Sunday 18th October - Spotlight Prayers

Sunday 18th October – Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity   

 

Collect

O God, forasmuch as without you
we are not able to please you;
mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit
may in all things direct and rule our hearts;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  Amen. 

 

  1. Pray for Luke Chambers our Church Caretaker for all the thorough cleaning and other work which he does in both churches, paying particular attention to all the requirements of the current Covid guidelines.  Pray also for all who help with the upkeep of our two churches.
  2. Please pray for Christian teachers at our local schools and college.  We ask that they may hold fast to their Christian beliefs and feel valued and encouraged in the work they do.
  3. Pray for the Brockenhurst Business Association, for all shops and businesses in our village and all who work within them, particularly during the recent difficult pandemic times. 
  4. Pray for all who live in Chestnut Road.
  5. Mission of the Month: Bible Society - Pray for the staff of Bible Society‘s Amity Printing Company, the world’s biggest Bible production centre, based in Nanjing, China.  In 2019 over three million Bibles were printed and distributed in China, where it is estimated that one million new believers come to the faith every year.


    Today is Anti-Slavery Day, marked by churches and organisations through prayer, services and diocesan initiatives.  It marks the start of a journey where parishes are invited to prayerfully be open to the prompting of the Holy Spirit in how our parish may join this initiative with other churches across the country, and alongside our other social justice concerns.  As a diocese, we want to demonstrate an awareness of this crime, begin to understand what we might look out for, and importantly where to report if we have concerns. This is not just an inner city concern: there were 14 cases of modern slavery in the New Forest during February-May 2020.  
    There is a new diocesan webpage,  https://www.winchester.anglican.org/modern-slavery/,which you are encouraged to visit and share with others. Please will you also pray regularly for those affected:

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Prayer Verse

Read Revelations 21.1-4 and pray about the images this passage evokes

Prayer Idea 

Try drawing or painting as you pray.