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

24th September, Rickmansworth Sarratt Michèle du Saire, (R's) Angela Coakley, Philip Waine

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Panyana (South Sudan) Seme Nigo Abinda; Central Solomons (Melanesia) Ben Seka; Central Tanganyika (Tanzania) Dickson Chilongani

25th September, Sharnbrook Bletsoe James Isaacs, (R) Lynda Simister

Thanksgiving: For increased virtual engagement with the wider parish as a result of COVID-19. 
Prayers: For wisdom on how to develop virtual connections that have been made and for the church to continue to point people to Jesus Christ. 
ACP: Central Zambia (Central Africa) Derek Gary Kamukwamba (Diocesan Bishop)

26th September, Sharnbrook Bolnhurst Timothy Wilson, (PTO) David Miller

Thanksgiving: For a small but faithful and dedicated PCC and congregation.
Prayers: For how we build stronger links with the very small village as the church building is more than a mile from the community
ACP: Paraguay (South America) Peter John Henry Bartlett; Central Zimbabwe (Central Africa) Ignatius Makumbe; Kobe (Japan) Augustine Naoaki Kobayashi

27th September, Sharnbrook Bromham Catherine Wilson, Paula Vennels, (PTO) Di Harpham

Thanksgiving: The walls are going up on the new extension.
Prayers: For our Benefice youth group to grow numerically and spiritually.
ACP: The Province of ECUSA of Sudan; Ezekiel Kumir Kondo - Archbishop of the Province of Sudan & Bishop of Khartoum

28th September, Sharnbrook Carlton with Chellington Jacqueline Curtis, Peter Turnbull, Lynne Sandle, (R) Lindsay Hall

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Patna (North India) Philip Marandih; Chandigarh (North India) Younas Massey

29th September, Sharnbrook Clapham Stephen Liley, (R) John Woods

Thanksgiving: For fruitful connections through online services, and the resources to make this possible.
Prayers: Please pray for us as we adjust to services back in church, and seek to balance our online and in building worship content and styles. For our renewed vision for ministry and mission in the light of all that we have been through and the opportunities the Lord is giving us. For strength, imagination and courage.
ACP: Pelotas (Brazil) Renato Da Cruz Raatz; Chelmsford (England) Vacant

30th September, Sharnbrook Colmworth Timothy Wilson, (PTO) David Miller, (R) Geraldine Skinner

Thanksgiving: For a large open church able to hold events especially monthly Community Lunch and a ‘Coffee Stop’.
Prayers: For increased use of the building especially links with the Country Park next door and need to raise in excess of  £½m on the roof and major structural restoration/refurbishment.
ACP: Pennsylvania (ECUSA) Daniel Gutierrez; Chester (England) Peter Forster

1st October, The Chancellor and Registrars of the Diocese Lyndsey de Mestre, David Willink, Jon Baldwin, Owen Carew-Jones

Thanksgiving: Those who serve our Parishes, Schools and other Insitutions through legal support, advice and wisdom.
ACP: Perth (Australia) Kay Goldsworthy; Chhattisgarh (North India) Robert Ali; Chicago (ECUSA) Jeffrey Lee

2nd October, Those who offer Minstry through Bishop’s Mission Orders

ACP: Peru (South America) Jorge Luis Aguilar; Chichester (England) Martin Warner

3rd October, Sharnbrook Dean Stephen Holroyd

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Peshawar (Pakistan) Humphrey Peters (Primate); Chotanagpur (North India) B. B. Baskey; Koforidua (West Africa) Felix Odei Annancy

4th October, Sharnbrook Felmersham Paolo di Leo, (R) Garry Johnson

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: The Anglican Church of Tanzania; Maimbo Mndolwa - Archbishop of Tanzania & Bishop of Tanga

5th October, Sharnbrook Harrold Jacqueline Curtis, Peter Turnbull, Lynne Sandle, (R) Lindsay Hall

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Peterborough (England) Donald Spargo Allister; Christ the King (Southern Africa) William Mostert

6th October, Sharnbrook Keysoe Timothy Wilson, (PTOs) Jane Bass, David Miller

Thanksgiving: For good links with the Village and local primary school.
Prayers: For increased use of the Parish Church especially as very isolated from its community.
ACP: Phulbani (North India) Bijay Nayak; Christchurch (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia) Peter Carrell; Kolhapur (North India) Sandeep Suresh Vibhute

