Prayer Topics for the week commencing 4th April 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
God of glory,
by the raising of your Son
you have broken the chains of death and hell:
fill your Church with faith and hope;
for a new day has dawned
and the way to life stands open
in our Saviour Jesus Christ.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 4th
Easter Day

– Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
– ‘the gospel concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be Son of God with power according to the spirit of holiness by resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.’ Rom 1: 3,4

Monday 5th
Monday of Easter Week

– Chester le Street St Mary and St Cuthbert, Rector: Revd David Tully Curates: Revd Simon Grundy, Revd Mark Harrison. Readers: Dennis Rudd, John Hopper
– Revd David Tully is retiring in May and our Associate Vicar retired last September – pray for the upcoming vacancy. Ask God to help us develop a new lay and clergy ministry team for the parish.
– Chester le Street CE Primary, Head Teacher: Ms Rachel Butler
– Diocese of Belize – The West Indies: Rt Revd Philip Wright

Tuesday 6th
Tuesday of Easter Week

– Birtley St John the Evangelist, Vicar: Revd Dr Gareth Lloyd, Readers: David Woodall, Mrs Margaret Whitley.
– Diocese of Bendigo – Victoria, Australia: Rt Revd Matt Brain

Wednesday 7th
Wednesday of Easter Week

– Fatfield St George, Vicar: Revd Nick Barr-Hamilton, Readers: Mrs Patricia Hampton-Matthews, Maurice Taylor, MP’s: Mrs Pat Davis, Mrs Eve Winstanley
– Diocese of Benin – Bendel, Nigeria; Rt Revd Dr Peter O J Imasuen

Thursday 8th
Thursday of Easter Week

– Oxclose, PiC: Revd Gavin Rushton
– Diocese of Bentiu – South Sudan: Rt Revd John Gattek

Friday 9th
Friday of Easter Week

– Pelton Holy Trinity and West Pelton St Paul, Vicar: Revd John Lintern, Reader: Mrs Alison MacKay
– Diocese of Bermuda: Rt Revd Nicholas Dill
– The NHS, hospitals, Doctors practices. All involved with the vaccine rollout

Saturday 10th
Saturday of Easter Week

– Lumley Christ Church, PiC: Revd John Estall, Associate Minister: Revd Tony Holden
– Our Archdeacons, Rick Simpson (Auckland), Bob Cooper (Sunderland), and Libby Wilkinson (Durham)
– Diocese of Bethlehem – The Episcopal Church, USA: Rt Rev Kevin Nichols

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in Whitburn but relating to Cleadon
Cedar Grove
Poplar Drive

International Development
Pray for our Mission Partners and for any natural disasters

Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.