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Woodstock Arboretum, Co. Kilkenny
ST CUTHBERT & ST AIDAN DAILY PRAYER DIARY


EXPLANATORY NOTE REGARDING THE NEW PRAYER DIARY.


You will have noticed some names are written in italics. These are saints or people who appear in the Church of England Lectionary.


They appear on the day when the church remembers who they were and what they did.


The Pastoral team has picked a few of the more well-known ones and tried to connect the thought for that day to that person.



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OCTOBER 2017


EVERY DAY – PRAY FOR THE CLERGY OF OUR PARISH.


EVERYDAY – PRAY FOR THE CLERGY AND READERS OF OUR PARISH - DAVID, JEANETTE, CAROL, KATE, RICHARD, BRYAN.

1st Jesus asks, “What do you want me to do for you?” What is your reply? Be honest!

2nd Dear Lord, help us to be ready to hear the call of those in need.

3rd Pray for Bishop Matthias and the clergy of Ho as David and Jeanette lead them on retreat until Friday.

4th St Francis of Assisi – Pray that endangered species of animals may be saved.

5th Pray for the police force.

6th Pray for the leaders of the nations of the world.

7th Thank you God, for the good ideas and enthusiasm of the Messy Church leaders today.

8th Pray that the Mary’s Meals charity continue to feed children worldwide.

9th Pray for those whose deafness cuts them off from conversations

10th Pray for families with children who have difficulties.

11th Pray for the Brexit negotiations.

12th Pray for global awareness of environmental issues.

13th Pray for Community Mental Health teams.

14th Pray for the continued outreach into Anchorage Park through the monthly cafes.

15th Pray we will not be ashamed to be called Christians.

16th Pray for those persecuted for their faith worldwide.

17th Pray for those who come to the Encompass meeting today.

18th St. Luke’s Day – Pray for the healing ministry, in surgeries and churches.

19th Thank you, God, for something special that has happened in the last few days.

20th Pray for good sportsmanship from football teams to give pleasure to spectators.

21st Pray for a successful Railway Exhibition in church today.

22nd Pray for wholeness of body, mind and spirit.

23rd Pray for teachers and classroom assistants as they have now got to know their new pupils.

24th Pray for God’s Spirit of peace and wisdom to enfold the world.

25th Pray for Kate as she has interviews for discerning her future ordination as a priest.

26th Pray for families in places of war.

27th Pray for those who have died suddenly and unprepared.

28th St Simon and St Jude – Pray for these churches.

29th Bible Sunday – Thank you for the Bible and the work of the Bible Society.

30th “Abba, Father, let me be yours and yours alone.” Dave Bilbrough.

31st Pray for those who care for the vulnerable.


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Dear God, when I know I am right and you have got it all wrong……

… please be gentle with me.

Stephen Rand