Cycle of Prayer: 11-17 December

Reading this week's prayers is Becca Mcdonnell. Becca is the curate in Sherborne Benefice, based mostly in the beautiful Sherborne Abbey. Becca moved here after training with her husband and two small boys. 

Read: November- December 2023

Listen to our prayers: @DioSalisbury

11 Dec

Loving God, 

We pray for Holy Trinity, Jersey Deanery and its Clergy: Geoff Houghton. We give thanks for the Licensed Lay Ministry of Angela Le Sueur, Fleur Benest and Helen Hamilton, and ask God’s continued blessing upon the work of Children and Families worker, Sarah Prosser at the local school and amongst the church family. We give thanks too for the strengthening of the link with Bishop Martin Gordon of the Goma Diocese in the DRC. 


12 Dec

God of all, 

We pray today your blessing today on St Saviour, Jersey Deanery and its Clergy: Martin Evans. We pray for all at St Saviour that keep everything running smoothly, and that we will always offer a warm welcome to those visiting. 


13 Dec

Father God, 

Thank you Lord for St Luke with St James, Jersey Deanery and its Clergy: Nick Barry. We give thanks for those with us for the blessing of growing numbers of young families and children in the congregation and pray for the team who work with the children.  We pray also for God’s blessing and guidance as we embark on a significant church  restoration project in the New Year.  In our link dioceses of South Sudan and Sudan: We pray for the Rt Revd Gabriel Kuol Garang, Bishop of Wernyol in South Sudan. 


14 Dec


Thank you today for St Peter, Jersey Deanery and its Clergy: Robert Harris. We give thanks for all those who have visited St. Peter’s Christmas Tree Festival and for those who made it possible. May Jesus, the true light and love of Christmas, fill all their hearts and minds with peace and joy.


15 Dec

Lord God 

We pray your blessing upon for all staff In the diocese, in all the various offices and departments from the Wessex downs to the Channel Islands We pray that although we may be geographically challenged at times with all the different locations, that our work together will achieve unity and cohesion. We pray too for the development of the vision and strategy and for all the work to Make Jesus Known that is going on in churches, schools and communities. Amen   

16 Dec

Creator God, 

We pray for your blessing onThe Archdeacon of Sherborne and The Ven Penny Sayer We pray for all those who are busy leading Christmas services in churches, schools and communities throughout the diocese, that in the midst of the busyness they will also find joy in the coming of the Christ Child.


17 Dec

On today, Third Sunday of Advent We pray for the Lyme Bay Deanery and its Rural Dean: David Baldwin and Lay Chair: Janet Jackson.  We pray for all in the deanery, lay and clergy, who work hard to keep everything running as smoothly as possible. In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: we pray for The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea 


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