Prayers – January 2024



DIOCESE Praying Together: The Epiphany
Lord Jesus Christ
Your light was never removed.
As I reflect upon my days, You have always presented and represented me
When I thought I stood alone.
Thank you for the years of waiting.
I see their value partially revealed.
I too have held you and prayed over you.
In all that time unknown to my hungry eye.
It was in quietude you came.
Prayer written by Revd Peter Richmond – PTO in the Canterbury Deanery
CHARITY Church Army
SICK & ANXIOUS Tanay, Betty Hildebrand, Rosemary Watson, Jo & Oscar, Hilary King, Peter Sturgess, Jackie, Alan Bird, Tina & James, Jackie Harlock, Alessandra Zevallos, Mary Harvey, Janet, Liz Boots, Elsa Harrington, Dave, Esther Venn, Beryl Fletcher, Carol, Gladys MacKay
DECEASED Alan Foreman, Olive Love, Valerie Stickland

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‘Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all manner of prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding on behalf of all the saints. Ephesians 6:18  ( Amplified version)

Heavenly Father, we thank you for all that you’ve done, and we look to the future with hope. Our world is full of brokenness that only you can mend, so we pray for opportunities to boldly proclaim the hope we have in You.

We pray for believers all over the world…that they would be unified in You, loving and supporting each other. In all things, help us to fix our hope on You this year. Give us strength to persevere, courage to share Your good news, and peace in knowing that You are always with us.   (Prayer from You Version)
‘But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience…’ ! Peter 3:15

Lord, give us the Grace to spread Your word diligently but with an attitude of humility knowing that it’s only through Your Spirit that we have been able to be reconciled to You. We pray for Your Spirit to empower each of us to be faithful, fruitful witnesses to Jesus.

We pray for our Church and for all who worship at St. Nic’s, we ask for Your presence to be close to those who grieve, who are anxious, who feel far from You. May You truly bring peace and comfort.

Lord, we ask for Your guidance for those involved in the process of selecting a new incumbent. May they be guided by You into making the right decision, not swayed by their own thoughts. Father, we trust that You have prepared the right candidate for the post and that it will be clear to all involved. Thank you for all the guidance and help we have received over the past year.

We pray for world peace in the name of Jesus. We pray for countries to find diplomatic solutions that will bring harmony between nations, that wars may end. We give thanks for Your promise that one day there will be no more death, mourning or pain. Until that day we pray for Your Grace and goodness to overflow so that we can live alongside one another respectfully.
‘Peace to all of you who are in Christ.’  Peter 5:13b