April 2019 Prayer Diary 

It may be a good idea to print out this list, so that you can have it handy! I stick mine onto the fridge door.

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Monday 1st April

Pray for organisations like Médécins sans Frontiers, giving thanks for their work.

Tuesday 2nd April

Pray for the work of Emmaus and for Secours Populaire and for all those who are in need.

Wednesday 3rd April

Pray for those going to the lent lunch today, and give thanks for the fellowship of Christians and the work of those who prepare the food.

Thursday 4th April

Pray for organisations like Restos du Coeur and for those who rely on it for their food.

Friday 5th April

Lord, show us how we can help one another in our own lives. Give us the strength, the patience and the energy to see when others need our help.

Saturday 6th April

Pray for refugees everywhere and for the people helping them like Solidarity with Refugees.

Sunday 7th April: 5th Sunday of Lent

Pray for those children who are being abused in whatever way, not just in Europe but all over the world.

Monday 8th April

Pray for those who bring education to women in all areas of the world where women are not regarded as being worthy of education.

Tuesday 9th April

Pray for the Christians who face persecution for their faith. May they always be aware of the Lord’s presence.

Wednesday 10th April

On the day of the commemoration of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, pray for all those who stand up for Christ in spite of grave personal risk.

Thursday 11th April

Pray for our Church Wardens, Patricia and Nigel and give thanks for the work they do.

Friday 12th April

Pray that politicians dealing with problems may act with calmness and thought for the good of all.

Saturday 13th April

Pray for our Chaplain, Roger and give thanks for all the work he does.

Sunday 14th April: Palm Sunday

Pray for the glory of Jesus as he enters into Jerusalem.

Monday 15th April: Monday of Holy Week

Give thanks for all of those who help us in some way in our daily lives, the local dustmen, shopkeepers, and postmen; those who work in supermarkets.

Tuesday 16th April: Tuesday of Holy Week

Holy Spirit teach us, how to live in humility and be aware of the presence of Jesus, in the whole of our lives.

Wednesday 17th April: Wednesday of Holy Week

Thursday: 18th April: Maundy Thursday

Pray that we may always have the courage to follow Christ and never flee from His presence.

Friday 19th April: Good Friday

Today we stand at the foot of the Cross

Saturday 20th April: Easter Eve

Pray for all those walking in the valley of the shadow of death, that it may lead them to a new life.

Sunday 21st April: Easter Day

Christ is risen. He is risen indeed! Hallelujah

Monday: 22nd April: Monday of Easter Week

Thank God for the beauty of His creation, for the new

Spring season. Help us to care for God’s world.

Tuesday 23rd April: (St George transferred to 29th April)

Pray that when we feel stressed and unable to cope your holy spirit will bring us peace and serenity,

Wednesday 24th April: Wednesday of Easter Week

Pray for our families and friends and all those who all close to us.

Thursday: 25th April: (St Mark the Evangelist transferred to 30th April)

Pray for all those working to improve working conditions, especially in developing countries to make the work safer and properly paid.

Friday 26th April: Friday of Easter Week

Pray for the work of CSF, for those who suffer from cancer and for those who work to help them

Saturday April 27th: Saturday of Easter Week

Pray for those who are in pain or suffering, both physical and emotional, that they may find the support they need.

Sunday 28th April: Second Sunday of Easter

Pray for all those who work in the schools and universities in our region. Bless those who teach and those who learn.

Monday 29th April: St George Martyr Patron of England

Bless our community and the whole Chaplaincy of All Saints and send down your Holy Spirit upon us.

Tuesday 30th April: Mark the Evangelist

Pray for all those who reach out to others with the message of the Gospels.

Pray for the development of Anglican and Catholic relations here in the Hérault.

Pray for those who are being trafficked and used as slaves.

If you have any comments or would like to include a prayer in this prayer diary, please do contact Julie at juliejohnson34@gmail.com or on 0467 281025  

Prayer for Reconciliation after the EU Referendum (from Church of England website)

Eternal God, Light of the nations,

in Christ you make all things new:
guide our nation in the coming days through the inspiration of your Spirit,
that understanding may put an end to discord and all bitterness.
Give us grace to rebuild bonds of trust
that together we may work for the dignity and flourishing of all;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

There is also this Litany of Reconciliation which can be used for private prayer

A Litany of Reconciliation

Holy God, in whom we live and move and have our being,
we make our prayer to you, saying,
Hear us, Lord of life.
Lord, graciously hear us.

Guide our nation in the days and months ahead
to walk the paths of peace and reconciliation.
Hear us, Lord of life.
Lord, graciously hear us.

Give to our leaders wisdom and sensitivity
to work for unity and the common good.
Hear us, Lord of life.
Lord, graciously hear us.

Mend broken relationships
and restore to wholeness whatever has been damaged by heated debate.
Hear us, Lord of life.
Lord, graciously hear us.

Sustain and support the anxious and fearful
and lift up all who are dejected.
Hear us, Lord of life.
Lord, graciously hear us.

With you, Lord, is the well of life
and in your light do we see light.

Hear us, Lord of life and peace:
and make us whole.

With you, Lord, is the well of life
and in your light do we see light.

Hear us, Lord of life:
Heal us and make us whole.

A period of silence follows.

Lord our God,
accept the prayers of your people
and in your mercy look with compassion upon our nation,
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen.

If you have any comments or would like to include a prayer in this prayer diary, please do contact Julie at juliejohnson34@gmail.com or on 0467 281025