Prayer Topics for the week commencing 11th 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.

God, our judge and saviour,
teach us to be open to your truth
and to trust in your love,
that we may live each day
with confidence in the salvation which is given
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


From Durham Diocese

Sunday 11th
18th after Trinity
– University Chaplains – Revd Anna Brooker, Revd Tim Ferguson, Revd Dr Anthony Bash, Revd Peter Kashouris, Revd Gavin Wort, Revd David Rushton (Durham) Revd Chris Howson Sunderland)
Monday 12th
Wilfrid of Ripon, Bishop, Missionary, 709
Elizabeth Fry, Prison Reformer, 1845
Edith Cavell, Nurse, 1915
– Darlington St Herbert — Vacant
– Senior Resource Church Leader: Revd Canon David Tomlinson
– Diocesan Retreat House, Shepherds Dene,
– Farmers and the Fishing industry. All who work on land and at sea
Tuesday 13th
Edward the Confessor, King of England, 1066
– Ven Libby Wilkinson and the team of Diocesan Support Staff
– Cathedral Musicians and Vergers, Daniel Cook, Master of Choristers. Sub-organist Joseph Beech, Jeffrey Hewitt, Head Verger
– The Queen, members of parliament and the armed forces
Wednesday 14th
– Diocesan Finance Forum
– Regional Officer for North East Churches Acting Together: Revd Joanne Thorns:
– Diocesan links; Nordkirche – Germany & Alba Iulia – Romania
– National and Local government, all community leaders
Thursday 15th
Teresa of Avila, Teacher of the Faith, 1582
– Cranmer Hall—Principal: Revd Professor David Wilkinson, St John’s College, Warden: Revd Dr Philip Plyming, Revd Emma Parker, Deputy Warden, Staff and students in training for ministry
– Northumberland and Tees Valley Industrial Missions and Chaplains
– For all those in the criminal justice system with cases delayed
Friday 16th
Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London and Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, Reformation Martyrs, 1555
– Darlington St Hilda and St Columba—PiC Revd Anthony Roache, PTO: Revd Susan Plummer, APA: Mrs Maureen Pressley
– Durham Diocesan Officers and all who work in Cuthbert House
– All those martyred for their faith those living under hostile regimes
– Victims of violence and warfare
Saturday 17th
Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, Martyr, c.107
– Darlington St James—Vacant
– Growing Faith Lead: Catherine Simpson and Missional Leadership for Growth Partner: Phil Togwell
– Those living in poverty, under oppression, and for those in work whose income is too small to maintain domestic life

From Jarrow Deanery

South Shields St Hilda with St Thomas BeneficeRevd 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
Newark Drive
Hall View

Secretary of State for International Trade (President of the Board Of Trade)
Pray for manufacturing, commerce, retail, especially with overseas partners

Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Sunday, 11 October 2020
Pray for the Church of the Province of Uganda The Most Revd Stephen Samuel Kaziimba – Archbishop of Uganda & and Bishop of Kampala

Monday, 12 October 2020
Port Sudan (Sudan) The Rt Revd Abdu Elnur Kodi
Colombo (Ceylon) The Rt Revd Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey
Kondoa (Tanzania) The Rt Revd Given Gaula

Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Portsmouth (England) The Rt Revd Christopher Foster
Colorado (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Robert O’Neill
Kongor (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Gabriel Thuch Agot

Wednesday, 14 October 2020
Pretoria (Southern Africa) The Rt Revd Allan John Kannemeyer
Concepcion (Chile) The Rt Revd Enrique Lago Zugadi

Thursday, 15 October 2020
Puerto Rico (The Episcopal Church) The Revd Rafael Morales Maldonado
Connecticut (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Ian Douglas
Connor (Ireland) The Rt Revd Alan Francis Abernethy

Friday, 16 October 2020
Pune (North India) The Rt Revd Sharad Yuvraj Gaikwad
Cork, Cloyne & Ross (Ireland) The Rt Revd William Paul Colton

Saturday, 17 October 2020
Qu’Appelle (Canada) The Rt Revd Robert Hardwick
Costa Rica (Central America) The Revd Orlando Gomez
Kontagora (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Jonah Ibrahim

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.