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

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

Thanksgiving: For our faithful and committed members.
Prayers: For a deepening awareness of God at work in our lives.
ACP: Nagpur (CNI)

6th October, Sharnbrook Keysoe Timothy Wilson, Anthony Davis, (R) Geraldine Skinner

Thanksgiving: For good support from our community for social and community events - Church Fete and Cream Teas.
Prayers: For good and mutually supportive links with all those living and working in our Parish.
ACP: Nairobi (Kenya)

7th October, Sharnbrook Knotting with Souldrop Paolo Di Leo, Diana Stretton, (LLWs) Rosemary Drewery, Jane Templeman, Susan Whitehouse

Thanksgiving: For members of the church and the local community they serve.
ACP: Nakuru (Kenya)

8th October, Sharnbrook Melchbourne Stephen Holroyd, (LLW) William Trusting

Thanksgiving: For the return of the Rector after compassionate leave.
Prayers: For the future of the Stodden Churches.
ACP: Nambale (Kenya)

9th October, Sharnbrook Milton Ernest In Vacancy, (R) Sue Ives

Thanksgiving: For opportunities for the church to be more involved in the local community.
Prayers: God's guidance for the future, as the parish is now in vacancy.
ACP: The Church of the Province of Central Africa

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

Thanksgiving: For the encouraging numbers attending Messy Church.
Prayers: For good relationships to grow with the Messy Church families.
ACP: Namibia (Southern Africa)

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

Thanksgiving: For a committed and vibrant church community.
Prayers: For more opportunities to engage with the local community.
ACP: Namirembe (Uganda)

12th October, Sharnbrook Pavenham In Vacancy, (R) Sue Ives

Thanksgiving: For the many who have taken on new roles to help support church opening.
Prayers: God's guidance for the future, as the parish is now in vacancy.
ACP: Nampula (Southern Africa)

13th October, Sharnbrook Pertenhall Stephen Holroyd, (LLW) William Trusting

Thanksgiving: For the return of the Rector after compassionate leave.
Prayers: For the future of the Stodden Churches.
ACP: Nandyal (CSI)

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

Thanksgiving: For the beautiful church building.
Prayers: For growth in discipleship.
ACP: Nasik (CSI)

15th October, Sharnbrook Ravensden Timothy Wilson, Anthony Davis, (R) Geraldine Skinner

Thanksgiving: For our Church School flourishing and working well with Community and the Church.
Prayers: For creative ways to work with the school to encourage more disciples.
ACP: Nasir (South Sudan)

16th October, Sharnbrook Riseley James Isaacs, (Rs) Lynda Simister, Sam Toseland

Thanksgiving: For being able to run a children's holiday club this Summer for the first time in many years. 
Prayers: For the entire church family to keep growing in our knowledge and love of Jesus, especially through our church 'weekend at home' at the end of October. 
ACP: The Anglican Church of Central America

17th October, Sharnbrook Sharnbrook Paolo Di Leo, Diana Stretton, (LLWs) Rosemary Drewery, Jane Templeman, Susan Whitehouse

Thanksgiving: For members of the church and the local community they serve.
ACP: Natal (Southern Africa)

18th October, Sharnbrook Shelton Stephen Holroyd, (LLW) William Trusting

Festival: Luke the Evangelist
Thanksgiving: For the return of the Rector after compassionate leave.
Prayers: For the future of the Stodden Churches.
ACP: Navajoland (TEC)

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

Thanksgiving: For a good response to our Stewardship Campaign.
Prayers: For the provision of leadership within the church - especially a Churchwarden.
ACP: Ndokwa (Nigeria)

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

Thanksgiving: For a beautiful church building and churchyard.
Prayers: For growth in discipleship.
ACP: Nevvi (Uganda)

21st October, Sharnbrook Swineshead Stephen Holroyd, (LLW) William Trusting

Thanksgiving: For the return of the Rector after compassionate leave.
Prayers: For the future of the Stodden Churches.
ACP: Nebraska (TEC)

