Prayers 13/11


DIOCESE Praying Together Remembrance Sunday

At this time of remembrance
we entrust to you, eternal God,
those times when we can see only shadows
and lose sight of the hope to come;
the times when suffering seems so senseless,
life so fragile, war so unstoppable and death so permanent.
Bless us with the assurance that you are in all things,
the tragic and the beautiful,
the nightmare and the dream,
the light and the darkness.
This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ
the peace of the world, today, tomorrow and forever.

Prayer request written by Pat Tatchell – Diocesan Assistant Warden of Readers and Chaplain to the Sittingbourne British Legion

DEANERY Praying for the Deanery discerning how to move forward in a time of change and transition
RESIDENTS Headingley Road, Heron Place, Hewitt Close
COMMUNITY Maidstone Hospital
CHARITY Winter Shelter
SICK & ANXIOUS Tanay, Betty Hildebrand, Rosemary Watson, Connie Neaves, Jo & Oscar, Hilary King, Priscilla, Peter Sturgess, Fran, Jackie, Wendy, John Larcombe, Beryl Fletcher, James Birt, Alan Bird, Jill, Tina & James, Elsa Harrington
DECEASED Melvin Watts, Rita Pengelly, Hilary Hills, Joyce Cripps, Alan Watson


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‘This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.’ Psalm 118:24

Thank you, Lord, that each day is a precious gift from You, filled with opportunities, challenges, joy and grace.  Let us make the most of each day we are given, a time to move forward with You by our side. Help us to make the most of each moment knowing that we won’t be tempted beyond what we can bear, that all our days are ordained for us.( Psalm 139:16b) We pray that all the decisions we make will be in the light of Your word and grace.

‘In Him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.’ Ephesians 3:12

We give you our thanks and praise that You are accessible to us. We have confidence that You hear and respond to our prayers. We ask, Lord, that we may not just see hope in the world, but that we may be hope to those around us. Help us to reach out to those needing support whether financial, practical, prayer, a listening ear…whatever it may be Lord, make us aware. Help us to realise that we are all connected no matter what our differences may be. Give us the grace to be a light in all we say and do.

‘Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.’ 2 Cor.:3:17

We lift up to you all those living under oppression, we pray that through Your Holy Spirit you will bring healing to those who are still living in war zones. We ask you to bring comfort to all those whose families have been affected by violence, to bring healing to those damaged by war, to bring renewal to the land damaged by war, ecological disasters, mismanagement of resources.

‘Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the sons of God.’ Matt.5:9

Please, Lord, bless those who strive to bring Your peace to the world, give them words of encouragement and power and the  courage to proclaim Jesus to the lost. We give thanks for the growth of your church in China, Iran, Egypt. Please encourage and bless all those spreading the Gospel in difficult circumstances, keep them safe and encourage them daily.

‘Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.’1 Thess:5.16