7th October, Sharnbrook Knotting with Souldrop Paolo di Leo, (R) Garry Johnson

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Pittsburgh (ECUSA) Dorsey W M McConnell; Chubu (Japan) Peter Ichiro Shibusawa

8th October, Sharnbrook Melchbourne Stephen Holroyd

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Polynesia (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia) Fereimi Cama (Primate); Clogher (Ireland) John McDowell; Cochin (South India) Baker Ninan Fenn

9th October, Sharnbrook Milton Ernest Peter Kay, (R) Sue Ives

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Popondota (Papua New Guinea) Lindsley Ihove; Coimbatore (South India) Timothy Ravinder

10th October, Sharnbrook Oakley (LEP) Catherine Wilson, Paula Vennels, (PTO) Di Harpham

Thanksgiving: The continued pastoral care for each other during lockdown.
Prayers: For our contacts with young families to grow through Zoom Messy Church  meetings.
ACP: Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) Denny Bray Guka; Colombia (ECUSA) Francisco Duque; Kollam - Kottarakkara (South India) Oommen George

11th October, Sharnbrook Odell Jacqueline Curtis, Peter Turnbull, Lynne Sandle, (R) Lindsay Hall

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: The Church of the Province of Uganda; Stephen Samuel Kaziimba - Archbishop of Uganda & and Bishop of Kampala

12th October, Sharnbrook Pavenham Peter Kay, (R) Sue Ives

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Port Sudan (Sudan) Abdu Elnur Kodi; Colombo (Ceylon) Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey; Kondoa (Tanzania) Given Gaula

13th October, Sharnbrook Pertenhall Stephen Holroyd

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Portsmouth (England) Christopher Foster; Colorado (ECUSA) Robert O'Neill; Kongor (South Sudan) Gabriel Thuch Agot

14th October, Sharnbrook Podington with Farndish Jacqueline Curtis, Peter Turnbull, Lynne Sandle, (R) Lindsay Hall

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Pretoria (Southern Africa) Allan John Kannemeyer; Concepcion (Chile) Enrique Lago Zugadi

15th October, Sharnbrook Ravensden Timothy Wilson, (PTO) David Miller, (R) Geraldine Skinner

Thanksgiving: For growing links with our VA School and good community links for social and fundraising activities.
Prayers: For growing ways for us to look outwards and serve the wider community with the Good News of Jesus.
ACP: Puerto Rico (ECUSA) Rafael Morales Maldonado; Connecticut (ECUSA) Ian Douglas; Connor (Ireland) Alan Francis Abernethy

16th October, Sharnbrook Riseley James Isaacs, (R) Lynda Simister

Thanksgiving: For the opportunities that COVID-19 has presented the church to be salt and light in our community. 
Prayers: That we would continue to faithfully and prayerfully hold out the word of truth of Jesus Christ to those who are lost. 
ACP: Pune (North India) Sharad Yuvraj Gaikwad; Cork, Cloyne & Ross (Ireland) William Colton

17th October, Sharnbrook Sharnbrook Paolo di Leo, (R) Garry Johnson

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Qu'Appelle (Canada) Robert Hardwick; Costa Rica (Central America) Orlando Gomez; Kontagora (Nigeria) Jonah Ibrahim

18th October, Sharnbrook Shelton Stephen Holroyd

Festival: Luke the Evangelist
Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Pray for ECUSA; Michael Curry - Presiding Bishop of ECUSA

19th October, Sharnbrook Stagsden Catherine Wilson, Paula Vennels, (PTO) Di Harpham

Thanksgiving: The  goodwill and suppport of the local community.
Prayers: For someone to offer to be churchwarden.
ACP: Quebec (Canada) Bruce Myers; Coventry (England) Christopher Cocksworth; Krishna-Godavari (South India) George Cornelious Tantepudi

20th October, Sharnbrook Stevington Jacqueline Curtis, Peter Turnbull, Lynne Sandle, (R) Lindsay Hall

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Raiwind (Pakistan) Azad Marshall; Cuba (ECUSA) Griselda Delgado Del Carpio; Kubwa (Nigeria) Duke Akamisoko

21st October, Sharnbrook Swineshead Stephen Holroyd

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Rajasthan (North India) Darbara Singh; Cueibet (South Sudan) Elijah Muteny Awet

22nd October, Sharnbrook Thurleigh (LEP) Peter Kay, (R) Sue Ives

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Rayalaseema (South India) B D Prasada Rao; Cuernavaca (Mexico) Enrique Treviño Cruz; Curitiba (Brazil) Naudal Alves Gomes (Primate)

