Prayer Topics for the week commencing 10th January 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,
at the Jordan you revealed Jesus as your Son:
may we recognize him as our Lord
and know ourselves to be your beloved children;
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 10th
The Baptism of Christ
– Retired Clergy and the support they give in ministry in parishes
– The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Monday 11th
Mary Slessor, Missionary in West Africa 1915
– Haswell, St Paul and Shotton St Saviour Minister; Vacant, Associate Priest: Revd Muriel Peters, Reader in Training & PM: Mrs Julie Olds
– Ven Libby Wilkinson and the team of Diocesan Support Staff
– The Diocese of Afikpo – The Church of Nigeria

Tuesday 12th
Aelred of Hexham, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167,
Benedict Biscop, Abbot of Wearmouth, Scholar, 689
– Hawthorn St Michael and All Angels and Murton Holy Trinity: Minister: Vacant, SSM Curate: Revd Paul Paterson
– DAC meeting, Chair: Sandra Robertson, Buildings for Mission Secretary: Daniel Spraggon
– Interviews for PiC Darlington St Cuthbert’s and Holy Trinity
– The Diocese of North Africa – The Episcopal Province of Alexandria

Wednesday 13th
Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, Teacher of the Faith 367,
Kentigern (Mungo) Missionary Bishop in Strathclyde and Cumbria, 603.
George Fox, Founder of the Society of Friends (The Quakers) 1691
– University Chaplains – Revd Anna Brooker, Revd Tim Ferguson, Revd Peter Kashouris, Revd Gavin Wort, Revd David Rushton, Rev Dr Stephanie Burette (Durham) Revd Chris Howson (Sunderland)
– Lindisfarne College of Theology, Principal: Revd Dr David Bryan, staff and students training for ministry
– The Diocese of the Horn of Africa – The Episcopal Province of Alexandria
– Negotiating the effects of Brexit

Thursday 14th
– Horden St Mary PiC: Revd Kyle McNeil
– Growing Faith Lead: Catherine Simpson, Missional Leadership for Growth Partner: Phil Togwell
– The Diocese of Agra – The (united) Church of North India
– Funeral Directors & those ministering to the families of those who died

Friday 15th
Bishop John Cosin, 1672
– Bishop’s Council Friday and Saturday
– The Diocese of Aguata – The Church of Nigeria
– For an increase in vocations in Easington Deanery
– For Care Homes, Residents, Staff and Visitors

Saturday 16th
– Our Bishops – Paul, Sarah, Assistant Bishops: John, Glyn & David
– The Diocese of Ahoada – The Church of Nigeria
– Those working to combat modern day slavery

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
Ashleigh Gardens

Chancellor of the Exchequer
Pray for the economy and financial world

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Iran, Iraq

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.

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