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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 who is co-ordinating a special list. Confidentially will be respected, if requested.

Prayers for the Week (Week Commencing Monday 24 January 2022)

Prayers for those with Special Concerns – 
Prayers for the Departed –

Jeremy, Sally, Tricia, Jen, Keith, Ryan, Corentyn, Neil, Matt, Harriet, Jamie, Leah.
For all who continue to suffer through the Covid Pandemic – those who are sick or off work – for the choir hoping to return today after several members have caught and have to self isolate.
Nantwich Deanery: Doddington: Alison Fulford. We would appreciate prayers for school communities   ̶ we have four church schools across the Benefice. Bridgemere CofE School.
Anglican Communion: Kafanchan (Abuja, Nigeria) – The Rt Revd Markus Dogo.

Tim, Luke, Allan, Lorna, Magda, Richard, Helen, Ian, Andrea, Chloe, Elaine.
As The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends with the feast of the Conversion of Paul, on Tuesday, give thanks for the unity we can have, and pray for the unity we do not have yet. And give thanks for the witness of Paul, and for the relevance, inspiration and challenge of much of his writing, and the story of his apostleship.
For Lynne Cullens being consecrated Bishop today.
Nantwich Deanery: Haslington Jane Lloyd. Please pray for the growth and flourishing of the parish churches and the United Benefice.
Anglican Communion: Kagera (Tanzania) – The Rt Revd Darlington Bendankeha.

Sarah, Jack, Michelle, Nick, Naomi, Lucy, Christine, Hwyel, Adrian, Carolyn, Alex
Today is Australia Day: pray for the churches and people of that nation – for its continued links with our own nation and its developing awareness of its identity as a Pacific power.
Nantwich Deanery: Leighton-cum-Minshull Vernon: Vacant.
Anglican Communion: Kajiado (Kenya) – The Rt Revd Gadiel Lenini.

Jane, Alice, Kevin, Jon, Will, Emma, Paige pm Wendy, Gareth, Suzi, Francis, Matty, Amy.
As the world commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day today we pray for those whose lives still bear the shadow of that dreadful time, and pray for all who remain excluded, denied rights, and at times openly persecuted, today because of their race, faith or language. Loving God, we come to you with heavy hearts, remembering the six million Jewish souls murdered during the Holocaust. In the horrors of that history, when so many groups were targeted because of their identity, and in genocides which followed, we recognise destructive prejudices that drive people apart. Forgive us when we give space to fear, negativity and hatred of others, simply because they are different from us. In the light of God, we see everyone as equally precious manifestations of the Divine, and can know the courage to face the darkness. Through our prayers and actions, help us to stand together with those who are suffering, so that light may banish all darkness, love will prevail over hate and good will triumph over evil. Amen.
Nantwich Deanery: Nantwich: Mark Hart, Paul Wheeler, Vanessa Layfield.
Anglican Communion: Kajo-Keji (Central Equatoria, South Sudan) – The Rt Revd Emmanuel Murye Modi.

Tom, Janet, Ted, Sarah, Emily, Isobel, Zach, Kate, Philip, Lizzie, David, Susan
Theo who is to be baptised here on Sunday – for Hannah and James Warwick.
Nantwich Deanery: Weston: Rachael Griffiths.
Anglican Communion: Kamango (Congo) – The Rt Revd Daniel Sabiti.

Flower Arrangers, Gardening Team, Works Team and all responsible for grounds and buildings.
For Diocesan vocations event Called to Serve, which takes place today – for every person that we may continue to discover the vocation to serve God in the way, God is calling them.
Nantwich Deanery: Wistaston: Mike Turnbull, Paul North.
Anglican Communion: Kampala (Uganda) – The Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu; Assistant Bishop – The Rt Revd Hannington Mutebi.