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.
Archibald Dixon (WL), Derek Askey (ML) and Sheila Edwards (LC), Tony Diccox (WL), 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), 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).
Please pray one extra prayer each day.
Monday We pray for everyone who are coming to the meeting tomorrow. That they come with open minds and their discernment of Gods will for His church will be heard.
Tuesday We pray for God to be in the meeting tonight. That He will show us a way forward in this place where His church can grow.
Wednesday We thank you God for the mercy that you show us every day and pray for the people that do not know that you love them.
Thursday We ask Lord, that you keep us safe in your loving arms as we move out of lockdown. And that everyone will act responsibly in the care of each other.
Friday We pray for our Benefice, for the life of our churches. That you would lift us up as a community and build on the deep foundation of love for you and offered service. Guide us as we look to you and move forward in faith.
Saturday Lord, we thank you for keeping us safe. We thank you for loving us so much and for all you have provided. Help us to care and love those around us so that they can see your love through our giving.
Promises from God.
I am near to you whenever you cry out.
When problems arise, call to Me and I will answer you.
Don’t worry, I will take care of you.
Every promise that I make is true, for I do not lie or change My mind.
St. Francis de Sales
Do not look forward to the trials and crosses of this life with dread and fear.
Rather, look to them with full confidence that as they arise,
God, to whom you belong, will deliver you from them.
He has guided and guarded you thus far in life.
Do you but hold fast to his dear hand, and
He will lead you safely through all trials.
Whenever you cannot stand, he will carry you lovingly in his arms.
Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow.
The same Eternal Father who cares for you today will take good care of you tomorrow and every day of your life.
Either he will shield you from suffering or He will give you the unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace then and put aside all useless thoughts, vain dreads,
and anxious imaginations.
With all God’s Blessings for the week ahead.