Prayer Topics for the week commencing 25th July 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 God,
your Son left the riches of heaven
and became poor for our sake:
when we prosper save us from pride,
when we are needy save us from despair,
that we may trust in you alone;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 25th
8th Sunday after Trinity

– Prison Chaplains, Holme House: Revd Kate Brooke, Durham: Revd Rebecca Amoroso: Frankland (High Security): Revd Andrew West, Low Newton (Women): Revd Sarah Parkinson, Deerbolt: Revd Kate Jamie
– The Scottish Episcopal Church; Most Revd Mark Strange

Monday 26th
James the Apostle
(if not celebrated 25th July)
– Sunderland St Chad (Group ministry of the Annunciation) – Minister; Vacant, Reader: Mrs Joy Parkinson
– Diocesan Retreat House, Shepherds Dene, Interim Warden: Philip Davies.
– The Diocese of Delaware – TEC: Rt Revd Kevin S Brown

Tuesday 27th
Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher of the Faith, 1901
– Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Mrs Beth Miller
– Ministry Development Advisor: Revd Canon Dr Alan Bartlett
– Diocesan links; Nordkirche – Germany & Alba Iulia – Romania
– The Diocese of Delhi – North India: Rt Revd Warris K Masih

Wednesday 28th
– The Mothers’ Union: President Kathleen Wilson JP, Chaplain Revd Norma Clee
– The Diocese of Derby – England: Rt Revd Libby Lane
– Those living in poverty, whose income is too small to maintain domestic life

Thursday 29th
Mary, Martha and Lazarus, Companions of our Lord
– Sunderland St Mary and St Peter (Group ministry of the Annunciation) – PiC, Revd Katherine Bagnall, SSM Curate: Revd Richard Penman
– Parish Giving Champion: Nathan Bruce and Finance Resources Co-ordinator: Wendy Hopkins
– The Diocese of Derry & Raphoe – Ireland: Rt Revd Andrew Forster

Friday 30th
William Wilberforce, Olaudah Equiano and Thomas Clarkson, Anti-Slavery Campaigners, 1833,1797 and 1846
– Sunderland Pennywell St Thomas and St Oswald (Group ministry of the Annunciation) – Vacant
– For University Chaplains – Revd Dr Stephanie Burette, Revd Canon Anna Brooker, Revd Tim Ferguson, Revd Peter Kashouris, Revd Gavin Wort, Revd David Rushton (Durham) Revd Chris Howson (Sunderland)
– ‘Communities of Hope’ (CofH), raising indigenous leaders
– The Diocese of Dhaka – Bangladesh: Most Revd Paul Shishir Sarker

Saturday 31st
Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus, 1556
– Director of Initial Ministerial Education (IME) Phase 2.: Revd Dr Jennifer Cooper
– Senior Force Chaplain Durham Police: Canon Adrian Gatrill
– The Diocese of San Diego – TEC: Rt Revd Susan Brown Snook

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
Bransdale Avenue

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Pray for Green issues and rural concerns

Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.