Prayer Topics for the week commencing 7th June 2020

There are many things we can be praying for. The items in this post are drawn from some of the Prayer cycles we are involved with.
Pray for those known who suffer in body, mind, spirit or estate.

The Collect for Trinity Sunday
Holy God,
faithful and unchanging:
enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth,
and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love,
that we may truly worship you,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


From Durham Diocese

Sunday 7th
Trinity Sunday
– Hospital Chaplains: Revd Peter Webb and Revd Remi Omole (Sunderland), vacant (Sherburn), Revd Gareth Rowlands and Revd Joan Robinson (Gateshead), vacant (North Tees and Hartlepool), Revd Jon Goode, Revd Simon Mason (Tyne and Wear), Canon Caroline Worsfold and Revd Pat Bealing (South Tyneside), Canon Colin Jay, Revd Osaro Omobude, Revd Debbie Baker (Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys), Revd Kevin Tromans (Durham and Darlington)
– Those whose work is unfulfilling, stressful or fraught with danger
Monday 8th
Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, Nonjuror, Hymn Writer, 1711
– Hebburn St John with Jarrow Grange Christ Church, PiC; Rev Ian Somasundram, Readers: Mrs Helen Stokes, Paul Stokes, Mrs Gillian Melvin, Kenneth Smith
– Safeguarding Adviser: Beth Miller, Safeguarding Advisory Panel
– Those who work and receive care in Hospices
Tuesday 9th
Columba, Abbot of Iona, Missionary, 597 Ephrem of Syria, Deacon, Hymn Writer, Teacher of the Faith, 373
– Our Archdeacons, Rick Simpson (Auckland) and Bob Cooper (Sunderland), and Revd Canon Libby Wilkinson to become Archdeacon of Durham
– St. Anthony’s Priory – Revd Dr Nicholas Buxton (Dir), Ruth Grant, Revd Paul Tyler, George Wilkie, Sarah Renwick, Sheila Shearer
– For those dying without family around them
Wednesday 10th
– Cleadon All Saints: PiC: Revd Vernon Cuthbert
– Cleadon C of E Academy (Primary), Principal: Mrs J Gray
– Diocesan Finances
– For families and those coping with death and bereavement in isolation
Thursday 11th
Thanksgiving for the Institution of Holy Communion (Corpus Christi)
Barnabas the Apostle (transferred if Corpus Christi is celebrated)

– The Diocesan Deliverance Ministry Team
– Durham Diocesan Officers — Diocesan Secretary: Edward Gorringe and
all who normally work in Cuthbert House
– For the ambulance service working with COVID-19 and routine issues.
Friday 12th
Barnabas the Apostle (if transferred)
– Harton St Peter and Cleadon Park St Mark and St Cuthbert: PiC: Revd
Kate Boardman, Reader (Harton): Peter Cross
– The Police: Senior Force Chaplain Durham Police: Canon Adrian Gatrill
and local chaplains across the Diocese
– Local Authorities and your Local Councillors
Saturday 13th
– Durham Lesotho Link: Revds Rob and Margaret Bianchi
– Ministry Development Advisor: Revd Canon Dr Alan Bartlett, Senior Resource Church Leader: Revd Canon David Tomlinson
– The NHS, your Doctors practice, and local hospital

From Jarrow Deanery

ParishLeadership Team: Priests, Wardens etcPeople, places, projects or particular issues, for which we are invited to share in prayer  
Cleadon All Saints BeneficeRevd Vernon Cuthbert CW: Jenny Grant CW: Marie Philpott-For Vernon, newly-licenced as Priest-in-Charge of two parishes (All Saints Cleadon and Whitburn), as he begins this new phase of his ministry, and for the changes required from the parish to enable sharing of a priest to be successful.
-For our role in Partnership for Missional Church – as we make contact with key leaders in the community.
-For responses to the Coronavirus Covid-19 around spiritual and mental health.
-For a safe return to school for our children and staff, particularly at Cleadon Church of England Academy. -For those in our parish who live alone, whose loneliness is exacerbated at this time.
– Volunteers working with children and young people in our churches.
– For all who attend, lead, encourage and teach week by week in Sunday schools, creches, youth groups, messy church etc

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
West Avenue
Moor View

Secretary of State for Defence
Pray for our armed forces, their safety and their families

Eswatin, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Sunday 7th June
Pray for La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico
Francisco Moreno – Presiding Bishop of La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico & Bishop of Northern Mexico

Monday 8th
New Jersey (The Episcopal Church) William Stokes
Amazon (Brazil) Marinez Rosa Dos Santos Bassotto
Jabalpur (North India) Prem Chand Singh

Tuesday 9th
New Westminster (Canada) Melissa Skelton
Amichi (Nigeria) Ephraim Ikeakor
Jaffna (South India) Daniel Selvaratnam Thiagarajah

Wednesday 10th
New York (The Episcopal Church) Andrew Dietsche
Amritsar (North India) Pradeep Samantaroy

Thursday 11th
(Tanzania) Oscar Mnung’a
Andaman & Car Nicobar Islands (North India) Christopher Paul
Angola (Missionary Diocese) (Southern Africa) Andre Soares

Friday 12th
(The Episcopal Church) Carlye J Hughes
Ankole (Uganda) Sheldon Frederick Mwesigwa

Saturday 13th
(Australia) Peter Stuart
Newcastle (England) Christine Hardman

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf.