Prayer Topics for the week commencing 29th 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
Almighty God,
as your kingdom dawns,
turn us from the darkness of sin
to the light of holiness,
that we may be ready to meet you
in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 29th
Advent Sunday
-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 30th
Andrew the Apostle
-Durham Cathedral:Musicians and Vergers, Daniel Cook, Master of Choristers. The Sub-organist Joseph Beech, Jeffrey Hewitt, Head Verger. Stewards, Porters, Joiners & Masons
-Vocations in the Durham Diocese
-Those approaching retirement and anxious about the future

Tuesday 1st
Charles de Foucauld, Hermit, 1916
– Durham Deanery – Area Dean: Revd Canon Heather Murray, Lay Chair: Mr Michael Banks
– The NHS under pressure: COVID, seasonal ailments and routine surgery
– Industrial & Commercial interests particularly affecting the North East

Wednesday 2nd
– Durham St Giles – PiC: Revd Tom Glover, Curate: Revd Abbey Hughes Hon Ass Priest: Revd Ruth Thomas
– Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Mrs Beth Miller
– The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel

Thursday 3rd
Francis Xavier,
Missionary, Apostle of the Indies, 1552
– Durham Deanery Synod – Secretary: Revd Joanne Thorns, Treasurer: Mr Michael Chater
– Those working to combat modern day slavery

Friday 4th
John of Damascus, Monk, Teacher of the Faith c749. Nicholas Ferrar Deacon, Founder of the Little Gidding community, 1637
– Belmont St Mary Magdalene & Pittington St Laurence – PiC: Revd Canon Heather Murray, Curate: Revd Elizabeth Hollis, Reader: Mr Stephen Martin
– Belmont CE Primary School, HT: Mrs K Harrison-Brown
– St Hild’s College CE Primary School, Durham HT: Mrs A Ryder
– Care homes and those who care for those with dementia and alzheimers

Saturday 5th
– Diocesan Property Manager: James Alderton & those in the housing team
– Funeral Directors & those ministering to the families of those who died

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
Ash Grove
Elm Drive

Secretary of State for International Development
Pray for Mission Partners and for any natural disasters

Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Sunday, 29 November 2020
Pray for the Lusitanian Church (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury) The Rt Revd Jorge Pina Cabral -Bishop of the Lusitanian Church

Monday, 30 November 2020
Sekondi (West Africa) The Rt Revd Alexander Asmah
Eastern Michigan (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Todd Ousley

Tuesday, 1 December 2020
(Korea) The Rt Revd Peter Lee
Eastern Newfoundland & Labrador (Canada) The Rt Revd Geoffrey Peddle

Wednesday, 2 December 2020
(Indian Ocean) The Most Revd James Richard Wong Yin Song (Primate)
Eastern Oregon (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Patrick Bell

Thursday, 3 December 2020
(England) The Rt Revd Pete Wilcox
Eastern Zambia (Central Africa) The Rt Revd William Mchombo
Easton (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Santosh Marray

Friday, 4 December 2020
(Tanzania) The Rt Revd Johnson Chinyong’ole
Eau Claire (The Episcopal Church) The Revd William Jay Lambert

Saturday, 5 December 2020
(Rwanda) The Most Revd Laurent Mbanda (Primate)
Edinburgh (Scotland) The Rt Revd John Armes

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.