23rd October, Sharnbrook Turvey Jacqueline Curtis, Peter Turnbull, Lynne Sandle, (R) Lindsay Hall

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Recife (Brazil) João Cancio Peixoto; Cuttack (North India) Surendra Kumar Nanda

24th October, Sharnbrook Wilden Timothy Wilson, (PTO) David Miller, (R) Geraldine Skinner

Thanksgiving: For excellent links with the community – VA school, Hall & other groups.
Prayers: For plans to have the church open more and create space at the west end for a community CAFÉ.
ACP: Rejaf (South Sudan) Edward Oliver Mathew Tombe; Cyangugu (Rwanda) Francis Karenera; Kuching (South East Asia) Danald Jute

25th October, Sharnbrook Wymington Jacqueline Curtis, Peter Turnbull, Lynne Sandle, (R) Lindsay Hall

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: The Church in Wales; John Davies - Archbishop of Wales & Bishop of Swansea & Brecon

26th October, Sharnbrook Yelden Stephen Holroyd

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Remo (Nigeria) Michael Fape; Cyprus and the Gulf (Jerusalem & Middle East) Michael Augustine Owen Lewis (Primate); Kumasi (West Africa) Daniel Sarfo

27th October, St Albans Aldenham Robert Fletcher

Thanksgiving: Extra pastoral contact over past months.
Prayers: Children and young people.
ACP: Renk (South Sudan) Joseph Garang Atem; Daejeon (Korea) Moses Nagjun Yoo (Primate); Kumi (Uganda) Edison Irigei

28th October, St Albans Bricket Wood Kylie Hodgins, (Rs) Paul Littlefair, Richard Wilkins

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Rhode Island (ECUSA) Nicholas Knisely; Dallas (ECUSA) George R Sumner Jr

29th October, St Albans Colney Heath, St Mark Caroline Keightley, Jill Suttie

Thanksgiving: For the evangelistic opportunities and blessings that have arisen from lockdown.
Prayers: For re-emerging and re-imaging church in these times and caring for people during the winter months.
ACP: Rift Valley (Tanzania) John Daudi Lupaa; Damaturu (Nigeria) Yohannah A Audu; Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) Jackson Sosthenes

30th October, St Albans Frogmore, Holy Trinity Nick Weir, Mark Smith, Nigel Ward

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Eduardo Coelho Grillo; Davao (Philippines) Jonathan Labasan Casimina

31st October, St Albans London Colney, St Peter Pat Jones, Philip Green, (R) Rosemary Rawlinson

Festival: All Saint's Day
Thanksgiving: That our fellowship inspires and sustains us in difficult times.
Prayers: For grace, refreshment and the nutrients to grow as God's Church and Children.
ACP: Rio Grande (ECUSA) Michael Vono; Delaware (ECUSA) Kevin S Brown; Kurunegala (Ceylon) Keerthisiri Fernando

1st November, St Albans Radlett Vacant, (Rs) Eileen Bigg, Fiona Holliday

Thanksgiving: For an increased sense of togetherness developed in our congregations during the months of lockdown.
Prayers: For guidance during the vacancy.
ACP: The Church of the Province of West Africa; Jonathan Bau-Bau Bonaparte Hart - Primate & Metropolitan, Church of the Province of West Africa; Archbishop of the Internal province of West Africa and Bishop of Liberia

2nd November, Diocesan Synod

Thanksgiving: For the response of the people and clergy of our parishes to the impact of Covid-19 on communities and churches.
Prayers: For wisdom and guidance as the Synod considers the way forward for the diocese as we emerge from the pandemic.
ACP: Rochester (England) James Langstaff; Rochester (ECUSA) Prince Singh; Kushtia (Bangladesh) Samuel Sunil Mankhin (Primate)

3rd November, Retired Clergy in the Diocese

Thanksgiving: The continuing ministry of retired clergy.
Prayers: Clergy Retirement Officers in the Diocese – Martin King, David Lawson and Christopher Strong  
ACP: Rockhampton (Australia) Vacant; Delhi (North India) Warris K. Masih; Kutigi (Nigeria) Jeremiah Kolo

4th November, St Albans Shenley Daniel McCarthy

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Rokon (South Sudan) Francis Loyo Mori; Derby (England) Libby Lane

5th November, St Albans St Albans Cathedral Jeffrey John, Abi Thompson, Kevin Walton, Kim Quak-Winslow, Jonny Lloyd

