Prayer 


Prayers for November

Please pray for.....

Church

The annual bereavement service on 3 November, for all who attend that this may be a time of comfort and hope, also for our bereavement team who support those who are mourning loved ones. 
Those from our parish and other parishes in our Deanery who are being baptised and/or confirmed by Bishop Jo at St George’s on 3 November. 
The services to mark Remembrance Sunday at the War Memorial and St Giles’ on 10 November. 
All who work to maintain our buildings and churchyard, that they may offer a safe and welcoming space for everyone who comes into them.  Also for the recruitment process for a parish Operations Leader. 
Our culture as a church, as we finish the teaching series on ‘Shaping Church Culture’, that we may grow in our vision to ‘Know Christ and make Him Known’. 


Community

All in our community who are struggling to make ends meet and for those who seek to offer support.  Please pray for the lunches being offered to some families during half term and also our partnership with Alternatives Trust in East London who work to support families in need.
All who work in social services and other agencies who offer care to and make decisions about families, the elderly and those with particular needs, especially following recent cutbacks to some services.
The ongoing work of Ashtead Churches Together and the Epsom Refugee Network as they support refugees locally, and the ‘Taste of Syria’ evening.


World

For the care of our world, that governments and individuals can make decisions and take action to address climate change.
Our government and politicians at this time of uncertainty as decisions regarding Brexit are made, for a spirit of compromise and unity.
The situation in Syria especially near the border with Turkey, for all who are displaced and traumatised by this war, and for efforts to negotiate a ceasefire.