Monthly prayer sheet-October 2017


Dear Lord, this is the month when we celebrate Harvest, so we ask your blessing on all the farms, their owners and farm workers in our Parish and the wider community. As we enjoy your rich harvest may we be truly thankful each and every day. Amen

Gospel Reading for the week ahead Philippians 2: 1-13

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

Harvest Service. Jesus said “Take a good look at the fields; the crops are now ripe and ready to be harvested” The saying is true, “One sows, another reaps. I have sent you to reap a harvest field where you did not work; others worked there, and you profit from their work” John 4: 35, 37-38. We can reap what others have sown.

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

Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. Those who come to me will never be hungry; those who believe in me will never be thirsty. For what my Father wants is that all who see the Son and believe in him should have eternal life”   John 6: 35, 40.

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

The earth is fruitful may we be generous. The earth is fragile may we be gentle. The earth is fractured may we be just. Creator God, harvest in us joy and generosity, as we together share in thanks and giving. Amen. Christian Aid Harvest Prayer.

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

Gates Primary School in church for their Harvest Service.

We thank you then, O Father, for all things bright and good, the seed-time and the harvest, our life, our health, our food. Hymn 732.

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

The best person for us to be is the one God made us to be. You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139: 13.

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

Perhaps the most we are to do, when it comes to opening doors, is to knock. Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7.

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

Everything about us matters to God. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Matthew 10: 30.


Gospel Reading for the week ahead Matthew 21: 33 – end.

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

Perhaps the best place for you to be, is where you are right now. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast. Psalm 193: 9-10.

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

Sometimes the best thing is to be quiet. My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1: 19.

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

Keep Calm and Carry On: Lord, sometimes I get fed up when things go wrong. Please help me to keep trusting You during the hard times. I know that You are still in control, even when things don’t make sense. Keep me close to You always. Amen.

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

And the Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground – those that are pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 2:9

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

The trumpets sound, the angels sing, the feast is ready to begin; the gates of heaven are open wide, and Jesus welcomes you inside. Tables are laden with good things, O taste the peace and joy He brings; He’ll fill you up with love divine, He’ll turn your water into wine. Hymn 667.

Friday 13th: Residents in Greensmith’s Way & Brownies & Tiddliwinks Grps.

The grass withers and the leaves fall, but the word of God endures forever. Isaiah 40: 8.

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

Sometimes the best thing is to do nothing. Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46: 10.


Gospel Reading for the week ahead Matthew 22: 1-14.

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

Show me the path where I should walk, O Lord; point out the right road for me to follow. The Lord is the one who goes before you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31: 8

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

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot. Ecclesiastes 3: 1-2.

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

The fruit of the Holy Spirit is a biblical term that sums up nine attributes of a Christian Life according to Paul in his letter to the Galatians; But the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility and self-control. There is no law against such things as these. Galatians 5: 22-23.

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

Jesus said ”I made you known to them, and I will continue to do so, in order that the love you have for me may be in them, and so I also may be in them.”  John 17: 26.

Chapter 17 of John’s gospel is the longest prayer of Jesus recorded in any of the gospels. Read the whole of chapter 17.

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

Blessed are you, Lord our God. All things come from you and of our own do we give you. From you come our life, this world and all that we have and are. Teach us to love and respect your creation and give glory to you. Amen.

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

Father, I place into your hands the things that I can’t do. Father, I place into your hands the times that I’ve been through. Father, I place into you hands the way that I should go, for I know I always can trust you. Father, I want to be with you and do things you do. Father, I want to speak the words that you are speaking too. Father, I want to love the ones that you will draw to you, for I know that I am one with you. Hymn 133.

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

Let’s consider every cause for concern in our lives as an invitation from God: “Please come and spend some time with me”. The Lord is near to all who call on Him. Psalm 145:18


Gospel Reading for the week ahead  Matthew 22: 15-22.

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

Let God have you, and let God love you, and don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before. Max Lucado.

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

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

Abba Father, let me be Yours and Yours alone. May my will for ever 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.

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

In stillness, in chaos, in the extraordinary and the mundane, God is there, and a lifetime is not enough to explore all the different ways to respond to him. Amen

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

Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children. Matthew 19: 14

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

By pastures green he leads me, with gladness there he feeds me, from purest springs revives me, in need he counsel gives me. Paul Gerhardt.

Saturday 28th: Residents in Willow Bank & Our Church Building, Graveyard.

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10


Gospel Reading for the week ahead Matthew 22: 34-end

Sunday 29th: Residents in Wingates Grove & weddings & Funerals.

 Clocks went back at 2.00am this morning. Hope you have done yours!!

Don’t be late. As the nights draw in Lord, protect us from harm. Amen

Monday 30th: Residents in Wingates Square & Shops , Shopworkers

When I lie down, I go to sleep in peace; you alone, O lord, keep me perfectly safe.      Psalm 4: 8

Tuesday 31st: All who live & work outside our Parish boundaries.



When I’m afraid Lord, will you hold my hand?  Fill me with peace Lord, help me understand, When I have doubts Lord, fill me with your love, Then in your arms Lord, all my fears remove.

Show me the way to trust implicitly, Tell me again Lord, how you died for me, When in despair Lord, bid my soul be still, Fill my heart with love Lord, to do thy will.

Hold thou my hand, walk with day by day, I need your guidance through each coming day, In joy or sorrow I still need your love, Hold thou my hand Lord, till my fears dissolve.


Words by Anne Whitfield sung to the tune "Abide with me".

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