Please continue to pray for the following people.
Those feeling unwell, recovering from operations, or who are sick or elderly. Those who worry. The residents of Hedges House (WL), Paul and Gill Stevens (GC), David Part (MK), David Stevenson (MK), Barny Beddow (LC), Timothy Robin Sharp and for those living with and/or caring for them. All people suffering with LongCovid.
We also pray for The Nestling Trust – for the work of the clinics now dealing with overwhelming numbers of covid sufferers. For the wellbeing of the children in their care and those running the homes. And for the health and safety of street children everywhere.
We pray for our education system and for our schools, headteachers and all staff as they continue to seek to educate our children in safety.
We pray for our care homes and the staff that look after the needs of the residents in them. We pray for their wellbeing and for the safe return of visiting relatives and friends.
We pray for our member of Parliament Danny Kruger and for all the decisions taken on our behalf.
And for families who are grieving and coming to terms with the death of a loved one.
Glyn Evans (WL), Audrey Goldsborough (WL), Wendy Ashford Brown (E), Mary Spencer (E), Keith Hayward (GC), Jancis Barker-Wyatt (late of LP), Eugene Hillier (WL),Priscilla Manley (ML), Valerie Griffiths (ex E), Jean Pearce (MK), Hilda Hayman (ML), Roy Chumbley (E), Penny Hurley (WL), Steven Coxhead (LP), Judith Stancomb (ML) and John Wilkinson (WL), Maureen Sexton (WL) and Dave Thom (MK) and Richard Fallowfield (GC).
Please pray one extra prayer each day.
Monday Creator God, all things have their beginning in you. You formed the earth, the seas, and the sky. You breathed life into all living things. Help us to know that we are a part of your creation and teach us to respect all that you have made.
Tuesday Holy God, our rock and safe fortress. Help us to pray into the chaos of the world we see around us. The fear in those fleeing the Taliban. The resignation on the faces of refugees with no place to call home. The disbelief in the eyes that have survive natural disasters.
Wednesday Holy Spirit, wind of God, we pray for the church in every land. That it will grow stronger and inclusive of all who wish to worship you. Bring us together as one people, one nation under Christ.
Thursday Lord Jesus, our healer and comforter. We pray into our own fears of the coming winter. Of Covid, of isolation and of the cold and the dark night. Help us to feel you are near and know we are safe.
Friday God of eternity, keeper of souls. We pray to you for our loved ones, now in your eternal rest. We thank you for all they gave us. For love that continues, for memories held dear, and for the part they played in our formation.
Saturday Loving Father of all, touch the hearts of those who do not know you. Prick the conscience of those that have turned away. Heal the pain of those who have been abused and bless the faithful remanent. That your name be known in our homes and in our villages.
Promises from God.
I spoke the universe into existence.
I give life and breath to all things.
My thoughts toward you outnumber the sand on the seashore.
With every blessing for the coming week
Teach Me Your Ways. The prayer of Pedro Arrupe, SJ
Teach me your way of looking at people:
as you glanced at Peter after his denial,
as you penetrated the heart of the rich young man
and the hearts of your disciples.
I would like to meet you as you really are,
since your image changes those with whom you
come into contact.
Remember John the Baptist’s first meeting with you?
And the centurion’s feeling of unworthiness?
And the amazement of all those who saw miracles
and other wonders?
How you impressed your disciples,
the rabble in the Garden of Olives,
Pilate and his wife
and the centurion at the foot of the cross. . . .
I would like to hear and be impressed
by your manner of speaking,
listening, for example, to your discourse in the
synagogue in Capharnaum
or the Sermon on the Mount where your audience
felt you “taught as one who has authority.”