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MONTHLY PRAYERS


ST MATTHEW AND ST LUKE'S PRAYER DIARY - JANUARY

 

First week

Let us join our prayers for our Bishop Paul, for our Archdeacon, and our own Lissa and Ruth, all

Readers, Pastoral Assistants and other Lay Ministers and give thanks for their ministry to all of

us in this parish, deanery and diocese.

Second week

We pray for our Queen – Elizabeth. Let us pray too for all leaders of government both here at

home and in Europe as we approach the final days before we leave the European Union, we

ask that they govern wisely and justly. We think especially of the continued problems in Syria,

North & South Korea, and Burma and the many other parts of the world where there in

continued conflict.

Third week

For all our friends, families and neighbours especially during these winter months and let us not forget those ‘neighbours’ who are less fortunate than ourselves who find themselves relying more and more on state benefits and food banks.  Continue to remember all those volunteers who are collecting and helping with the food banks in and around Darlington.

Fourth week

For anyone we may know who may be suffering in any way – whether it be illness, anxiety, loss of independence or the loss of a loved one.

Please lift all these people to our Heavenly Father.

 

 

 

Our parish prayer for January

As we begin a New Year let us pray for our parish as we strive to continue to reach out into the local community.  We can take a lead in that the Church can lead by example in many ways – the fight against pay-day loans, the lack of care for those finding it increasingly difficult to cope with life mentally and spiritually by the opportunities we are and will be providing through the coming year.

Lord we lift these things to You.