Prayer Topics for the week commencing 31st January 2021

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
Lord Jesus Christ,
light of the nations and glory of Israel:
make your home among us,
and present us pure and holy
to your heavenly Father,
your God, and our God.
Amen.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 31st January
Fourth Sunday of Epiphany
– Members of the Society of St Wilfrid and St Hilda: Bishop Glyn Webster, Fr Paul Kennedy
– Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil

Monday 1st February
Brigid, Abbess of Kildare c525
– Hartlepool: Area Dean: Canon Janet Burbury, Lay Chair: Mrs Anne Johnson
– Diocesan Audit and Risk Committee
– All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi, Kenya: Most Rev. Dr. Jackson Nasoore Ole Sapit,
– The NHS, places under pressure from COVID, the vaccination roll out

Tuesday 2nd
The Presentation of Christ at the Temple
(Candlemas)

– The revelation of Christ to those from whom his glory is hidden
– Diocese of Aluakluak – South Sudan: Rt Rev Isaac Nyaryiel
– Those approaching retirement and considering plans for the future
– Funeral Directors & those ministering to the families of those who died

Wednesday 3rd
Anskar, Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary in Denmark and Sweden, 865
– Bishop’s Leadership Team
– Deanery Secretary: Ms Louise Moriarty, Treasurer : Mrs Sylvia Shepherd
– Director of Initial Ministerial Education (IME) Phase 2: Revd Dr Jennifer Cooper
– Diocese of the Amazon, Brasil: Rt Revd Marinez Rosa Dos Santos Bassotto
– All who seek to relieve poverty. For foodbanks and volunteers who run them

Thursday 4th
Gilbert of Sempringham, Founder or the Gilbertine Order 1189
– Diocesan Finance Group meeting
– Senior Resource Church Leader: Revd Canon David Tomlinson
– Mission to Seafarers, North Tees & Hartlepool, TeesPort
– The Diocese of Amichi, Nigeria (Niger Province) : Rt Revd Ephraim O. Ikeakor

Friday 5th
– St Aidan and St Columba: Interim PiC: Revd Gemma Sampson, Reader: Mrs Linda Dott
– St Aidan’s CE Primary School: Headteacher Miss Lynn Chambers
– The Diocese of Amritsar, North India: Rt Revd Pradeep Kumar Samantaroy
– Those living in poverty, those whose income is too small to maintain domestic life

Saturday 6th
Accession of Her Majesty the Queen 1952
The Martyrs of Japan 1597
– For Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family
– Senior Force Chaplain Durham Police: Canon Adrian Gatrill
– For all facing martyrdom for their faith
– Diocese of Andaman & Car Nicobar: North India: Rt Revd Christopher Paul

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
Lily Crescent
May Grove

Secretaries of State for Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland
Pray for our relationships within the United Kingdom

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.