Cycle of Prayer 31 July-6 August

Reading this week's prayers are the team at St Mary's Longfleet, Poole

31 July


We pray for the community of the Iwerne Valley, and for  Clergy David John. We pray for the continuing ministry of Revd Toby Carson, priested at the beginning of the month and  for the ministry of the whole ' Ministry Team' at the benefice. We also pray for the new Lay worship leader Mr Robert Wellen. We lift to you the continuing mission efforts including the 'cost of living crisis' initiatives and the 'Christianity explored' course planned for later this year. We pray for the staff and students at 

St Andrew's CE VA Primary School, Fontmell Magna 


1 August


We pray today for Pimperne, Stourpaine, Durweston and Bryanston, for clergy David Miell, Henriet Miell and Licenced Lay Ministers: Martin Richley, Penny Wallis. We give thanks for the continued ministry of our four newly commissioned Lay Worship Leaders. We pray for the primary schools, in Pimperne and Durweston, for the Foundation Governors, and for their outreach to children and young families through holiday craft activities and summer cafes. Thank you for the staff and students who attend: 

Durweston CE VA Primary School 

Pimperne CE VC Primary School 


2 August

Lord Jesus, 

We pray today for Red Post, Milton & Blandford for our new member of clergy Jane Williams. We give thanks that Jane is to become vicar this week and we pray for her and her family as they prepare to move to the area. We pray and give thanks for all who have been going the extra mile for us throughout the vacancy. In praying for the Episcopal Churches in South Sudan and Sudan: we pray especially for the Rt Revd David Akau, Bishop of Awerial in South Sudan. 


3 August

Gracious God, 

Today in our prayers we thank you Father for Sixpenny Handley with Gussage St Andrew & Pentridge, and clergy: David Miell and Henriet Miell. We pray for the post of part-time Associate Priest to the Benefice. We give thanks for the continued ministry of the two recently commissioned Lay Worship Leaders and for the continued blessing of being able to host a weekly café in church. 


4 August


Thank you for Spetisbury with Charlton Marshall and Blandford St Mary, and we pray for the Clergy there: Carolyn Couzens, Steve Atkins, John Goodall. LLMs: Jane Griffin, Tony Parker, Osbert Tun Pe. We pray for strength and unity to become the new Benefice of Two Rivers, in due course, joining together with other parishes. We pray for the building of relationships and the flourishing of all the churches. May God bless the many community events as we all seek to share God's love with others. Lord today we pray for the staff and students who attend: 

Spetisbury Hall & Sloper's CE VA Primary School 

Blandford St Mary CE VA Primary School 


5 August


We pray today for  Winterborne Valley and Milton Abbas, and for Clergy: Lewis Pearson, Jimmy Hamilton-Brown. And licensed lay minister: Peter Wells. We pray that all of us listen and follow God’s guidance as we minister among these six rural communities. We also pray for your guidance as we explore new ways to engage with children and families  including links with Dunbury School and Milton Abbey School, we also pray for Dunbury Church of England Academy. 


6 August

Our Lord and our God, 

Today we reflect upon the Transfiguration of Our Lord 

And we pray for Wimborne Deanery Rural Dean: Andrew Rowland. For rural dean : Jane Burgess and Lay Chair: Gillian Clarke. We pray for spiritual and physical refreshment and rest as many people take annual leave and especially for a number of clergy having Extended Ministerial Development Leave. 

We remember especially the benefice of Hampreston and Ferndown as they prepare to welcome their new priest Dominic Meering in September and for the parish of West Moors, as Andy Muckle leaves to begin a chaplaincy role at St Georges Crypt Leeds, and they begin a period of vacancy. We pray this in your name, 


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