Please continue to pray for:
Luke 2 v15 ", Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about"
12. We pray for all those in need.
13. We continue to pray for all whom live and work in this parish.
14. As we approach Christmas, may we reflect on Your gift to us.
15. We pray for all those in the retail trade.
16. We pray that we all take away some word from You, as You fill Chris with Your Holy Spirit. We pray also for the choir as they lead us at our service of Lessons and Carols this evening.
17. We pray for all our Emergency Services, especially those who need to work over the Christmas period.
18. We pray for the housebound at this special time, may they feel wanted.
19. We pray for all the churches in this area, may they be bonded together.
20. We pray that You will help us to put aside time for You, in all the hustle and bustle of getting ready for Christmas, may we remember that You love us even though we don't deserve that love.
21. We pray for all the homeless, wherever the fault lies.
22. We pray for all that we may accept Your invitation to invite You into our lives.
23. We pray especially for all families as they come to the Christingle Service.
24. We pray for all who attend the Midnight Holy Communion, and think particularly of those involved in the preparation and for Chris as he delivers Your word.
25. Christmas Day, a day of celebration for the whole family. May You be at the centre of all our celebrations.
26. Boxing Day. As we rest today with our families, may we also reflect on this year with You.
27. We pray for all the shoppers today as they chase after bargains.
28. We lift our Government up to You at this difficult time in history.
29. As the Prayer Group meets fill us with Your Spirit as we pray for the whole world and our church and locality.
30. On this first Sunday after Christmas, we pray for our church in particular.
31. We give thanks for all Your goodness to us, even when the road is rough.
Prayer Diary for January 2019
Luke 1 v67-70 "............Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to redeem his people,..............."
1. New Year's Day - may we reflect on the future with You as our guide.
2. We pray for all the troubled areas of the world where ruthless people seek power and innocent citizens are caught up in the struggle.
3. We pray for all those in authority, may they look for the good in people and seek You before they act.
4. We pray for all our doctors, nurses and paramedics; also for all those caring for people whether in hospices, care homes, or in people's own homes.
5. We pray for the governors, teachers and assistants in our local schools and all Church Schools.
The Prayer Group will meet fortnightly starting promptly at 10.00 am (finish by 11.00 am) followed by coffee and cakes. All welcome.
THE PRAYER CORNER - Many thanks to Robin and Pam for setting up the Prayer Corner which is now open and available for everyone. A book has been provided in which prayers for people and situations may be written each week and at the main Sunday service, the book will be offered as part of the prayers of the Church, although individual entries will not be read out. In this way, the needs of the whole community will be brought to God as part of the Church's weekly intercessions. There is also some literature available which can be used to assist with praying, or taken away. In due course there will be a bowl and some tea-light candles. We trust this resource will be of value as a place of quiet prayer and meditation for everybody.
Prayer Partners - Prayer Partner slips for each month are usually available on the first Sunday of each month in 'The Tin' on the table adjacent to the church doors. New members of the partnership are always welcome - please contact Sally Clifton.
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