Prayers for December

Please pray for


· The special Christmas services taking place this month and all who are involved in preparing and communicating the Christmas message afresh through word, music and hospitality.  Please also pray for the many visitors who will come to our church, that they may feel welcomed and encouraged to find out more about the living God.
· All who work in the parish office, reception and looking after our buildings, especially at this busy time of year
· All who attend housegroups, as they seek to explore the Bible more deeply and grow in community with each other
· The PCC and staff team as they seek to discern the way forward regarding the morning service pattern in the parish


· All who find this time of year difficult or sad, and for the groups and agencies seeking to support those who are lonely, isolated or facing challenging times
· Local retailers and businesses during this busy season which is often vital to their longer term plans
· All who work to keep us safe, to support victims of crime and also to engage with and rehabilitate offenders


· Those in parts of the world where they cannot freely celebrate Christ’s birth
· All who are working to bring peace and relief to troubled areas, especially Syria, Yemen, South Sudan and DRC
· Leaders of world religions, that they may be able to engage in positive and peaceful dialogue





Trevor Hood, 29/10/2018