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WYLYE AND TILL VALLEY BENEFICE APRIL PRAYERS 2020

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APRIL PRAYERS

1 We pray for the church and village community of Berwick St James. We pray for Stephen Bush
and Bill Hiscocks Churchwardens of Berwick St James.

2 In these uncertain times for our nation, we ask you, Lord, to dwell among us. We are
comforted by the knowledge that You alone are our Saviour and Lord. We trust our nation to
Your loving care and send Your Spirit to touch the hearts of our nation’s leaders. Give them
the wisdom to know what is right, and the courage to do it. In Jesus' Name we pray. Amen

3 Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your disciples, ‘I am with you always’. Be with me today, as I
offer myself to you. Hear my prayers for others and for myself and keep me in your care. Amen

4 God, thank you for Spring and the hope of warmer, longer, brighter days. Thank you for the
coming of growth and life and birth. Thank you that things are coming awake in the world. This
is what our calendar says, and we do see some signs that it is real. Amen

5 Palm Sunday
Creator Father, thank you for sending your Son and paving the way for our lives to be set free
through Jesus' death on the cross. Thank you for what this day stands for - the beginning of
Holy Week, the start of the journey towards the power of the cross, the victory of the
Resurrection, and the rich truth that Jesus truly is our King of Kings. Amen

6 Gracious Father, we ask you to bless the men and women, whom we often take for granted,
the drivers of trucks, lorries, vans and buses in and through our valley. You have called these
men and women to be the often invisible but essential link that transports people and material
goods from one place to another. Amen

7 We pray for the church and village community of Stapleford and their Churchwarden and Colin
Carnegy

8 Healer of nations, you provide insight to all who seek you, and defend those in need. We
thank you for the gift of health services in our nation, freely available to everyone no matter
their background, income level or need. Give your wisdom to our government, health
professionals, and advisers as they seek the right pathways for the future. Bless our health
service to thrive, to prosper, and to heal. Bless our doctors and nurses to care, to excel, and
to bring healing. Bless our nation to understand, thank, and honour those who seek to bring
us health. Amen

9 Maundy Thursday
God our Father, your Son Jesus Christ was obedient to the end and drank the cup prepared
for him: may we who share his table watch with him through the night of suffering and be
faithful. Amen.

10 Good Friday
Eternal God, in the cross of Jesus we see the cost of our sin and the depth of your love: in
humble hope and fear may we place at his feet all that we have and all that we are, through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

11 Easter Eve
Heavenly Father, you have delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the
kingdom of your Son: grant that, as his death has recalled us to life, so his continual presence
in us may raise us to eternal joy; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

12 Easter Sunday
Thank you that you make all things new. Thank you for the victory and power in your Name.
Thank you that you hold the keys over death, that by Your might, Jesus was raised from the
grave, paving the way for us to have new life with you. Thank you that you had plan, that you
made a way. Amen

13 We pray for the church and village community of Little Langford and their Churchwardens
Andrew Lunt and Beth Andrews

14 We pray for all families within our Benefice at this time of disease, isolation, home schooling
and concern for loved ones near and far. Be with us and may we know your love. Amen.

15 We prayer for our PCC Vice Chairmen Stephen Bush Berwick St James, Mark Pountain Lower
Wylye & Till Valley, Roger Liddiard Middle Wylye Valley

16 We pray for all who maintain our village halls and community spaces across the Benefice.

17 Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights above. Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his heavenly hosts. Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. Amen

18 Loving God, thank you for everything that you have given to us. We thank you for the food and
water we have in the world. We pray that you will help us to remember those around the world
who struggle to have enough food; who are thirsty and don’t have enough water. Help us to
help others to have enough food and enough water, so that we all have everything we need.
Amen.

19 The Second Sunday of Easter
Lord of life, we pray for all who bring your word of life as a light to those in darkness; for those
who bring your word of peace; to those enslaved by fear; for those who bring your word of
love; to those in need of comfort. Lord of love and Lord of peace, Lord of resurrection life, be
known through our lives and through your power. Amen

20 We pray for the church and village community of South Newton and their Churchwardens Mark
Pountain and Mary Dicker

21 God of Promise and God of Hope, who through your great mercy have granted us new birth
through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we praise your wonderful name! God of
Glory and God of Might who through your great power have granted us new strength to endure
all things through faith in Christ our risen King, we praise your wonderful name! Amen.

22 We pray for the church and village community of Stockton and their Churchwarden Richard
Hewitt

23 St George’s Day
Heavenly Father give us the bravery of St George to stand up for the truth and the glory of God
that we have seen in the face of Jesus Christ. Give us the strength to overcome in our lives
and in the world, all that is contrary to your rule of justice and love. Help us to be good news to
the poor, proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind; let the oppressed
go free, and proclaim the good news of God's favour and Jubilee. Amen

24 We pray for the church & village community of Steeple Langford & their Churchwardens Neil &
Fiona Fox

25 Mark the Evangelist
Almighty God, who enlightened your holy Church through the inspired witness of your
evangelist Saint Mark: grant that we, being firmly grounded in the truth of the gospel, may be
faithful to its teaching both in word and deed; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is
alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
26 We pray for Justin Archbishop of Canterbury, John, Archbishop of York and for Bishop Nicholas,
Bishop Karen and Bishop Andrew.

27 We pray for the church and village community of Wylye – for the village shop and The Bell –
and Fisherton Delamere and their Churchwarden Roger Liddiard

28 We pray for the church and village community of Winterbourne Stoke and their Churchwardens
Olivia Dutton and Dee Montagu-Pollock.

29 We pray for our brothers and sisters of the Persecuted Church across the globe and especially
for the Church in the Holy Land.

30 We pray for all who are in distress of any kind within in our community; may your loving and
healing hand be upon them O Lord. We pray for those who have recently died, for those who
grieve. Grant to them a share of your peace. Amen.

"Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God."
Phillipians 4:6