Prayer Topics for the week commencing 11th 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
Risen Christ,
for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred:
open the doors of our hearts,
that we may seek the good of others
and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace,
to the praise of God the Father.

Prayers following the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

God of our lives,
we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
for the love he shared among us,
and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy,
through our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen.

Merciful God, be close to all who mourn,
especially The Queen and all members of the Royal Family
May they know the hope of your promises
and the comfort of your love,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Eternal God, we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
founder of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
We remember his vision and imagination,
his interest in young people and his support for them.
Inspire us with the same commitment
to serve friend, neighbour, and stranger alike,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(for use with young children)

Loving God,
We are sad that Prince Philip has died.
Thank you for his long life
and for his care for The Queen and our country.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 11th
Easter Season
Second Sunday of Easter

– 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,
– Province of the Indian Ocean: Most Revd James Richard Wong Yin Song

Monday 12th
Easter Season
– Usworth Holy Trinity and Usworth St Michael, Rector: Revd Julie Wing, Reader: Alan Fulker
– Bishop’s Leadership Team
– Diocese of Bhopal – North India: Rt Revd Manoj Charan

Tuesday 13th
Easter Season
– Burnmoor St Barnabas; Vacant
– Audit and Risk Committee
– Vocations Strategy Development Adviser: Revd Dr Alastair Prince
– Diocese of Bida – Abuja, Nigeria: Rt Revd Jonah G Kolo

Wednesday 14th
Easter Season

– Washington Holy Trinity, PiC: Revd Philip Lockley, SSM Curate: Rev Brenda Forrester, Readers: Mrs Ann Forth, Ms Olive Sangha, Mrs Dinah Gollan, PM’s: Mrs Jenene Snowball, Mrs Elizabeth Slowther, Mrs Pam Telfer, Mrs Maureen Palmer
– Diocese of Biharamulo – Tanzania : Rt Revd Yusuph Vithalis
– Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Mrs Beth Miller
– School communities: Pupils, teachers, ancillary staff, parents, governors

Thursday 15th
Easter Season
– Chilton Moor St Andrew, PiC: Revd John Estall, Ass Min Revd Tony Holden
– Area Deans Meeting
– Diocesan Secretary; James Morgan. All the Diocesan support staff
– Diocese of Birmingham – England: Rt Revd David Andrew Urquhart

Friday 16th
Easter Season
Isabella Gilmore, Deaconess, 1923
– Herrington St Aidan, Penshaw All Saints & Shiney Row St Oswald, Vicar: Vacant, Reader: Miss Dawn Cummings
– Vocations: Those in ministerial training at Cranmer and Lindisfarne
– Diocese of Blackburn – England: Rt Revd Julian Tudor Henderson

Saturday 17th
Easter Season
– Hetton-Lyons with Eppleton St Michael and All Angels and St Nicholas, PiC Rev Tim Wall, SSM Curate: Revd Hilary Avent
– Diocese of Bo – Sierra Leone, West Africa: Rt Revd Solomon Scott-Manga
– Those who have lost hope and for whom life seems very bleak

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
Highcroft Park
Highcroft Drive

Secretary of State for Transport
Pray for those maintaining our highways, those who deliver within the supply chain and information systems

East Timor, Indonesia, Philippines

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.