
Behind all of the projects that Church Urban Fund supports you will find ordinary Christian workers and volunteers who are true community heroes. You can register to follow their work; by standing with them you are showing then that their work is not unseen and that they are not forgotten or alone. In addition to updates about their work, you can also support Christian workers through prayer.
The following prayer was written for Church Urban Fund's commissioning service in 1988:
Lord, we praise you for what you have given us and for what you have promised us.
Give us the courage to come out from all our churches into the world,
that our lives may proclaim your glory,
and your whole creation may reveal your love.
We give ourselves to you and ask that our daily work may be part of the life of your Kingdom,
and that our love may be your love reaching out in the life of the world.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.