Prayer space for 18th October
PRAYER SPACE – 18th October, 2020
DIOCESE PRAYING FOR THANET DEANERY
Area Dean: Clifford Stocking, Richard Braddy
Lay Chair: Carole Bean
MAIDSTONE DEANERY All the parishes at this difficult time;
All Saints Loose, All Saints Maidstone with St Philips & St Stephens, St Andrew’s, St Faith’s, St Luke’s, St Martin’s, St Michael’s, St Nicholas’ and St Paul’s.
RESIDENTS Queens Gate, Queens Ave., Riverhead Close, Cherry Orchard Way, Cinnamon Grove
COMMUNITY Pilgrims Way Nursing Home, West Borough Primary & Nursery
CHARITY OF THE MONTH Winter Shelter, particularly for its users as there will be challenges this year for the shelter
SICK & ANXIOUS Tanay, Dawson, Kirsty, Paul Middleditch, Betty Hildebrand, Gordon Lorimer, Amy Bates, Connie Davies, Judy Thompson, June Cox, Betty Chantler, Diane Hills, Arthur Pilbeam, Emma, Betty King, Belinda Pearce, Jenny White
BEREAVED Ian Stuart, Vera Maxwell, Doris Ashenden
If you have a particular need you would like us to pray for please use the following contact details;
ST NICHOLAS CHURCH
Telephone: 01622 758641
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Telephone: 01622 728233
If you wish to add a name to the Prayer Space please ensure that you have their, or their family’s permission. Our prayer space provides a ‘cycle of prayer’, throughout the year, around church, local community and beyond.
O Lord, you have searched us out and you know us; you know when we sit down and when we get up; you see us at work, you see us at rest, you know just what we are like. Before the word is off our lips you know what we are going to say. Lord, you are all around us and your hand is upon us. Wherever we go you are there with us, your hand guiding us, holding us fast. However dark it gets, it is not dark to you; your eyes follow us, you can see us. For you created us, formed us before ever we were born- how wonderfully you made us. We praise you, Lord, you know what each day will bring and when we wake you are with us. O God, you search our hearts, you lift our anxieties, you take away our sin, you lead us in your eternal way, and we praise you, Lord. AMEN (From Psalm 139).
Lord, we pray for all the efforts being made both in our own country and throughout the world to overcome the pandemic. We pray that our leaders and scientists may work together to overcome the virus. We play especially for those who have lost their jobs or whose jobs are threatened at this difficult time. We pray too for employers whose businesses gave closed or likely to close due to the virus. Help us to be aware of their needs and support them where we can. In Jesus name we pray. AMEN
Lord Jesus, the friend of all who obey you; who died that we might be forgiven, to whom we look for help at all times, who rescues us from danger: be merciful to those who are lonely and to those who are weak; relieve them of their worries and save them out of their troubles, consider their distress and suffering and forgive them their sins; help them to trust in you and share with them your salvation; for your tender mercy’s sake. AMEN
God our protector- we trust in you for safety, we depend on you for all we need, all good things come from you: we commit our future and those of the Churches we serve into your hands- guide us by day and by night, be near us so that nothing can shake us, make us always aware of your presence, show us the path that leads to life, let your Spirit fill us with joy and let your service be our delight for ever. AMEN (From Psalm 16).