Prayer Topics for the week commencing 15th 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
Heavenly Lord,
you long for the world’s salvation:
stir us from apathy,
restrain us from excess
and revive in us new hope
that all creation will one day be healed
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 15th
Second Sunday before Advent
-Our Archdeacons, Rick Simpson (Auckland) and Bob Cooper (Sunderland), and Libby Wilkinson (Durham)
-An Increase in vocations to ministry in each Deanery in the Diocese
-Those working to reduce the effects of climate change

Monday 16th
Margaret, Queen of Scotland, Philanthropist, Reformer of the Church, 1093
Edmund Rich of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1240
-Stockton Country Parish: PiC: Rev Claire Gibbs
-William Cassidi CE Primary School, Stillington: HT Mrs Julie Cornelius
-Bishopton Redmarshall CE Academy: HT: Mrs J Skirving
-Board of Education, Director of Education: Mr Paul Rickeard
-Interviews for Holy Trinity Washington
-Those who work with vulnerable adults & children, and their families

Tuesday 17th
Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200
-Wynyard Church Plant (BMO), Vine Church: Plant Leader Revd Emily Hudghton, Associate Plant Leader: Revd Mark Hudghton
-Wynyard CE Primary: HT Mr Roger Ward
-Those in the hospitality industry worried about financing the future

Wednesday 18th
Elizabeth of Hungary, Princess of Thuringia, Philanthropist, 1231
-Stockton on Tees Holy Trinity with St Mark: PiC: Revd Paul Neville, Reader: Mrs Connie Robinson. PM: Mrs Margaret Charlton
-Church organists, worship leaders, choirs and musicians
-For our relationship with Europe

Thursday 19th
Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680.
Mechtild, Beguine of Magdeburg, Mystic,1280
-Stockton on Tees St Paul: Vacant
-Finance Group
-The emergency services, Police, Fire and Ambulance; for safety

Friday 20th
Edmund, King of the East Angles, Martyr 870
Priscilla Lydia Sellon, Restorer of the Religious Life in the CofE 1876
Cardinal Thomas Langley, Bishop of Durham,1437
-Billingham Team Ministry: Team Rector: Vacant, Team Vicar: Revd Richard Radley, Associate Minister: Revd Paul Johnson, Readers: Mrs Jane Craig, Mrs Janet Teasdale, Ms Jean Melrose, Readers in Training Val Hall, Haydn Beckwith, PM : Mrs Enid GreyPrior’s Mill CE Primary School, Billingham HT: Mrs Malbon
-Victims of abuse and violence, intolerance and prejudice

Saturday 21st
-Holy Trinity Rosehill CE Aided Primary School: HT: Andrea Swift-St Mark’s Elm Tree CE Primary School: HT Mrs Deborah Hindson
-Ven Libby Wilkinson and the Team of Diocesan Support Staff

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
Croftside Avenue
Bowman Street

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Pray for those who provide energy for transport or utilities, those in manufacturing

Republic of Congo, Gabon, Sao Tomé and Principe

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Sunday, 15 November 2020
Pray for the Church of Ceylon (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury)
The Rt Revd Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey -Bishop of Colombo
The Rt Revd Keerthisiri Fernando -Bishop of Kurunegala

Monday, 16 November 2020
(Nigeria) The Rt Revd Augustine EOhilebo
Dublin & Glendalough (Ireland) The Most Revd Michael Geoffrey St Aubyn Jackson

Tuesday, 17 November 2020
Saldanha Bay
(Southern Africa) The Rt Revd Raphael Hess
Duk (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Daniel Deng Abot

Wednesday, 18 November 2020
(England) The Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam
Dunedin (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia) The Rt Revd Steven Benford

Thursday, 19 November 2020
(North India) The Rt Revd Pinuel Dip
Dunkwa-on-Offin (West Africa) The Rt Revd Edmund Dawson Ahmoah
Durgapur (North India) The Rt Revd Sameer Isaac Khimla

Friday, 20 November 2020
San Diego
(The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Dr Katharine Jefferts Schori
Durham (England) The Rt Revd Paul Butler

Saturday, 21 November 2020
San Joaquin (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd David Rice
Dutse (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Markus Yohanna Danbinta
Kyoto (Japan) The Rt Revd Stephen Takashi Kochi

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.