Weekly Prayer sheet
DIOCESE We join in prayer with our sisters and brothers who in the space and opportunity of pandemic times, are noticing new questions arising about how God is calling them to serve. We pray for those who are wondering why they do what they do, for those who have lost excitement for the things which used to motivate them and for those who sense they’re being drawn towards new things. Help us to affirm them in their discernment. Enable our congregations to encourage one another to be everyday disciples, listening together for God’s call, for us as individuals and congregations. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer. (Prayer Request written by Revd Peter Ingrams – Local Ministries and Growth Advisor)
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 Rayleigh Close, Roseleigh Ave., Rowland Close, Coriander Drive, Cowdrey Close
COMMUNITY Beechtree House, Jubilee Primary
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, Jake Ireland, Arthur Pilbeam, Emma, Betty King, Belinda Pearce, Jenny White, Finley
BEREAVED 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, are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you.’ 2 Chron 20: 6.
Let us come before our God recognising that He is indeed ruling over this world. Give thanks that He is accessible to us and delights in hearing our prayers. He has a Father’s heart toward each one of us. Let us come confidently into His presence. We acknowledge, Lord, that it is by you that all things are held together. As we centre our lives around you, help us to see all the ways you are at work in the world. We pray that you would draw us closer to your heart so we may see others as you see them. Help us to be aware of the interests of others. We pray, Lord, that your kingdom will come on earth as it is in heaven, please unite us through your spirit so that we will show your kingdom to the broken world. Let us ask the Lord to fill with His love and unity all believers across our nation. Help us to set aside our differences and look to Jesus as our centre. We pray that your spirit will move afresh through our land, turning your people back to you, drawing others to come to know you We pray especially for our schools, our churches, our workplaces, our communities. We ask that you enable us to bring your light in every place we go, to be ready to serve those around us by the power of your love in us. In this half term week, we ask the Lord to refresh all those who are working so hard to ensure that our children don’t suffer through these unsettled times. Again, we bring all those in authority before the Lord. We pray that they have wisdom and discernment, that He will surround them with wise counsel. Let those who put their faith in Jesus be humble, patient, resolute, strong and loving through their actions and words. Let us thank the Lord that He is rich in mercy, full of grace, that He fights for us. We ask that we may listen to His voice, have courage to speak out, to act with wisdom and love. We pray for God’s healing on our land, may we be instruments to take the Gospel of peace into a broken world.
‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.’ Romans 15:13