Prayer Diary

Prayer Diary March 2019

Seek the Lord and his strength,
seek his presence continually.

1 Chronicles 16:11

Pray to the Father through the Son in the power of the Spirit for:

Friday 1   Bernwode: Priscilla Slusar, Jenny Edmans and Valerie Plumb. For the ten people from our benefice who have recently been confirmed, and for all those exploring their faith through the discussion group and reflection time in the season of Lent. Give thanks for the commitment of all those who work with young people in our benefice - through education, youth organisations, worship activities and social events. Brill School.
Saturday 2   Broughton: Phil White, James Talbot and Shirley Bull. Pray that our community caf, more+, will flourish again after being closed for five weeks for revisioning, etc. Pray that we will make a good appointment for a children's and youth worker (we are interviewing a couple for a jobshare). Bishop Alan confirming at Eton College.
Monday 4   Long Crendon with Chearsley and Nether Winchendon: Richard Phillips and John Scholefield. For our benefice Lent Course led by John. For our Giant Easter Garden building workshop in the school.
Tuesday 5   Risborough: David Williams, James Tomkins, Tony Bundock, Norbert Mutuku, Michael Hunt, Dan Beesley, Graham King and Averil Stephenson. For Risborough area churches, both Anglican churches and our ecumenical partners, who will be sending out members to visit those who have moved into new housing, that these visits would be appreciated. For the Lent Course that is to be held at St Mary's, Princes Risborough, and that through this and the special services that will take place across all our churches, people will grow in faith as they journey through Lent. St John's School, Lacey Green; Speen School; Monk's Risborough School; Longwick School.
Wednesday 6   Winkfield and Cranbourne: Huw Mordecai, Mary Knight and Stuart Ager. For the health and wellbeing of our ministry team. For our confirmation candidates, who are to be confirmed by Bishop Andrew on 12 March. St Mary's School.
Thursday 7   Walton Holy Trinity: Charles Trefusis and Martin Roper. Bishop Andrew confirming at St Nicolas, Earley.
Friday 8   Warfield: Catharine Mabuza, David Ritchie, Adrian Laws, Adam Brown, Dave Cappleman, Sam Mortimer and Michael Summers. For Revd David Brown and Revd Michelle Porter-Babbage, to be licensed as Associate Ministers on March 10. For the many people, lay and ordained, involved in leadership across the church as we move into a new season, that good and effective teams will be formed in the months ahead. Warfield School.
Saturday 9   Wychert Vale: Margot Hodson, Philip Groves, Jonathan Hawkins, Nadine Rose, Olive Kuhrt, Adrian Collier, David Robinson, Trish Mander and Gordon Kuhrt. For the welcome programme to new residents in Haddenham village, which is expanding by 1000 homes very quickly. For the work with young families in all of our villages, including work in our schools and Fresh Expressions. For the benefice at a time of change as we prepare for an interregnum in the summer. Cuddington and Dinton School, St Mary's School, Stone School.
Monday 11   Bracknell Deanery: Darrell Hannah, Caroline Kallipetis, David Clues and Pamela Grigg.
Tuesday 12   Ascot Heath: Darrell Hannah, Pamela Davey and Sheila Shrigley. Ascot Heath School. Bishop Andrew confirming at All Saints, Ascot Heath.
Wednesday 13   Binfield: Luke Taylor and Daisy Riddell. For safety during the roof repairs, that the associated fundraising continues to bring the congregation and community together, and that the total amount of money needed is raised. For the outreach course to attract people who aren't following Jesus, and for the new community cafe. Binfield School.
Thursday 14   Bracknell Team Ministry: Jim Barlow and Les Jesudason. For the development of the town centre mission as it moves into a pioneering phase. For Revd Malcolm and Janet Chalmers as they prepare to move to join the team ministry in April. Ranelagh School.
Friday 15   Easthampstead: Guy Cole, Emily Davis, Catherine Bowstead and Pascal Ngoga. For our work with the two church schools and seven local authority schools in the parish. For our church plant, St Francis and St Clare, Jennett's Park. St Michael's School, Jennett's Park School.
