Sunday 7th February - Spotlight Prayers

Sunday 7th February   - Second Sunday before Lent


Collect
Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things,
now and for ever.  Amen.


Please pray for all our services that they may be filled with the light and life that Jesus brings. We pray that all would feel welcomed and loved
and that our worship would be worthy of God’s awesome name.

Please pray for Sharon, Mary and Lesley our Parish Administrators who run the Church Office so efficiently. Give thanks for the vital support they give to Simon;
our Church Wardens and the church family as they serve in this ministry. 

Pray for the students, staff and governors at Brockenhurst College and give thanks for the learning that is currently taking place remotely due to the pandemic. Pray that the students are able to engage with their teachers from their homes and that the students’ educational outcomes will not be compromised because of the pandemic. 

Pray for the valuable work of Basics Bank and the needy families in the Forest area who benefit from the food parcels. Please pray for all involved in the organisation and the generosity of those who donate their time, money groceries etc.

Pray for all who live in Greenways Road.

God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Mission of the Month: SAT-7. 
In Turkey SAT-7 TURK are concerned about Human Rights issues
in their country and across the world. 
Let us join them in praying that Christians will speak up for others and with others
against abuse and slavery and speak God’s truth into the world.