Daily Prayer for the parish

Sunday:

·       The church buildings in our parishes

·       Those who care for them

·       Revd Tony Redman, Assistant Priest

·       John Milward, PCC Lay Vice-Chair

Monday:

·       The Barracks at Little Livermere

·       Birds Croft, Great Livermere

·       Culford Road, Ingham

·       Andrew Norburn, Church Warden & Magazine Compiler

·       Maria Foster-Clarke, PCC member

Tuesday:

·       Little Livermere

·       Church Road and The Birches, Great Livermere

·       Glebe Close, Ingham

·       Rosemary Boswell, Churchwarden

·       Margaret Hartley, Reader & Church Warden

Wednesday:

·       The Ingham industrial estate

·       Orchard Close, Great Livermere

·       Beauford Road, Ingham

·       Caroline Redman, Church Treasurer

·       Joan Pettitt, PCC member

Thursday:

·       Ampton Hall

·       Mere View, Great Livermere

·       The Street, Ingham

·       Jim Hartley, PCC member

·       Lesley Norburn, Reader

Friday:

·       The Street, Great Livermere

·       School Gardens, Great Livermere

·       Priory Close, Ingham

·       Revd. Phillip Garbett, Team Rector

·       Jean Cook, Organist & PCC member

Saturday:

·       Ampton Village

·       Troston Road, Great Livermere

·       Ampton Road & Maltings Lane, Ingham

·       Harriet Norburn, PCC member

·       John Wrigglesworth, Deanery Synod Rep & PCC member

Please pray for

1.    

Pray for those who clean the churches and arrange the flowers

2.    

Parish prayers - for those who have been bereaved in recent months

3.    

Morning Prayer in Ingham and for those in the village who are unwell

4.    

those who will be leading services and preaching tomorrow

5.    

the Holy Communion service in Gt Livermere and the 'Sm@11' service in Ingham

6.    

the Ministry Team as they carry out their ministry across the benefice

7.    

the house group in Gt Livermere

8.    

the Ingham Social Club Committee and the Gt Livermere Village Hall Committee

9.    

Parish prayers and for the elderly and housebound in our villages especially those with failing health

10.  

Morning Prayer in Ampton and for Ampton village

11.  

the Parish Councillors in our villages that they may make wise and good decisions

12.  

the Morning Worship service in Ingham

13.  

the children in our villages during half-term

14.  

the Gt Livermere coffee morning and evening Informal Worship in Ingham church

15.  

those who make pastoral visits or/and administer Home Communion

16.  

Parish Prayers – the Street Café in Ingham

17.  

Morning Prayer in Gt Livermere and for those out of work, facing redundancy or who have money worries

18.  

the Men’s Breakfast this morning

19.  

the Gt. Livermere Holy Communion service and coffee time afterwards and the Sm@11-2 service

20.  

the work of the St Nicholas hospice especially for the Chaplaincy team

21.  

The Bible Study group in the morning and the Gt Livermere house group in the evening

22.  

our church wardens, Rosemary, Andrew and Margaret

23.  

Parish prayers - the influence of the church in our communities

24.  

Morning Prayer at Troston -  the group who support the church and its activities

25.  

the Quiz Night in Gt Livermere Village Hall

26.  

the 'Cafe' church service in Troston and the Holy Communion service  in Ingham

27.  

The extra activities, soup lunches and study groups planned for Lent

28.  

the Ingham Coffee Morning and the Pancake party at Mere View

 

Prayer Tips:

Why are we asking people to pray?

·       We want to encourage everybody to pray, and to pray specifically for the concerns of the parish, so that God’s love may work even more deeply in the hearts and minds of all of us living in these communities

·       God invites us to pray constantly, expecting Him to act.

·       It changes things.  When we pray, everything that is in us, the fear, the worry, the concern, the doubt and the lack of faith rises to the surface where God can change it through his love.

How should we pray?

·       Any way you like!  Most people find it easier to pray quietly, on their own, somewhere where they will not be disturbed.  But it could be in the bath or out for a walk or in the garden.  It could be over a cup of tea with some friends.  It is entirely up to you.

·       Prayer should be a joy not a duty, focussed time spent with the One who loves us.  Don’t set yourself too big a target - five minutes on as many days as you can manage is fine.

·       As you pray for a road or a person, try to imagine them in your mind.  Think about what might be going on in their lives or in that part of the community. Just hold them before God.  If you know anybody that lives in the road you are praying about, ask God to bless them.  If you know of any specific concerns that people have weave them into your prayers.

·       If you have any concerns or you would like to know more about ways of praying, speak to one of the readers or Caroline Redman.  ( phone numbers in parish magazine )

find a quiet secluded spot and shut the door just be there as simply and as honestly as you can. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace”



 Matthew Ch 6 v 6, adapted from “The Message” translation.