Saturday 16   Sunningdale: Jon Hutchinson, Dolapo Ogunbawo and Terry Ward-Hall. As we renew the redevelopment scheme to create a community hub, pray for wisdom in deciding the priorities and phasing the project accordingly. That the new services established last year continue to grow and flourish. Holy Trinity School.
Monday 18   Worminghall with Ickford, Oakley and Shabbington: David Kaboleh. Oakley School.
Tuesday 19   Southcourt: Colin Hartley. For the new café starting in April. For the new churchwardens and treasurer who will be elected at the APCM.
Wednesday 20   Sunninghill and South Ascot: Stephen Johnson, Mary Nichols and Michael Francescon. For a deepening of discipleship during Lent. For a new youth event and partnership with other local churches. Cheapside Primary School, St Michael's School. Bishop Andrew confirming at St Mary's, Thatcham.
Thursday 21   Burnham and Slough Deanery: Rod Cosh, David Shields, Allen Walker, Linda Hillier, Richard Rooley, Daniel Bond, Rupert Demery, Stephen Gray, Paul Hess, Mark Jones, Michael Wilcockson and Vera Hunt. For growth and renewal throughout the deanery through prayer and mission. For God's help with our deanery financial difficulties.
Friday 22   Burnham: Ian Fordyce and Barry Marsden. For Bill and Rhonda Jackson as they return to Durham for their retirement. For St Peter's Church during the vacancy. St Peter's School.
Saturday 23   Cippenham: Janet Minkkinen and Angeline Ruredzo. For our children's ministry, for Hannah and Kimberley who are developing this, for all the children who attend. For our initial feasibility study as we begin to look at the options of redeveloping our site for the future of our church and community.
Monday 25   Eton, Eton Wick and Boveney and Dorney: La Stacey, Michael Wilcockson and Alison Hassell. For our community to sense God's call and for renewed vigour and vision in the church to receive those whom God is calling. For our troubles with the tower of one church to be resolved speedily and peacefully. For the project of renewing our facilities in the other church to be an opportunity to build community too. Eton Porny School, Eton Wick School.
Tuesday 26   Hitcham: Sue Sampson and Mary Howarth. For clergy cover and for all the lay leaders who are stepping up to serve as Sue is now on leave for at least six weeks.
Wednesday 27   Taplow and Dropmore: Jane Cresswell. For the new Worship for All service launched in January and all the families who are part of that. For a new churchwarden to come forward. St Nicholas School.
Thursday 28   Colnbrook and Datchet: Darcy Chesterfield-Terry and Rod Cosh. We give thanks for the safe arrival of the new Vicar, Darcy Chesterfield-Terry. Pray that we may walk with God on his mission in the two parishes. Colnbrook School, Churchmead School, Datchet St Mary's School.
Friday 29   Horton and Wraysbury: Colin Gibson, Mike Miller and Beryl Walters. For St Michael's, Horton, and a fresh sense of direction and engagement for the congregation. Give thanks for new community groups that have sprung up at St Andrew's, Wraysbury: the toddler group, men's breakfast, Days for Girls project, Moving On group for the bereaved, and pray they would be fruitful.
Saturday 30   Langley Marish: Robin Grayson, Shola Aoko, Susan Lepp and Bill Birmingham. For plans and resources for the new Lighthouse Holiday Club, starting in Langley this August. For vision and generosity for people giving to the church, both financially and personally.

Our Bishops on Sundays

Sunday 3   Bishop Alan confirming at All Saints, Marlow and Eton College.
Sunday 10   Bishop Colin confirming at Bampton; Bishop Alan confirming at Milton Keynes; Bishop Andrew confirming at Greyfriars, Reading.
Sunday 17   Bishop Steven confirming at St Aldates, Oxford; Bishop Colin confirming at Radley College.
Sunday 24   Bishop Steven confirming at St Peter's, Wolvercote; Bishop Colin confirming at Shiplake College and Christ Church, Abingdon.
Sunday 31   Bishop Alan confirming at Stowe School, Buckingham
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