Prayer Topics for the week commencing 18th 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
Faithful Lord,
whose steadfast love never ceases
and whose mercies never come to an end:
grant us the grace to trust you
and to receive the gifts of your love,
new every morning,
in Jesus Christ our Lord.


From Durham Diocese

Sunday 18th
Luke the Evangelist
19th after Trinity
– Our Bishops – Paul, Sarah, Assistant Bishops: John, Glyn, & David
– The Health service to have sufficient resources of personnel and equipment
Monday 19th
Henry Martyn, Translator of the Scriptures, Missionary in India and Persia, 1812
– Darlington St John—PiC; Revd Anthony Roache: PTO: Revd Susan Plummer
– Bishop’s Leadership Team
– Interviews 19th and 20th for a new Diocesan Secretary
– St John’s CE Academy, HT: Miss C Large
– The Homeless and those who work to address homelessness
Tuesday 20th
– St Aidan’s CE Academy (Secondary) HT: Mrs Nicole Gibbon
– Durham Lesotho Link: Revds Rob and Margaret Bianchi Lesotho EO: Joseph Morenammele and team in time of COVID-19
– Director of Initial Ministerial Education (IME) Phase 2: Revd Dr Jennifer Cooper
– Victims of clergy sexual abuse
Wednesday 21st
– Area Deans and Lay Chairs
– Lindisfarne Regional Training Project, Principal: Revd Dr David Bryan, staff and students training for ministry
– Victims of abuse and violence, intolerance and prejudice in lockdown
Thursday 22nd
– Diocesan Finance Group Chair: Canon Mags Vaughan
– Vocations Strategy Development Adviser: Revd Dr Alastair Prince
– The emergency services, Police, Fire and Ambulance; for safety
Friday 23rd
– Darlington St Mark with St Paul—Vicar: Revd Paul Baker, Reader: Mrs Ruth Jowett
– Diocesan Deliverance Ministry Team
– Those working to combat modern day slavery
Saturday 24th
– Dinsdale with Sockburn with Hurworth — Vacant, Readers: Mr Paul Mallett, Mrs Ruth Sansom, Mrs Jenny James, APA: Mrs Jill Bramwell
– St. Antony’s Priory – Revd Dr Nicholas Buxton (Dir), Ruth Grant, Revd Paul Tyler, George Wilkie, Sarah Renwick, Sheila Shearer
– Those whose work is unfulfilling, stressful or fraught with danger

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
Nicholas Avenue

Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor
Pray for the courts, probation service, prison service and justice system

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Sunday, 18 October 2020
Pray for the Episcopal Church
The Most Revd Michael Curry – Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

Monday, 19 October 2020
Quebec (Canada) The Rt Revd Bruce Myers
Coventry (England) The Rt Revd Christopher Cocksworth
Krishna-Godavari (South India) The Rt Revd George Cornelious Tantepudi

Tuesday, 20 October 2020
(Pakistan) The Rt Revd Azad Marshall
Cuba (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Griselda Delgado Del Carpio
Kubwa (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Duke Akamisoko

Wednesday, 21 October 2020
(North India) The Rt Revd Darbara Singh
Cueibet (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Elijah Muteny Awet

Thursday, 22 October 2020
(South India) The Rt Revd B D Prasada Rao
Cuernavaca (Mexico) The Rt Revd Enrique Treviño Cruz
Curitiba (Brazil) The Most Revd Naudal Alves Gomes (Primate)

Friday, 23 October 2020
(Brazil) The Rt Revd João Cancio Peixoto
Cuttack (North India) The Rt Revd Surendra Kumar Nanda

Saturday, 24 October 2020
(South Sudan) The Rt Revd Edward Oliver Mathew Tombe
Cyangugu (Rwanda) The Rt Revd Francis Karenera
Kuching (South East Asia) The Rt Revd Danald Jute

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.