Prayer Topics for the week commencing 23rd May 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
Holy Spirit, sent by the Father,
ignite in us your holy fire;
strengthen your children with the gift of faith,
revive your Church with the breath of love,
and renew the face of the earth,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 23rd
(Whit Sunday)

– For the Holy Spirit to be poured out afresh on the people of God
– Prison Chaplains, Holme House: Revd Kate Brooke, Durham: Revd Rebecca Amoroso: Frankland (High Security): Revd Andrew West, Low Newton (Women): Revd Sarah Parkinson
– The Anglican Church of Melanesia: Most Revd Leonard Dawea

Monday 24th
John and Charles Wesley, Evangelists, Hymn Writers, 1791 and 1788
– Bishop’s Leadership Team
– Hillside — Lobley Hill All Saints and Marley Hill St Cuthbert, Vicar; Rev Glen Macknight, Curate: Revd Rory Balfour, Reader: Mrs Lina Beck
– Diocese of Caledonia – Canada: Rt Revd David Lehmann

Tuesday 25th
The Venerable Bede, Monk, Scholar, Historian 735
Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne 709
– Blaydon St Cuthbert, High Spen St Patrick and Rowlands Gill St Barnabas: PiC: Revd Diane Ryan, SSM Associate Minister; Revd Lorna Gardner, Reader: Bill Arkless, PMs: Mrs Wendy Broderick, Ms Linda Matthews
– Lesotho Link: Revds Rob & Margaret Bianchi: Revd Joseph Morenammele
– Diocese of Calgary – Canada; Most Revd Gregory Kerr-Wilson

Wednesday 26th
Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury, 605
John Calvin, Reformer, 1564
Philip Neri, Founder of the Oratorians, Spiritual Guide, 1595
– Swalwell Holy Trinity & Whickham St Mary the Virgin, Rector: Revd Barry Abbott, Reader: Mrs Jill Abbott, PM: Mrs Carole Dixon, Mrs Joan Smith
– Whickham Parochial CE Primary School, HT: Mrs Rachel Walton
– Cranmer Hall, Revd Professor David Wilkinson, Principal, St John’s College, Warden: Revd Dr Philip Plyming, Revd Emma Parker, Deputy Warden, Staff and students in training for ministry
– Diocese of California – TEC USA: Rt Revd Marc Andrus

Thursday 27th
– Greenside St John and Crawcrook Church of the Holy Spirit, Vicar; Revd Tom Brazier, SSM Curate: Revd Rosemary Hendry, Reader: Michael Hendry
– An increase in vocations to ministry from Gateshead
– Diocese of Northern California – TEC USA: Rt Revd Megan Traquair

Friday 28th
Lanfranc, Prior of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, Scholar, 1089
– Ryton Holy Cross, PiC: Revd Alison Stewart Smith, Reader: Mrs Jenny Roberts
– Ministry Development Advisor: Revd Canon Dr Alan Bartlett:
– Senior Resource Church Leader: Revd Canon David Tomlinson
– Diocese of Cameroon: Rt Revd Dibo Thomas-Babyngton Elango

Saturday 29th
– Winlaton St Paul, Rector: PiC: Revd Alison Stewart Smith, Reader: Brian Davy
– Our Archdeacons, Rick Simpson (Auckland), Bob Cooper (Sunderland), and Libby Wilkinson (Durham)
– Diocese of El Camino Real – TEC USA: Rt Revd Lucinda Ashby

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
Wellands Drive
Hillside Drive

Secretary of State for the Home Office
Pray for immigration, counter-terrorism, police and fire service

Malawi, Zambia

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.