Prayer Topics for the week commencing 27th September 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
Lord of creation,
whose glory is around and within us:
open our eyes to your wonders,
that we may serve you with reverence
and know your peace at our lives’ end,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 27th September
16th after Trinity
– All those being ordained priest or deacon today.
– Our Bishops – Paul, Sarah, Assistant Bishops: John, Glyn, & David
– Those who work with vulnerable adults & children, and their families
Monday 28th
– All doing or who have done safeguarding training
– Pray for an increase in ministry and vocations in Stanhope Deanery
– Waymark Development and Change Lead: Mr Duncan Podbury
– Those who have been made redundant and are anxious
Tuesday 29th
Michael & All Angels
– For Licensed Lay Ministries—Warden: Alistair Prince, Sub Wardens: Hilary Avent, Amanda Petch, Connie Robinson, Andrew Trigger, and Mavis Worsley
– Senior Resource Church Leader: Revd Canon David Tomlinson
– The work of Christian Solidarity Worldwide and Amnesty International. All who champion those imprisoned unjustly on political charges.
Wednesday 30th
Jerome, Translator of the Scriptures, Teacher of the Faith, 420.

– St. Anthony’s Priory – Revd Dr Nicholas Buxton (Dir), Ruth Grant, Revd Paul Tyler, George Wilkie, Sarah Renwick, Sheila Shearer.
– Ministry Development Advisor,: Revd Canon Dr Alan Bartlett:  Those who work in the media and the arts. All opinion formers.
Thursday 1st October
Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, Apostle of the Franks, 533,
Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury, Social Reformer, 1885.
– Darlington Deanery — Area Dean: Revd Mark East, Lay Chair: Andrew Maxwell
– The Mother’s Union: President Kathleen Wilson, Chaplain: Revd Canon Val Shedden
– Social workers and Social reformers
– For what was the Grooms-Shaftesbury, now Livability Charity providing care and support services to disabled people
Friday 2nd
– Deanery Secretary: The Rev Susan Bruce, Deanery Treasurer: Michael Shepherd.
– For Licensed Lay Ministries—Warden: Revd Dr Alastair Prince, Sub Wardens: Revd Hilary Avent, Dr Jocelyn Bryan, Mrs Amanda Petch, Mrs Connie Robinson, Mr Andrew Trigger and Mrs Mavis Worsley
– For our future relationship with Europe
Saturday 3rd
George Bell, Bishop of Chichester, Ecumenist, Peacemaker, 1958

– Blackwell All Saints and Salutation and Coniscliffe St Edwin & Piercebridge St Mary— Vicar: Revd Jen Croft, Associate Priest: Revd Sarah Jay, Associate Minister: Revd Deborah Robinson; Readers — Mrs Debbie Gill, Mrs Susan Leatherbarrow, Dr Keith Whiston, Mr Kevin Winkworth
– High Coniscliffe CE Primary School. Exec HT Mrs Wendy Aitken, HT Mrs Kaye Boyce
– For the NHS and Care Homes with the fear of rising cases

Please pray for those to be ordained as Deacon by the Bishop of Durham in Durham
Cathedral on Sunday 27th September:

Hilary Avent to serve in Hetton-Lyons with Eppleton, St Michael and St Nicholas
Philip Carter to serve in Castleside, St John and Benfieldside, St Cuthbert
Tommy Daglish to serve in Stanley and South Moor
(Derwentside East Group Ministry)
John D’Silva to serve in Houghton-le-Spring, St Michael and All Angels
Hannah Richardson to serve in Peterlee, St Cuthbert
Mahalha Wachepa to serve in Durham North (Team Ministry)
Graham Copley to serve in Hunwick and Willington
Elaine Gray to serve in Hebburn, St John with Jarrow Grange, Christ Church
in plurality
Rosemary Hendry to serve in Crawcrook Church of the Holy Spirit and
Greenside, St John
Wim Kuiper to serve in St Matthew and St Wilfrid, Sunderland
Stephanie Price to serve in Bishop Auckland
Alison Williams to serve in Wheatley Hill, Thornley and Wingate with
Hutton Henry

From Jarrow Deanery

The Boldons Benefice

East Boldon St George,

West Boldon St Nicholas,

Hedworth St Nicholas
Revd Paul Barker

CW: Edna Ford CW: Margaret Rutherford

CW: Brenda Horton
CW: Brian Logan
CW: Marie Atkinson
For our ‘Messy Church in the Boldons’ community, as they have been taking part in Messy Church at Home during the pandemic.
For all young people in our neighbourhood coping with difficult times as they received their A level and GCSE results.
For those giving their time to tending to the church grounds and gardens, and to refurbishing the memorial garden at St Nicholas Hedworth.
All those who volunteer – in churches, for charities, in schools and in pastoral care.
• For those who reach out to serve the marginalised in our communities
• For those behind the scenes, who neither seek nor want attention
• For opportunities to show God’s love to people in our communities by asking if they have anything they want us to pray for

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
Those living in S. Shields
but relating to Whitburn

Secretaries of State for Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland
Pray for our relationships within the United Kingdom

Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Sunday, 27 September 2020
Pray for the Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan
The Most Revd Ezekiel Kumir Kondo – Archbishop of the Province of Sudan & Bishop of Khartoum

Monday, 28 September 2020
Patna (North India) The Most Revd Dr Philip Marandih
Chandigarh (North India) The Rt Revd Younas Massey

Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Pelotas (Brazil) The Rt Revd Renato Da Cruz Raatz
Chelmsford (England) Vacant

Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Pennsylvania (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Daniel Gutierrez
Chester (England) The Rt Revd Peter Robert Forster

Thursday, 1 October 2020
(Australia) Kay Goldsworthy
Chhattisgarh (North India) Robert Ali
Chicago (The Episcopal Church) Jeffrey Lee

Friday, 2 October 2020
(South America) Jorge Luis Aguilar
Chichester (England) Martin Warner

Saturday, 3 October 2020
(Pakistan) Humphrey Peters (Primate)
Chotanagpur (North India) B B Baskey
Koforidua (West Africa) Felix Odei Annancy

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.