St John the Baptist Church, Carhampton, Somerset.

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Prayer Diary ~ May 2020


Friday 1st Lord we pray for the time when we can all meet safely together to praise and worship you.

Saturday 2nd We remember today those around the world facing poverty, hunger, war and injustice where tensions are high, and peace and love seem so far away.

SUNDAY 3rd THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER. The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil for you are with me. Your rod and your staff they comfort me.

Monday 4th Give strength and comfort to all those who mourn loved ones at this difficult time.

Tuesday 5th Lord we give you thanks and praise for the beautiful countryside, in which we live.

Wednesday 6th We pray for you to lead us Lord in outreach in our communities.

Thursday 7th Today pray for all scientists working to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 virus.

Friday 8th Please Lord give guidance to our Friday prayer group. Praying this morning for our world our communities and our loved ones.

Saturday 9th Pray today for all those who live and work in the communities of Rodhuish and Withycombe.

SUNDAY 10th THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER A new commandment I give unto you is love one another as I love you.

Monday 11th Pray for all Christian aid workers who spread the name of Jesus.

Tuesday 12th Today Lord we bring before you all Christians living in fear of persecution.

Wednesday 13th Inspire and strengthen Caroline and Margaret and all our retired clergy.

Thursday 14th Pray today for spiritual leaders and faith filled friends who have encouraged us and are always there for us in difficult times.

Friday 15th Guide our Friday prayer group by the Power of your Holy Spirit.

Saturday 16th Pray for young families struggling on low income and those in need of the food cupboard.

SUNDAY 17th THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (John 14 v 19) Before long the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you will also live. When I am raised to life again you will know that I am in my father, and you are in me, and I am in you.

Monday 18th Rogation day We pray for all farmers and growers in our benefice. Creating Lord, you give seed to the sower, and bread to the people. Nourish protect and bless the crops of our fields and gardens.

Tuesday 19th Pray today for all those who live and work in Timberscombe and Wootton Courtenay.

Wednesday 20th Pray for all those who are isolated, housebound and lonely.

Thursday 21st ASCENSION DAY Give thanks to the risen Lord. Pray for ourselves to be like the early apostles to wait for direction from the Holy Spirit.

Friday 22nd Pray for those troubled in mind and spirit.

Saturday 23rd Pray for spiritual guidance and a renewing of Christianity in our world.

SUNDAY 24th THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from their troubles.

Monday 25th Give thanks and praise for our BISHOPS PETER AND RUTH.

Tuesday 26th Pray today for all those who live and work in the communities of Dunster and Carhampton.

Wednesday 27th Pray for spiritual growth and new beginnings in the churches of our benefice.

Thursday 28th Lord we pray today for all those who are blind and unable to see the beauty of your creation.

Friday 29th Praying today for NHS chaplains and counsellors.

Saturday 30th Pray for opportunities to spread the name of Jesus.

SUNDAY 31st DAY OF PENTECOST May the holy spirit guide us in all that we do. We pray for the benefice at this time of Pentecost that we will be renewed by the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and reach out to each other with faith, love and hope.