September 2017 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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September Prayer Diary 2017

Friday 1st September: World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Pray for a deeper understanding of the causes of climate change and that we may respect more our environment.

Saturday 2nd September

Pray for the victims of natural disasters, like earthquakes, floods and for the families and friends of those who died.

Sunday 3rd September: 12th Sunday after Trinity

Pray for those going to the Breakfast Club at Jenny Morgan’s house.

Monday 4th September  

Pray for those starting school or returning to school this week and for the teachers.

Tuesday 5th September

Pray for schools not just in France but worldwide that bring education to young people, especially girls, who might not otherwise receive any education.

Wednesday 6th September

As harvest begins here in the Hérault pray for those living in areas where their harvest is uncertain through drought, through civil unrest.

Thursday 7th September

Pray for all those who have no place to call home, migrants, refugees and even those in our own communities.

Friday 8th September

Pray for those who are trying to make the crossing over to Europe and for those in power who are trying to help them.

Saturday 9th September

Pray for those in Libya who are being abused and for understanding of those in power in Europe.

Sunday 10th September: 13th Sunday after Trinity

Racial Justice Sunday

Pray for peace, harmony and understanding between neighbours of different races and cultures and for the congregation meeting together today at St Pargoire

Monday 11th September

Pray for our Chaplain, Roger and for his ministry. Pray that he may be supported by the Holy Spirit in all he does.

Tuesday 12th September

Pray for our Church Wardens, Patricia and Nigel and for all those who work to enable us to have our services at St Pargoire.

Wednesday 13th September

Pray for the prayer group meeting today at Montrouge and those who lead it.

Thursday 14th September: Holy Cross Day

May we be ever mindful that Jesus’ death upon the cross bought us our salvation

Friday 15th September

Pray for Bishop Robert and Bishop David as well as our archdeacon Meurig Williams and all those in authority I our archdeaconry and diocese

Saturday 16th September

Pray for those chaplaincies where there is a vacancy for a priest and pray that God may send them hope and strength.

Sunday 17th September: 14th after Trinity

Pray for the work of CSF and for the success of their sponsored walk.

Monday 18th September

Pray for Cathy and André and for André’s work in the North of France.

Tuesday 19th September

Give thanks to God for all the people who sustain us in life: our family, our friends and our relationships.

Wednesday 20th September

Pray for those who are ill in hospital or at home, for those in pain, that they may know God’s loving presence with them.

Thursday 21st September: St Matthew (See Article)

Pray that we be ready to hear Christ’s calling and follow him, just as St Matthew did.

Friday 22nd September

Pray for all those who are lonely or depressed that they may understand God’s love and help and know they are not alone.

Saturday 23rd September

In all areas of the world but especially in the Middle East pray that there may be peace and reconciliation.

Sunday 24th September: 15th after Trinity

Pray for our chaplaincy and for those attending the service at St Pargoire this morning.

Monday 25th September

Pray for those who are seeking God’s will or searching for meaning in life.  

Wednesday 26th September

Pray that we ourselves may find hope and peace even in the most difficult situations.

Thursday 27th September:

 Give thanks to God for all the love he has shown to us and all the blessings he has given us.

Friday 28th September  

Pray that Christians, persecuted for their faith especially in Pakistan and in many countries of the Middle East, may know your loving presence.

Saturday 29th September: St Michael and All Angels

Pray for our sister Chaplaincy in the Gard, St Michael’s.

Sunday 30th September: Jerome (translator of the scriptures)

Give thanks for all those who have written about our faith and helped us to understand more about God.

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