Prayers  for  the  week 

“Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” 
 And they filled them up to the brim. …….

 When the steward tasted the water that had become wine …..
  …..  the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good  wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.”  Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him. ”                       
                                                                                    John 2 : 7 – 11  (NRSV)

  
Lord Jesus, miracle maker, we bring before You situations in our world that seem hopeless.
We think of young refugees fleeing conflict, arriving alone and afraid in new countries.
We remember young carers who juggle looking after a loved-one with the demands
of school.
We bring before You children who are neglected and living daily in fear.
Lord, bring Your light and joy into these situations, just as You did at the wedding in Cana.
Help us to do all we can to brighten the lives of others,
and bless and strengthen everyone who works to turn lives around.
We pray in your holy name.
Amen. 
 
Suggestions for your personal prayer times

Sunday
Pray for churches across the world, including ourselves, as we all meet in our various communities to praise God, pray together and learn from His Holy Word.

Monday               
For our children and young people, Sunday Club, Ignite, Encounter and their leaders.


Tuesday               
Thank God that he has a plan and purpose for our lives


Wednesday        
Pray for our Mission of the Month - please click here
.

Thursday             
Pray for the vacancy and our on-going efforts to find a Rector - see below.

Friday                    
Thank God for the privilege of serving others and being inspired by His love and His Spirit.


Saturday             
Pray that God will bless us through our worship, prayer and teaching at our services on Sunday and that, as a result, we may have a close relationship with God and be enabled to follow His ways of love day by day.


Our prayer for the vacancy

Father God, we ask for the presence of your Holy Spirit to guide this parish.  Keep us steadfast and united in love; patient and tolerant with one another as we prayerfully seek your will in the search for our new Rector.  Send to each one of us the gifts of wisdom, knowledge and discernment in the coming days, that we may be equipped to sustain your work in this parish during the vacancy – and on into the future too.