Prayer Topics for the week commencing 28th 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
God our saviour,
look on this wounded world
in pity and in power;
hold us fast to your promises of peace
won for us by your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 28th
Third after Trinity
– Dean & Chapter of Durham – The Very Revd Andrew Tremlett, Revd Canons Prof Simon Oliver, Charlie Allen, Michael Hampel, Michael Everitt, Lay Canons: Simon Wood, Mrs Cathy Barnes, Mr Andrew Thurston, Chapter Clerk and CO Amanda Anderson, College of Canons & Minor Canons
Monday 29th
Peter and Paul, Apostles
– Whitburn St Mary: PiC: Revd Vernon Cuthbert
– Whitburn C of E Academy (Secondary), Principal: J E Crowe
– The media and the arts. Institutions facing a very uncertain future
Tuesday 30th
– Regional Officer for North East Churches Acting Together : Revd Joanne Thorns
– Pray for more vocations to a variety of ministries
– The Queen, Members of Parliament and the Armed Forces
Wednesday 1st
Henry, John and Henry Venn the younger, Priests, Evangelical Divines 1797, 1813 and 1873

– Wearmouth Deanery – Area Dean: Revd David Tolhurst, Deanery Lay Chair: Mrs Vicki Gensberg
– Please pray for all those now to be ordained on September 27th. This month we pray by name for those starting work and to be ordained Deacon Next month we will pray for those to be priested
– Teachers teaching online or in school. For schools with pupils on site
Thursday 2nd
– Wearmouth Deanery, Secretary: Vacant, Treasurer: Mr John Farnsworth
– Hilary Avent to Hetton Lyons with Eppleton St Michael and St Nicholas with Revd Tim Wall
– For the NHS especially those dealing with the ill and dying from COVID-19
Friday 3rd
Thomas the Apostle

– Bishopwearmouth St Gabriel – Vicar: Revd Libby Wilkinson, Curate: Revd Pouya Heidari, Readers: Mrs Lilian Clark, Mrs Christine Rodgers, Prof Malcolm Hooper, APA: Mrs Marian Scott
– Phillip Carter to Castleside St John and Benfieldside St Cuthbert with Revd Martin Jackson
– Victims of clerical sexual abuse
Saturday 4th
– Graham Copley to Hunwick and Willington with Revd David Spokes
– For all those places of hospitality due to reopen. All other changes as the country reopens. For concerns held by the travel industry

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
ParishLeadership Team: Priests, Wardens etcPeople, places, projects or particular issues, for which we are invited to share in prayer  
Jarrow and Simonside Benefice
St Peter,
St Simon,
St John the Baptist,
St Paul
Revd Stuart Hill
CW: Carol Cowen
CW: Evelyn Rutherford
CW: Gordon Scott CW: Rita Blakey
-The new Team Rector designate The Rev’d Lesley Jones
-For those involved in the work being carried out in the community.
Churchwardens & PCCs across the Deanery; Parish treasurers, safeguarding officers, health & safety officers, etc.
-For the faithfulness, commitment, energy and enthusiasm of church wardens
-For those who serve on committees and working groups in parishes and in the deanery.
-For those who are involved in the good work of safeguarding to protect all our young and vulnerable people, and ensure that our churches are safe spaces.

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
Those living in Sunderland but relating to Whitburn

Secretary of State for Education
Pray for schools, education, colleges and universities, Students, Teachers/Lecturers/Tutors and ancillary staff

Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Sunday 28th June
Pray for the united Church of North India
Prem Chand Singh – Moderator of CNI & Bishop of Jabalpur

Monday 29th
North Dakota (The Episcopal Church) Michael Smith
Athabasca (Canada) Fraser Lawton
Juba (South Sudan) Justin Badi Arama

Tuesday 30th
North East India (North India) Michael Herenz
Atlanta (The Episcopal Church) Robert Wright
Kabba (Nigeria) Steven Akobe

Wednesday 1st July
North Eastern Caribbean & Aruba (West Indies) L Errol Brooks
Attooch (South Sudan) Moses Anur Ayom

Thursday 2nd
North Karamoja
(Uganda) James Nasak
Auckland (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia) Ross Bay
Magwi (South Sudan) Ogeno Charles Opoka

Friday 3rd
North Kigezi
(Uganda) Benon Magezi
Aweil (South Sudan) Abraham Yel Nhial

Saturday 4th
North Mbale
(Uganda) Samuel Gidudu
Awerial (South Sudan) David Akau Kuol Mayom
Kadugli & Nuba Mountains (Sudan) Andudu Adam Elnail

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.