Cycle of Prayer: 30 October-5 November

Reading this week's prayers on social media is Jon Honour. Jon has been the vicar of Trinity Church in Guernsey for the past 15 years. He is married to Anna, and they have 3 sons, 2 daughters-in-law and 3 grandchildren. Currently he is enjoying reading the theology of Andrew Root, watching 'Beckham' on Netflix and listening to the podcast ‘The Rest is History’. Jon likes to run, slowly but surely and recently completed the Great South Run in Portsmouth!


To see Jon read the prayers follow @DioceseofSalisbury.

To see this September-October's cycle of prayer.

30 October

Father God, We pray to you for HMP Erlestoke we pray for those who have applied for the vacant Anglican Chaplain’s post and for those who will be decerning the right candidate for this post. We thank you for Rev Steve and Shirley as they provide cover for the Anglican vacancy. 


31 October

Heavenly Father, Thank you for the Religious and Lay communities in the diocese including the Society of St Francis at Hilfield, Pilsdon Community, St Benedict’s Priory, Salisbury and Othona Community. For Hilfield, we pray for safety for those hedge laying, for many visitors and Brother Hugh’s coming weekend on the history of the Friary land. 


1 November

Lord, We pray you bless Bradford Deanery and its Rural Dean: Jane Palmer. Assistant Rural Dean: Allan Coutts. Lay Chair: John Joy. We pray for our wonderful towns and villages in Trowbridge, Melksham and Bradford on Avon, that God would bless and grow the churches of every denomination and that we would all work together for the Kingdom of God. 

We pray for the vacancies, and those coming up, that God would send us Priests of His heart and for our Chapter that we would continue to grow together in wisdom and Godly love, unified by Making Jesus Known across our breadth of traditions.

In our prayers for Episcopal Churches in South Sudan and Sudan: we pray for the Rt Revd Yohana Benjamin Dirar, Bishop of Wandi in South Sudan. 


2 November


We pray today for Atworth with Shaw and Whitley, Bradford Deanery and its Clergy Jane Palmer, Liz Gifford. Licensed Lay Ministers: Keith Hamilton, Mike Sarson Rowe. We give thanks for the growing church and growing vocations to lay ministry and team work in the newly formed Parish. May God bless our work and help us in this next stage of Ministry. We ask for vision and growth unity in the deanery in a time of change and for our work with schools to encourage more families to know Jesus. 

We thank you for the staff and students at: Shaw CE VC Primary School Churchfields The Village School 


3 November

Abba Father, We pray for your blessing upon Broughton Gifford, Great Chalfield and Holt St Katharine, Bradford Deanery and its Clergy: Andrew Evans, Ruth Mecredy, Katie Jackson. Licensed Lay Ministers: Anthony Matthew, Rachel Firth. We pray for Harvey Bennett, Youth and Childrens worker and for SKY (the teenage group), and for us all as we try to become churches who disciple our members. Thank you for Holt CE VC Primary School Broughton Gifford St Mary's CE VC Primary School


4 November

Father, We pray today for Melksham, Bradford Deanery and its Clergy: Charlie Thomson, Francis Moloney, Annie Wintour. Licensed Lay Minister: Celia Shill. We pray for the daytime Alpha course; refurbishment of of a newly acquired building to provide offices and meeting space; upcoming Christmas services and events; home groups; Sunday Club – and for Melksham to Make Jesus Known! We raise to you the schools: Melksham The Manor CE VC Primary Forest & Sandridge CE VA Primary


5 November

On today, All Saints Day We thank you for North Bradley, Southwick, Heywood and Steeple Ashton, Bradford Deanery and its Clergy: Oliver Learmont. Licensed Lay Minister: Richard Havergal. We pray for all those in the Benefice who are unwell or troubled or facing any kind of loss at this time; and that the Holy Spirit may be a powerful presence, helping us to seek healing and reconciliation where it is needed. 

Thank you for: Southwick CE VC Primary School North Bradley CE VC Primary School 

In our Anglican Cycle of Prayer: we pray for La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico 


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