St John the Baptist Church, Carhampton, Somerset.

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PRAYER DIARY ~ April 2021


SPIRIT OF THE LIVING LORD FALL AFRESH ON US.

Thursday 1st MAUNDY THURSDAY Christ who washes our feet in humble service. Teach us to love one another as Christ has loved us.

Friday 2nd GOOD FRIDAY We may not know, we cannot tell What pains he had to bear, but we believe it was for us He hung and suffered there.

Saturday 3rd EASTER EVE We pray today in quietness and reflection to prepare to receive the risen Christ.

SUNDAY 4th EASTER DAY JESUS CHRIST IS RISEN TODAY. OUR TRIUMPHANT HOLY DAY. ALLELUIA. ALLELUIA.

Monday 5th We pray today for all those who put their lives at risk for the love of others.

Tuesday 6th We pray today that developing countries receive an equal share of the COVID-19 vaccine and that through prayer we can help make a difference to poverty in our world.

Wednesday 7th We give thanks for the work of our retired clergy, our churchwardens, our PCC members, and all those who help in our churches.

Thursday 8th We pray for those who have recently lost loved ones Lord, please give them your strength in the times of loneliness.

Friday 9th Lord we thank you for the friendship and unity we each receive from the Friday prayer group.

Saturday 10th Give thanks for those who give to the food banks and volunteer their time to help run them.

SUNDAY 11th SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER We pray for your holy spirit to lead us and guide us at today's benefice service at Dunster.

Monday 12th Pray for our local businesses and especially those, anxious about reopening today.

Tuesday 13th Pray for the work and the safety of our emergency services.

Wednesday 14th Pray today for new life and spiritual growth in the churches of our benefice.

Thursday 15th Today we pray for those who are anxious, stressed, lonely and in need of love and friendship.

Friday 16th Pray today for that special friend who we can always turn to in times of need.

Saturday 17th Lord today we bring before you all young people, the Exmoor Youth Project, and all church youth workers, who are building foundations for our children and our churches futures.

SUNDAY 18th THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER Pray today for the congregations and communities of Timberscombe & Wootton Courtenay.

Monday 19th Give thanks for the words of encouragement we receive from our Bibles, for all Christian writers and our Christian bookshop Under the Rainbow.

Tuesday 20th Pray for the future of all charities especially that one which is closest to our own hearts.

Wednesday 21st Pray today for the community of Dunster its church, congregation, and prayer group.

Thursday 22nd Praise and thank the Lord for his creation and the beautiful countryside in which we live.

Friday 23rd ST GEORGE'S DAY Lord we pray for bravery and compassion, when we meet people in need.

Saturday 24th Pray today for our next-door neighbour.

SUNDAY 25th FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Pray today for the congregations and communities of Rodhuish & Withycombe.

Monday 26th MARK THE EVANGELIST For the son of man came not to be served, but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Tuesday 27th Today give thanks for the dedication and compassion of our NHS workers during the time of the pandemic.

Wednesday 28th Encourage and strengthen Caroline and Margaret's ministry bless their homes and families.

Thursday 29th Lord we bring before you today all those whose lives are affected by cancer, our hospitals, and hospices.

Friday 30th Lord we pray for all people who are rebuilding their lives in so many different ways aftereffects of COVID- 19.


SPIRIT OF THE LIVING LORD FALL AFRESH ON US. BIND US TOGETHER LORD THROUGH THE POWER OF PRAYER.