Prayer Topics for the week commencing 8th November 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
God, our refuge and strength,
bring near the day when wars shall cease
and poverty and pain shall end,
that earth may know the peace of heaven
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 8th
Third Sunday before Advent

Remembrance Sunday
– Our Bishops: Paul, Sarah, Assistant Bishops: John, Glyn, & David
– Remember members of the forces and all who died in war
Monday 9th
Margery Kempe, Mystic, c1440
– Elton St John: PiC: The Rev Bill Braviner, Curate: The Rev Philip Murray, SSM Curate: Revd Daniel Ackerley, PM (Pastoral Minister): Mrs Margaret Charlton
– Interviews for Adviser in Pastoral Care
– Vocations Strategy Development Adviser: Revd Dr Alastair Prince
– Those who work and receive care in Hospices
Tuesday 10th
Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome, Teacher of the Faith, 461
– Norton St Mary the Virgin – PiC: Revd Martin Anderson, Curate: Revd Jane Easterby, SSM Curate: Revd Catherine Walton, Reader: Mrs Shirley Abel PM: Mrs Dawn Craggs
– DAC meeting: Chair: Sandra Robertson, Buildings for Mission Secretary: Daniel Spraggon
– Teachers working to keep school open and children in education
Wednesday 11th
Martin, Bishop of Tours c397
Remembrance Day
– Norton St Michael & All Angels: PiC: Revd Martin Anderson, Curate: Revd Jane Easterby, SSM Curate: Revd Catherine Walton, Reader; Mrs Shirley Abel, PM: Mrs Dawn Craggs
– Lindisfarne Regional Training Project: Principal: Revd Dr David Bryan, staff and students training for ministry
– The Queen, members of Parliament and today’s Armed Forces
Thursday 12th
– Stockton Christchurch: PiC: Revd Jennifer Sharpe, Readers: Miss Samantha Wood. Mrs Lana Green
– St John the Baptist CE Primary School: HT: Mrs Kerry Coe
– Audit and Risk Committee
– Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Friday 13th
Charles Simeon, Priest, Evangelical Divine 1836
– Preston on Tees, All Saints & Long Newton, St Mary : Vacant, Curate: Revd Paul Arnold, Reader: Mr Andrew Killick, PMs: Ms Jayne Davies, Mrs Jennifer Meadows, Mrs Karen Snowden, Mr Chris Vass
– St Mary’s CE Primary School: HT: Mrs Robertson
– Those working to combat modern day slavery
Saturday 14th
Samuel Seabury,
First Anglican Bishop in North America, 1796
Michael Ramsey, Bishop of Durham and Archbishop of Canterbury, 1988
– Diocesan Synod
– Cranmer Hall: Principal: Revd Professor David Wilkinson, St John’s College, Warden: Revd Dr Philip Plyming, Deputy Warden: Revd Emma Parker, Staff and students in training for ministry
– Parish Giving Champion: Nathan Bruce, and Finance Resources Co-ordinator: Samantha Amsden
– The Homeless and those who work to address homelessness

From Jarrow Deanery

South Shields St Aidan with St Stephen (The Lawe) Benefice      VACANT
CW: Anne Edwards
CW: Liz Stephenson
For the growth of mission in our community;
for the strengthening of our links with local churches.
For the appointment of a priest to end our latest period of vacancy, and for support for those ministers who are ensuring that we can continue with our worship.
Our ecumenical links
-for those who provide opportunities for fellowship across all denominations, through various experiences and events.

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
North Guards

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Pray for those who create wealth, are in work that underpays or are under-employed, the retired

Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Sunday, 8 November 2020
Pray for the Church in the Province of the West Indies The Most Revd Howard Gregory – Primate and Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

Monday, 9 November 2020
The Free State (Southern Africa) The Rt Revd Dintoe Letloenyane

Tuesday, 10 November 2020
Rumonge (Burundi) The Rt Revd Pedaculi Birakengana
Diocese on the Coast (Nigeria) The Rt Revd J Ebunoluwa Ogunele
Kwoi (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Paul Zamani

Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Rupert’s Land
(Canada) The Rt Revd Geoffrey J Woodcroft
Dogura (Papua New Guinea) The Rt Revd Tennyson Bogar

Thursday, 12 November 2020
(Burundi) The Rt Revd Pontien Ribakare
Doko (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Uriah Kolo
Dominican Republic (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Moisés Quezada Mota

Friday, 13 November 2020
(Uganda) The Rt Revd Reuben Kisembo
Dornakal (South India) The Rt Revd Vadapalli Prasada Rao

Saturday, 14 November 2020
(South East Asia) The Rt Revd Melter Jiki Tais (Primate)
Down & Dromore (Ireland) Vacant

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.