Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

Daily Prayers

Regular prayer diary

18th April, Biggleswade Wrestlingworth Matt Phillips

Thanksgiving: For the end of our long Vacancy and the arrival of Matt as our new priest
Prayers: For moving forward with fresh ideas under the guidance of Matt
ACP: The Church of Ireland

19th April, Bishop's Stortford Albury Steve Bate

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Boga, Province de L'Eglise Anglicane Du Congo

20th April, Bishop's Stortford Bishop’s Stortford Derwyn Williams, (PtO) Derek Hinge, June Knight, (R) Rob Kilnkce

Thanksgiving: For the resilience and faithfullness of many worshipers here.
Prayers: God's healing for minds strained and broken during a year blighted by lockdown.
ACP: Bolivia (South America)

21st April, Bishop's Stortford Bishop’s Stortford, Holy Trinity Mandy Brown, Rachel Moate, (R) Hazel Wingfield, Michael Prior, (LLW) Sam Clayden

Thanksgiving: That together we have adapted to the demands and joys of online worship and community gatherings.
Prayers: For the Holy Spirit to guide and inspire the future ministry of the church
ACP: Bondo (Kenya)

22nd April, Bishop's Stortford Braughing Julie Gawthrope

Thanksgiving: For a successful Alpha online course which has resulted in four new folk deepening their faith and two newcomers to the faith.
Prayers: God's guidance and help on how to reconnect with families and childre.
ACP: Bor (South Sudan)

23rd April, Bishop's Stortford Furneux Pelham Julie Gawthrope

Thanksgiving: For our dedicated and committed PCC.
Prayers: We are still struggling to get the necessary permissions for replacing the roof.
ACP: Botswana (Central Africa)

24th April, Bishop's Stortford Gilston with Eastwick In Vacancy, (R) Judith Denton (R) Roger Burridge

Thanksgiving: For creativity and dedication in the face of adversity and wonderful church wardens
Prayers: For growth and outreach
ACP: Brandon (Canada)

25th April, Bishop's Stortford High Wych, St James Vacancy, (R) Joy Galliers- Burridge (R ) Roger Burridge

Thanksgiving: For creativity and dedication in the face of adversity and wonderful church wardens
Prayers: For growth and outreach
ACP: The Nippon Sei Ko Kai

26th April, Bishop's Stortford Hockerill, All Saints Simon Mansfield

Thanksgiving: That the COVID vaccinations are rolling out
Prayers: For those who are being made redundant, losing their businesses & those who are financially challenged.
ACP: Brasília, Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil

27th April, Bishop's Stortford Little Hadham Steve Bate

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Brazzaville, Province de L'Eglise Anglicane Du Congo

28th April, Bishop's Stortford Much Hadham Steve Bate

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Brechin, The Scottish Episcopal Church

29th April, Bishop's Stortford Mundens, The John Chitham, (R) Caroline Franks

Thanksgiving: For movement on the Bells restoration
Prayers: For continued provision and maintenance of live streaming
ACP: Brisbane (Australia)

30th April, Bishop's Stortford Sacombe John Chitham, (R) Caroline Franks

Thanksgiving: For a growing congregation (when we can meet)
Prayers: For the reordering project to receive permission and further funding
ACP: Bristol

1st May, Diocesan Board for Mission and Ministry Bishop Michael, Tim Lomax, Members of the Board and Staff of the Mission and Ministry Department

Thanksgiving: For the resilience and faithfulness of the staff team during the last difficult year
Prayers: That the Board will be able to serve the parishes, people and churches of the diocese well as our new future emerges
ACP: British Columbia (Canada)

2nd May, The Reaching New People Team Alison Jackson, (R) Tricia Humber, Sue Hughes, Phil Bryson

Thanksgiving: That we have 14 students on the new CMS Pioneer Training course
Prayers: For the new people who may have joined our team, that we will work well as a collaborative team around our shared goal.
ACP: The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East

3rd May, Chaplains within Educational Establishments All School Chaplains

Thanksgiving: Those who teach the faith.
Prayers: Those who come to faith
ACP: Central Buganda (Uganda)

4th May, Bishop's Stortford Sawbridgeworth Simon Vivian, Debbie Hore, (R) Di Kitson

Thanksgiving: That we are keen to develop our ministry and outreach
Prayers: For discerning God's intentions for our future community role
ACP: West Buganda (Uganda)

5th May, Bishop's Stortford Standon John Chitham, (R) Caroline Franks

Thanksgiving: For the resilience and dedication of the Church community
Prayers: For our church plant, the Centre Community Church, meeting only online during COVID
ACP: Buhiga (Burundi)

6th May, Bishop's Stortford Stocking Pelham Julie Gawthrope

Thanksgiving: That the church building and churchyard are in good order with a dedicated but small PCC caring for it.
Prayers: For making new connections with people within the Parish
ACP: Bujumbura (Burundi)

7th May, Bishop's Stortford Thorley Gaz Tracey, (R's) Chris Carr, Katherine Roper

Thanksgiving: That our long Vacancy has ended, and our mission has started to develop with fresh focus and direction.
Prayers: For the plans to refresh our MAP, and review our ministries following the lengthy gap in face to face meetings. Our finances, following the loss of so much rental income.
ACP: Bukavu, Province de L'Eglise Anglicane Du Congo

8th May, Buntingford Anstey James Sawyer, (Rs) Patricia Hamilton, Mike West, James Wyld

Thanksgiving: For the completion of repairs in lockdown and regeneration of our churchyard for wildlife and visitors.
Prayers: For the blessing of our project to share our faith and our heritage with children, visitors and residents.
ACP: Bukedi (Uganda)