Thanksgiving: For all the support shown through this year and the resilience of our congregations, staff, and volunteers.
Prayers: For a recovery of our mission and outreach in the coming year, and the ability to adapt to new opportunities and challenges.
ACP: Rorya (Tanzania) John Adiema; Derry & Raphoe (Ireland) Kenneth Raymond Good; Dhaka (Bangladesh) Paul Shishir Sarker

6th November, St Albans St Albans, Christ Church Jeremy Follett, (Rs) Iyabode Agbelusi, John Truscott

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Ruaha (Tanzania) Joseph Mgomi; Europe (England) Robert Innes; Europe (ECUSA) Mark D W Edington

7th November, St Albans St Albans, St Luke Mark Slater, David Halsey, (PtO) Robert Donald, (R) Kath Clough

Thanksgiving: The regular Sunday online worship and all who help make it happen.
Prayers: Responding well to the ’new normal’ and shaping the church’s way forward.
ACP: Rumbek (South Sudan) Alapayo Manyang Kuctiel; The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands (West Indies) Laish Boyd; Kwara (Nigeria) Olusegun Adeyemi

8th November, St Albans St Albans, St Mary Marshalswick Grant Holmes, (R) Paul Wiggins

Thanksgiving: The development of the Parish website and its increased usage. Also the extended provisions made on it for the housebound. 
Prayers: The rebuilding of our ministry to the elderly of our Parish, who live on their own. 
ACP: The Church in the Province of the West Indies; Howard Gregory - Primate and Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

9th November, St Albans St Albans, St Michael Kenneth Padley, Charles King

Thanksgiving: For the strength of the parish in the face of coronavirus - showing practical support and sharing faith.
Prayers: For the recovery of community life and opportunity for the vulnerable in the wake of the lockdown.
ACP: The Free State (Southern Africa) Dintoe Letloenyane

10th November, St Albans St Albans, St Paul Vacancy, Andre Radmall, (SSM) Peter Crumpler, (LLW) Andy Pike

Thanksgiving: For the new opportunities which have been taken during and since lockdown.
Prayers: For keeping in step with the Spirit in the vacancy and for discernment and new growth; and for the vacancy process to get the person God is calling to be the next Vicar.
ACP: Rumonge (Burundi) Pedaculi Birakengana; Diocese on the Coast (Nigeria) J Ebunoluwa Ogunele; Kwoi (Nigeria) Paul Zamani

11th November, St Albans St Albans, St Peter Mark Dearnley, Alex Huzzey, Em Coley, (Rs) Richard Butler, Ruth Dearnley, Margaret Tinsely

Festival: Armistice Day
Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Rupert's Land (Canada) Geoffrey J Woodcroft; Dogura (Papua New Guinea) Tennyson Bogar

12th November, St Albans St Albans, St Saviour Richard Watson, Tony Halton, (R) Michael Elves

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Rutana (Burundi) Pontien Ribakare; Doko (Nigeria) Uriah Kolo; Dominican Republic (ECUSA) Moisés Quezada Mota

13th November, St Albans St Albans, St Stephen Becky Leach, Kirsty Wainwright, Patrick Moriarty, (LLWs) Janetta Gibbs, Michael Gibbs

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Ruwenzori (Uganda) Reuben Kisembo; Dornakal (South India) Vadapalli Prasada Rao

14th November, Stevenage Graveley with Chivesfield (otherwise Graveley) Dave Brown 

Thanksgiving: For volunteers willing to take on responsibilities within the parish.
Prayers: For a greater zeal for God and his glory and a commitment to evangelism; for a deeper fellowship together and guidance for the development of our next MAP.
ACP: Sabah (South East Asia) Melter Jiki Tais (Primate); Down & Dromore (Ireland) Vacant

15th November, Stevenage Knebworth Jim Pye

Festival: Remembrance Sunday
Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: The Church of Ceylon (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury); Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey - Bishop of Colombo; Keerthisiri Fernando - Bishop of Kurunegala

16th November, Stevenage Stevenage, All Saints, Pin Green Pete Orton, (R) Sylvia Nott

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Sabongidda-Ora (Nigeria) Augustine E Ohilebo; Dublin & Glendalough (Ireland) Michael Geoffrey St Aubyn Jackson

17th November, Stevenage Stevenage, Holy Trinity Ruth Carroll, Andy Thomas, (Rs) Anne Price, Clive Bell, Keith Battarbee, (LLW) Glynis Ireton

