Monthly Parish Prayer Diary

Monthly Prayer Diary for November

Friday  3

Lord, however fearful I am, I know the nothing can separate me from Your love.

Stay with me on this, the journey of life.

 

Saturday  4

We think today of those who are taking a holiday, those who long for a change and a rest.We are thankful that this can be possible. Bless those who cannot go on holiday.

 

Sunday  5

A prayer by Saint Teresa of Avila.

'Christ has no body but yours. No hands, no feet but yours.  Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are His body. Christ has no body on earth but yours to do His work today.'

 

Monday  6

This is the beginning of a new week for many. We ask You Lord for steadfastness and courage for all those who face difficult tasks during the challenge of their working week.

  

Tuesday  7

The roar and heat of the bonfire. The fizzle and crack of the fireworks is over for another year. We give thanks for a chance to have fun and celebrate.

 

Wednesday  8

We pray today for our care and nursing  homes, our hospices and hospitals. We    thank You Father for those who show love and patience as they try and ease mental

and physical pain.

 

Thursday  9  

We bring before You Father all those who will be leading and attending our Small

Group meetings throughout this month. Fill their hearts and minds with a desire to learn more of You and each other.

 

Friday  10

May we all learn how to show Your love to others. May each of our friends and families know that they are loved and valued.

Saturday  11

Bless all those who visit 'The Hub' today  at St Luke's. Help them find friendship and

be part of our witness to You.

 

Sunday 12   Remembrance Sunday.

Father at 11am the nation remembers all those who have fallen in conflicts throughout the years. In the symbol of the poppy we remember and give thanks for our freedom.

      

Monday  13

Meet with us Lord in our homes, be with us wherever we go. Refresh and sustain us. 

 

Tuesday  14

Bless our young children Father as they go to nursery, tots, pre school and big school.

Help them to grow into kind, loving children.

 

Wednesday  15

We think of our teenagers and all that they have to understand in this Your world. 

Inspire all to work for good and what is right.

 

Thursday  16

Let us today remember our parents, those who have gone before. We thank you for         them.

 

 Friday   17

Thank You O Lord for all those who give their time serving others at luncheon clubs 

 and tea parties. Help us all give freely of  our time to help others.

 

Saturday  18

Bless Father all those who work in the food banks and homeless crisis centres.  

Nudge us all to be generous in our giving.

 

Sunday  19

We pray for all Your churches throughout the world. Give to all those leading           worship a real sense of Your presence and show Your power through love and truth.          

 

 

Monday  20

We thank You Father for all that we have, our homes, food and water. We bring those

to You who do not have the bare necessities. Help us not to be complacent and self

satisfied.   

 

Tuesday  21

Bless all those who meet at Call In today. Help them welcome the stranger, continue

to share and find happiness with each other.

 

 

Wednesday  22

We ask Father for Your forgiveness for trying to do things in our own strength. Renew us, remind us of Your gifts of grace, love and joy.

 

Thursday  23

For the beauty of the earth, the majesty of the sea, the ever changing sky we thank You  Lord. Help us to look after Your world.

 

Friday  24

Forgive our greed in this 'want, must have' society. Give us grace not to be so indulgent

 

Saturday  25

We pray for our link parish of Magoma in Tanzania. Show us how we can sustain each other  through love and friendship..

 

Sunday  26   Christ the King

'A time to rest in God, to let the words be listened to and sung, so that they penetrate         our being.'  Brother Roger of Taize

 

Monday  27

Take away my fear O Lord.  Let me know that in You I may find peace.  Let me know that in Your hands and in Your love I am held close, firm and immovable.

           

Tuesday  28

For when I am weak then You are  strong.  When I am empty, You fill me with Your love. When I am alone, You smile upon me. And when I am unable to carry on, You carry me.

 

Wednesday  29

In this our community You are here. Help us to find You. Let us not turn our faces away from You. For without You there is nothing but emptiness, discord and lack of understanding.

 

Thursday  30

 'Do you not know

Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God,

 the Creator of the ends of the earth;

He will not grow tired or weary,

and His understanding no-one can fathom.

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.'  

 Isaiah 40:28-30