Prayer Topics for the week commencing 21st February 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
Heavenly Father,
your Son battled with the powers of darkness,
and grew closer to you in the desert:
help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer
that we may witness to your saving love
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 21st
First Sunday of Lent
– Prison Chaplains, Holme House: Revd Kate Brooke, Revd Sue Bell, Durham: Revd Canon Matthew Tetley, Revd Rebecca Amoroso: Frankland (High Security): Revd Andrew West, Low Newton (Women): Revd Sarah Parkinson
– Province of Central Africa: The Most Revd Albert Chama

Monday 22nd
William Van Mildert
Bishop of Durham 1836
– Our Bishops – Paul, Sarah, Assistant Bishops: John, Glyn, & David
– Hartlepool St Paul: Vicar: Revd Richard Masshedar
– 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
– The Diocese of Argentina, South America; Vacant

Tuesday 23rd
Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Martyr, c155
– Diocesan Investment Committee
– Bishop’s Council
– Diocesan Secretary: James Morgan, all who normally work at Cuthbert House
– Diocese of Northern Argentina, South America: Rt Revd Nicholas Drayson
– Those who have lost hope and for whom life seems very bleak

Wednesday 24th
Ember Day
(days on which we pray for vocations)
– Owton Manor St James: Vicar: Revd Stephen Locke
– Vocations Strategy Development Adviser: Revd Dr Alastair Prince
– Northumbria Industrial Mission and Chaplains, led by Revd Fiona Usher.
Tees Valley Industrial Mission and Chaplains.
– The Diocese of Argyll & The Isles – Scottish Episcopal Church; vacant

Thursday 25th
– Stranton All Saints: Vicar: Revd Canon Dr Norman Shave, Curate Revd Michelle Delves, SSM Curate Revd Clive Hall, Reader: Ms Mary Tones
– Ward Jackson CE Primary School: HT: David Akers
– Diocese of Arizona – The Episcopal Church: Rt Revd Jennifer Reddall
– For Care Homes, Residents, Staff and Visitors

Friday 26th
Ember Day
– General Synod 26th February-Tuesday 2nd March
– Growing Faith Lead: Catherine Simpson and Missional Leadership for Growth partner: Phil Togwell
– For vocations to ministry from all Deaneries in the Diocese
– The Diocese of Arkansas – The Episcopal Church: Rt Revd Larry Benfield

Saturday 27th
Ember Day
George Herbert, Priest, Poet, 1633
– Seaton Carew Holy Trinity and Greatham St John the Baptist: PiC; Revd Philip Bullock, Reader Mr Keith Wilkinson
– Greatham CE Primary: Headteacher Mrs N Dunn
– Holy Trinity Seaton Carew CE Primary School HT: Mrs A E Baines
– For an increase in vocations in Hartlepool Deanery
– Diocese of Armagh, The Church of Ireland: Most Revd John McDowell

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
Wheatall Drive
Fairfield Drive

Secretary of State for Education
Pray for schools, education, colleges and universities, Students, Teachers/Lecturers/Tutors and ancillary staff

Germany, France

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.