Monthly prayer sheet

OUR DAILY BREAD               February 2018

 Lord, as we enter Lent help us to draw near to you in praise, stripping away all     that distracts us from worship.  As Jesus resisted temptation by the devil in the wilderness, help us reflect on his faithfulness to God, his rejection of worldly values and hold these thoughts in our hearts throughout Lent and beyond.  Amen

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

Life is like a path. At times it is straight and smooth – at other times it turns and becomes uneven. We stay on this path, although not always easy, because it’s here we find joy in the journey.

 

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

th?u=http%3a%2f%2fwww  Candlemas: Almighty and ever-living God, clothed in majesty, whose beloved Son was this day presented in the Temple, in substance of our flesh: grant that we may be presented to you with pure and clean hearts, by your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

 

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

The best and most meaningful things in life are often those which cannot be seen or touched, but which are felt, like the blessings we receive from God and the joy we feel as we serve Him.

 

     Reading for the week ahead: Psalm 6

 

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

Lord, sometimes it’s hard to serve others’ needs. Help us to become more like you, willing to express Your love in the many opportunities we have to serve those around us each day. Amen

 

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

As we are gathered, Jesus is here, one with each other, Jesus is here; joined by the Spirit, washed in His blood, part of the body, the Church of God. As we are gathered, Jesus is here, one with each other, Jesus is here. Hymn 38

 

Tuesday 6th: Residents in Chorley Rd, The Meadows & Sidespeople, Intercessors The Accession of Queen Elizabeth II (1952)

Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ exchanged the glory of a heavenly throne for the form of a servant, we thank you that you have given Elizabeth our Queen a heart to serve her people, keeping her devoted in this service. Encourage us by her example to serve one another, and to seek the common good, until you call us all to reign with Christ in your eternal kingdom. Amen.

Wednesday 7th: Residents in Dicconson Lane, & Team & Healing Ministries.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is darkness, light, and where there is sadness, joy. Amen.                Francis of Assisi

 

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

O God, you are our Maker: you give us life, you give us love, you give us yourself. Help us to give our lives, our lives, ourselves to you. Keep us alert and aware of your presence, that we may meet you each day and know that you come to us in grace and in love. Amen

 

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

We often make promises we can’t keep. God isn’t like that. God is faithful and trustworthy. When God promises never to leave us, he means what he says. He’s not going anywhere. God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” Hebrews 13:5

 

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

The Lord is your best friend. He enjoys walking with us as our companion on Life’s pathway. He brings blessing into our lives when we walk closely with him. If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1:7.

 

Reading for the week ahead: Psalm 7

 

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

Dear Lord, we pray for those who are going through times of trouble in our families, in our church, our communities and the wider world. We know you to be both Lord and Healer of your broken world. We ask you to touch with your generous love, all those who are in our hearts this day. May your love flood our lives with hope and healing in spirit, mind and body. Amen.

 

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

My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song. Psalm 28:7

 

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

Shrove Tuesday

On this Shrove Tuesday, Lord help us to enjoy and give thanks to you for the bounty you provide for us and remind us to share your gifts with others. And as Lent begins tomorrow, prepare our hearts and minds to reflect upon the temptation of Jesus for 40 days and nights and what that means for us. Amen

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

     Ash Wednesday

In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent. Officially named "Day of Ashes," Ash Wednesday always falls 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count). Lent is a time when Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, giving up of sinful habits, and spiritual discipline.

 

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

May the Lord bless you and keep you, make His face to shine upon you and br gracious unto you. May the Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you and give you peace. Hymn 464.

 

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

"I stood beside a hill

Smooth with new-laid snow,

A single star looked out

From the cold evening glow.

 

There was no other creature

That saw what I could see--

I stood and watched the evening star

As long as it watched me."                     -  Sara Teasdale, February Twilight  

 

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

I want to worship the Lord with all my heart, give Him my all and not just a part, lift up my hands to the King of Kings, praise Him in everything.

 

Reading for the week ahead: Psalm 8
 

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

Dear Lord, help us to become one with you, in your testing teach us the grace of believing, in our weakness, teach us the grace of your strength, in our betrayal teach us grace in forgiveness. In your love, teach us the grace of self-offering. Amen

 

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

These three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.  

1 Corinthians 13:13

 

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

 He did not say, “You shall not be tempest-tossed, you shall not be weary, you shall not be discomforted”. But He said, “You shall not be overcome”. Julian of Norwich

Wednesday 21st: Residents in Rycroft Drive and Baptism Families.

I will bless you ….. and you will be a blessing to many others. Genesis 12:2

 

Thursday 22nd: Residents in Scott St. & Mid-week 6.30pm Service & Congregation

"The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size." -  Gertrude S. Wister

 

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

The Lord is good and his love ……. continues through all generations. Psalm 100: 5

 

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

God of time, God of space, fill this moment with your grace. God of motion, God of peace, from each sin, give release. God of quiet, God of might, keep us ever in your sight.

 

Reading for the week ahead: Psalm 9

 

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

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! 1 John 3: 1

 

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

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

 

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

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10

 

Wednesday 28th: Residents in Willow Bank/Wingates Grove/Wingates Square & Our Church Building, Graveyard, Shops & Shopkeepers, Weddings & Funerals. All who live outside our Parish Boundaries.

A big part of loving is listening – Jesus teach us to be a friend of people as you are with us. Give us eyes to see others and their needs and to take the time to listen. Help us to take them to You, the source of life. Amen

 

Heavenly Father, make clear to us each road we take, keep us safe along the way, guide our footsteps and hold us when we fall. Lift our spirits high when our faith wavers, and when we are hard pressed with evil, deliver us at last to Your glory. Protect us all throughout this Lenten season bringing us to the joy of Your resurrection. Amen