Prayer Topics for the week commencing 4th October 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
Gracious God,
you call us to fullness of life:
deliver us from unbelief
and banish our anxieties
with the liberating love of Jesus Christ our Lord.


From Durham Diocese

Sunday 4th
17th 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 5th
– Senior Force Chaplain Durham Police: Canon Adrian Gatrill
– Waymark Development (Engagement) and Change Lead: Mr Duncan Podbury
– Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Tuesday 6th
William Tyndale, Translator of the Scriptures, Reformation Martyr 1536
– Cockerton St Mary — Vicar: Revd Damon Bage, Curate: Revd Cameron Abernethy, APAs: Mrs Wendy Mills, Mrs Amanda Petch
– DAC meeting, Chair: Sandra Robertson, Buildings for Mission Secretary: Daniel Spraggon
– Those working to reduce the effects of climate change
Wednesday 7th
– For vocations in each deanery in the Diocese
– St Mary’s Cockerton, CE Primary School. Exec HT: Mrs Wendy Aitken HT Mr Michael Joyeux
– Industrial & Commercial interests particularly affecting the North East
Thursday 8th
– Darlington Holy Trinity — Vacant
– Parish Giving Champion: Nathan Bruce and Finance Resources Co-ordinator: Samantha Amsden
– The Government making decisions as they negotiate the impact of COVID-19
Friday 9th
Denys, Bishop of Paris and Companions, Martyrs, c.250
Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, Philosopher, scientist, 1253
– Darlington St Cuthbert — Vacant, PTO: Revd Susan Plummer, Reader: Mrs Hylda Hopper
– Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Mrs Beth Miller
– Ministry Development Advisor: Revd Canon Dr Alan Bartlett:
– Scientists and thinkers working with ideas of ‘science and faith’
Saturday 10th
Saint Paulinus, Bishop of York, Missionary, 644
Thomas Traherne, Poet, Spiritual Writer, 1674
– Diocesan Leader of Youth Mission and Ministry: Andy Harris
– Children’s Ministry Advisor: Sharon Pritchard
– Those who work in the media and the arts. All opinion formers

From Jarrow Deanery

South Shields St Hilda with St Thomas Benefice      Revd Mark Mawhinney   CWs: Jean Mulley, Philip Grainger, Caroline Mulley and William Marley.For the new parish priest, Fr Mark Mawhinney. For his work with this parish and with St Michael’s South Westoe.   For all who regularly use St Hilda’s Church for meetings and engagement with the community, praying that these arrangements may be renewed following the lockdown and the restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus. For our town, and for all who are worried about the future as life slowly returns to normal.  
Durham Diocesan office; Parish office staff, cleaners, caretakers and all paid staff employed in church activities.
– Give thanks for them as they seek to apply their knowledge and experience in order to help the church to thrive and grow

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
The Bents
Sea Lane

Secretary of State for Defence
Pray for our armed forces, their safety and their families

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Sunday, 4 October
Pray for the Anglican Church of Tanzania
The Most Revd Dr Maimbo Mndolwa – Archbishop of Tanzania & Bishop of Tanga

Monday, 5 October 2020
Peterborough (England) The Rt Revd Donald Spargo Allister
Christ the King (Southern Africa) The Rt Revd William Mostert

Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Phulbani (North India) The Rt Revd Bijay Nayak
Christchurch (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia) The Rt Revd Peter Carrell
Kolhapur (North India) The Rt Revd Sandeep Suresh Vibhute

Wednesday, 7 October 2020
Pittsburgh (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Dorsey W M McConnell
Chubu (Japan) The Rt Revd Peter Ichiro Shibusawa

Thursday, 8 October 2020
Polynesia (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia) The Most Revd Fereimi Cama (Primate)
Clogher (Ireland) The Rt Revd John McDowell
Cochin (South India) The Rt Revd Baker Ninan Fenn

Friday, 9 October 2020
Popondota (Papua New Guinea) The Rt Revd Lindsley Ihove
Coimbatore (South India) The Rt Revd Timothy Ravinder

Saturday, 10 October 2020
Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) The Rt Revd Denny Bray Guka
Colombia (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Francisco Duque
Kollam – Kottarakkara (South India) The Rt Revd Dr Oommen George

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.