Morning Prayers

Autumn 2021 Week 8 - 1st to 5th November

Dates of Interest this week

  • 31st October – All Saints Day
  • 2nd November – All Souls Day
  • 1st November – World Vegan Day
  • 2nd to 5th November – International Stress Awareness Week
  • 4th November – St Charles Borromeo
  • 6th November – National Stress Awareness Day
  • 7th November – 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Theme for the week – Feasts of All Saints & All Souls

Dear God, thank you for the example of the Saints. I desire to join in their company, worshipping you forever in Heaven. Please help me follow their footsteps, and yours, Jesus Christ. Please help me to conform myself to Your image, seeking Your will in all things, as the Saints did. Please help me to devote myself, and all that I do, to Your glory, and to the service of my neighbours.




On this day, we are called to remember those who have died,

Particularly those who have died in the past year,

And pray for their joyful reunion with you, their loving creator.

As your son taught us to call the stranger

neighbour, our fallen are many—


Lord, as you command, we reach out to the fallen.

We call on you on behalf of those we could not reach this year.

You raised your son from the dead

that all may share in his joyful resurrection.


In Jesus' name, we pray




For all the faithful who have died we pray,

but in particular for those dear to us,

parents, relatives and friends.

nor do we forget all who did good to us while on earth,

who helped us by their prayers, sacrifice and example.

We pray also for any who may have done us harm,

and stand in special need of Your forgiveness.

Amen   (Author Unkown)



O God, in he death of your only Son you gave life to the world.

Raise up in joy all those who have died

through the mercy you have shown us

in Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

God for ever and ever.

Amen  (Author Unknown)



Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.

Matthew 5: 8-10



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Each morning an act of worship should be made. This can be led by yourself or a pupil and can be made up of prayers from this booklet,, or both.

Guidance on best practice for Morning Prayer can be found here.

A selection of Catholic Prayers to use in Morning Prayer can be found here.



Bishop Richard Challoner

During his lifetime and after his death, he was considered not only as a model of every virtue but as a saint. We are asked to pray that our Blessed Lord, through the Pope, may reward him further, by raising him to the altars of the Church as a Saint.

Prayer for the Beatification of Bishop Richard Challoner

O God who made your servant Richard,

a true and faithful pastor of your little flock in England,

raise him, we beseech you, to the altars of thy Church,

that we, who have been taught by his word and example

may invoke his name in heaven,

for the return of our country to belief in the Gospel,

and to the unity of all Christians in the one Church of Jesus Christ.

We ask this through the same Christ our Lord.


Bishop Richard Challoner

Pray for us