Praying in November 2019

We pray for the leadership of the Church of England, and in particular for The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby and The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu who will retire in 2020. We pray for them within the worldwide Anglican Communion – for our unity, witness and integrity in the Gospel.

We pray for the significant work amongst young people and children at Treloars College and School. We pray for all who study, teach, provide care and live there. We give thanks for the Chaplains there and their dedication to the lives of the people there. Pray for the growth in faith amongst the young people and staff.

We continue to remember the ministry and mission of the Diocese of Karamoja in Uganda. We sponsor students in the Diocesan College. We pray for their studies and for their families they have left behind. We also pray for those in our Deanery who form the Karamoja Link Committee.

We have our Services of Remembrance this month, and we continue to remember those who have died in war and armed action. We pray for peace in our world, for governments and aid agencies promoting justice and mercy, for those called to service in the forces, for envoys who travel to dangerous places seeking conversation of peace.

We are holding four Advent Sessions with the other churches in Alton, looking at the story of the Nativity in detail. Please pray that they will share a faith deepening experience and a visible sign of our ecumenical unity.

Please pray for the continued ministry of the Church@4 services both in Andrews Endowed CE Primary School and St Lawrence CE Primary School. We ask for guidance and wisdom for those who plan and lead them. Pray that they will be effective services which reach out to families and children.

We give thanks for the Parish Administrators – Philippa Penfold and Ellie Elder. Please pray for their daily work and the important welcome they give to many to the parish.

As we look to evaluate the position of Youth Minister, since Ali’s departure, please pray for those who will join the working group. We pray that the parish will support and be part of a successful and growing youth ministry in the future.