Prayer 


Prayers for April 



Church

Please pray for . . .

 
Each of us as we celebrate Easter Sunday, that we may know the joy and hope of the risen Christ afresh and seek to continue to mature as disciples

The Annual Church Meeting on Thursday 26 April, which provides an opportunity to reflect on the past year and outline plans for the future, as well as attend to annual Church of England requirements. Give thanks for the wardens and those who have served on the PCC over the past year, for their commitment, hard work and support of the ministry of the parish. Please pray for those who are considering standing for PCC at this year’s meeting.

Bethan, our Children and Families’ Leader, as she commences maternity leave at the end of this month. Please pray for Bethan and Hugh as they prepare for the birth of their baby. Please also pray for those who will be covering the role as a job share during the maternity leave.

Those who put in many hours behind the scenes to keep our church and churchyard looking attractive and in good condition, decorating the church with flowers each week; cleaning and maintenance work; keeping the churchyard safe and tidy.
 

Community 

Please pray for . . .


All who work in nurseries, schools and colleges, that they may enjoy a restful break. Also for young people and students preparing for exams in the summer term.

Those who work on our local transport network, providing customer service and keeping the roads and railways safe and running smoothly.

Our local police and other agencies who work to keep us safe and to solve crime. Please also pray for all prisoners and staff of SEND prison, where members of our church visit regularly to lead services.
 

World 

Please pray for . . .


The USA and North Korea as they prepare for talks, that there may be constructive dialogue and an easing of tension.

Governments and leaders across the world, that they may seek to govern wisely and pursue peace, truth and justice.

The different parties in Northern Ireland, that they may find a way back to power sharing and continue to build on the peace and improved cooperation of recent years.