Monthly prayer sheet-March

   OUR DAILY BREAD                     March 2018


Dear Lord, during this Lenten season help us to keep strong resisting all temptation as you did in the wilderness. Keep us focused on you at all times, keep us alert to your call, ready to give ourselves to you. You have called us into your life to love and serve you. Amen


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

Come, all who are thirsty says Jesus, our Lord, come, all who are weak, taste the living water that I shall give. Dip your hands in the stream, refresh body and soul, drink from it, depend on it, for this water will never run dry. Come, all who are thirsty says Jesus, our Lord.


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

This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. 11 Corinthians 9:12


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

Blessed are you, Lord our God, for you have called us out of darkness to be children of light. The bright light of your presence scatters the darkness within us, and is a guide on our journey. Amen


Reading for the week ahead: Psalm 10


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

Third Sunday of Lent:

For each step that we might take be our guide, O Lord of life.

For each load that we might bear be our strength. O Lord of life.

For each mountain we might face be our power, O Lord of life.

For each river that we might impede be our safety, O Lord of Life.

For each place where we might rest be our peace, O Lord of life.

For each sunrise and sunset be our joy, O Lord of life.


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

Be -   Be still -   Be still and know

Be still and know that I am God.

Just simply BE


Tuesday 6th: Residents in Chorley Rd, The Meadows & Sidespersons, Intercessors.

We may grieve the loss of many things in this life. But, in our relationship with God, there is never loss – only gain.

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

 Abba Father, let me be Yours and Yours alone. May my will forever be evermore Your own. Never let my heart grow cold, never let me go, Abba Father, let me be Yours and Yours alone. Hymn 3


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

 A good deed is never lost. He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship, he who plants kindness, gathers love. St. Basil


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

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

Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18

Lord, please open our eyes to the needs of others, open our hearts to those people and open our hands so we can provide help in the time of need. Amen.


Reading for the week ahead: Psalm 11.


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

Fourth Sunday of Lent: Mothering Sunday:

Loving God, on this special day we give you thanks for mothers everywhere. We praise you for all who have the care and responsibility of looking after children. Grant them wisdom, patience and guidance to face the future. We thank you for our mother church and for our church family.  Amen


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

Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you. 1 Peter 5:7


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

How reassuring to know that we don’t need to ask God to be with us – He is already there. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28: 20


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

We are in a race, not a parade, so let’s run it to win. I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14


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

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold; when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. Charles Dickens

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

I come before you O Lord, as the sun rises may your hope rise up in me. As the birds sing may your love flow out of me. As the light floods into new day, may your joy shine through me. I come before you, O Lord and drink in this moment of peace, that I may carry something of your hope, love and joy today in my heart. Amen.


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

St. Patrick’s Day: This day is the feast of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. Patrick was captured by pirates and taken to Ireland as a slave. After he escaped Patrick chose to become a priest and go back to Ireland to share the message of Jesus’ love. He wanted everyone to know about Jesus.


Reading for the week ahead: Psalm 12.                                                                                                                               

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

Fifth Sunday of Lent:  I greet Sunday with a smile. Thank you for this glorious day, Lord. A day of forgiveness, that stretches out like a lake of never ending grace. A day of promise, of love in action, alive and outstretched. A day of unity, mending broken lives, where we build bridges of peace and restoration. A day of celebration, of worship to a living God who holds heaven out to us and proclaims life over death.


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

Gracious and holy Father, give me wisdom to perceive You; intelligence to fathom You; patience to wait for You; eyes to behold You; a heart to meditate upon You; a life to proclaim You, through the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. St. Benedict.


Tuesday 20th: Residents in Plough Fields & 9.30am Service & Congregation.

Lord, help us never to take for granted the powerful gift of language. Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Prov. 16: 24


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

Let Him have all your worries and care, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you. 1 Peter 5:7


Thursday 22nd: Residents in Scott St. & Weddings & Funerals

His compassions never fail. They are new every morning: great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22 -23.


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

Dear lord, thank you for giving us Your Word. Help us to listen to Your voice as we spend time alone with You. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27


Saturday 24th: Residents in St. John’s Ave. & Car Showrooms and Car Drivers.
Short prayer for the morning – I awake to love, to live, to hope. Amen
Don’t forget to Spring Forward 1 hour on your clocks, phones etc.

Reading for the week ahead: Psalm 13

Sunday 25th: Residents in St. John’s Crt. & Small Businesses, Public Houses.
Palm Sunday:
On Palm Sunday, we remember the time Jesus entered Jerusalem--and everybody started praising him! This was even prophesied many years before in Zechariah 9:9.  Read Mark 11: 1-11.


Monday 26th: Residents in The Croft & Farmers and Agriculture.
Go after your dreams – God created you to live them!

Tuesday 27th: Residents in Thomas St. & Stewardship, Time & Talents.
O Lord, hear my prayer; O lord, hear my prayer: when I call answer me – O lord, hear my prayer; O lord hear my prayer; come and listen to me. Hymn 908

Wednesday 28th: Residents in Willow Bank & Our Church Building, Churchyard.
Share Christ’s love with another. My command is this: love each other as I have loved you. John 15:12

Thursday 29th: Residents in Wingates Grove & Our Team & Congregations
God is a safe place in life’s storms. The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10

Friday 30th: Residents in Wingates Square & Shops and Shopkeepers.
Good Friday:

GOOD FRIDAY: “Surely this man was the Son of God!” Mark 15: 39   Dear Jesus, I can’t begin to thank You enough for taking care of my sin when You died on the cross. I acknowledge Your sacrifice, and I believe in the power of Your resurrection.  The cross of Christ reveals our sin at its worst and God’s love at its best.

Saturday 31st: Pray for all who live outside our Parish Boundaries.
Lord, you search for us and find us. Thank you for making us Your own.

Lord, you’ve guided us through the difficult days of Lent, encouraging us along the way. We pray that as we approach Easter and Your Resurrection, you will give to us new life, new faith new hope in the name of your Son Jesus Christ. Amen.

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