Prayer Topics for the week commencing 9th August 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
Almighty God,
who sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and light of your Church:
open our hearts to the riches of your grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love and joy and peace;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 9th
9th after Trinity
Foundation of the Cathedral 1093

– 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
– The Queen, members of parliament and the armed forces
Monday 10th
Laurence, Deacon at Rome, Martyr, 258
– The Mothers Union, Internationally, Nationally, and in Durham : The President Kathleen Wilson
– Revd Sarah Cliff, Curate: Barnard Castle with Whorlton St Mary
– Those who work and live in Care Homes
Tuesday 11th
Clare of Assisi, Founder of the Minoresses (Poor Clares) 1253,
John Henry Newman, Priest, Tractarian, 1890

– Great Aycliffe Team Ministry, Aycliffe; St Andrew, Newton Aycliffe; St Clare, Horndale; St Francis, Woodham; St Elizabeth, Team Rector: Revd Ann Anderson, Team Vicar: Revd Jeff Anderson, Curate: Revd Daniel Hudson, Reader: Mrs Jan Carr, APA Mrs Pam Lovelass, Ms Nora Scott
– Industry and Commerce in the North East
Wednesday 12th
– Byers Green St Peter, (Spennymoor Group) – Minister: vacant, Supported by Revd Catherine Walton, Reader: William Sawyer
– Revd Jane Easterby, Curate: Norton St Mary the Virgin & St Michael
– Lesotho: Durham Lesotho Link: Revds Rob and Margaret Bianchi
Thursday 13th
Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down and Connor, Teacher of the Faith 1667,
Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Social Reformer, 1910
Octavia Hill, Social Reformer 1912
– 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)
– Senior Force Chaplain Durham Police: Canon Adrian Gatrill
– For families under increased pressure due to summer holidays
Friday 14th
Maximilian Kolbe, Friar, Martyr, 1941
– Coundon St James, PinC: Revd Gary Nicholson
– For vocations to ministry from across the Diocese
– Those suffering increased physical & mental abuse due to COVID
Saturday 15th
The Blessed Virgin Mary
– Eldon St Mark : Assistant PiC Revd Carol Harris
– Revd Claire Elwood, Curate: Durham St Nicholas
– Growth in vocations in the Auckland Deanery
– For the self employed and those facing financial difficulties

From Jarrow Deanery

ParishLeadership Team: Priests, Wardens etcPeople, places, projects or particular issues, for which we are invited to share in prayer  
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.
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
Farndale Avenue
Rosedale Avenue

Secretary of State for Transport
Pray for those maintaining our highways, those who deliver within the supply chain and information systems

Canada, USA

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Sunday, 9 August 2020
Pray for the Province de L’Eglise Anglicane au Rwanda
Laurent Mbanda – Archbishop of L’Eglise Episcopal au Rwanda & Bishop of Shyira

Monday, 10 August 2020
Ohaji / Egbema (Nigeria) Chidi Collins Oparaojiaku
Brisbane (Australia) Phillip John Aspinall (Diocesan Bishop)

Tuesday, 11 August 2020
Ohio (The Episcopal Church) Mark Hollingsworth
Bristol (England) Vivienne Faull
Katanga (Congo) Bertin Subi

Wednesday, 12 August 2020
Oji River (Nigeria) Amos Amankechinelo Madu
British Columbia (Canada) Logan McMenamie

Thursday, 13 August 2020
Okene (Nigeria) Emmanuel Onsachi
Buhiga (Burundi) Evariste Nijimbere
Bujumbura (Burundi) Eraste Bigirimana

Friday, 14 August 2020
Oke-Ogun (Nigeria) Cornelius Adagbada
Bukavu (Congo) Sylvestre Bahati

Saturday, 15 August 2020
Oke-Osun (Nigeria) Abraham Akinlalu
Bukedi (Uganda) Samuel Egesa
Katsina (Nigeria) Jonathan Bamaiyi

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.