Cycle of Prayer 18-24 September

Reading this week's prayers on socials is Kenneth Padley, You can hear all our prayers on our social media @DioceseofSalisbury To see previous copies and our month of prayer click here.

18 September


We thank you today for Salisbury St Thomas and St Edmund, Salisbury Deanery, for the Clergy: Kelvin Inglis, Wendy Cooper, Selina Deacon, Ali Alexander. LLM: Sara Whitmarsh. 

We give thanks for St Thomas's and how they embody Christ's love and mercy to all who visit. We pray for a renewed discernment of God’s plan for St Thomas’s in its distinctive witness and ministry in the city centre - inclusive and joyful, compassionate and generous, traditional and prophetic. 


19 September


Today we raise to you: Salisbury St Mark and Laverstock St Andrew, Salisbury Deanery, for their Clergy: Andy Bousfield. 

We pray for St Andrews and Breakfast@9 seeking to create a new Mission Action Plan to be shared at the patronal festival in November. We give thanks for newcomers at St Mark’s and we pray for a way forward for renewing our hall to serve congregation and community. 

Thank you Lord for the staff and students who attend: 

Sarum St Mark's CE VC Junior School 

Laverstock St Andrew's CE VA Primary School 

Wyvern St Edmund's Academy 

Sarum St Edmund's Girls School 


20 September

Lord we pray to you today Salisbury & District Hospital & Hospice, Fountain Way Hospital and New Hall Hospital For chaplains: Frances Canham, Selina Deacon, Jeremy Ames, Tony Monds. 

We particularly pray for: 

• All the Chaplains and Chaplaincy Visitors and their day to day ministry with patients, family members and staff, whatever their faith tradition or philosophy of life. 

• Philip Rhoades, the new Chaplaincy Team Leader; and Adrian Burholt, Sharon Boyle and Kate Wyles, who have all joined the Team in the last 12 months. 

• All the NHS staff, in all their diversity of roles and backgrounds. 

 We pray to you Father for energy, skills and compassion in the face of staff shortages, lack of resources, increasing lengths of waiting lists and waiting times, as well as the increased levels of uncertainty and concerns in times of industrial action. 

In our prayers for Episcopal Churches in South Sudan and Sudan: Please pray for the Rt Revd Thomas Tut Gany, Bishop of Ayod in South Sudan. 


21 September 

Gracious God, 

We pray for St Nicholas Hospital, Salisbury Deanery and their Clergy: Caroline Baston, Rex Howe, Anne Faulkner. 

We give thanks for all those who have benefitted from this beautiful place and whose prayers have built the spiritual legacy which is tangible in the Chapel.  May the Community grow in wisdom and care for one another and the world in need. 


22 September

Today in our prayers we raise to you Sarum College 

And particularly Its Principal: James Woodward. 

We pray for Sarum college as it begins a new academic year. We remember especially those starting their formation for authorised lay ministry and ordained ministry. We pray for the hospitality team in its work of welcoming groups and visitors. 


23 September

Creator God, 

We thank you for Alderbury Deanery for Rural Dean: Ruth Schofield. Assistant Rural Dean: Jane Dunlop and Lay Chair: Debbie McIsaac. 

We pray for all the parish representatives on synod, for the members of our Standing Committee and our Chapter as we work together to make Jesus Christ known. 


24 September

On today, the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity 

We pray for Bourne Valley, for Alderbury Deanery Clergy: Peter Ostli-East, David Perry, David Coates, Stephen Robbins, Philip Seddon, Martin Webster, Stephen Tucker. For Licenced Lay Ministers: Anthea Davies, Christopher Watts. 

We pray for Bourne Valley Messy Church after the continued success of 'Pop In' which ran for eight years. 

We pray too for the new leaders, and all who get involved, that God's love for all would be experienced by those who come along from local schools and beyond. In particular we pray for staff and students at: 

Winterbourne Earls CE VC Primary School 

Porton St Nicholas CE VA Primary School 

Newton Tony CE VC Primary School 

Gomeldon Primary School 

And in our Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for The Church of Ireland. 


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