22nd October, Sharnbrook Thurleigh (LEP) In Vacancy, (R) Sue Ives

Thanksgiving: For a continued sense of commitment, despite low numbers.
Prayers: God's guidance for the future, as the parish is now in vacancy.
ACP: Nelson (NZ)

23rd October, Sharnbrook Turvey Jacqueline Curtis, Peter Turnbull

Thanksgiving: For the beautiful church building.
Prayers: For a deepening of Spiritual life and for a heart for mission.
ACP: Province de L'Eglise Anglicane Du Congo

24th October, Sharnbrook Wilden Timothy Wilson, Anthony Davis, (R) Geraldine Skinner

Thanksgiving: For people contributing to great events to celebrate our 800th anniversary this year.
Prayers: For the growth of our monthly Sunday afternoon service for children and families.
ACP: Nevada

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

Thanksgiving: For members of the church and the local community they serve.
ACP: New Busa (Nigeria)

26th October, Sharnbrook Yelden Stephen Holroyd, (LLW) William Trusting

Thanksgiving: For the return of the Rector after compassionate leave.
Prayers: For the future of the Stodden Churches.
ACP: New Guinea Islands

27th October, St Albans Aldenham Robert Fletcher

Thanksgiving: For Baptisms and Confirmations
Prayers: For our new MAP
ACP: New Hampshire

28th October, St Albans Bricket Wood Kylie Hodgins

Festival: Simon and Jude
Thanksgiving: For the generosity of the in our parish, who are guided with the love and care of God.
Prayers: For the mission and people of this parish.
ACP: New Jersey

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

Thanksgiving: For members of the church and the local community they serve.
ACP: New Westminster (Canada)

30th October, St Albans Frogmore, Holy Trinity Nick Weir, Stephen Fraser, Nigel Ward

Thanksgiving: For our church school Park Street School and our ongoing partnership.
Prayers: For the Light Party 2022 on 30th October: For lots of families in our parish to attend our fun party and also learn about Jesus the light of the world.
ACP: Iglesia Anglicana de Chile

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

Thanksgiving: For members of the church and the local community they serve.
ACP: New York

1st November, Diocesan Synod Alan Smith

Festival: All Saints' Day
Thanksgiving: For all members of Synod.
ACP: Central New York (USA)

2nd November, Retired Clergy in the Diocese Christopher Strong, David Lawson, Martin King

Festival: All Souls
Thanksgiving: The welcome and support by parishes and deaneries for their local retired clergy.
Prayers: That each retired cleric may find a good balance between opportunities for service and their need for rest.
ACP: Western New York (USA)

3rd November, St Albans Radlett Oliver Blease, (R ) Eileen Bigg, (LLW) Robert Attuh, Sheldon Stoutt

Thanksgiving: That following our recent Parish Vision Days the Holy Spirit will continue to inspire and bless our communities through the life of the church.
Prayers: For an ever closer working relationship as we build up the bonds between our Team of parishes.
ACP: Newala (Tanzania)

4th November, St Albans Shenley Sarah Marshall

Thanksgiving: For members of the church and the local community they serve.
ACP: Newark, Delaware (USA)

5th November, St Albans St Albans Abbey Jo Kelly-Moore, Kevin Walton, Will Gibbs, Jonny Lloyd, Calum Zuckert, John Bannister

Thanksgiving: For our new Residentiary Canon for Mission and Pastoral Care, Will Gibbs.
Prayers: As we bear witness to the story of God’s love made known in the life of St Alban, the Cathedral community is committed to growing our in mission and in the reach of our pastoral care. Please pray with us for discernment, commitment and impact in these areas.
ACP: Newcastle, NSW (Australia)

6th November, St Albans St Albans, Christ Church (PtO) Jeremy Follett, (Rs) Dawn Kennedy, Dele Agbelusi, John Truscott, Iyabo Agbelusi, (Enabler) Sara Head

