Prayer Diary

Prayer Diary December 2018

Do not be afraid; for seeI am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is the Messiah, the Lord.
Luke 2:10

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

Saturday 1   Great Milton with Little Milton and Great Haseley: Simon Cronk, Tony Jefferis and Toby Garfitt. For the men's breakfast this month. For the schools in the benefice as they engage with the message of Christmas. Great Milton Primary School; Little Milton Primary School.
Monday 3   Chenies and Little Chalfont, Latimer and Flaunden: John Went, Ruth Boughton, Philip Lovegrove and Pat Ansell. For Revd David Whale who was licensed yesterday as the new priest in charge of the Chenies benefice, and for his wife and four young sons. For Revd John Went's last service on Christmas day at Latimer and for his retirement in North London. For Ruth Boughton in her role as minister for older people at the King's Church in Amersham. St George's Infant School, Amersham.
Tuesday 4   Deanery of Amersham: Tim Harper, Martin Williams, Cassa Messervy, Lawrence Tebboth, Julie Dziegiel and Dorothy Potter. For God to bless our efforts to encourage and support the hard working clergy and wardens of this very large deanery.
Wednesday 5   Amersham on the Hill: Revd Debbie Oades and Peter Binns.
Thursday 6   Amersham with Coleshill: Tim Harper, Tim Barnard, Susan Gill, Kathryn Ridout, Charles Howlett, Sheila Shield and Ian Morgan. For God to bless our work with our schools and young people. For God to bless our wider civic role as we provide services for many different groups in the community. St Mary's Primary School, Amersham; Coleshill Infant School.
Friday 7   Beaconsfield: Jeremy Brooks, Michael Johnson, Sharon Roberts, Hazel Chow and Michelle Fotherby. For St Michael's, Beaconsfield following the recent retirement of their vicar, Revd Camilla Walton: for discernment and patience in the vacancy. For the life of the team together as we consider future working relationships. St Mary and All Saints Primary School, Beaconsfield.
Saturday 8   Chalfont St Giles, Seer Green and Jordans: Ian Brown, Cassa Messervy, Paul Henderson, Jennifer Tebboth, Linda West and Victoria Smerdon. For the many opportunities through this month for community contacts at services, in schools and elsewhere to share our faith at Christmas. For our Holy Habits teaching series beginning in the new year. Seer Green School.
Monday 10   St Peter's, Chalfont: John Goodman, Wendy Graham, Luke Maxted and Ben Ewert. For the growth of our children's choir and youth group. For our new congregations to become established and to flourish. Chalfont St Peter Academy.
Tuesday 11   Radley, Sunningwell and Kennington: Rob Glenny, Alison Mathew, Glynis Beckett, Sue Sowden and Tony Rogerson. For all of us deepening and sharing our faith with our communities. For the prudent use of the resources that we have, and for the wellbeing and flourishing of those giving sacrificially in God's service. St Swithun's Primary School, Kennington; Radley Primary School; Sunningwell Primary School.
Wednesday 12   Chesham Bois: Laurie Clow, Chris Clare, Vicky Burton, Jackie Lambert, Peter Flory, Dan Sutcliffe, Denise Kolb and Jonny Sommervel. For growth in discipleship, hearing God's voice and outreach for people to meet Jesus. For the Parish Centre site redevelopment - for wisdom, sensitivity and boldness to be obedient to the Father's call and for all involved in the process. Chesham Bois School.
Thursday 13   Icknield: Daniel Thompson and Angie Paterson. For an increased sense of the presence of Christ through the Christmas period and renewed relationships with our local communities.
Friday 14   Thame Team Ministry: Alan Garratt, Rachel Cross, Graham Choldcroft, Mike Reading, Peter Waterson, Viv Bull, Nicholas Francis and Sian Stratton. For our ongoing work with young families within Thame and in the surrounding area. For our Christmas events, including our Christingles, which attract large numbers of families to the church. Lewknor Primary School.
Saturday 15   Great Chesham: Simon Cansdale, Sylvester Liyanage, John Shepherd, Tim Yates, Hilary Wilson, Chris Gercke, Jean Corfield, Joshua Bailey, Jen Carter, Andrew Patterson, Geoff Houston, Alan Davis, Hilary Unwin, Hannah Martin and John Spence. For our Christians Against Poverty and Foodbank Teams over the busy Christmas period. For people to sign up to enquirer's groups from our Christmas services. The Chiltern Hills Academy.
Monday 17   Penn and Tylers Green: Mike Bisset, Graham Summers, Mary Lee and David Carter. For discernment as we seek a fresh vision and direction to engage with the new opportunities and challenges that will present themselves over the next couple of years.
