Prayer Diary for the week

Our weekly Prayer Diary gives a particular topic to include in your prayers during this week.

10 December 2017

The Collect for Second Sunday of Advent

O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power and come among us,
and with great might succour us;
that whereas, through our sins and wickedness
we are grievously hindered in running the race that is set before us,
your bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us:
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,
be honour and glory, now and for ever.

Deanery Prayers this week

St Mary’s, Hook with Warsash

Joint Priests in Charge : Mike Terry and Nicky-Sue Terry
Readers : Eva Upward and June Ward
Clergy with PtO : Bill Day, George Gebauer,
and Roger Moseley
Churchwardens : Roger Clear and Peter Upward
    They ask us to give thanks with them for:

  • all the wonderful people who worship at St Mary’s;
  • the fantastic village community in Warsash and the active participation of the church in that community.
    Please also pray for:

  • the process on which they are embarking to recruit a new Families’ Worker and a new Office Volunteer;
  • all who will hear the Gospel message of Emmanuel at St Mary’s this Christmas.

Our Parish Prayer

Father God,
thank you for our church and its people.
Fill us with your Holy Spirit
so that our church may grow.
Help us to see you in everyone we meet
and fill our lives with your praise.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

United Society Partners in the Gospel (USPG)

A prayer from the Anglican Church in Ghana
O God, who spoke through the prophets:
we pray for all mothers protecting their children from sickness.
Bless those who bring life-saving health programmes in Ghana
as we give thanks for children who are now healthy and full of life.

Diocese of Portsmouth
You can also view the Diocesan Daily Prayer guide here