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WYLYE AND TILL VALLEY BENEFICE DECEMBER PRAYERS 2019

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Prayer for the month
Jesus our Prince of Peace,
we pray that every time a carol is sung,
a Christmas greeting spoken, a nativity play performed,
that your name be honoured and glorified
and that hard hearts be melted to receive you afresh.
Amen

1 Advent Sunday
In these uncertain times in 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.

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

3 We pray for the medical professionals who serve the people of our community.

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

5 We pray for the children, teachers, staff, parents and governors of Great Wishford and Codford Schools. We pray for the Open the Book Team who share the Word of God with the school community on a regular basis.

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

7 Lord, grant us the wisdom to care for the earth and till it. Help us to act now for the good of future generations and all your creatures. Help us to become instruments of a new creation, founded on the covenant of your love. Amen.

8 Second Sunday of Advent
We pray for the church and village community of Stockton and their Churchwarden Richard Hewitt

9 Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to prepare the paths of thine Only-begotten Son: that we may worthily serve thee with hearts purified by His coming: Who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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

11 O Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! When we see the work of your hands – the earth, the heavens, the moon, the stars, the beauty of your creation, we praise and worship you alone, almighty God. We thank you for all your creation and for your people throughout the world in all their differing cultures and environments. Amen.

12 We pray for the church and village community of Wylye. We pray for the church and village community of Wylye and Fisherton Delamere and their Churchwarden Roger Liddiard

13 We pray for all the local businesses of our community; for those who work in our villages, in Salisbury or travel further afield to work. We give thanks for the contribution they make to our local well-being.

14 John of the Cross:
O Blessed Jesus, give me stillness of soul in You. Let Your mighty calmness reign in me. Rule me, O King of Gentleness, King of Peace. Amen.

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

16 Creator God, you have generously blessed us with an abundance of gifts in this, your world.
Help us to share in that generosity by living in a way that ensures that your gifts will continue
to be available for future generations. Amen.

17 O Wisdom, O Holy Word of God, You govern all creation with your strong, yet tender care. Come, and show your people the way to salvation. Amen

18 O Sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, who gave him the holy law on Sinai mountain: Come, stretch out your mighty hand to set us free. Amen

19 O Flower of Jesse's stem, You have been raised up as a sign for all peoples; Kings stand silent in your presence; the nations bow down in worship before you. Come, let nothing keep you from coming to our aid

20 O Key of David, O Royal Power of Israel. Controlling at your will the gate of heaven: Come, break down the prison walls of death for those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death; and lead your captive people into freedom. Amen

21 O Radiant Dawn, Splendour of eternal light, Sun of justice: Come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death. Amen.

22 The Fourth Sunday of Advent
O King of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart; O Keystone of the mighty arch of man, Come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust. Amen.

23 O Emmanuel, King and Lawgiver. Desire of the nations, Saviour of all people, Come and set us free, Lord, our God! Amen.

24 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.

25 Christmas Day
Living God, deliver us from a world without justice and a future without mercy; in your mercy, establish justice, and in your justice, remember the mercy revealed to us in Jesus Christ our Lord. We pray especially for the people of the Yemen, South Sudan, the Congo and the Holy Land. Amen

26 St Stephen’s Day: First Martyr.
We pray for our brothers and sisters of the Persecuted Church across the globe and especially for the Church in Northern Nigeria, North Korea and China.

27 John, Apostle and Evangelist:
Great God, author of good news, warm the hearts of all who do the work of an evangelist. Open their mouths to proclaim the message of Christ, and grant that all who hear may turn from the bondage of sin, may seek the forgiveness of the Saviour, and may learn to obey him, whose service is perfect freedom. In whose name we pray. Amen.

28 The Holy Innocents:
We pray for the children of our world, that they may grow up knowing love and security, for all children who suffer physical or mental abuse and for all communities in our world who live with the memories of massacre and gross cruelty. We pray for parents who have suffered the death of a child and that parents and guardians may be given grace to care for the children entrusted to them. As we celebrate the coming of the Christ-child, we rejoice in the fellowship of the Holy Innocents and commit the children of this community, our nation and our world to you, our righteous God. Amen.

29 Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr.
We pray for Justin Archbishop of Canterbury, John, Archbishop of York and for Bishop Nicholas, Bishop Karen and Bishop Andrew.

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.

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