Since 1549 the Book of Common Prayer has served as the basis for the liturgy of the Anglican church and, since 1789, of the Episcopal Church in the United States.

For those who may not have a Book of Common Prayer (BCP) at their immediate disposal, we have posted below some of the Prayers and Thanksgivings from the current book for your use in daily devotions and as special needs arise.


Prayers and Thanksgivings

Prayers
Thanksgivings
Prayers for the World
Prayers for the Church
Prayers for National Life
Prayers for the Social Order
Prayers for the Natural Order
Prayers for Family and Personal Life
Prayers for the Sick
Other Prayers
General Thanksgivings
Thanksgivings for the Church
Thanksgivings for National Life
Thanksgivings for the Social Order
Thanksgivings for the Natural Order
Thanksgivings for Family and Personal Life

 

Prayers

Prayers for the World

  1. For Joy in God's Creation
  2. For all Sorts and Conditions of Men
  3. For the Human Family
  4. For Peace
  5. For Peace among the Nations
  6. For our Enemies

For the Church

      7. For the Church
      8. For the Mission of the Church
      9. For Clergy and People
    10. For the Diocese
    11. For the Parish
    12. For a Church Convention or Meeting
    13. For the Election of a Bishop or other Minister
    14. For the Unity of the Church
    15. For those about to be Baptized or to renew their Baptismal Covenant
    16. For Monastic Orders and Vocations
    17. For Church Musicians and Artists

    Prayers for the Ordained Ministry

Prayers for National Life

    18. For our Country
    19. For the President of the United States and all in Civil Authority
    20. For Congress or a State Legislature
    21. For Courts of Justice
    22. For Sound Government
    23. For Local Government
    24. For an Election
    25. For those in the Armed Forces of our Country
    26. For those who Suffer for the sake of Conscience

Prayers for the Social Order

    27. For Social Justice
    28. In Times of Conflict
    29. For Agriculture
    30. For the Unemployed
    31. For Schools and colleges
    32. For the Good Use of Leisure
    33. For Cities
    34. For Towns and Rural Areas
    35. For the Poor and Neglected
    36. For the Oppressed
    37. For Prisons and Correctional Institutions
    38. For the Right Use of God's Gifts
    39. For those who Influence Public Opinion

    Prayers for Industry and Labor

Prayers for the Natural Order

    40. For Knowledge of God's Creation
    41. For the Conservation of Natural Resources
    42. For the Harvest of Lands and Waters
    43. For Rain
    44. For the Future of the Human Race

Prayers for Family and Personal Life

    45. For Families
    46. For the Care of Children
    47. For Young Persons
    48. For Those Who Live Alone
    49. For the Aged
    50. For a Birthday
    51. For a Birthday
    52. For the Absent
    53. For Travelers
    54. For those we Love
    55. For a Person in Trouble or Bereavement
    56. For the Victims of Addiction
    57. For Guidance
    58. For Guidance
    59. For Quiet Confidence
    60. For Protection
    61. A Prayer of Self-Dedication
    62. A Prayer attributed to St. Francis

    Prayers for the sick

    Prayers for the dying

    Prayers for the dead

Other Prayers

    63. In the Evening
    64. Before Worship
    65. For the Answering of Prayer
    66. Before Receiving Communion
    67. After Receiving Communion
    68. After Worship
    69. On Sunday
    70. Grace at Meals

Thanksgivings

General Thanksgivings

      1. A General Thanksgiving
      2. A Litany of Thanksgiving

Thanksgivings for the Church

       3. For the Mission of the Church
       4. For the Saints and Faithful Departed

Thanksgivings for National Life

       5. For the Nation
       6. For Heroic Service

Thanksgivings for the Social Order

       7. For the Diversity of Races and Cultures

Thanksgivings for the Natural Order

       8. For the Beauty of the Earth
       9. For the Harvest

Thanksgivings for Family and Personal Life

    10. For the Gift of a Child
    11. For the Restoration of Health

Thanksgivings for the departed