Prayer and Meditation

We have holy work to do…

The Rev. Dr. Samuel T. Lloyd III, Former Rector of Trinity Church Boston


All of us—Christians or not—have ‘holy work’ to do in the world. It starts in acknowledging our relationship with a loving God and moving out from there. That’s why our sanctuary is open to anyone desiring to spend time in prayer, either silently or in community with us during worship. Please be assured that your prayers in our house of worship are as important to us as they are to you. You are most welcome here.

When entering the church, kindly indicate to our greeters the purpose of your visit. Anyone seeking sanctuary for prayer or meditation is invited into the sanctuary without a fee, though a donation is most welcome.

Trinity Church is open for prayer Tuesday through Sunday when there are not other private events, weddings, or funerals scheduled. Please check the current calendar.


Resources for Prayer

Sometimes, it's hard to know how to pray. Here are a few resources to help when you are not sure how to speak with God:

  • The Book of Common Prayer is available in our pews and provides prayers for nearly all types of situations beginning on page 810.

  • The poetry of the Psalms may inspire your prayers. You can find these beginning on page 585.

Learn more about how Trinity is a community of prayer, including how to submit a public or private prayer request.


Prayer for Guidance

O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgment, and
light riseth up in darkness for the godly: Grant us, in all
our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what thou
wouldest have us to do, that the Spirit of wisdom may save
us from all false choices, and that in thy light we may see
light, and in thy straight path may not stumble; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

From The Book of Common Prayer, page 832