WYLYE AND TILL VALLEY BENEFICE OCTOBER PRAYERS 2019                     Link to Download:  WTV Benefice Prayers October 2019


"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


1 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
2 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.
3 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
4 Francis of Assisi

We pray for the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, its stewardship of the Lanford 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.

5 We pray for the church and village community of Stapleford and their Churchwarden Colin Carnegy and the Local Ministry Team
6 Trinity 16

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
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. We pray also for our Rural Dean, Canon Eleanor Rance, and our Deanery Synod and those who represent our Benefice at that Synod.
13 Trinity 17 ~ Homelessness Sunday

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 Teresa of Avila

Let nothing frighten you, all things are passing away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things; whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices. Amen

16 We pray for the Warminster Mobile Library and its important role in our community.


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 Luke the Evangelist

Almighty God, who called Luke the Physician, whose praise is in the Gospel, to be an Evangelist, and Physician of the soul: May it please you that, by the wholesome medicines of the doctrine delivered by him, all the diseases of our souls may be healed; through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

19 We pray for the church and village community of South Newton and their Churchwardens Mark Pountain and Mary Dicker and the ministry team
20 Trinity 18

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.

21 We pray for the church and village community of Winterbourne Stoke and their Churchwardens Olivia Dutton and Dee Montagu-Pollock.
22 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.
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 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 Last Sunday after Trinity ~ Trinity 19

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 Simon and Jude

O Almighty God, who has built your Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head corner-stone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of

spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made an holy temple acceptable unto you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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 We pray for the church and village community of Stockton and their Churchwarden Richard Hewitt
31 Martin Luther ~ Reformer

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.



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.