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
your Son left the riches of heaven
and became poor for our sake:
when we prosper save us from pride,
when we are needy save us from despair,
that we may trust in you alone;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
From Durham Diocese
Eighth after Trinity
Last month we prayed individually for those licensed as lay workers who will be ordained Deacon on September 27th. This month we will pray for those current Deacons to be ordained Priest
Please pray for them today
Deanery Secretary: Mrs Eileen Bowman, Treasurer: The Revd Frances Cooper
Revd Daniel Ackerley, Curate: Stockton on Tees, St Peter & Eldon St John
Funeral Directors & those ministering to the families of those who died
Jean-Baptiste Vianney, Cure d’Ars, Spiritual Guide, 1859
Our Archdeacons: Rick Simpson (Auckland) and Bob Cooper (Sunderland), and Revd Canon Libby Wilkinson to become Archdeacon of Durham
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Mrs Beth Miller
For all those in retail
Oswald, King of Northumbria, Martyr, 642
Revd Rory Balfour, Curate: Hillside (Lobley Hill and Marley Hill)
Prison Chaplains, Holme House: Revd Kate Brooke, Revd Sue Bell, Durham: Revd Matthew Tetley, Revd Rebecca Amoroso: Frankland (High Security): Revd Andrew West, Low Newton (Women): Revd Sarah Parkinson
Transfiguration of Our Lord
Auckland St Helen – Vicar: Revd Robert McTeer
Vocations Strategy Development Adviser: Revd Dr Alastair Prince
For the hospitality industry
John Mason Neale, Priest, Hymn Writer, 1866
Bishop Auckland St Andrew & St Anne’s – Vicar: Rev Matthew Keddilty,
Associate Minister: Revd Eileen Harrop, SSM Curate Revd Frances Cooper, Lay
Minister: Mrs Stephanie Price, Reader: Mrs Kate Taylor
St Anne’s CE Primary School, Bishop Auckland HT: Mrs Nicola James
The Diocesan Deliverance Ministry Team
Dominic, Priest, Founder of the Order of Preachers, 1221
For Licensed Lay Ministries—Warden: Alistair Prince, Sub Wardens: Hylda
Hopper, Revd Tony Holden and Hilary Avent
An Increase in vocations to ministry in each Deanery in the Diocese
For those working in the transport industry who feel vulnerable
From Jarrow Deanery
|Parish||Leadership Team: Priests, Wardens etc||People, places, projects or particular issues, for which we are invited to share in prayer|
|Harton St Peter Benefice||Revd 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 Benefice||Revd 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.
|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
Secretary of State for International Development
Pray for our Mission Partners and for any natural disasters
The Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago
Anglican Cycle of Prayer
Sunday, 2 August 2020
Pray for the new Province of Alexandria – created from the former Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa in the
Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East.
Monday, 3 August 2020
Karnataka Central (South India) The Rt Revd Prasana Kumar Samuel
Karnataka North (South India) The Rt Revd Ravikumar J. Niranjan
Karnataka South (South India) The Rt Revd Mohan Manoraj
Tuesday, 4 August 2020
Ogbaru (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Dr Prosper Amah
Bondo (Kenya) The Rt Revd David Kodia
Kasai – Mbujimayi (Congo) Vacant
Wednesday, 5 August 2020
Ogbia (Nigeria) The Rt Revd James Oruwori
Bor (South Sudan) The Most Revd Ruben Akurdid Ngong
Umzimvubu (Southern Africa) The Rt Revd Sitembele Mzamane
Thursday, 6 August 2020
Ogbomoso (Nigeria) Vacant
Botswana (Central Africa) The Rt Revd Metlhayotlhe Rawlings Beleme
Brandon (Canada) The Rt Revd William Cliff
Friday, 7 August 2020
Ogoni (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Solomon Gberegbara
Brasilia (Brazil) The Rt Revd Maurício Jose Araujo De Andrade
Brazzaville (Congo) The Rt Revd Molanga Jean Botola
Saturday, 8 August 2020
Ogori-Magongo (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Festus Davies
Brechin (Scotland) The Rt Revd Andrew Swift
Katakwa (Kenya) The Rt Revd John Okude Omuse
Churches Together in South Tyneside
This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.