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Cycle of Prayer

St Andrew North Swindon Weekly Cycle of Prayer Autumn/Winter 2017

St Paul wrote

We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labour of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.                 1 Thessalonians 1 v 2-3

 

Please use these suggestions for prayer each day so we can join our prayers for our community together as a congregation.

Ask God to bless the people living and working in each area and to show us where He’s already at work and inviting us to join in.

Monday

Pray for Tadpole Garden Village

·       For those living there and for good neighbourly relations

·       For those building, marketing and moving into the new development

·       For those who work for Preim, the Social Interest Company maintaining and developing the existing facilities.

·       For all staff, pupils and Governors At Tadpole Farm Academy and for the building of the Great Western Academy

·       For wisdom in developing an all-age service at the school and for new people to come along

 

Tuesday

Pray for Oakhurst and Redhouse

·       For those living in this area

·       For staff, pupils and governors at Oakhurst and Red Oaks Primary Schools, Brimble Hill and Uplands Special Schools and Abbey Park Secondary School

·       For the district centre and all those who use the Community Centre, including 1st Taw Hill Brownies and Guides

·       For freedom from intimidation and petty vandalism

·       For safe and sensible driving and parking in the residential streets and along Thamesdown Drive

 

Wednesday

Pray for St Andrew’s Ridge and Ashbrake

·       For those living in this area already or moving in soon

·       For staff, pupils and governors at Bridlewood School

·       For the staff and residents at Abbey House Care home

·       For those moving into the new housing developments

·       For those who work in this area or use the recreational facilities

 

 

Thursday

Pray for changes we want to see around us

·       For a smooth transition of Taw Hill, Haydon End and Abbey Meads to St John’s

·       For progress with better signage directing people to St Andrew’s church

·       For increased contact with families who bring children for Baptism

·       For more leaders to help with Children’s work

·       For a realistic plan for the year ahead

 

Friday

Pray for the Christmas Season

·       For many to hear about our services and want to come along

·       For us to be able to provide a warm and loving welcome

·       For everyone who attends our services – that they would experience the joy of the Christmas message

·       For everyone involved in organising and leading services – that they would remain well and stress free

·       For some who come over Christmas to return in the new year

 

Saturday

Pray for all those who work to make the area a better community

·       For Justin Tomlinson, our MP

·       For Mary Friend, Gemma McCracken and Vera Tomlinson, Borough Councillors for St Andrew’s ward and Malcolm Davies, Toby Elliott and Emma Faramarzi, Borough Councillors for Priory Vale Ward

·       For all who serve on or work for the Parish Councils 

·       For the Police, Fire and Ambulance Services

·       For Doctors surgeries and other medical practices in the parish

 

Sunday

Pray for St Andrew’s Church

·       For a deepening understanding of God at work in us through Sunday services and our daily lives

·       For obedience in our response to God’s generosity to us and for God to provide all we need for 2018.

·       For wisdom in developing our services and ministry in our community

·       For Sally, Simon and Karen and members of the PCC as they lead the congregation

·       For a spirit of encouragement among ourselves as we engage in works of faith and labours of love and maintain steadfastness of hope