You are asked to please remember the following in your prayers ;
Prayer Calendar for February
We continue to think of those suffering from Leprosy. We pray that the fear and stigma which surrounds the disease will be removed ensuring people seek early treatment which reduces disability. We pray for Tasmin as she represents the Leprosy Mission in this area.
We remember those who are finding the cost of living a burden especially those in work who do not earn enough to cover bills. We thank God for food banks and pop up shops and pray that the time will come when they are no longer needed. We remember organisation like Christians against Poverty who help people to budget and deal with debt.
We pray for all young people who meet at Christ Church; our Guides and Scouts, Tots Plus and our Junior Church. We thank God for their leaders who give of their time and pray that they will be supported in this vital work.
Meteorological spring starts on 1st March and we see signs of new life everywhere. We pray for our farmers; many have lost Autumn sown crops due to flooding. We are constantly being reminded of climate change and the effects it has on peoples livelihoods. We pray for those who live in areas of famine earth quakes and flood far worse off than ourselves. We pray that governments may stick to the promises made to reduce pollutants and as a church, we will continue to reduce our Carbon footprint.
Prayer Calendar for March
As we think about Fair Trade we pray for the time when all will be paid fairly for their work. May our relative wealth and the goods we choose to buy not be at the expense of the poverty of others. We pray now for all those who work hard for little reward, and for justice and compassion in our trade.
On Mothering Sunday we give thanks for our mothers, grandmothers and all women who have cared for us and taught us. We think of mothers who today are struggling with the demands of bringing up their children, because of their financial situation, difficult relationships, poor mental health or inadequate housing. May they find the support they need so that they can enjoy being the mother they want to be to the children they love.
We give thanks for all the signs of spring and the pleasure they give us. For spring flowers, the greening of the trees, warmth and spring rains. But our weather and seasons are threatened by climate change and so we pray urgently for actions throughout the world to combat global warming. May we do all we can to protect your precious creation.
As we enter Holy Week, may we grasp anew the truths of the Easter story. Travelling through the familiar story, may our faith and commitment deepen.
We thank God for new life in all its forms. For new opportunities, energy restored after illness, the birth of a child, the new growth in spring after the cold of winter and that every morning brings a new day. We give praise and thanks for God’s creative and sustaining power.