Monthly prayer sheet

 OUR DAILY BREAD          OCTOBER 2018

 

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

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

We plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the land,

But it is fed and watered by God’s almighty hand;

He sends the snow in winter, the warmth to swell the grain,

the breezes and the sunshine and soft refreshing rain.

All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above, then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord for all His love. Hymn 732.

 

Tuesday 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.

 

Wednesday 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.

 

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

Bring us to the day’s ending blessed through having shared the day’s beginning. In Christ’s name we ask this. Amen

 

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

Thank you for the harvest                                        Thank you for the autumn

And a warm and sunny day.                                     When fruit and berries grow.

Thank you for the harvest                                        Thank you for the ripening corn

And crops to store away.                                           Planted long ago.

 

Saturday 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.

 

Reading for the week ahead: Psalm 41

 

Our Stewardship Campaign Begins

 

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

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

God of the seasons, you surround us with beauty and wonder: you smile in the ripening fruit, you dance in the tumbling leaves. Teach us to dance with you, to act justly and to share fairly, to love in friend and stranger all the moments of our night and days. Amen.

 

Tuesday 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.

 

Wednesday 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.

 

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

God takes care of the flowers through the rain and morning dew. God takes care of everything and He’ll take care of you! If God cares so wonderfully for flowers… won’t He more surely care for you? Matthew 6:30.

 

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

God cares for you, not because of what you do, but because of who you are. You are His child. This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. 1 John 4:9.

 

Saturday 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.

 

Reading for the week ahead: Psalm 42.

 

Sunday 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.

 

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

Loving God help me to remember that there are many who are not as fortunate as I am. When I have food, help me to remember the hungry; when I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer. Amen

Tuesday 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.

Wednesday 17th: Residents in Lever St. & Social Events.
God not only knows where He is taking you, but He also knows how to get you there.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart.., in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5,6.

Thursday 18th: Residents in Manchester Rd. to bridge & Family Services.
Lord of heaven and earth, as Jesus taught his disciples to be persistent in prayer, give us patience and courage never to lose hope, but always to bring our prayers before you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Friday 19th: Residents in Part St. & 8.00 am Service & Congregation
We believe in God the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.
We believe in God the Son, who lives in our hearts through faith, and fills us with his love.
We believe in God the Holy Spirit, who strengthens us with power from on high.
We believe in one God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. The Creed.

Saturday 20th: Residents in Plough Fields & 9.30 am Service & Congregation.
Dear Jesus, make us kindly in thought, gentle in word, and helpful in deed, so that we may think always for the good of others and not for ourselves. We ask this in your name. Amen

Reading for the week ahead: Psalm 43

Sunday 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

Monday 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.

Tuesday 23rd: Residents in Seddon St. & The Industrial Estates.
Autumn Begins 
Autumn and Fall - We typically think of 'Fall' as the North American version of the word 'Autumn', but it was in fact in widespread usage in England until relatively recently. Originally a shortening of the phrase fall of the leaf, the phrase was common in England in the 17th century. The word Autumn entered English from the French automne and didn't become common usage until the 18th century.

Wednesday 24th: Residents in St. John’s Ave. & Car Showrooms and Car Drivers.
Bind us together, Lord, bind us together with chords that cannot be broken; bind us together, Lord, bind us together, O bind us together with love. Hymn 54.

Thursday 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

Friday 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

Saturday 27th: Residents in Thomas St. & Stewardship, Time & Talents.
By pastures green he leads me, with gladness there he feeds me, from purest springs he revives me, in need he counsel gives me. Paul Gerhardt.

Reading for the week ahead: Psalm 44

Sunday 28th: Residents in Willow Bank & Our Church Building, Churchyard.
 Clocks went back at 2.00am this morning. Hope you have done yours!!
Don’t be late. As the days grow shorter and the nights get longer, Lord, protect us and keep us from harm. Amen

Monday 29th: Residents in Wingates Grove & Weddings & Funerals & Families.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

Tuesday 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

Wednesday 31st: All who live & work outside our Parish boundaries, Urban Outreach.
Savour the Autumn colours they are our hope and inspiration. Lord as the days grow shorter and the nights grow darker and longer, please keep all your children safe with your everlasting light. Be a lamp under their feet wherever they may go. Amen.

"October's the month
When the smallest breeze
Gives us a shower
Of autumn leaves.
Bonfires and pumpkins,
Leaves sailing down
October is red
And golden and brown."