Thanksgiving: Our growing work with whole Families, not just children.
Prayers: Choosing the right proposal for a new Church Roof.
ACP: The Church of England

7th November, St Albans St Albans, St Luke Alex Huzzey, (R) Kath Clough, (PTO) Robert Donald

Thanksgiving: A new season with new projects, new focus and a new vicar!
Prayers: Our new group for parents and toddlers which starts THIS MORNING (7th November).
ACP: Newcastle, England

8th November, St Albans St Albans, St Mary Marshalswick Kate Pearson, Ruth Goatly, (R) Paul Wiggins

Thanksgiving: Renewed all-age services and blossoming relationships with schools and uniformed groups.
Prayers: For our fledgling youth group.
ACP: Eastern Newfoundland (Canada)

9th November, St Albans St Albans, St Michael (PTO) John Bannister, (R) Mike Ford

Thanksgiving: For the successful completion of the re-plastering work at St Michael’s, which will help to maintain the stonework.
Prayers: That God will help us find the person called to be the new Vicar of our parish of St Michael with St Mary.
ACP: Central Newfoundland (Canada

10th November, St Albans St Albans, St Paul Jono Tregale, Diane Tregale, Peter Crumpler, Andre Radmall (R) Michael Ford

Thanksgiving: For members of the church and the local community they serve.
ACP: Western Newfoundland (Canada

11th November, St Albans St Albans, St Peter Mark Dearnley, Liz Guest, Em Coley, (PtO) Gill Keir, (Rs) Richard Butler, Ruth Dearnley, Margaret Tinsley, (LLM) Margaret Blake

Festival: Armistice Day
Thanksgiving: The varied life and activities of this church family.
Prayers: Our initiatives in reaching out to the city centre.
ACP: Ngbo (Nigeria)

12th November, St Albans St Albans, St Saviour Richard Watson, Corniel Quak, Tony Halton, (PTOs) Andrew Ferrar, Jonathan Smith, Ian Pidoux

Thanksgiving: Increased engagement with the community, and a strong return from lockdown.
Prayers: Sustaining and consolidating our growing ministry with children and families.
ACP: Niagara (Canada)

13th November, St Albans St Albans, St Stephen Becky Leach, Patrick Moriarty (R) Michael Elves

Festival: Remembrance Sunday
Thanksgiving: For members of the church and the local community they serve.
ACP: Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui

14th November, Stevenage Graveley with Chivesfield (otherwise Graveley) In Vacancy

Thanksgiving: For members of the church and the local community they serve.
ACP: Niassa (Mozambique)

15th November, Stevenage Knebworth Charles King, (PTO) Karen Turner, Jane Hatton, Richard Syms

Thanksgiving: For new generations discovering faith.
Prayers: For growth, and beginning the journey of discerning together God’s vision for the parish.
ACP: Nicaragua (Central America)

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

Thanksgiving: For members of the church and the local community they serve.
ACP: Niger Delta North (Nigeria)

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

Thanksgiving: For our weekday Morning Prayer congregation.
Prayers: Volunteers to come forward to serve as church officers.
ACP: Niger Delta (Nigeria)

18th November, Stevenage Stevenage, St Andrew and St George Karen Mitchell

Thanksgiving: For members of the church and the local community they serve.
ACP: Niger Delta West (Nigeria)

19th November, Stevenage Stevenage, St Hugh and St John, Chells (LEP) Chandrika Perera, Kate Douglas

Thanksgiving: For our ‘human resources’ who help to keep the show on the road.
Prayers: That we are seen for who we are and not as 'the building next to Tesco'.
ACP: Niger (Nigeria)

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

Festival: Christ the King
Thanksgiving: For the Craft Club and the fellowship they enjoy.
Prayers: For the plans to refurbish the parish room to come to fruition.
ACP: Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean

21st November, Stevenage Stevenage, St Nicholas In vacancy.

