Prayers this week for our Parish and the wider world
Points for Prayer
For the World …Pray for Christians everywhere this Easter who suffer persecution for their faith. Pray for the work of the Aid Agencies especially Christian Aid for the aid week collection on 12 May. Pray for the people of Paris as they come to terms with the fire at Notre Dame
For the Church..... We give thanks for Bishop Michael who has joined us in our services this week. Pray for all the Easter Day services happening across the Diocese and all those who visited our churches during this Eastertide. We pray for our links with the Diocese in Matlosane, South Africa and for deepening relationships. As we proclaim that ‘Christ has risen’, we rejoice along with over 85 million Anglicans and over 2 billion Christians world wide!
For our Community …. give thanks for our Tuesday drop-in – for the connections people make thanks to it. Pray for those taking part in the churchyard clear up this coming Saturday and give thanks for the improvements they make to the grounds. Pray for Isaac, Orla and Pippa as they make their first Communions today.
For those who suffer in body, mind or spirit: Brenda, Valerie, Lisa, Dot, Angela, John, Mia, Janet, Pauline
….for the recently departed:
Dennis Blake, Kathleen Housby, Keith Morris
+ May they rest in peace and rise in glory