Monthly Parish Prayer Diary

Monthly Prayer Diary for September

Friday 21st September UN International Day of Peace
We pray for the peace of the world. Lord you are the Prince of Peace, give us your peace in our hearts and make us the instruments of your peace in the world.

Saturday 22nd September
We pray for all who may be getting married today. Lord, grant them joy and faithfulness in their lives together.

Sunday 23rd September
Lord, you have given us this day which can be like no other, fill us with gratitude and help us to live it to the full.

Monday 24th September
Pray for the meeting of Churches Together this evening. Lord, help us to realise that what divides us is less important than that which we have in common, and bind us into one united fellowship.

Tuesday 25th September
We pray for the life and work of the Mother’s Union; for its members and those who come to speak to them, and for the work it undertakes in other countries, especially in Magoma.

Wednesday 26th September
We pray for those we find it difficult to love and ask that we may be increased in patience and tolerance.

Thursday 27th September
Pray for all who are retired especially those who find it difficult to adjust. Lord, help them to discover new interests and outlets for their energy. 

Friday 28th September
Lord, send us a generous spirit that we may gladly share our abundance with those who have less.

Saturday 29th September. St. Michael & All Angels.
Lord, you guide us and the angels in a special way. We rejoice and praise you with angels and archangels and all the company of heaven.

Sunday 30th September.
We pray for the newly baptized as we welcome into the church family Carter William Wilson and Mollie Louise Garrett.
As our music festival begins today we pray for all who will attend and all who will take part, thanking God for the enjoyment and fellowship it will bring.
 

          September prayer diary has been prepared by Noeline Page  

 

Monthly Prayer Diary for October

Monday 1st

Lord – this is the month when the community comes together to celebrate the wonderful music and musical acts at the Festival. May this event unite all in a spirit of peace and harmony – Amen.

Tuesday 2nd

In busy days of noise and action- and especially when my journey seems long
and my energy is spent - lead me to be still, Lord and discover anew that you are with me.

Wednesday 3rd

Who are we, God our Father, amidst all of your creation? Yet you so loved the world
that you sent Jesus, your Son, to live fully as one of us. I rejoice that he is beside me now.

Thursday 4th

Heavenly Father, help us to look upon each other with Your eyes.

Friday 5th

Lord our God, we pray that, no matter what happens to us, we may grow
as people who are generous enough to hold no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
Amen. 

Saturday 6th

Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds, and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me! I am small and weak; I need your strength and wisdom. 

Sunday 7th

Lord God, may justice and fairness govern the hearts of the rulers of this world, so that your name is honoured. Amen

Monday 8th

Make me always ready to be with you with clean hands and straight eyes. So, when life fades as the fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame.

Tuesday 9th

Bless all those who meet at Call In today, keep the spirit of community alive in this place. Amen

Wednesday 10th

My dear people, let us love one another, since love comes from God, and everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.

Thursday 11th

God is light, there is no darkness in him at all. If we say we are in union with God, while we are living in darkness, we are lying because we are not living the truth. But if we live our lives in the light as he is in the light, we are in union with one another.

Friday 12th

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Saturday 13th

Dear Lord, I willingly offer You all that I am to serve you, as and where you choose.

Sunday 14th

Lord, I know there is darkness within me and around me. Bless these days with your Word. Let your Light shine in the darkness. 

Monday 15th

Lord of all power, I give you my will, in joyful obedience your tasks to fulfil.

Tuesday 16th

Lord Jesus, let your word settle on me and bear fruit, so that I may play a part in your harvest.

Wednesday 17th

Lord Jesus, I open my heart to You and invite You to speak to me, and give me the boldness to fulfil your will for my life. Amen

Thursday 18th

Guide me Lord, so that I may do your will in all things, for you alone know the path that I must follow. Amen

Friday 19th

Lord, You have searched my heart. You know all my thoughts, fears, flaws and habits. You know me inside out and yet You love me completely. In Your presence I am safe. Come and restore me and make me new, so that I may love You fully. 

Saturday 20th

We pray for those in Government – may they consider the poor, the needy and those in distress when making decisions.

Sunday 21st

He who looks down on his neighbour sins, blessed is he who takes pity on the poor

Monday 22nd

As the new week starts, let us remember those in this world who are struggling with many challenges from day to day. Help them to find their way, and to know that you walk beside them. Amen

Tuesday 23rd

God of love and compassion, help us to speak Your words of welcome to all those around us.

Wednesday 24th

And he will raise you up on eagles wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of his hand.

Thursday 25th

Be still, for the glory of the Lord, is shining all around.

Friday 26th

Lord, let us show our love and support for those around us, let us be friendly and kind to all those we engage with. Amen

Saturday 27th

I come to You to ask that You show me the way in all things, I am your willing servant, and You my Lord.

Sunday 28th

Lord, I think you for your goodness and faithfulness, you are gracious and compassionate. Slow to anger and rich in love.

Monday 29th

Lord, help me to reach out to others today, showing them love and compassion. Amen

Tuesday 30th

Heal me, Lord, and help me to find you in the darkness of my life.  
Let me reach out in this darkness and feel your hand and love there to guide me.

Wednesday 31st

Let me walk in beauty, and may my eyes always see the red and purple sunset.
May my hands respect the things that you have made, and my ears be sharp to hear your voice. Amen

 

October prayer diary has been prepared by Norah Wright