‘Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depths of our hearts.’
This week we especially hold in our prayers:
|– In the current Covid crisis, and as a second wave of infections gathers momentum: we pray for:
|– The Life of our Nation: We pray for:
|– From the World Council of Churches: we pray for Christian Churches in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
We particularly pray for:
|– From the Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer we pray for: the Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan, and for The Most Revd Ezekiel Kumir Kondo – Archbishop of the Province of Sudan & Bishop of Khartoum.|
|– From the Winchester Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for: Winchester Social Enterprise, particularly in its work of setting up our own pre-school settings and offer support and guidance to others affiliated through the Launchpad Early Years Network.|
|– In our own Community of Valley Park we pray for:
|– All those known to us who are ill, in hospital, undergoing operations or treatment, or waiting further appointments, or results that may lead to further treatment: and particularly those on our prayer chain at this and particularly those receiving treatment of any kind. Pray also for the medical teams looking after them and for their families as they support them. We pray that our Lord God will be in each situation, and we thank Him for answers to prayers this week and continue to pray for those known to us who are going through difficult times.|
We remember those who have died in recent days,
together with those who have lost their lives due to Coronavirus, past or recent,
and those known personally to us who have passed on at this time of year in the past,
and we pray for those who have been bereaved.