Monthly prayer sheet

OUR DAILY BREAD        DECEMBER 2017

Advent – a time of waiting and praying for our Lord to come into our lives again. Christmas – a time of glad tiding and great joy to all men. Christ is here amongst us once more. ALLELULA !                                                                                                                              

As we begin another church year let us give thanks to God that he has made us, that he loves us and that he comes to us. Amen

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

God of hope and promise, be with us throughout this Advent season, and draw us ever closer as we journey together toward the stable, and the birth of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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

Forth in thy Name, O Lord, I go, my daily labour to pursue; Thee, only thee, resolved to know in all I think or speak or do. Charles Wesley.

 

Gospel reading for the week ahead: Mark 13:24 - end

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

Put your hope in the Lord, and his unfailing love will rest upon you. We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you.   Psalm 33: 20-22.

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

In every situation we have two options: Trust in the Lord, or choose another. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. Psalm 20:7

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

 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

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

 God made you on purpose. The Lord will fulfil His purpose for me; Your love O Lord, endures forever – do not abandon the works of Your hands. Psalm 138:8

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

Snowflakes falling, they cover the ground. All is clean, bright and new. Children play with rosy cheeks. All is well.

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

These may be God’s two favourite words: Welcome home!

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

May all of our words be a blessing every day. Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Psalm 141:3.

 

Gospel reading for the week ahead: Mark 1:1-8.

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

Longing for light, we wait in darkness. Longing for truth, we turn to You. Make us Your own, Your holy people; light for the world to see. Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts, shine through the darkness. Christ, be our light! Shine in Your church gathered today. Hymn 1201.

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

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. Edith Sitwell

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

The Bible is our richest resource to help raise children who will know and love Jesus. You have been taught the holy scriptures from childhood, and they have given you wisdom to receive salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:15. Father, I pray for the next generation. May they desire to feed on your word and apply it to their lives. Help me to be a good example to those who are younger by feasting on the truth of the Bible and sharing these truths with them. Your word is life. Amen

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

You yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Titus 2:7

Help me, Father, to develop the quiet spirit and positive actions that can lead others to you. Help me to be considerate, thoughtful, and kind even to those who might not agree with me. Instead of hiding my light, help me to let it shine for all to see. Let my actions point people away from me and toward you. Amen

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

The most fashionable coat we will ever wear, is one made of kindness and love. Through Christ all the kindness of God has been poured out upon us. Romans 1:5

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

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day, so may the light of your presence, O God, set our hearts on fire with love for you; now and forever. Amen

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

I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. Phillippians 4:13

 

Gospel reading for the week ahead: John 1; 6-8, 19-28.

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

Christ is the answer to my every need; Christ is the answer, He is my friend indeed. Problems of life my spirit may assail, with Christ my Saviour I need never fail, for Christ is the answer to my need. Hymn 72.

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

When the red, red robin comes bob, bob, bobbin’ along, along,

There’ll be no more sobbin’ when he starts throbbin’ his old sweet song:

“Wake up, wake up, you sleepy head, get up, get up, get out of bed.

Cheer up, cheer up, the sun is red, live, love, laugh and be happy!”

When the red, red robin comes bob, bob, bobbin’ along.

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

I heard a bird sing in the dark of December, a magical thing, and sweet to remember. We are nearer to spring than we were in September. Oliver Herford.

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

God cares about what we look like – but from the inside out. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outwqrd appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7.

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

The December solstice is today. It is called Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, where it is the shortest day of the year. So cheer up, the days get longer from here on. Spring will soon be here. Lord protect us through the short days and long dark nights. Keep us safe until spring returns. Amen.

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

In the bleak mid-winter, frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter, long ago. Hymn 337.

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

Lord God, may we, your people, who look forward to the birthday of Christ, experience the joy of salvation and celebrate that feast with love and thanksgiving. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

 

Gospel reading for the week ahead: Luke 1:26-38

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

Christmas Eve: Peace on earth – Angels proclaimed it at Christ’s first coming, and Jesus will accomplish it at His second. We wait for the blessed hope – the glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Titus 2:13.

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

The perfect word: Christmas
The perfect gift: Christ
The perfect love: God

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Tuesday 26th: Residents in The Croft & Farmers and Agriculture.
Boxing Day – St. Stephen’s Day – Stephen the Martyr. Gracious Father, who gave the first martyr Stephen grace to pray for those who took stones against him: grant that in all our sufferings for truth we may learn to love even our enemies, and to seek forgiveness for those who desire our hurt, looking up to heaven to him who was crucified for us, Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

Wednesday 27th: Residents in Thomas St. & Stewardship, Time & Talents.
John, Apostle and Evangelist: Merciful Lord, cast your bright beams of light upon the church: that being enlightened by the teaching of your blessed apostle and evangelist Saint John, we may so walk in the light of your truth that we may at last attain to the light of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ your incarnate Son our Lord. Amen.

Thursday 28th: Residents in Willow Bank & Our Church Building, Graveyard.
Jesus became a baby, so that He could become our Saviour and King. “I am the Alpha and the Omega”, says the Lord God, “ who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Revelations 1:8.

Friday 29th: Residents in Wingates Grove & Weddings & Funerals.
If God were not willing to forgive sin, heaven would be empty. German Proverb.

Saturday 30th: Residents in Wingates Square & Shops, Shop workers.
Life will have its cloudy days. I think God knew it was the best way for our hearts to truly appreciate the sunshine.

Gospel reading for the week ahead:  Luke 2:15-21

Sunday 31st December: Pray for all who live outside our Parish.
Winter: The winter of the Lord is like an icy wind, when the soul can chill and God’s people discover dark valleys of problems and fears. Yet God walks with them through all dark places. “Loving Lord, open our eyes to see you. Open our ears to hear you quietly whispering throughout the cycle of winter” Amen.


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