Tuesday 18   Penn Street: Peter Simmons. Continue to give thanks for the growth at our All Age Worship Services. Pray that our new young mum's group would grow and flourish. Curzon Combined School.
Wednesday 19   Deanery of Aston and Cuddesdon: Emma Pennington, Simon Richards and Janet Pickard. Give thanks for all those who lovingly and tirelessly contribute to the life and worship of our parishes across the deanery: for those who clean our churches, visit the sick, prepare for worship, nurture faith, attend the meetings, organise fundraising events, clean the gutters and pray for others. For our clergy and church officers, and for those in vacancy at the moment, that this may be a time of renewal and deepening of faith.
Thursday 20   Shotover Group Ministry - Albury with Tiddington, Holton, Waterperry, Waterstock and Wheatley: Nigel Hawkes, David Bendor-Samuel and Alexandra Hewitt. For outreach to our communities over the Christmas period. For re-ordering and essential repair works to our buildings, especially at Waterstock, Holton and Wheatley. Wheatley Primary School.
Friday 21   Beckley, Forest Hill, Horton cum Studley and Stanton St John: Jo Allen, Stephanie Bullock, Betty Dye, Liz Hoare, Hugh Lee, Nicholas Orme and Beau Stevenson. For discernment of God's choice for all those involved in appointing our next vicar. For the flourishing of all aspects of life in our four villages during our vacancy, including Family Church and the Iona, Taize, family and traditional services. Beckley Primary School.
Saturday 22   Chalgrove with Berrick Salome: Bob Heath-Whyte and Jennifer Thompson. For the PCCs and congregations of St Mary's, Chalgrove and St Helen's, Berrick Salome during the current vacancy in the parish. For our Methodist sisters and brothers who worship with us as they await the appointment of a new minister.
Monday 24   Garsington, Cuddesdon and Horspath: Emma Pennington and Mark Chapman. On this eve of celebrating the joyous season of Christmas we pray for all those in our villages, towns and cities who are homeless, lost, lonely and trapped in bonds of addiction. We pray that as we contemplate the message of the angels, we as the church may courageously reach out with the loving compassionate light and presence of Christ to all who dwell in darkness. Garsington Primary School; Horspath Primary School.
Tuesday 25   Dorchester Team Ministry with Warborough: Sue Booys, Caroline King, Michael Lakey, Jon Roberts, Jennifer Morton, Edna Strange and Brian Newey. We give thanks for the joy of Christmas. As we celebrate we pray that Jesus may be born in us today. We give thanks for the Dorchester Abbey exhibition, Light: A spiritual journey and pray that visitors to it may glimpse something of the light of Christ shining into their lives and bringing hope to all. St Birinus Primary School, Dorchester; Clifton Hampden Primary School; Culham Parochial Primary School; Long Wittenham Primary School; Marsh Baldon Primary School; St Laurence Primary School, Warborough.
Wednesday 26   Chinnor, Sydenham, Aston Rowant and Crowell: Maggie Thorne, Jacky Barr and Margaret Poole. For the continued growth of our new 'Choose Day Church', a cross between Sunday School and Cafe Church held on a Tuesday afternoon. For the fundraising for serious stonework problems in two of the churches. Aston Rowant Primary School; St Andrew's Primary School, Chinnor.
Thursday 27   Wootton: Jon Williams and Jenni Williams. We give thanks for those who have offered to run our new Sunday School, and for those young people who have come to the new Sunday School each week. We pray these families will feel at home at St Peter's. St Peter's Primary School.
Friday 28   Denham: Christoph Lindner and Joyce Tearall.
Saturday 29   Gerrards Cross and Fulmer: Ben Topham, Jill Roth, Meyrick Beebee, James Leach, Chris Lion, Neil Wilson, Guy Mansell and Tim Norton. For Revd Matt Beeby as he prepares to take up the role of Rector in February. Pray that God would guide us as we continue to reach our church fringe with the good news of Jesus. Gerrards Cross School.
Monday 31   Benson with Ewelme: Patrick Gilday. That we may grow in contemplation of God's holiness together. For the appointment of a new House for Duty priest in Ewelme. For the growth and consolidation of the new 4 OClock Church service in Benson. Benson Primary School; Ewelme Primary School.

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Sunday 2   Bishop Colin confirming at Wykeham.
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