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Care of Our Souls - reading, prayer, resources

There is a wealth of resources which we can use to enrich our spiritual journey:  
  • Bible reading
  • Prayer at home
  • Spiritual reading
  • Places to visit for quiet days and Retreats
We have tried to gather here some recommendations.....


 Daily Bible readings (Week beginning 9 Sept)

Mon: Proverbs 14:31-15:17; Mark 6:45-end

Tues: Proverbs 15:18-end; Mark 7:1-13

Wed: Proverbs 18:10-end; Mark 7:14-23

Thurs: Proverbs 20:1-22; Mark 7:24-30

Fri: Proverbs 22:1-16; Mark 7:31-end

Sat: Proverbs 24:23-end; Mark 8:1-10

 Daily Bible readings (Week beginning 16 Sept) 

Mon: Proverbs 25:1-14; Mark 8:11-21

Tues: Proverbs 25:15-end; Mark 8:22-26

Wed: Proverbs 26:12-end; Mark 8:27-9:1

Thurs: Proverbs 27:1-22; Mark 9:2-13

Fri: Proverbs 30:1-9, 24-31; Mark 9:14-29

Sat: Proverbs 31:10-end; Mark 9:30-37


Daily Bible readings (Week beginning 23 Sept) 

Mon: 1 Chronicles 10:1-11:9; Mark 9:39-end

Tues: 1 Chronicles 13; Mark 10:1-16

Wed: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16:3; Mark 10:17-31

Thurs: 1 Chronicles 17; Mark 10:32-34

Fri: 1 Chronicles 21:1-22:1; Mark 10:35-45

Sat: 1 Chronicles 22:2-end; Mark 10:46-end


 Deanery Prayer Cycle (Week beginning 8 September)

Please pray for all in the Hermitage Team Ministry; for the people of the parishes and their priests: Wayne Lautenbach, Sue Webster, Meg Kirby, Clive Jones and Simon Thorne. Also, for LLM Wendy Willoughby-Paul, Cathy Hawkins and Margaret Fisher.


Deanery Prayer Cycle (Week beginning 15 September)

Please pray for the people of the parishes of Walbury Beacon, and their priests: Mark Wilson and Tim Wood.

Deanery Prayer Cycle (Week beginning 22 September)

Please pray for Hungerford with Denford; the people and their priests Mike Saunders, Robin Sharples, Nigel Sands, LLM Michael Morecroft and Alison Saunders.



Prayers for Mission

For the Buildings group 

 Loving God, your Son taught that all we have is held in trust from you: help us to be faithful stewards of the gifts we have received and especially the buildings in which we gather to work and worship. Grant that we may preserve and improve them for future generations, and strive to use all we have for the work and mission of your Kingdom in this benefice, to your praise and glory. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 For the Community group

O Lord, let the Church be truly your body in the world, the Christ-community directed by you, its head, infused with your Spirit, loving and serving all as you did when you lived our human life. Help us to give ourselves for the world, so that all may have the priceless treasure of your grace and love. Amen.

For the Youth and Children’s group.

Loving God, your Son told his disciples that they should become like little children. Lead us to work for the faith, welfare and protection of all young people. May we respect their dignity that they may flourish in life, following the example of the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 Our Mission Prayer God of new beginnings, we pray that you will transform your church as you renew us by your love. Give us vision for the journey that we may travel light and live increasingly by faith. Inspire, enliven and empower us, so that along the Way we may be sustained by the life of Christ in ourselves, in one another and in the world. Amen.



Tokens of Trust - Rowan Williams ISBN 1853118036

Joy of Heaven - Springs of Christian Spirituality - Benedicta Ward: ISBN 0281054967

Praying the Eucharist - Charles Miller: ISBN 0281048487

Love alone is credible - Hans Urs von Balthasar: ISBN 089708818

The Prayers & Meditations of St Anselm - Benedicta Ward [Penguin classic] ISBN 0140442782

Be Still & Know - Michael Ramsey 

In Company with Christ - Benedicta Ward ISBN 0281057249

Images of Hope - Joseph Ratzinger [Pope Benedict XVI] ISBN 0898709643

The Imitation of Christ - Thomas a Kempis

Rhythm of Life - David Adam: ISBN 0281048932

Mere Christianity - C. S. Lewis

St Bonaventura - the Journey of the Mind to God

St Augustine - Confessions [Penguin classic]

Christ the Golden Blossom - Douglas Dales: ISBN 185311376X

Glory Descending - the spiritual theology of Michael Ramsey - ed. Douglas Dales: ISBN 9781853116300

A mind intent on God [Alcuin] - tr. Douglas Dales: ISBN 9781853115707

Quiet Places:
  • Douai Abbey www.douaiabbey.org.uk  
  • others to be added...