Monthly prayer sheet

OUR DAILY BREAD          SEPTEMBER 2017

Dear Lord, we pray for all children returning to school, college or university, or starting school for the very first time. Be with them and their families, calm their fears and guide them through this new phase in their lives. We remember the teachers as they get to know their new pupils, give them understanding and patience as they welcome them into their new environment. Bless all who have the care and responsibility of others.

Friday 1st:  Residents in Aireworth St. & Clergy of the Parish.

Life is a book in volumes three, the past, the present and the yet-to-be. The past is written and laid away, the present we are writing every day. The last and best of volume three is locked from sight, God keeps the key.

 

Saturday 2nd: Residents in Albion Rd. & Church Wardens, A.L.M’s, Readers.

Lord, lend me the courage to travel my way, Lord send me purpose to deal with each day, for life can be daunting and I’m feeling small, I fear, left alone I might falter and fall. So walk with me Lord, let your love hold me near, I know with your strength, I can conquer all fear. Amen. Margaret Ingall.

 

Gospel Reading for the week ahead Romans 12:9 - end

 

Sunday 3rd: Residents in Anderby Walk & PCC Members, Treasurer & Secretary.

Jesus, take me as I am, I can come no other way. Take me deeper into You, make my flesh life melt away. Make me like a precious stone, crystal clear and finely honed, life of Jesus shining through, giving glory back to You. Hymn 382.

 

Monday 4th: Residents in Bamber Croft & Organist and Choir.

Love is the best motivator. If you love Me, you will obey what I command. Whoever has My commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves Me. John 14:15, 21.

 

Tuesday 5th: Residents in Barnaby’s Rd., Bristle Hall Way. & Lay Eucharist Assts.

May each and every struggle send us straight to the arms of the One who can carry us through. He tends His flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart. Isaiah 40:11

 

Wednesday 6th: Residents in Chorley Rd, The Meadows & Sidespersons, Intercessors.

A gentle answer quietens anger, but a harsh one stirs it up. Proverbs 15:1

 

Thursday 7th: Residents in Dicconson Lane & Team Ministry, Healing Ministry.

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5

 

Friday 8th: Residents in Church Lane, Wingates Lane & Women’s Guild.

We never have to walk alone. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25

 

Saturday 9th: Residents in Church St. to Railway Station & Gates Primary School

We thank you Lord Jesus, for the week past, for being there beside us, and we ask you to walk along with us during the week ahead. Amen

 

Gospel Reading for the week ahead Romans 13:8-end.

 

Sunday 10th: Residents in Croft St. Dixon St. Westchapel Mews & Men’s Grp.

Lord, awaken us to your glory. Open our eyes to your presence. Open our ears to your call. Open our hearts to your love, that we may proclaim that you are among us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. David Adam

 

Monday 11th: Residents in Dixon Crt. & Wingates Residential Home.

God of ever-changing life, who knit me together in my mother’s womb; you are with me even when I feel alone, and you know my thoughts before I speak. Help me to seek out your marvellous works in the shadows and in plain view, and let me leap for joy at their appearing. Amen

 

Tuesday 12th: Residents in Fawcett’s Fold & Housebound, Emergency Services.

Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus – to reach out and touch Him and say that we love Him. Open our ears, Lord, and help us to listen: O open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus. Hymn 545

 

Wednesday 13th: Residents in Greensmith’s Way & Brownies, Tiddliewinks Grps.

Do not be afraid. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6. Dear heavenly Father, when I am afraid, remind me that You hold my hand and give me peace. I’m grateful that I can lean into Your arms and find help when I’m scared. Thank you Lord. Amen. God is with us in all our struggles.

 

Thursday 14th:  Residents in Hardy Close & Gardeners, Flower Arrangers.

