Prayers this week for our Parish and the wider world
For the world... Creator God, we pray for those parts of your world where deforestation is contributing to climate change, species extinction and human suffering.
For the church... Loving God, may your Church raise a louder and clearer prophetic voice to oppose deforestation and all other forms of environmental degradation. Help us as individuals and as part of your Church to have the will to change our lifestyles to match our hopes and words.
For our community... Generous God, we thank you for all those who nurture and care for our local environment. For Stafford Borough Council staff, for Forestry England and for many who volunteer with local environmental protection groups.
Prayer 2020 - Please pray this prayer on Friday 20th of March, ideally at 20:20 i.e. 8:20 pm: Abba Father, thank you for the gift of the Bible, your living word to us today. Give us the confidence to give your word to those who don’t yet know you so they can hear you speaking to them. Help us to read it with them and help them to know you for themselves (John 6:35).
For those who suffer in body, mind or spirit: Brenda, Pauline, John, Maurice, Janet, C, Joyce,
….for the recently departed:
Eileen Humphries, Ernest Ward, Sue Egerton,
Evelyn Cotterill, Dorothy Milgate, Peter Johnson,
Dot Clack, Nancy Craig
+ May they rest in peace and rise in glory