Prayer Topics for the week commencing 21st 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 this week
Faithful Creator,
whose mercy never fails:
deepen our faithfulness to you
and to your living Word,
Jesus Christ our Lord.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 21st
Second after Trinity

– For Universities operating in much changed circumstances, and facing huge funding issues. For University Chaplains – Revd Anna Brooker, Revd Tim Ferguson, Revd Dr Anthony Bash, Revd Peter Kashouris, Revd Gavin Wort, Revd David Rushton (Durham) Revd Chris Howson (Sunderland)
– Families under stress and those suffering domestic violence
Monday 22nd
Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.250
– Board of Education
– Director of Initial Ministerial Education (IME) Phase 2 : Revd Dr Jennifer Cooper
– All those martyred for their faith especially those living under regimes aggressively hostile to the Christian Faith
– All who are sick in body, mind or spirit.
Tuesday 23rd
Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely, c678
– All those involved in church planning
– Children’s Ministry Advisor: Sharon Pritchard
– Diocesan Leader of Youth Mission and Ministry: Andy Harris
– Lorry drivers and all working in supply streams for our daily needs
Wednesday 24th
Birth of John the Baptist
– Church Buildings Panel
– The Revd Carol Harris being licensed and installed as PiC of Shildon and Assistant Curate of Eldon, today
– Diocesan Property Manager James Alderton and Mission Support partner: Mr Duncan Podbury
– Our future trading relationships with Europe and other countries
Thursday 25th
– Please pray again for those who would have been ordained this weekend. Ordinations for both Deacons and Priests will be on Sunday 27th September
– Diocesan Finance Group
– Parish Giving Champion: Nathan Bruce and Finance Resources Co-ordinator: Samantha Amsden
– All Retired Clergy
Friday 26th
Ember Day (when we pray for vocations)
– South Shields St Hilda with St Thomas, PiC: Revd Mark Mawhinney
– Vocations: Those in ministerial training
– Victims of clerical sexual abuse
Saturday 27th
Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher of the Faith, 444
Ember Day
– South Westoe St Michael and All Angels, PiC: Revd Mark Mawhinney
– Cranmer Hall, Principal: Revd Professor David Wilkinson, St John’s College, Warden: Revd Dr Philip Plyming, Revd Emma Parker, Deputy Warden, Staff and students in training for ministry
– An Increase in vocations to ministry in each Deanery in the Diocese

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
Front Street
Whitburn Hall

Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor
Pray for the courts, probation service, prison service and justice system


Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Sunday 21st June
Pray for the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
Henry Chukwudum Ndukuba – Metropolitan & Primate of all Nigeria & Bishop of Abuja

Monday 22nd June
Nimule Area (South Sudan) Martin Abuni
Arkansas (The Episcopal Church) Larry Benfield
Jerusalem (Jerusalem & Middle East) Suheil Dawani

Tuesday 23rd
Nnewi (Nigeria) Godwin Izundu Nmezinwa Okpala
Armagh (Ireland) Vacant
Johannesburg (Southern Africa) Stephen Mosimanegape Moreo

Wednesday 24th
Nord Kivu (Congo) Muhindo Isesomo
Armidale (Australia) Richard Lewers

Thursday 25th
North Ankole
(Uganda) Stephen Namanya
Arochukwu/Ohafia (Nigeria) Johnson Onuoha
Aru (Congo) Georges Titre Ande

Friday 26th
North Carolina
(The Episcopal Church) Samuel Rodman
Asaba (Nigeria) Justus Mogekwu

Saturday 27th
North Central Philippines
(Philippines) Joel Atiwag Pachao
North Central Philippines (Philippines) Nestor D Poltic
Asante-Mampong (West Africa) Cyril Kobina Ben-Smith
Jos (Nigeria) Benjamin Kwashi

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.