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									                                        PRAYER DIARY w/b 25/11/2012

SUNDAY 25th November                     Christ the King
                                         Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr, 4th century; Isaac Watts, Hymn Writer, 1748
GLOBAL:                                  PRAY for Falkland Islands (Extra-Provincial to Canterbury)

COMPANION LINK:                          Kuching; for the Rt Revd Datuk Bolly Anak Lapok, Bishop of Kuching and
                                         Archbishop of South East Asia; for members of the Anglican Diocesan
                                         Youth Council and for the follow up from a recent Youth Leaders' School.

LOCAL:                                   For all engaged in the agricultural industry and rural economy; for those
                                         whose livelihood is dependent upon the productivity of the land and a
                                         fair return for their livestock, and those whose business relies upon
                                         tourism; for our Rural Officers, Revd Peter Dakin in Stoke Archdeaconry
                                         and Revd Chris Penn in Salop Archdeaconry

MONDAY 26th November
GLOBAL:                                  Karamoja - (Uganda) The Rt Revd Joseph Abura

LOCAL:                               Aldridge St Mary, Tynings Lane in the Walsall Deanery
   • Give thanks for the blessings which come from both the new faces and the faithful faces which make up
       our church community.
   • Prayer for wisdom as we look at re-structuring the leadership team to better serve God and the church
       over the next few years.
   • Prayer for wisdom as we look at how we can make changes to the physical building in order to facilitate
       the growing numbers and work of His kingdom. (The Revd Joan Fisher)

TUESDAY 27th November
GLOBAL:                                  Karimnagar - (South India) The Rt Revd Dr Perumalla Surya Prakash
LOCAL:                               Betley St Margaret in the Newcastle Deanery
    Incumbent: The Revd Canon Barry Wilson; Ordained Local Ministers: The Revd Graham Bailey and The
       Revd Pamela Lane; Lay Local Ministers: James Darlington, Kevin Hamer, Richard Sparrow and Jennifer
       Walton and Church Wardens: Denzil Spencer and Jim Cartlidge.

TODAY:                                   Bishop’s Council
SPECIAL FOCUS :          Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; give thanks for the ministry of the Chaplaincy
                         Team, especially the Chaplaincy Visitors; the opportunity that the Team has to contribute
                         to the care and support of patients, relatives, visitors and staff and for the continuing
                         development of Chaplaincy.
Please pray for:
•       Paul Barrett in his ministry as the Head of Chaplaincy Services; George Crossley and other clergy who help
        maintain the out of hours/on call service.
•       Fr Michael Glover our new Roman Catholic Chaplain & Imam Ghazali our Muslim Chaplain.
•       The Team in our Community Hospital at Lichfield Roger, Lynda, Allan and Bronwen; the Team in our
        community Hospital at Tamworth, Hugh, Brian and Michael.
•       The Chief Executive, Interim Chairman, the Director of Finance and their colleagues as they continue to
        address the financial challenges and secure the future of the Burton Hospitals HNS Foundation Trust.
        (The Revd Paul Barrett)
WEDNESDAY 28th November
GLOBAL:                                  Karnataka North - (South India) The Rt Revd Jeedipalli Prabhakara Rao
                                         Karnataka South - John Sadananda
LOCAL:                                   Baschurch All Saints, Hordley St Mary the Virgin and Weston Lullingfields
                                         Holy Trinity in the Ellesmere Deanery
    •    Give thanks for the faith and commitment of the local church family.
    •    Please pray for discernment as we seek to understand how best to grow in service to our local
         communities. (The Revd Jules Wilson)
THURSDAY 29th November                   Day of Intercession and Thanksgiving for the Missionary Work of the Church
GLOBAL:                                  Katakwa - (Kenya) The Rt Revd Zakayo Epusi

LOCAL:                                Lyneal with Colemere St John the Evangelist in the Ellesmere Deanery
                                      who are currently in a vacancy
        Church Wardens: Margaret Peach and Ann Williams.

TODAY:                                   Four Bishops and Archdeacons’ Meeting

FRIDAY 30th November                    Diocesan Day of Prayer
                                        Andrew the Apostle
Today we are encouraging all churches to stay open for an hour as we join together as a Diocese to pray that we
may Reach New Generations - (the fifth of our Five Themes for Growth). Some churches are doing a 24/7 prayer
time and others will adapt according to circumstances. Resource material will be available for downloading from
the Diocesan Web Site very soon.

                                       Almighty God and loving heavenly Father
                       Thank you for calling us by name and welcoming us into your family
                                       Help us to reach out to new generations
              so that children and young people may find their identity as your daughters and sons.
                            Bless all churches and individuals meeting for prayer today;
                                            Give us vision, faith and hope
                                    that your kingdom may come in this Diocese
                              and your will be done in and through our lives. Amen.

Almighty God, who gave such grace to your apostle Andrew that he readily obeyed the call of your Son Jesus
Christ, and brought his brother with him: Give us, who are called by your holy Word, grace to follow him without
delay, and to bring those near to us into his gracious presence; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

GLOBAL:                                  Katanga - (Congo) The Rt Revd Muno Kasima
LOCAL:                                Walsall Asian Congregation in the Walsall Deanery
   • For St Matthew’s Congregations, clergy and Asian Congregation, leaders, DCC and Church Hill Praise.
   • For those facing immigration problems and those searching for work.
   • The multi faith community listening to Amber Radio and Web-radio Hamdo Sana across the UK and
       worldwide for better understanding of Christianity.
   • Pray for people of currently troubled countries of the world and for the churches in these countries.
       (The Revd Fiaz Samuel)
SATURDAY 1st December                    Charles de Foucauld, Hermit in the Sahara, 1916
GLOBAL:                                  Katsina - (Kaduna, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Jonathan Bamaiyi
TODAY:                          World Aids Day - www.worldaidsday.org
                                God, our creator,
                                We praise You for each of us is wonderfully made in Your image.
                                Jesus, compassionate friend,
                                We thank You for the deep understanding and mercy you modelled for us.
                                Spirit, eternal presence,
                                We honor You as the One who whispers our name and calls us to attention.
                                Grant us grace that we may see you
                                in the faces of people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.
                                We give thanks for all churches who are courageously embracing these men,
                                women and children.
                                Enable us to feel the pain of those who suffer stigma and discrimination,
                                who live with physical pain and sorrow.
                                Empower us to empathy, compassion and action.
                                Sustain us in our listening and learning, in our being and doing.
                                Open our hands and lead our feet to act for justice.
                                 (Mennonite Central Committee)

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