Prayer Topics for the week commencing 26th July 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
Generous God,
you give us gifts and make them grow:
though our faith is small as mustard seed,
make it grow to your glory
and the flourishing of your kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 26th
Seventh after Trinity
 Prison Chaplains, Holme House, Revd Sue Bell, Revd Kate Brooke, Durham: Revd Matthew Tetley, Revd Rebecca Amoroso: Frankland (High Security): Revd Andrew West, Low Newton (Women): Revd Sarah Parkinson: HM Young Offenders Institution, Deerbolt : Vacant
Monday 27th
Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher of the Faith, 1901
 Cranmer Hall, Revd Professor David Wilkinson, Principal, St John’s College,
Warden: Revd Dr Philip Plyming, Revd Emma Parker, Deputy Warden, Staff and students in training for ministry
 Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Mrs Beth Miller
 Diocesan links; Nordkirche – Germany & Alba Iulia – Romania
 For families fearful of extra pressure during the summer holidays
Tuesday 28th
 The Mother’s Union: President Kathleen Wilson, Chaplain Revd Canon Val Sheddon
 Durham Diocesan Officers — Diocesan Secretary: Edward Gorringe and all who normally work in Cuthbert House
 For undertakers and coroners
Wednesday 29th
Mary Magdalen
 Sunderland St Mary and St Peter (Group ministry of the Annunciation) – PiC, Revd Katherine Bagnall, Curate: Revd Graham Young, SSM Curate: Revd Richard Penman, APA and Reader in Training: Miss Susan Sweeting
 For Licensed Lay Ministries—Warden: Alistair Prince, Sub Wardens: Hylda Hopper, Revd Tony Holden and Hilary Avent,
 For our future relationships with Europe
Thursday 30th
Bridget of Sweden, Abbess of Vadstena, 1373
 Sunderland Pennywell St Thomas and St Oswald (Group ministry of the Annunciation) – Vacant
 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
 Those whose work is unfulfilling, stressful or fraught with danger
Friday 31st
 Director of Initial Ministerial Education (IME) Phase 2.: Revd Dr Jennifer Cooper,
 Senior Force Chaplain Durham Police: Canon Adrian Gatrill
 For countries across the world which are hotspots of COVID-19
Saturday 1st August
 Deanery of Auckland – Area Dean: Revd Matt Tarling, Lay Chair: Mr Barrie Kirton,
 Diocesan Leader of Youth Mission and Ministry: Andy Harris
 Youth Event: Luminosity 30th July to 3rd Aug
 National Health Service. Consultants, Doctors, Nursing and Ancillary Staff

From Jarrow Deanery

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.
Harton St Peter BeneficeRevd Kate Boardman
CW: Ethel Ramsey
CW: Jean Stokes
-For those who have been bereaved over the last months, especially of our care home residents, that they can manage their grief and know love and peace within it.
-For those whose long-planned weddings, baptisms and other celebrations were cancelled, that they do -still want to keep those connections with the church.
-For the care and connection between neighbours and our community, that it continues as life ‘returns to normal’
-For our resource church plans, even if revised, that they can help support a renewal and revitalisation of our faith communities in the months to come.
Cleadon Park St Mark and St Cuthbert BeneficeRevd Kate Boardman
CW: Anne Blair-Vincent
-For all involved in leadership as we seek to be creative in ministry and worship at this challenging time.
-For local families who would usually take part in holiday club and for many of whom the lunches provided are very significant.
-For the community and church groups which usually meet in the premises, especially for all who miss the regular contact with others that they provide.
-For our contacts with local schools and our Experience Church Programme as we contemplate how this will look in the coming school year.
-For all who have sought out and engaged with our online worship, that they may experience the love of God and that we can continue to grow together.
-For local businesses as they face an uncertain future.
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.
Organists, musicians & choirs:
• for the gift of music, for songs and hymns and anthems and the opportunity to sing together.
• For musicians and choir members and the gifts they bring each week.

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
Bransdale Avenue

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Pray for Green issues and rural concerns

Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Sunday, 26 July 2020
Please pray for the team responsible for preparing the Lambeth Conference, which was due to be taking place now – please pray for them as they consider the implications of its postponement in light of the Covid-19 pandemic

Monday, 27 July 2020
Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island (Canada) The Most Revd Ronald Wayne Cutler)
Bida (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Jonah Kolo
Karachi (Pakistan) The Rt Revd Sadiq Daniel

Tuesday, 28 July 2020
Nsukka (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Aloysius Agbo
Biharamulo (Tanzania) The Rt Revd Yusuph Vithalis
Karamoja (Uganda) The Rt Revd Joseph Abura

Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Nyahururu (Kenya) The Rt Revd Stephen Kabora
Birmingham (England) The Rt Revd David Andrew Urquhart

Thursday, 30 July 2020
Nzara (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Richard Bbikoyesu Aquilla
Blackburn (England) The Rt Revd Julian Tudor Henderson
Bo (Sierra Leone) (West Africa) The Rt Revd Solomon Leonard Scott-Manga

Friday, 31 July 2020
Missionary District of Oeste-Brasil (Brazil) The Most Revd Naudal Alves Gomes (Primate)
Boga (Congo) The Rt Revd Mugenyi William Bahemuka
Port Elizabeth (Southern Africa) The Rt Revd Edward Ronald Daniels

Saturday, 1 August 2020
Offa (Nigeria) Solomon Olusola Akambi
(South America) Raphael Samuel
(South India) Reuben Mark

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.