Prayer Topics for the week commencing 13th December 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 for whom we watch and wait,
you sent John the Baptist to prepare the way of your Son:
give us courage to speak the truth,
to hunger for justice,
and to suffer for the cause of right,
with Jesus Christ our Lord.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 13th
Third Sunday of Advent
– University Chaplains – Revd Anna Brooker, Revd Tim Ferguson, Revd Peter Kashouris, Revd Gavin Wort, Revd David Rushton (Durham) Revd Chris Howson (Sunderland)
– The Pulse, a Diocesan online Youth event 7.00pm-8.00pm

Monday 14th
John of the Cross, Poet, Teacher of the Faith, 1591
– Durham St Margaret & Neville’s Cross St John – Rector: Revd Barnaby Huish, MSE Ass Min: Revd Nichola Chater, Readers: Mr Michael Chater, Dr Douglas Pocock
– St Margaret’s CE Primary School, HT: Mrs H Tait
– Those who work in the media and the arts. All opinion formers

Tuesday 15th
– Durham St Oswald & Shincliffe St Mary – PiC: Revd Peter Kashouris, Reader in Training: Mrs Julie Goodhart
– St Oswald’s CE Primary and Nursery School, HT: Mrs A Hassall
– Shincliffe CE Primary School, HT ; Mr David Tait
– The criminal Justice system, Law courts and those facing trials

Wednesday 16th
Ian Ramsey, Bishop of Durham, 1972
– Esh St Michael and All Angels & Hamsteels, Langley Park All Saints & Waterhouses St Paul in plurality – Vicar: Revd Michael Peers
– Esh CE Primary School HT: Mr Andrew Park
– The emergency services, Police, Fire and Ambulance: for safety

Thursday 17th
O Sapientia
Eglantyne Jebb, Social Reformer, Founder of ‘Save The Children’, 1928
– School Chaplains – Durham School – Revd Simon McMurtary, Durham High School for Girls – Revd Brett Vallis, Barnard Castle – Revd Darren Moore, Hartlepool St Hild – Ms Laura Henderson
– Diocesan Leader of Youth Mission and Ministry: Andy Harris and Children’s Ministry Advisor: Sharon Pritchard
– Victims of abuse and violence, intolerance and prejudice

Friday 18th
– Shadforth St Cuthbert & Sherburn St Mary – PiC Revd Tom Glover, Curate: Revd Abbey Hughes
– For Licensed Lay Ministries—Warden: Revd Dr Alastair Prince, Sub Wardens: Revd Hilary Avent, Dr Jocelyn Bryan, Mrs Amanda Petch, Mrs Connie Robinson, Mr Andrew Trigger and Mrs Mavis Worsley
– For peoples hopes for the Christmas break

Saturday 19th
– Chilton St Aidan – Minister: Vacant
– St. Anthony’s Priory – Revd Dr Nicholas Buxton, Ruth Grant, Revd Canon Paul Tyler, Laurence Pinkney, Scholastica Jacob, Sheila Shearer, Gavin Harper
– Victims of clerical sexual abuse

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
Myrtle Avenue
Larch Avenue

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
Pray for our local community and local government

Cape Verde, the Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Sunday, 13 December 2020
Pray for the Falkland Islands (Extra-Provincial to Canterbury) The Rt Revd Timothy Thornton – Bishop to the Forces and Bishop to the Falkland Islands

Monday, 14 December 2020
Sodor & Man
(England) The Rt Revd Peter Eagles
El Camino Real (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Mary Gray-Reeves

Tuesday, 15 December 2020
(Nigeria) The Rt Revd Augustine Omole
El Salvador (Central America) The Rt Revd Juan David Alvarado Melgar

Wednesday, 16 December 2020
South Ankole
(Uganda) The Rt Revd Nathan Ahimbisibwe
Eldoret (Kenya) The Rt Revd Christopher Ruto

Thursday, 17 December 2020
South Dakota
(The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd John Tarrant
El-Obeid (Sudan) The Rt Revd Ismail Gabriel Abudigin
Friday, 18 December 2020
South Kerala
(South India) The Rt Revd Dharmaraj Rasalam (Primate)
Ely (England) The Rt Revd Stephen David Conway
Embu (Kenya) The Rt Revd David Muriithi Ireri

Saturday, 19 December 2020
South Rwenzori
(Uganda) The Rt Revd Jackson Nzerebende
Enugu (Nigeria) The Most Revd Dr Emmanuel Chukwuma
Enugu North (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Sosthenes Eze

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.