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Prayer’s during these challenging times

During this crucial time, if you have anyone or any situation you would like to remember in our prayers, please contact Jane Jones janejones.emrys@btinternet.com who is co-ordinating a special list. Confidentially will be respected, if requested.

Prayers for the Week (Week Commencing Monday 8 November 2021)

Prayers for those with Special Concerns – Christine Linklater, Edna Delouse
Prayers for the Departed – Ken Slatter

Monday
Jeremy, Sally, Tricia, Jen, Keith, Corentyn, Neil, Matt, Harriet, Jamie.
Today is the feast of St Cecelia, patron saint of musicians – we give thanks for all who enrich our worship by their singing, and pray for our choirs preparing their Advent and Christmas music. Give thanks too for all whose words set to music inspire our worship, for our rich inheritance of hymns and anthems, and for those who continue to write and compose songs of faith and praise.
+ Macclesfield Deanery: Macclesfield St Peter: Martin Stephens, Andy Williams, Alison Marshall.
+ Anglican Communion: Ibadan North (Province of Ibadan, Nigeria) – The Most Revd Segun Okubadejo.

Tuesday
Tim, Alan, Lorna, Magda, Richard, Helen, Ian, Chloe, Elaine, Nick.
Staff of our hospitals, hospices, surgeries and care homes continuing to face pressures of Covid, and for many feeling exhausted, stressed, tired and worn out as the Pandemic continues.
+ Macclesfield Deanery: Macclesfield All Saints: Martin Stephens, Andy Williams.
+ Anglican Communion: Ibadan South (Province of Ibadan, Nigeria) – The Rt. Revd Akintunde Popoola.

Wednesday
Sarah, John, Michelle, Naomi, Caris, Adrian, Carolyn, Alex, Christine.
The people of Ethiopia facing civil war – as we look in (the forthcoming season of) Advent for hopes for peace and good will for all, be with Christians in that country and across the world who face persecution.
+ Macclesfield Deanery: Macclesfield St Barnabas: Martin Stephens, Andy Williams.
+ Anglican Communion: Ibba (Province of Western Equatoria, Nigeria) – The Rt Rev Wilson Kaman.

Thursday
Jane, Kevin, Jon, Will, Emma, Gareth, Suzi, Francis, Matty, Amy.
As the United States, celebrates Thanksgiving today – we pray for relatives and friends we may have in that country, and for the nation and the Episcopal Church of the United States.
Today is also Carer’s Rights Day in the UK. Much of the work of caring for those who need support is done by family or friends, who can often feel isolated from sources of help and support. This day aims to ensure carers are aware of their rights and of the sources of help available to them. Pray for those caring for others in our own communities, and consider how they may be supported.
+ Macclesfield Deanery: Macclesfield Bollinbrook CofE School.
+ Anglican Communion: Idah (Province of Lokoja, Nigeria) – The Rt Revd Joseph Musa.

Friday
Tom, Janet, Ted, Sarah, Emily, Izzy, Kate, Philip, Lizzie, David, Susan.
For children who will be receiving Communion for the first time on Sunday as part of the recent Communion before Confirmation course which has been taking place.
+ Wallasey Deanery: Alan Ward, Rural Dean and the people of this part of the Wirral.
+ Anglican Communion: Idaho (Province VIII, TEC) – The Rt Revd Brian Thom.

Saturday
Cathedral Choir and for the Advent Services this weekend.
Christmas Tree Festival that opens today – pray and give thanks for all staff and tree decorators who have contributed to this year’s festival.
+ Wallasey Deanery: Leasowe: Derek Marshall. Leasowe The Holy Spirit RC/CofE School.
+ Anglican Communion: Ideato (Province of Owerri, Nigeria) – The Rt Revd Henry Okeke.