Monthly Parish Prayer Diary

Monthly Prayer Diary for November

Sunday 11thArmistice Day’s 100thanniversary – Remembrance Sunday
Today we commemorate the 100thanniversary of Armistice Day which marked the end of WW1. We also remember the allied forces which fought in the two world wars, as well as those who fought in more recent conflicts, including the Falklands, Iraq and Afghanistan.

God of peace, may we always remember those who died or sustained injuries in the heat of combat, in support of each other, in defending our liberty, in overcoming oppression. Lest we forget. Amen.

Monday 12th

Living God, we pray for Danny, Ralph and all those who witness for you and challenge people with the message of the Gospel. Give them inspiration, courage and sincerity so that their witness may lead others to know Jesus for themselves.

Tuesday 13thFood Bank Collection

Bounteous God who withholds no good thing from us, we ask that you give us thankful hearts and make us generous in our giving. Direct those who administer the Food Bank in our area to those most in need.

Wednesday 14th- Prince Charles’ birthday

God of power and majesty, we ask for your protection and mercy on our sovereign, Queen Elizabeth, and all the Royal family. Bring them insight and judgement in all their duties and relationships.

Thursday 15th

Lord of relationships, be in our words as we speak to each other. Be in our hearts as we care for each other. Be in our eyes as we seek to understand each other.
Friday 16th
Father of all, help all those involved with young people, to bring aspiration and understanding, to equip for future achievement, to promote responsibility and faith in the future. 

 

Saturday 17th- Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln 1200

O God, who endowed your servant Hugh with a wise and cheerful boldness and taught him to commend to earthly rulers the discipline of a holy life: give us grace like him to be bold in the service of the gospel, putting our confidence in Christ alone.

Sunday 18th
Heavenly Lord, you long for the world’s salvation: stir us from apathy, restrain us from excess and revive in us new hope that all creation will one day be healed in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Monday 19th-Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680

Merciful God, may we be like Hilda and serve      you with singleness of heart, loving you above       all things and have a desire to see a united      church throughout the land.

Tuesday 20th

Pray for your neighbours, those you bump into     on the street or in the local shop or hairdressers/barbers. Pray for opportunities to share the Good News with those you meet.

Wednesday 21st 

Heavenly Father, bring to our government, local and national, a renewed drive to empower rather than control, to serve rather than be served.

Thursday 22nd-PCC meeting

Almighty God, be with our PCC in their deliberations as the members seek to discern    your will for our church and our congregation.

Friday 23rd

Clement, Bishop of Rome, Martyr, c.100

Creator and Father of eternity, whose martyr Clement bore witness with his blood to the love    he proclaimed and the gospel he preached: give    us thankful hearts as we celebrate your faithfulness, revealed to us in the lives of            your saints. 

Saturday 24th
Pray a blessing on all those who walk through our church yard today whether they’re tending a grave of a loved one, walking a dog or just cutting through. 

Sunday 25th- Christ the King

God the Father, help us to hear the call of Christ   the King and to follow in His service, whose kingdom has no end; for He reigns with you and  the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Monday 26th

We thank you, Lord, that you call and use people with different gifts to build your kingdom. Use us, our gifts, talents, time & resources to further your kingdom in this place.

Tuesday 27th

Father God, we ask a special blessing on the men and women who are responding to your call to ministry. In particular we pray for Andy Wilkinson, our Reader in training and ask that you bless him as he continues with his studies.

Wednesday 28th Our Magoma Prayer

Lord Jesus we remember before you ourbrothers and sisters in Magoma and Charles their Vicar as he leads them in worship to you.

As we form friendships help us to support one another sharing our joys and concerns and the blessings awaiting us.Enrich us in your love, guide and strengthen us in our journey together.

We ask this in your holy name.Amen

Thursday 29th-Day of Intercession and Thanksgiving for the Missionary Work of the Church

Heavenly Father, we give thanks today for the countless men and women who from the time of the Apostles have given themselves wholeheartedly to the missionary work of the Church. 

Friday 30th– Andrew, the apostle
Almighty God, who gave such grace to your apostle Andrew that he readily obeyed the call of your Son Jesus Christ and went and brought his brother to Him:  give us grace to follow Jesus without delay and tell others of the good news of the kingdom.       

 

This month’s Prayer Diary has been prepared by Viv Walker