Prayer underpins everything we do at St Mary’s.
Here is the prayer diary for May:
Wed 1 For Wednesday Question Time: for open and honest discussion
Thu 2 Local elections today: give thanks for our democratic tradition.
Fri 3 For the Christians of Sri Lanka, following the atrocity of Easter Sunday
Sat 4 – – – – – – – – –
Sun 5 That we may sense God’s continuing presence in our lives and in our worship.
Mon 6 Help us to use our leisure time wisely
Tue 7 For a sensitive and considered approach to environmental issues
Wed 8 Julian of Norwich: give thanks for the contribution of women in Christian life
Thu 9 For those who live in Sinkhurst Green
Fri 10 For the Muslim community of New Zealand, following the atrocity in Christchurch
Sat 11 – – – – – – – – –
Sun 12 For the ministry of Bishop Trevor Willmott, at his final service in Canterbury
Mon 13 Christian Aid Week: to commit ourselves via prayer and action for the poor
Tue 14 For tonight’s joint PCC meeting with Sissinghurst
Wed 15 For the open meeting of Deanery Synod with representatives of the Diocese
Thu 16 For those who live in The Limes
Fri 17 For Jewish communities fearful of the resurgence of anti-Semitism worldwide
Sat 18 – – – – – – – – –
Sun 19 That our worship today may give us a sense of God’s glory.
Mon 20 For those who feel insecure in their work
Tue 21 For those who feel insecure in their relationships
Wed 22 For those with mental health issues, especially the young
Thu 23 For those who live in The Street
Fri 24 John & Charles Wesley, evangelists and hymn writers: thank God for their work
Sat 25 – – – – – – – – –
Sun 26 That our worship today may bring spiritual refreshment and renewal.
Mon 27 Rogation Days – pray for our farming community
Tue 28 Rogation Days – pray for our fishermen
Wed 29 Rogation Days – pray for all who support us through their skill and industry
Thu 30 Ascension Day: help us sense the presence of the risen, ascended Lord
On Saturdays look back with prayerful thanks for the good things of the past week.
Please pray for our Parish and our Church family
and for people you know who particularly need your prayers.