Monthly prayer sheet

OUR DAILY BREAD                     March 2019


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


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

    St. David’s Day

Almighty God, who called your servant David to be a faithful and wise steward of your mysteries for the people of Wales: in your mercy, grant that, following his purity of life and zeal for the gospel of Christ, we may with him receive the crown of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen


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


Reading for the week ahead: Psalm 62


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

Whatever you did for one of the least of these you did for me. Matthew 25:40.

Lord, help me not to overthink serving others. Sometimes the small, simple things mean more than I’ll ever know. Help me to remember that whatever I do for others, I’m doing for you. Amen


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

God does not show favouritism. Acts 10:34. God opens His arms wide to extend love to everyone. May we do the same in His power. Amen


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

When life falls down on us Lord, thank you for the friends you send to help us pick up the pieces. Amen


Wednesday 6th: Residents in Chorley Rd, The Meadows & Sidespersons, Intercrs. 

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

If you’re following Christ and experiencing some bumpy times, take heart – you’re on the right road. David Roper.


Friday 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


Saturday 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


Reading for the week ahead: Psalm 63


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

First Sunday in Lent: As we start this Lenten season, be with us in our hours of temptation. Prepare out hearts and minds to reflect upon the temptations of Jesus in the wilderness for 40 days and what that means for us. Amen.


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

When believers in Jesus work together in unity, their fellowship of faith shines spiritual light in the world’s darkness. Dennis Fisher.


Tuesday 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


Wednesday 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


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

Father, thank you for the way Your tender touch embraces and holds us in our times of joy and pain. Help us to turn in trust to You for healing and love. Amen


Friday 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.


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

These trials are only to test your faith, to see whether or not it is strong and pure.       1 Peter 1:7

Reading for the week ahead: Psalm 64


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

Second Sunday in Lent /St. Patrick’s Day:

At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him. After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” Mark 1:12-15


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

Draw near to God and He’ll draw near to you. Lift up Holy hands to Him and sing of     what He’s done; open up your hearts to Him and praise Him for His Son. Hymn 118


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

Joseph of Nazareth: God our Father, who from the family of your servant David raised up Joseph the carpenter to be the guardian of your incarnate Son and husband of the Blessèd Virgin Mary: give us grace to follow him in faithful obedience to your commands; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen


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

Cuthbert – Bishop of Lindisfarne: Almighty God, who called your servant Cuthbert from following the flock to follow your Son and to be a shepherd of your people: in your mercy, grant that we, following his example, may bring those who are lost home to your fold; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen


Thursday 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


Friday 22nd: Residents in Scott St. & Weddings, Funerals & Families.

God’s grace and love come from a bottomless reservoir. Drink from the water He offers, and you will never thirst. Whoever drinks of the water I shall give him will never thirst. John 4:14.


Saturday 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


Reading for the week ahead: Psalm 65

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

Third Sunday in Lent: Loving Father, so many times I turn away from you and always you welcome me back. Your mercy and love gives me confidence.  Thank you for the invitation to share, fast and pray so that you can form a new heart within me. Amen


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

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


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

Heavenly Father, Prince of Peace, inspire all those who this year will be in a position to make a difference to world peace, and grant us the will to live in harmony with all people. Amen.


Wednesday 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


Thursday 28th: Residents in Willow Bank & Our Church Building, Churchyard.

Generous God, we give thanks to you for the gifts you have given us – our lives, our families, our friends, and neighbours. Help us to remember this and walk with us on our spiritual journeys, so that we are always able to renew our relationship with you.


Friday 29th: Residents in Wingates Grove & Our Team & Congregations

With God everything is possible Mark 10:27


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

We know that when Christ appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:2.

Reading for the week ahead: Psalm 66


Sunday 31st: Pray for all who live outside our Parish Boundaries.

Fourth Sunday in Lent/Mothering Sunday:

May the Lord who brought us to birth by his Spirit, strengthen us for the Christian life. May the Lord who provides for all our needs sustain us day by day. May the Lord whose steadfast love is constant as a mother's care, send us out to live and work for others.


May the boldness of the Spirit transform us, May the gentleness of the Spirit lead us, May the gifts of the Spirit equip us, to serve and worship God; And the Blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among us and remain with us always. Amen.