God bless our family, keep us safe, forever bonded in your love, which strengthens and uphold us. Through all trials and temptations, with your help, we will emerge victorious; our faith will never waver, for you are our Saviour, in whom we put our trust. God be our Family’s head, God be in our understanding, in our speaking, and in everything we seek. Amen. Hannah Allen

 

Friday 15th: Residents in Holden Lea & Cleaning Team, Kitchen Crew.

The best way to end a meal is with dessert. The best way to end a day is with prayer.

 

Saturday 16th: Residents in James St. & Children’s Church & Helpers.

Friendship – Eat and drink together: Talk and laugh together: enjoy life together: but never call it friendship until you have wept together. An African saying.

 

Gospel Reading for the week ahead Romans 14:1-12.

 

Sunday 17th: Residents in Lever St. & Social Events.

Lord Jesus, you came with love from your heavenly Father, and still today you come with love for every human being, the ones we know and love ourselves, and also the ones we pass in the bus queue, see on the news or know only as statistics. Lord, revive our imagination so that we see you in in every human life. Revive our capacity to love, so that we serve you gladly wherever you make yourself known to us. So we shall truly be agents of your kingdom of hope, and love, here on earth. Amen
 

Monday 18th: Residents in Manchester Rd. to bridge & Family Services.

Be thou a bright flame before me,

Be thou a guiding star above me,

Be thou a smooth path below me,

Be thou a kindly shepherd behind me,

Today – tonight  - and for ever.         St. Columba (c 521-597)

 

Tuesday 19th: Residents in Part St. & 8.00 am Service & Congregation

Instead of worrying and waiting for the storm, let’s listen for the soft whisper. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 1 Kings 19:11-12.

 

Wednesday 20th: Residents in Plough Fields & 11.15 am Service & Congregation.

God’s plan for your life is as special as you are.

 

Thursday 21st: Residents in Ryecroft Drive & Baptism Families.

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His word, what a glory He sheds on our way! While we do His good will, He abides with us still, and with all who will trust and obey. Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.   Hymn 760

 

Friday 22nd: Residents in Scott St. & Services in the Team and their Congregations.

I found God in the morning, we just sat and talked. I kept Him near me, everywhere I walked. I called on God at the noontime, a heart filled with despair. I felt His quiet presence, I knew ‘He’ was there. We met again at sunset, the waning of the day, I had made Him happy, I had lived ‘His Way’. Then when at bedtime I knelt silently in prayer, again His gentle presence I felt ‘Someone does care’.

 

Saturday 23rd: Residents in Seddon St. & The Industrial Estates.

Autumn Begins. Heavenly Father, thank you for the seasons. The freshness of spring and new life. The colours of autumn, nature in all its splendour. Be with us this autumn season and give us the time to stop and look and enjoy the fast changing colours before us. Amen.

 

Gospel Reading for the week ahead Matthew 20:1-16.

 

Sunday 24th: Residents in St. John’s Ave. & Car Showrooms and Car Drivers.

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all. Each little flower that opens, each little bird that sings, He made their glowing colours, He made their tiny wings. Hymn 23.

 

Monday 25th: Residents in St. John’s Crt. & Small Businesses, Public Houses.

The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:1, 14.

 

Monday 26th: Residents in The Croft & Farmers and Agriculture.

Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25: 4-5

 

Tuesday 27th: Residents in Thomas St. & Stewardship, Time & Talents.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in pastures green; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. Psalm 23:1-4.

 

Wednesday 28th: Residents in Willow Bank & Our Church Building, Graveyard.

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that everyone who has faith in him may not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

 

Thursday 29th: Residents in Wingates Grove & weddings & Funerals.

Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life. Jonathan Lockwood Huie.

 

Friday 30th: Residents in Wingates Square & Shops & those who live outside our Parish.

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter and day night shall not cease. Genesis 8:22

 

A Prayer for Autumn

Lord of the crystal blue sky, bless us with the clarity of vision. Lord of the lengthening evening, lighten our burdens. Lord of the biting breeze, sharpen our response to your spirit. Lord of the falling leaf, lift our hearts heavenwards. In our autumn, may we seek your spring. Amen