Prayer Handbook

Each year The Methodist Church publishes The Prayer Handbook.

This is available to purchase from the Methodist Church website for £3.95.

You are invited to consider submitting a prayer of your own for the 2020/21 Prayer Handbook, the theme of which is The Earth is the Lord's

Send contributions by 13th January 2020 to:  (email is preferred)

or Prayer Handbook Editor, Methodist Church House, 25 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5JR

Prayers should be no longer than 120 words or twelve lines. Shorter prayers and prayers for specific needs or projects are more likely to be used. In addition:

  • Please consider that prayers for, or from, a particular country should include specific needs or projects that will help users of the Handbook when praying.
  • If you are sending in the formal prayers for your District, please include information about specific blessings and needs, mentioning particular projects and places.
  • Remember that the Handbook will be published in August 2020 for use from September 2020 to August 2021, so your prayers must be relevant for that period.
  • When submitting prayers, please give yourpostal address, your full name and how you would like to be described (e.g. Jane Jones, local preacher, Circuit/Country).

Please also email photos that will help bring our theme to life. Please note:

  • Photographs or illustrations must be your own copyright.
  • Please email photos to prayer 
  • Please do not post photographs.
  • Photos should be emailed in their original size (i.e. high resolution). If your email struggles with the large size, please email them via, which is free and easy to use.