9th May, Buntingford Ardeley In Vacancy, (Rs) Paul Cobb, Laurie Hawkins, Steven Mason, Barry Price, Wendy Waygood

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Anglican Church of Kenya

10th May, Buntingford Ashwell In Vacancy, (R) Mark Eaton

Thanksgiving: For all the wonderful support for the church during the Ciovid-19 pandemic
Prayers: That God will lead the right person here to be our new Rector
ACP: Bunbury (Australia)

11th May, Buntingford Aspenden Ian Hill, (R) Sandra Jones

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Bungoma (Kenya)

12th May, Buntingford Baldock Andrew Holford, (Rs) Sharon Cooper, Katrina Nice

Thanksgiving: That we are staying in contact with children and young people during the pandemic
Prayers: That we discern how best to be the light of Christ to the parish
ACP: Bunyoro-Kitara (Uganda)

13th May, Buntingford Barkway Ruth Pyke, Sarah Richardson, (PTO) Sonia Falaschi-Ray (PTO) Richard Pyke

Festival: Ascension Day
Thanksgiving: For our new Lay Leader of Worship.
Prayers: For our exploration of equipment to use new technology in worship
ACP: Busan (Korea)

14th May, Buntingford Barley Ruth Pyke, Sarah Richardson ,(PTOs) Sonia Falaschi-Ray, Richard Pyke

Thanksgiving: For new people beginning to engage with the church
Prayers: That we may draw new people deeper into God
ACP: Busoga (Uganda)

15th May, Buntingford Benington (LEP) In Vacancy, (Rs) Paul Cobb, Laurie Hawkins, Steven Mason, Barry Price, Wendy Waygood

Thanksgiving: For the strength of community and the blessing of Zoom services during the COVID-19
Prayers: For a priest to lead us after a long Vacancy
ACP: Central Busoga (Uganda)

16th May, Buntingford Brent Pelham James Sawyer, (Rs) Patricia Hamilton, Mike West, James Wyld

Thanksgiving: For the kindness and generosity that has helped our community through difficult times.
Prayers: For our mission to support and engage our community and pray that in return they will value and support their church.
ACP: The Anglican Church of Korea

17th May, Buntingford Bygrave Andrew Holford, (Rs) Sharon Cooper, Katrina Nice

Thanksgiving: That we are able to offer Family Worship in such a small parish
Prayers: That our plans for an air source heater are fruitful
ACP: Butare (Rwanda)

18th May, Buntingford Clothall Fiona Wheatley

Thanksgiving: For the technology that has enabled us to come together in worship during the covid restrictions
Prayers: For those elected at the APCM - for wisdom and insight in serving our community and moving forward in mission
ACP: Butere (Kenya)

19th May, Buntingford Cottered In Vacancy, (Rs) Paul Cobb, Laurie Hawkins, Steven Mason, Barry Price, Wendy Waygood

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Buye (Burundi)

20th May, Buntingford Hinxworth In Vacancy, (R) Mark Eaton

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Byumba (Rwanda)

21st May, Buntingford Hormead with Wyddial James Sawyer, (Rs) Patricia Hamilton, Mike West, James Wyld

Thanksgiving: For community spirit and good neighbourliness, kindness and generosity.
Prayers: For our work with Hormead First School and our outreach to residents of Hormead, Hare Street and Wyddial.
ACP: Calabar (Nigeria)

22nd May, Buntingford Kelshall Harry Steele, (R) Richard Genochio

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Calcutta (North India)

23rd May, Buntingford Layston with Buntingford Ian Hill, (R) Sandra Jones

Festival: Pentecost
Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: The Anglican Church of Melanesia

24th May, Buntingford Meesden James Sawyer, (Rs) Patricia Hamilton, Mike West, James Wyld

Thanksgiving: For the peace and tranquility of this space and God's blessing on those who find it.
Prayers: For our efforts to engage with children, young people and their families and that we can be relevant in their lives.
ACP: Caledonia (Canada)

25th May, Buntingford Newnham In Vacancy, (R) Mark Eaton

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Calgary (Canada)

26th May, Buntingford Reed and Buckland Ruth Pyke, Sarah Richardson, (PTO) Sonia Falachi-Ray (PTO) Richard Pyke

Thanksgiving: For the inspiration which has brought us online during lockdown
Prayers: For the Reed choir which has been unable to sing during the pandemic
ACP: California (ECUSA)

27th May, Buntingford Royston Heidi Huntley, (Assistant Priest) John Fidler, (R) Reg Bailey

Thanksgiving: For joy, hope and growth despite being displaced from our church building and the pandemic
Prayers: That the church restoration project will be completed this year
ACP: Northern California (ECUSA)

28th May, Buntingford Rushden Fiona Wheatley

Thanksgiving: For the technology that has enabled us to come together in worship during the covid restrictions
Prayers: For those elected at the APCM - for wisdom and insight in serving our community and moving forward in mission
ACP: Cameroon (West Africa)

29th May, Buntingford Sandon Fiona Wheatley

Thanksgiving: For the beautiful countryside that we live in and enjoy. Also the wonderful community around us.
Prayers: For the incredible hard work and time that our Vicar and Deacon have given us over the past year.
ACP: El Camino Real (ECUSA)

30th May, Buntingford Therfield Harry Steele, (R) Richard Genochio

Festival: Trinity Sunday
Thanksgiving: For our Food Share Project and new 'warm' contacts
Prayers: For developing work with children and youth
ACP: La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico

31st May, Buntingford Throcking In Vacancy, (Rs) Paul Cobb, Laurie Hawkins, Steven Mason, Barry Price, Wendy Waygood

Festival: The Visitation
Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and local community.
ACP: Canberra & Goulburn (Australia)

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