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A church for people of all ages in the heart of the community

MONTHLY PRAYERS

 

 

ST MATTHEW AND ST LUKE'S PRAYER DIARY - DECEMBER AND JANUARY

 

Advent Sunday

1st

For the open service for all to come and experience

the “Christmas Journey”

Monday

2nd

For all those people who have suffered in the floods in

South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and other areas of the

Midlands

Tuesday

3rd

For all those who live in Surtees Street

Wednesday

4th

For the work of all those volunteers who work out of Grange Road Baptist Church with the homeless and other vulnerable people

Thursday

5th

For the work of the Environment Agency working to prevent further flooding in our towns and villages

Friday

6th

For all those who have been involved with the Christmas Journey and its success

Saturday

7th

For all those who find themselves alone for the first time this Christmas due to the loss of a loved one

Sunday

8th

For our Toy Service and the children who will receive the “Shoe Boxes” in Darlington

Monday

9th

For all those who find themselves in hospital at this time and the staff of the Memorial Hospital

Tuesday

10th

For those who work in the postal industry at this time of the year

Wednesday

11th

For the volunteers who work with all those who attend the “Links” foundation and run their lunchtime café from St. Matthew’s

Thursday

12th

For all those candidates standing for election as MP’s in the General Election and that newly elected MP’s will serve their parliament honourably

Friday

13th

For all those who live in Bartlett Street

Saturday

14th

For the success of our Annual Christmas Concert given by the young people of the Durham Music Service

Sunday

15th

For our Christingle & Carol Service today and the work of the Children’s Society up and down the country

Monday

16th

For all those remembering those who have gone before them at this time

Tuesday

17th

For all the schools and their staff and children as they prepare for Christmas especially our friends at Corporation Road School

Wednesday

18th

For the work of the Salvation Army here in Darlington bringing relief to those families who are in dire need this Christmas time

Thursday

19th

For all those who will enjoy a Christmas lunch at St. Mary’s Food Bank today

Friday

20th

For all those who will enjoy a Christmas lunch at Willow Road Community Centre today provided by Age UK

Saturday

21st

For those who volunteer for the Samaritans – bringing help to all those who feel desperate with nowhere and no-one else to turn to

Sunday

22nd

For all those who live in Salisbury Terrace

Monday

23rd

For all those who work in our supermarkets at this very busy time

Tuesday

24th   Christmas Eve 

For the Success of the carols at Stooperdale Offices and their staff, for those attending the Crib Service and our Midnight Service

Wednesday

25th       Christmas Day

For those attending our morning service and for our clergy team Lissa & Ruth and all those who find themselves alone this Christmas Day or homeless and living on the streets.

Thursday

26th  St. Stephen’s Day  

For all those who have had to work over this Christmas period in our hospitals, Emergency Services, and those who keep our roads clear

Friday

27th

For all those who live in Cartmell Terrace

Saturday

28th

For all those volunteers who have given time to feed the homeless over this Christmas time

Sunday

29th

For all those who have joined us for our Christmas Services

Monday

30th

As we come to the end of 2019, we remember all those who are no longer with us and the good memories we have and also, we give thanks for all

Tuesday

31st

The good things that have happened throughout the year and look forward to a peaceful 2020.

 

Living God, once more we stand on the threshold of another year – at the end of an old chapter and the beginning of a new.  We come to recall all you have done, and to look to all you shall yet do.

We thank you for everything this past year has brought us – the fun enjoyed, the friendship shared, the lessons learned, the obstacles overcome, the dreams realised.

We ask your help in everything the future holds – all the challenges we shall face, the opportunities we shall glimpse, the initiatives we shall begin, the successes we shall achieve, and the disappointments we shall endure.

Living God, guide us in all the days ahead, so   that in good or bad, success or failure, joy or sorrow, we may walk with you and work for your kingdom, until that day when Jesus comes, and we are one with you and all your people for all eternity.

Amen