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Prayer Diary for January

Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Col 2:6

St Mary’s

Pray for the Church day on 30 January when we share the Mission Action Plan and consider the gifts we each have to offer.

Pray for God’s wisdom as we reflect on our worship and activities for the coming year.

Our Community

This month we pray for God’s blessing on those who live in Manser Road and Avisford Park Road. Pray for the grey route to be reconsidered in the government review.

Pray for those who live alone that they would know the support and companionship of family, friends and neighbours.

Our Nation

Pray for all who work in the NHS as it continues the vaccination programme, treats Covid patients and seeks to tackle waiting lists; pray for people waiting for treatment.

Pray for social workers and all whose work bring them into contact daily with families and children in need. Pray for God’s protection and care for the most vulnerable.

Holocaust Memorial day, 27 January: pray for those who face antisemitism, racism or any form of prejudice, for greater awareness of this issue and support for them.

The World

This month we pray for the Middle East: Pray for civilians suffering due to the civil war in Yemen, for those in refugee camps and in need of food and medical supplies.

Pray for the people of Syria, for the millions who rely on humanitarian support, for those who fled their homes and live in refugee camps. Pray for continued support for charities as they provide aid, education and trauma support.

Pray for the work of Action around Bethlehem which works to improve the lives of disadvantaged children with disabilities and provides support for their families.

The Church

Epiphany season: Pray for all Christian communities around the world in their diversity of worship and tradition. Pray for healing where there are divisions.

Pray that churches would be a light, making a positive difference to the communities they serve