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Ottery St Mary Parish Church Prayer Diary

November's Ottery St Mary Parish Church Prayer Diary

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1 November 2018Pray for Jackie Searle, the new Bishop of Crediton, meeting with Steve, Mark and David today.
2 November 2018Pray for all those struggling to make ends meet and give thanks for the Food Bank held in the United Reformed Church this afternoon.
3 November 2018Pray for any couples getting married soon and for the Mission Community Marriage Preparation Course being held today in West Hill.
4 November 2018Pray for all those attending the All Souls Service at 3pm, a service remembering those no longer with us, giving thanks for all they’ve meant to us over the years.
5 November 2018Pray for safety in our town tonight, that all those children and adults carrying the flaming tar barrels won’t come to any harm and the crowds will have an enjoyable time.
6 November 2018Give thanks that no-one was injured in the fire in the Pine Shop premises. Pray for all the restoration work needing to be done and for safety during all the traffic diversions in the town.
7 November 2018Pray for our Town Council with all their responsibilities and decision-making, particularly as they consider the town’s regeneration within the local Neighbourhood Plan, and wanting us all to complete the traffic survey.
8 November 2018Pray for those affected in any way following the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Pray for the emergency services and charities providing food, water, medicine and shelter.
9 November 2018Give thanks for our beautiful old church building and pray for the Church Governors who oversee the fabric of our church, prioritising the order jobs need to be done.
10 November 2018Pray for the concert of poems, prose and songs in church at 7pm to celebrate 100 years since the First World War ended.
11 November 2018Remembrance Sunday. Pray for the town’s Remembrance Service starting at 10.30am and for the Healing Service at 5pm.
12 November 2018Pray for Messy Church, starting at 4pm, for all the helpers, children and adults, that they learn more of God’s love for each one of them.
13 November 2018Pray for the Mothers’ Union, meeting in church this afternoon, with Rev Mac Dick as their speaker.
14 November 2018Pray or the Friends AGM held this evening, giving thanks for all the work they do throughout the year to raise funds to enhance the life of our church.
15 November 2018Pray for Graham Harry, our team Youth Pastor, who is involved in The06 Mentoring Project, to see young people in our town positively affected by this project, providing a listening ear and appropriate support.
16 November 2018Pray for those suffering physical pain, mental distress, loneliness, drug or alcohol addiction, or are housebound, remembering those mentioned in Contact.
17 November 2018Give thanks for the work of the emergency services – the police and fire and ambulance services, and for all the Coleridge Medical Centre staff who give of their time when we need them.
18 November 2018Pray for all our services today, especially the baptism of Layton Pell.
19 November 2018Pray for all students we know who have left home to start their university course, especially Emilie and Greg, two of our number.
20 November 2018Give thanks for the work of the Bible Society and pray for a team of 5 translating the Bible into Moroccan Arabic, which they’ve been working on since 1999. The New Testament is finished and the Old Testament should be completed by 2021.
21 November 2018Give thanks for over 15,000 Christian volunteers sharing Bible stories in primary schools across our country in Open the Book, an initiative of the Bible Society. Pray that more schools and churches would get involved in this project
22 November 2018 Pray for the work of the Barnabas Fund and other Christian charities, supporting persecuted Christians in so many countries in the world.
23 November 2018Pray for refugees, leaving their homes and belongings behind to gain freedom in another country. Give thanks for the Syrian family here in Ottery, settling happily in their new home.
24 November 2018Pray for all new residents in Ottery, many in the new homes being built, that they will quickly settle and be made to feel welcome.
25 November 2018Pray for the Deanery Confirmation Service in our Church at 4pm, conducted by Bishop Robert, praying for the youngsters and adults wanting to be confirmed.
26 November 2018Pray for the choir as they prepare music for Advent and Christmas. Give thanks for their valuable contribution to our services.
27 November 2018Pray that we may reach out to those around us, showing love and compassion; listening and helping whatever the need.
28 November 2018Our Christmas Tree Festival opens today. Pray for all those who will visit, that they will be inspired. The PCC have their meeting tonight.
29 November 2018Give thanks for all our shopkeepers and businesses and pray for the late night Christmas shopping tomorrow evening.
30 November 2018The Patron Saint of Scotland, Andrew, a fisherman, was one of Jesus’ 12 disciples who introduced his brother Simon Peter to Jesus and was with the other apostles after the Ascension. Give thanks for Andrew’s ministry.