PRAYER DIARY w/b 28/10/2012
SUNDAY 28th October Pentecost 22 / Trinity 21
Simon and Jude, Apostles
GLOBAL: PRAY for Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba
COMPANION LINK: Matlosane; Please pray today for all the folk in Matlosane Diocese as
they travel to Potchefstroom for the Annual Family Day Celebration. Pray
that God will keep them safe on the journey, and that the Service will be
a joyful and spiritual occasion.
Pray for the following Deacons – Nontozanele Boloshe, Edward Leboe
and Keith Mogami, as they prepare for ordination to the Priesthood in
December, also for all the young people in the diocese as they prepare
for end of year examinations under very difficult circumstances, e.g. large
numbers in the classrooms; and shortage of teachers, text books and
other equipment which is regarded in the Western world as essential for
learning. Many of the children also go to school hungry.
LOCAL: Global concern & local action for Climate Justice and Creation Care, and
the work of the Diocesan Environmental Officer, Paul Cawthorne.
TODAY: Bible Sunday - www.biblesociety.org.uk
MONDAY 29th October James Hannington, Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa, Martyr in Uganda,
GLOBAL: Ikwuano - (Aba, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Chigozirim Onyegbule
LOCAL: Bloxwich All Saints in the Walsall Deanery
For the longstanding congregation, and for the new one that has formed around the ReNew service on
Sunday afternoons, to increasingly bind together as one church. (The Revd Roger Williams)
TUESDAY 30th October
GLOBAL: Jaffna - (South India) The Rt Revd Dr Daniel Selvaratnam Thiagarajah
LOCAL: Bagnall St Chad in the Leek Deanery
Incumbent: The Revd Alan Betts.
Lay Local Minister: Roger Hampson.
Church Warden: Muriel Buckle.
WEDNESDAY 31st October Martin Luther, Reformer, 1546
GLOBAL: Ilaje - (Ondo, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Fredrick Olugbemi
LOCAL: Rushall St Michael the Archangel and Christ the King in the Walsall
For our restoration appeal and the congregation's pledges of gifts and talents.
Those working in Messy Church and our outreach to children and young families.
(The Revd Colin Such)
THURSDAY 1st November All Saints
GLOBAL: Ile - Oluji - (Ondo, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Samson Adekunle
LOCAL: Woore St Leonard in the Hodnet Deanery who are currently in a vacancy
Church Wardens: Samuel Keeling and Robert Mottershead.
TODAY: Licensing of Karen Stanton as Rector of Kinver and Enville.
FRIDAY 2nd November Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls' Day)
GLOBAL: Ilesa - (Ibadan, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Dr Olubayu Sowale
Ilesa South West: The Rt Revd Samuel Egbebunmi
LOCAL: Bloxwich St James in the Walsall Deanery
For the parish youth group, which formed a few months ago and meets at St James', to be a place where
young people can become Christians and grow in faith. (The Revd Roger Williams)
TODAY: 2nd – 3rd Nov: John Bell at Lichfield Cathedral
SPECIAL FOCUS: Sandwell General Hospital
Please pray for all staff and patients as they are affected by the on-going
need to find cost-savings. Especially for continued commitment to meet
the diverse religious, spiritual and cultural needs of all stakeholders at
Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals.
Kings CE School, Wolverhampton
Please pray for the students and staff of The Kings CE School,
Wolverhampton, as they settle into a new year in a new building!
Please pray for discernment in the evolution of the chaplaincy and in the
use of the new Faith Centre.
SATURDAY 3rd November Richard Hooker, Priest, Anglican Apologist, Teacher of the Faith, 1600
Martin of Porres, Friar, 1639
GLOBAL: Indianapolis - (V, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Catherine Waynick
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK: Father, Saviour, Sustainer,
as this cold, dark month encroaches,
give to us the stability of the deep earth
and the hope of heaven.
(Ray Simpson; Celtic Daily Light; 2003)