Prayer for St Helens run a number of projects aimed at helping people to pray together. You can find more of our projects here.

The Pray for St Helens Campaign

Between 16 April 2023 and 03 June 2023, we are praying for 7 weeks over 7 areas of life to cover our whole Borough in prayer. Over 25 Churches across St Helens are praying together for the transformation of our town, and you can too.

Pick up the prayer diaries from your church, or join the mailing list here to get the prayer points straight to your inbox.


You can find physical materials in the following churches;

CLC St Helens, St Helens Parish Church, St James with St Matthews, St Lukes, St Johns Ravenhead, Peasley Cross URC, Haresfinch URC, Toll Bar URC,  St Andrews,  Christ Church Eccleston, Christ Church URC, St Marks Haydock, St Marks North Road, St Davids, St Michaels, All Saints, St Nicholas, Sutton Village Church, New Life Haydock, St Thomas’ Eccleston, Parr Team Churches, The Mount, St Ann’s Rainhill.


The Prayer150 Campaign focussed on the 150th Anniversary of the Borough in 2018 and was run by Prayer For St Helens as an initiative of the Churches to encourage even more people to pray for the well being and transformation of St Helens.

150th Anniversary

St Helens has been kept, and will be blessed, by God. The light of His face shines upon St Helens. The face of God is turned towards St Helens and He will give us peace.

Health & Social Care

Father God, thank you that you are the God who heals. We declare that the people of St Helens will experience healing in spirit, soul and body and that the presence of Your love in St Helens will impact people mentally, emotionally and physically.

Community Safety

St Helens will be known as a peaceful town as God continually gives us His strength and peace. The people of God will rise up as peacemakers bringing blessing to local government, emergency services, and the justice system. The peace of Jesus will reign in St Helens”

Business & Economy

St Helens will prosper in God’s good plans. The hope filled future God has planned for St Helens will bring increase to business and the economy.


The disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it. [Mark 16: 20]


We speak blessing and favour to all those in primary, secondary, special, and higher education. We declare the Holy Spirit will bless our educators with wisdom, grace, patience, and creativity, following Jesus’ model as our teacher.

Sport & Healthy Living

St Helens will be a town in which people live healthy active lives, positively impacting the whole person spirit, soul and body. Emotional and physical well-being will increase as the people of St Helens enjoy sports and leisure activities.


We declare that as the family of God carrying your name in St Helens we will be unified, loving, and grace-filled just as you are. As the Church models your Godly design for family, families in the town will be inspired, encouraged, and blessed.

Arts & Culture

Our God is the creator of all things and will enable His church in St Helens to increasingly reflect his creative nature; so the people of our borough can prosper under his creative blessing.”

Voluntary, Community & Faith Sector

Jesus is the servant King who modelled a life laid down for others. By His Spirit He will inspire people to volunteer to serve St Helens. The Church in St Helens will demonstrate love through the giving of time and talents in the service of Jesus.


Our city will be transformed and prosper under your blessing. We declare your people will have renewed minds, be filled with faith and expectant of your plans and purposes in St Helens. Transform us that we might see your kingdom come and your will done.

Hope for the Future

The people of St Helens will be thankful for their past and have hope for their future. The Churches in St Helens will passionately demonstrate the love of God so people can experience salvation, forgiveness, and new life. St Helens will be a place of welcome, acceptance, hope, peace, and joy and God’s glory will be seen here..

A Prayer for St Helens

Father God, we thank you that St Helens is our home, a town with a rich and productive history.

May we be an inclusive community, where respect for all generations, their views and beliefs, is demonstrated through our acceptance of one another. Increase the sense of pride people have for the place where we live.

We ask that in the industrial, business and retail sector there will be increasing prosperity and improved employment opportunities for all. Lord, eliminate poverty from our Borough.

Give your grace to those in health and social care professions to enable them to improve the physical and mental health of our residents. We pray that vulnerable people and those with addictions will be able to access effective help and support. May this improve their quality of life, becoming free to live full lives.

Enable our children and young people to receive high quality education and access fruitful leisure opportunities so they may thrive and reach their full potential.

May the churches declare and demonstrate the love of God sensitively so people can experience spiritual health through the peace, hope and forgiveness Jesus Christ offers. We pray that our local communities will become happy, positive places where kindness, tolerance and respect are experienced by us all.

May our Borough be increasingly known as a safe place where crime and anti-social behaviour are reduced. Give our Councillors and officers wisdom in their responsibility for the Borough and help them to plan well for the future. Grant our borough all the resources that are needed.

As we look to our Borough’s future, we pray that we will be proud of its past and hopeful for its future. May it be a place of welcome, acceptance, hope, peace and joy; a place of good news where all sections of our community work well together.

We ask this in Jesus’ name.


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