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1st October 2017

  We thank you for the harvest of the world, the people who have decorated our church today for our harvest festival, and for all the beautiful world in which we live created by you.
From the Methodist Prayer Handbook,  we pray for The Gambia, please circle the Country and the people with your love and  compassion. We pray for the London District and give thanks for the vibrant and growing congregations

We remember in the circuit the church at Cheriton Fitzpaine and the close ecumenical work with St. Matthews and the proposed Community Shop

Lord you give us food to eat and water to drink, but many today with have neither, help us to be thankful for what we have and help us to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Amen

8th October 2017

 We give thanks for the work of the gospel choir and for the people from within the community who take part week by week.

From the Methodist Prayer Handbook We pray for the work of the church in Togo as they continue to preach Jesus to the people in midst of poverty, injustice and political difficulties. We pray for the South East District and give thanks for the rich Christian heritage in Kent

In the Circuit we pray for the church and congregation of Colyton as they decide the way forward.

Lord, help me to put the past behind me and to strain forward to what lies ahead. May I always press on towards the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. Amen.(Roots for churches 2017)

15th October 2017

We give thanks for all who undertake pastoral work within the church and the people who deliver flowers week by week and the ladies who arrange the flowers week by week.


From the Methodist Prayer Handbook We pray for Christians in Equatorial Guinea, the only Spanish speaking country in Africa and for the ongoing work of the Methodist Church with the Catholic Church. We pray for the Bedfordshire, Essex and Hertfordshire District and the young people who will attend the 3Generate youth weekend in Southport.

.In the Circuit we pray the Church at Crediton as they continue to seek to update their premises

May God’s goodness strengthen you. May God’s mercy comfort you. May God’s promise of eternal life inspire you with hope and love. In the name of the Father, Son and Spirit. Amen (Roots for Churches 2017)

22nd October 2017

We give thanks for the women’s fellowship who meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday and for the way they support missionary work undertaken by the Methodist Church.

From the Methodist Prayer Handbooks We pray for the church in Cameroon. Hear the voices of all in trouble and distress and strengthen them in their hour of need. We pray for the Birmingham District and for the initiatives bringing inner-city churches together for support and inspiration

In the Circuit we pray for the small church at Crockenwell, and pray that they may reach their neighbours with the good news of Jesus.

O Lord, I honour you for your glory and strength. I praise you for your greatness. I bless your name for the salvation you offer me. I worship you and give you thanks. Amen. (Adapted from Roots for churches 2017)
 

29th October 2017

We give thanks for the people who have volunteered to help in worship week by week, we pray for all the people called to lead worship and give thanks for their varied talents.

From the Methodist Prayer handbook We pray for the people who worship in Botswana and pray especially for the residents of Selbi-Phikwe whose future is uncertain since the closure of the copper mine.  We pray for Bolton and Rochdale District, for the increased presence of people from other cultures and that they may undertake leadership roles in the church.

 In the circuit we pray for the church at Dalwood and the new group Breaking News which bring new people on to the premises.

O loving God, fill me with your Spirit, that I may always know your presence. Uphold me by your strength, that I may always do your will. Fill me with your love, that I may live in holiness, righteousness and truth.
Amen.  (Roots for churches 2017)

   

 


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