Serving God, Serving our Community

Prayer underpins everything we do at St Mary’s.

Here is the prayer diary for January 2019…

Tue 1           Thank God for new beginnings: may we start a New Year with joy and optimism

Wed 2           S.P.A.C.E.: thank God for the opportunity for times of quiet meditation

Thu 3           School term begins: pray for our school, its staff, children, and governors

Fri 4             Youth Club: thank God for the enthusiastic leadership of Lorraine and her team

Sat 5- – – – – – – – –

Sun 6          Epiphany: pray that Christ be revealed to the world through our lives

Mon 7         For Fred and Angela as they look ahead to their retirement, later this year

Tue 8          For Fegans and the Weald Hub, beneficiaries of last month’s carol singing

Wed 9         For those who live in Dig Dog Lane

Thu 10        For the people of Java and Sumatra affected by the December tsunami

Fri 11          Coffee +: for friendly fellowship with those who have children at school

Sat 12           – – – – – – – – –

Sun 13        Baptism of Christ: pray for our own godchildren and godparents

Mon 14       For the wardens and PCC as they consider planning for an interregnum

Tue 15        For a return of mutual respect and tolerance in political debate

Wed 16       For those who live in Grandshore Lane

Thu 17        For all affected by the war in Syria – the bereaved, the injured and the displaced

Fri 18          For those needing affordable housing (and for the village meeting tomorrow)

Sat 19           – – – – – – – – –

Sun 20        For unity and mutual respect at tonight’s service in St Dunstan’s

Mon 21       For Indonesian Christians – who prepared material for the Week of Christian Unity

Tue 22         For Bishop Trevor and Margaret as they plan for their retirement

Wed 23        For those who live in Headcorn Road

Thu 24         For the people of Venezuela, impoverished by years of bad government

Fri 25           Conversion of St Paul: give thanks for his life, example and teaching

Sat 26           – – – – – – – – –

Sun 27         Holocaust Memorial Day: that we may repent of all forms of intolerance

Mon 28        Thomas Aquinas (d.1274): thank God for his contribution to Christian thinking

Tue 29         For the Diocese as it seeks a replacement for Bishop Trevor

Wed 30        For those who live in Hungerden Lane

Thu 31         For the embattled Christian communities of the Near East and Middle East


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.