WYLYE AND TILL VALLEY BENEFICE NOVEMBER PRAYERS 2019
Link to Download: WTV Benefice Prayers November 2019
"Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God."
|1||All Saints Day
Father, All-Powerful and ever-living God, today we rejoice in the holy men and women
of every time and place. May their prayers bring us your forgiveness and love. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
|2||All Souls’ Day
For all our departed brothers and sisters; Merciful Father, hear our prayer and console us.
As we renew our faith in Your Son, whom You raised from the dead, strengthen our hope
that all our departed brothers and sisters will share in His resurrection, who lives and reigns
with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
|3||4th Sunday before Advent
We pray for our communities: the people we are called to love, the people amongst whom we
work; us, together, within our communities; everyone known to you and loved by you. May our community be a place where the gifts of many are united in common purpose, where all are allowed to flourish and be valued, where together we are built into a dwelling place for the Holy Spirit, as together we grow in love. AMEN
|4||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|
|5||We pray for the church and village community of Stapleford and their Churchwarden Colin Carnegy and the Local Ministry Team|
|6||We pray for the children, teachers, staff, parents and governors of Great Wishford, the Wylye Valley School at Codford and the Farley School at Steeple Langford. We pray for the Open the Book Team who share the Word of God with the school community on a regular basis.|
|7||We remember with gratitude the members and work of the local emergency services, the police, ambulance and fire services. Amen.|
|8||We pray for those whose ‘green fingers’ and skills to create beautiful gardens in our villages. Thank you.|
|9||We pray for the church and village community of Berwick St James. We pray for Stephen Bush, Bill Hiscocks Churchwardens of Berwick St James and for members of the PCC|
Lord, we are saddened at the thought of war, of the soldiers who must fight and all those people who are killed. Today we remember their sacrifice with great sadness. We thank them for what they did for us. Amen
Gracious God, on this day, when we remember past and present conflicts, we pray for the divided peoples of the world, that leaders, governments and each one of us may use our resources, our opportunities and our lives in the service of reconciliation, for the sake of future generations and to the glory of your name. Amen
|12||We pray for the church and village community of Little Langford and their Churchwarden Andrew Lunt and Beth Andrews|
|13||Heavenly Father, we pray for the poorest, most vulnerable in our society and especially those who are homeless currently. Let us not just speak of justice but let us act in just ways. May the oppressed and needy feel justice and equality and experience a world without hunger and poverty. Amen.
|14||We pray for the church and village community of Great Wishford and its local ministry team.|
|15||We pray for all the businesses on the South Newton Trading Estate; for all those who work there and contribute to the economic well-being of our community.|
|16||We continue to pray for the future of Glenside Care Home which remains vacant in South Newton. We pray for those making decisions about the future of this important facility and for those who have lost employment through its closure.|
|17||2nd Sunday before Advent
Merciful God, you created all things for your glory and have graciously allowed us animals to love and care for. Please look kindly on all the pets within our Benefice and restore to health and strength any which are sick at this time. Bless our local Vets and their skills of compassionate care. Grant us wisdom in our care for all our pets in the name of Jesus, Amen.
|18||We pray for all the families of our Benefice especially those with young children. We ask, loving Father, that you will bless each one and they may be sustained and nourished through Your Holy Spirit.|
|19||We pray for the church and village community of Wylye – for the village shop and future of The Bell – and Fisherton Delamere and their Churchwarden Roger Liddiard and the Wylye Ministry Team|
|20||We pray for the Wednesday Club that meets in Edgars Close in Steeple Langford giving thanks for the team of volunteers who support this club and the residents and for the Rainbow on the Lake who provide lunch each week.|
|21||We pray for the church and village community of Winterbourne Stoke and their Churchwardens Olivia Dutton and Dee Montagu-Pollock.|
|22||We prayer for our brothers and sisters of the persecuted Church especially those in Noth Korea, China and the Palestinian Territories.|
|23||When creation is overcome by the chaos from which its springs, peace be with you. When the sweet darkness of sleep never comes, peace be with you. When the light of the day overwhelms you, peace be with you. In the broken heart and risen body of Christ, peace be with you. Amen|
|24||Sunday before Advent – Christ the King
We pray for the Wylye Post Office, Stores and newsagents, for Bird & Carter at Chilhampton Farm, South Newton, and the Farm Shop, Langford Lane, Berwick St James, giving thanks for their contribution to our community.
|25||We give thanks for those who faithfully ring the bells of our Benefice and for the peals at Great Wishford, South Newton, Stapleford, Steeple Langford and Wylye;|
|26||We pray for the church & village community of Steeple Langford & their Churchwardens Neil & Fiona Fox and the local ministry team|
|27||God for us, we call You Father, God alongside us, we call You Jesus, God within us, we call You Holy Spirit. You are the Eternal Mystery that enables, enfolds, and enlivens all things,
even us and even me. Every name falls short of your goodness and greatness. We can only see who You are in what is. We ask for such perfect seeing. As it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be. Amen.
|28||We pray for the church and village community of Stockton and their Churchwarden Richard Hewitt|
|29||We pray and give thanks for the commitment and enthusiasm of the Benefice Choir, for the leadership of Martin Gairdners and for all our organists who support so ably our worship.|
|30||St Andrew the Apostle
ALMIGHTY God, who didst give such grace unto thy holy Apostle Saint Andrew, that he readily obeyed the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him without delay: Grant unto us all, that we, being called by thy holy word, may forthwith give up ourselves obediently to fulfil the holy commandments; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We pray for the church and village community of South Newton and their Churchwardens Mark Pountain and Mary Dicker and the ministry team
Lord God, we pray for guidance for our local church ministry teams as they nurture Your people in this Benefice and seek to serve those around them. We pray that all our churches would welcome their neighbours with open arms and that all may find a place to experience community with the body of Christ as they grow spiritually. Amen.