Praying in January 2020

As we begin this new year let us pray for our Parish of the Resurrection and for our faithful following of Jesus Christ. This year we would like to pray for growth in numbers attending worship in all four of our churches; that more people would come to faith in Jesus; that we would all deepen our
commitment to unity, outreach and mission.

We remember the older people of our parish. Winter time can be difficult and so we pray for warmth, health and company. We pray for those in residential or nursing homes. As a parish we regularly visit and take communion services at: The Lawn, Marlfield, Brendoncare & Mary Rose Mews, Orchard House, Borovere, Fielders Court, Willow Court and Berehurst and we pray for the residents and staff of these places. Pray also for Debbie Thrower and Rachel Sturt our Anna Chaplains who particularly minister in these places.

Pray for our ministry with young people. We give thanks for the ongoing
ministry of the Covenant Youth Choir and the Covenant Training Choir. We also pray for the METTLE group run by Robin & Sally Kemp. Also pray for the PCC Task Group that is looking at how we might make a new
appointment of a youth worker

We continue to pray for Resurrection Furniture as it begins the New Year. We thank God for all its success so far and as the trustees and the shop co-ordinator, Debbie Uys, look to new things. Pray for John Hubbard as he takes over as the Chair of Trustees. We also pray for the work of our Monthly Community Market which takes place each month.

Please pray for the Ecumenical Ministers Meetings which take place once a month. All the local church ministers attend to discuss common issues, plan events and activities and pray together. Pray for unity of mind and vision.

Please pray for the newly formed government – for our local Member of Parliament and for those who work with him. Please also keep the work of the East Hampshire District Council and Alton Town Council in your prayers as they carry out their duties in this local area.