St John the Baptist Church, Carhampton, Somerset.

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Prayer Diary

July 2021

Thursday 1st Pray for those who have responsibility for selecting a new Bishop of Bath & Wells

Heavenly Father, you sent Jesus to shepherd your people and the Holy Spirit to make your people one. Look with favour upon those who will select our new Bishop. Give them your vision and let their judgment be clear. Speak your will to them. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Friday 2nd Give thanks for the beautiful area that we live in and pray that we will be good stewards of God’s creation.

Saturday 3rd ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE — Pray for those who may be experiencing doubts about their faith.

SUNDAY 4th Give thanks for Caroline and Margaret and pray for God’s continued blessing on them and their ministry.

Monday 5th Pray for Farmers and Fishermen and all who provide our food.

Tuesday 6th Give thanks for the West Somerset Food Cupboard and pray for those who need its support.

Wednesday 7th Pray for local shops and businesses, especially those who are anxious or fearful about the future.

Thursday 8th Give thanks for Tracey, our Benefice Administrator.

Friday 9th Pray for those who are physically and mentally ill and for those who care for them.

Saturday 10th Pray for help for those who live in war-torn countries and for those suffering under oppressive regimes.

May there be peace, freedom, justice, and mercy for all people. Amen.

SUNDAY 11th Pray for Members of our Church Congregations and Parishioners throughout the Benefice.

Monday 12th Give thanks for all involved in the work of the Ambulance, Fire, Police, RNLI, Air Ambulance and Coastguard Emergency Services.

Tuesday 13th Pray for those who are homeless and those who live in sub-standard accommodation.

Wednesday 14th Give thanks for our NHS and pray for all who work in our Hospitals, Hospices, Medical and Dental Practices.

Thursday 15th Pray for our Prime Minister and Government and those involved in Local Government.

Friday 16th Give thanks for the success of the vaccination programme in this country and pray for fair distribution of vaccines throughout the world, especially the most deprived areas.

Saturday 17th Pray for those who mourn.

SUNDAY 18th Give thanks for our Bellringers and Organists.

Monday 19th Pray for our Schools and Colleges as they come to the end of this School year and for those who will be moving on to new Schools, Universities, or employment in the coming months.

Tuesday 20th Give thanks for our Nursing and Care Homes and pray for the residents and carers.

Wednesday 21st Pray for all forced into lives of slavery.

Thursday 22nd MARY MAGDALENE—Pray for help in reaching out to others with the Gospel message.

Friday 23rd Give thanks for our Friday Prayer Group Members and for all who minister to us in different ways.

Saturday 24th Pray for the couple being married at Carhampton today.

SUNDAY 25th JAMES THE APOSTLE— As James witnessed the transfiguration of Jesus, so may others see the light of God’s glory shining out from us.

Monday 26th Give thanks for our Churchwardens and PCC Members.

Tuesday 27th Give thanks for our Queen and Royal Family.

Wednesday 28th Pray for those who have lost their jobs or businesses due to the pandemic and all who are struggling financially and desperately worried about the future.

Thursday 29th Give thanks for our families and friends.

Friday 30th Pray that visitors to this area will enjoy their time here and return home refreshed.

Saturday 31st IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA—pray for those who are called to the monastic way of life.

Teach us, Good Lord, to serve thee as thou deservest: to give, and not to count the cost; to fight, and not to heed the wounds; to toil, and not to seek for rest; to labour, and not to ask for any reward save that of knowing that we do thy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of St Ignatius Loyola