Thanksgiving: Dedicated and hard-working churchwardens
Prayers: That we would regain our footing financially. 
ACP: Saldanha Bay (Southern Africa) Raphael Hess; Duk (South Sudan) Daniel Deng Abot

18th November, Stevenage Stevenage, St Andrew and St George Vacant, Jacky Page

Thanksgiving: For the all the work of Feed Up, Warm Up taking place in church.
Prayers: For a/the new incumbent.
ACP: Salisbury (England) Nicholas Holtam; Dunedin (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia) Steven Benford

19th November, Stevenage Stevenage, St Hugh and St John, Chells (LEP) Chandy Perera

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Sambalpur (North India) Pinuel Dip; Dunkwa-on-Offin (West Africa) Edmund Dawson Ahmoah; Durgapur (North India) Sameer Isaac Khimla

20th November, Stevenage Stevenage, St Mary, Shephall Vivienne Hathaway

Thanksgiving: For the way St. Mary’s has pulled together over the period of lockdown to support one another and produce Sunday worship.
Prayers: That the new found participation in worship and church life will continue and grow.
ACP: San Diego (ECUSA) Katharine Jefferts Schori; Durham (England) Paul Butler

21st November, Stevenage Stevenage, St Nicholas Dave Brown

Thanksgiving: For the completion of our major refurbishment and for the LORD stirring his people to generosity.
Prayers: For a greater zeal for God's glory, a hunger for his word and a desire to share the good news of Jesus.  Also for wisdom as how to make the best use of our renewed building.
ACP: San Joaquin (ECUSA) David Rice; Dutse (Nigeria) Markus Yohanna Danbinta; Kyoto (Japan) Stephen Takashi Kochi

22nd November, Stevenage Stevenage, St Peter, Broadwater Kate Sharples, Paul Foster, (Rs) Richard Brooks, Gordon Baillie, Obi Eneli

Thanksgiving: For the on-line services and zoom prayer course.
Prayers: For the mission in the parish, especially to families and youth.
ACP: The Church of Bermuda (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury); Nicholas Dill – Bishop of Bermuda

23rd November, Watford Abbots Langley Peter Waddell, Maxine Howarth (R) Sally Sanderson

Thanksgiving: For the community spirit shown during 2020.
Prayers: The resumption of our schools ministry.
ACP: Santiago (Chile) Hector (Tito) Zavala; Santiago (Philippines) Frenzel Ray P Piluden

24th November, Watford Bushey Guy Edwards, Andy Burgess, Tim Vickers (LLW) Christine Cocks

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Sao Paulo (Brazil) Francisco Cezar Fernandes; East Carolina (ECUSA) Robert Skirving

25th November, Watford Bushey Heath, St Peter Andrew Burton

Thanksgiving: For faithfulness in prayer and worship.
Prayers: For a new heating system for St. Peter's.
ACP: Sapele (Nigeria) Blessing Erifeta; East Kerala (South India) V S Francis

26th November, Watford Langleybury, St Paul James Webster

Festival: Christ the King
Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Saskatchewan (Canada) Michael William Hawkins; East Ruwenzori (Uganda) George Turyasingura; East Tennessee (ECUSA) Brian Lee Cole

27th November, Watford Leavesden, All Saints Eddie Green, (LLW) Phillipa Maddox, (Rs) Susan Oxlade, Charles Porter, Wendy Simpson

Thanksgiving: For continued faith and community in uncertain times.
Prayers: For new opportunities for mission.
ACP: Saskatoon (Canada) Christopher Harper; Eastern Himalayas (North India) Vacant

28th November, Watford Oxhey, All Saints Pam Wise, Liz Guest, (R) Jean Martin

Thanksgiving: For the Ministers and people of the church and Parish which they serve.
ACP: Sebei (Uganda) Paul Kiptoo Masaba; Eastern Kowloon (Hong Kong) Timothy Kwok; Kyushu (Japan) Luke Ken-ichi Muto

29th November, Watford Oxhey, St Matthew Vacant

Thanksgiving: For the work of Fr David Shepherd over the past 22 years – now retired.
Prayers: For a new Vicar for our Parish and for our plans to make our church building more inclusive.
ACP: The Lusitanian Church (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury); Jorge Pina Cabral - Bishop of the Lusitanian Church

30th November, Watford Canons of the Cathedral

Thanksgiving: All who serve our Diocese through lay and ordained Ministry and Service
ACP: Sekondi (West Africa) Alexander Asmah; Eastern Michigan (ECUSA) Todd Ousley

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