WYLYE AND TILL VALLEY BENEFICE SEPTEMBER PRAYERS 2019
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."
|11th Sunday after Trinity
We pray for the church and village community of Stapleford and their Churchwarden Colin Carnegy and the Local Ministry Team
|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||We pray for the start of the new School Year, 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.|
|4||We pray for all local health professionals and GP surgeries who serve the villages of the Benefice. We give thanks for their skills and dedication.|
|5||We pray for the church and village community of Wylye – for the village shop and future of The Bell – and Fisherton de la Mere and their Churchwarden Roger Liddiard and the Wylye Ministry Team|
|6||Heavenly Father, we pray for the poorest and most vulnerable. 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.|
|7||We pray for peace within Sudan and South Sudan and for the Episcopal Church in those countries and its long-standing links with the Diocese of Salisbury.|
|8||12th Sunday after Trinity
We pray for peace with justice in Syria, South Sudan, Kashmir and Hong Kong. We ask You O Lord to bless al peacemakers and international organisations seeking to establish reconciliation in lands of internal conflict and war.
|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|
|10||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.|
|11||We pray for the church and village community of Little Langford and their Churchwarden Andrew Lunt and Beth Andrews|
|12||We pray for Justin Archbishop of Canterbury, John, Archbishop of York and for Bishop Nicholas, Bishop Karen and Bishop Andrew.|
|13||We pray for the church and village community of Winterbourne Stoke and their Churchwardens Olivia Dutton and Dee Montagu-Pollock.|
|14||Holy Cross Day
Almighty God, who in the passion of your blessed Son made an instrument of painful death to be for us the means of life and peace: grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ that we may gladly suffer for his sake; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
|15||13th Sunday after Trinity
We pray for the church and village community of Great Wishford and its local ministry team.
|16||Blessed are you, Lord God, who made every living thing with which the water teems,
and every winged bird, the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, and called it all “good.” We praise you for all your beauty in creation, and especially for this expression of your love. Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures! Amen.
|17||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.|
|18||We pray for the church and village community of South Newton and their Churchwardens Mark Pountain and Mary Dicker and the ministry team|
|19||We pray and give thanks for the commitment and enthusiasm of the Benefice Choir, for the leadership of Martin Gairdner and for all our organists who support so ably our worship.|
|20||We pray for those who have been away on their holidays: may you travel safely and, wherever you are or have been, walk with God this summer in whatever you do and wherever you go. Amen.|
|21||St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
O Almighty God, whose blessed Son called Matthew the tax collector to be an apostle and evangelist: give us grace to forsake the selfish pursuit of gain and the possessive love of riches that we may follow in the way of your Son Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
|22||14th Sunday after Trinity
We pray for the church & village community of Steeple Langford & their Churchwardens Neil & Fiona Fox and the local ministry team
|23||We pray for our brothers and sisters of the Persecuted Church across the globe and especially for the Church in Northern Nigeria.|
|24||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 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.|
|26||We pray for the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, its stewardship of the Langford Lakes Reserve and its work in conserving local wildlife, plants and fauna. We give thanks for this special site as a place of recreation, reflection and peace in our busy lives. We ask you to bless the staff and their dedication to the care of Your Creation. Amen.|
|27||We pray for the Almshouses and sheltered accommodation of our Benefice, for the residents and for those who care for them, and we ask for Your blessing on those who manage the buildings and grounds.|
|28||We pray for all local Churches: for our brothers and sisters across the Deanery and in the Baptist, Methodist, URC, Catholic and Free Churches.|
|29||Michael and All Angels – Benefice Creation Season Service
God of the heavens and the earth, You call us to share in the care of your creation and to bring food and fruitfulness from field and farm. Hear our prayer for all who make their living on the land and make us grateful for the work of their hands and for the generosity of your provision. We ask this in the name of Christ. Amen
|30||We pray for the church and village community of Stockton and their Churchwarden Richard Hewitt|
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.