Prayers for 9th May

Area Dean: Stephen Thomas, Lay Chair: Steve Sheath, Lay Chair Assistant: John Andrews
MAIDSTONE DEANERY St Lukes and Rev Gareth, giving thanks for those that have come to faith through a recent Alpha Course, the beginning of new ministries and praying for the recruitment of an administrator and a Children’s & Families Pastor
RESIDENTS Chipstead Close, Cloudberry Close, Castle Road
COMMUNITY Prayer groups and healing team
CHARITY Christian Aid
SICK & ANXIOUS Tanay, Dawson, Kirsty, Betty Hildebrand, Gordon Lorimer, Amy Bates, Alan & Rosemary Watson, Jonathan & Sue Veira, Connie Neaves, Doreen Davison, Capt. Graham Nunn (Church Army)
DECEASED Derek Richardson

It is also Christian Aid week, and they are encouraging us to take time each day to grab a cuppa and pray for issues around climate justice with the following prayer;

God of all of life, waiting for the water to boil we confess and lament the rise of temperature that has led to a climate crisis across this beautiful planet. We wait, impatient for change.
Pouring out hot water on loose-leaf or tea bag, into teapot or favourite mug, we pour out our intercessions for a change of heart by politicians to put planet and people first.
Stirring teabag, leaves or sugar we ask that you would stir in us a passion to take action, to do all we can at this critical hour to take care of our common home and amplify the call for climate justice.
Drinking that first satisfying sip we give thanks for the day when ‘they will hunger no more, and thirst no more’* Infuse us with a strongly brewed vision of your creation healed and restored.
*Revelation 7:16