Thanksgiving: For members of the church and the local community they serve.
ACP: Niger West (Nigeria)

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

Thanksgiving: For new mission activities.
Prayers: For the outreach to the community.
ACP: Nike (Nigeria)

23rd November, Watford Abbots Langley Peter Waddell; (PTO) Brian Hibberd; (R) Sally Sanderson

Thanksgiving: For people finding their way back to church after the pandemic.
Prayers: The renewal of our musical tradition.
ACP: Nimule (South Sudan)

24th November, Watford Bushey Maxine Howarth

Thanksgiving: The parish's support for the Bishop's Harvest Appeal.
Prayers: Advent & Christmas plans: both established plans & new & exciting initiatives.
ACP: Nnewi (Nigeria)

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

Thanksgiving: A joyous and successful journey through the liturgical cycle.
Prayers: Discernment during the renewal of the Family Service and the Mother and Toddler Group.
ACP: Norwich (England)

26th November, Watford Langleybury, St Paul James Webster

Thanksgiving: For members of the church and the local community they serve.
ACP: Nova Scotia & PEI (Canada)

27th November, Watford Leavesden, All Saints Edward Green, Phillipa Maddox, (Rs) Wendy Simpson, Charles Porter, Sue Oxlade, Stephen Davidson.

Festival: Advent Sunday
Thanksgiving: For new signs of life and continuation of most activities post pandemic.
Prayers: For our community outreach groups. Please pray that out community outreach groups (Lighthouse café, Cameo, Tots and Teddies and Little Saints), would be an effective means of sharing the love of Christ with our community.
ACP: Nippon Sei Ko Kai (Japan)

28th November, Watford Oxhey, All Saints Deborah Snowball

Thanksgiving: The new beginnings offered by the arrival of both the new Church Year and our new Vicar, Deborah.
Prayers: Our prayer and preparation for welcoming people to special Services and events during Advent and Christmas.
ACP: Nsukka (Nigeria)

29th November, Watford Oxhey, St Matthew Sam Frampton

Thanksgiving: For members of the church and the local community they serve.
ACP: Nyahururu (Kenya)

30th November, Watford Watford Tony Rindl, Joshua Brocklesby

Festival: Andrew, apostle
Thanksgiving: For members of the church and the local community they serve.
ACP: Nyamlel (South Sudan)

1st December, Canons of the Cathedral For ministries and communities represented by the College of Canons.

Thanksgiving: For the Cathedral's support of the mission of the diocese.
ACP: Nyang (South Sudan)

2nd December, Watford Watford, Christ Church In Vacancy, (LLWs) Val Bryce, Shirley Lewens, Chris Long, Caroline Penn

Thanksgiving: For members of the church and the local community they serve.
ACP: Southern Nyanza (Kenya)

3rd December, Watford Watford, St Andrew (LEP) Jon Stevens, James Barlow

Thanksgiving: For members of the church and the local community they serve.
ACP: Nzara (South Sudan)

4th December, Watford Watford, St John David Stevenson

Thanksgiving: For the strong and blessed relationship between our church and school.
Prayers: For our first Year 6 class at school as they prepare for transition to secondary school.
ACP: Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & the Middle East

5th December, Watford Watford, St Luke (PtO) Michael Norman, (Rs) Dave Clarke, Pam Norman, Wendy Somerville

Thanksgiving: A good Summer with times of Fellowship and a positive Holiday Club.
Prayers: A new Sunday 5.30 pm Encounter Service from October.
ACP: el-Obeid (Sudan)

6th December, Watford Watford, St Michael and All Angels (LEP) Geoffrey Calvert, Stephen Mepham, (Rs) Bridget Russell, Martin Heath

Thanksgiving: The people God is guiding to our fellowship.
Prayers: Our people in poor health.
ACP: Offa (Nigeria)

7th December, Watford Watford, St Peter

ACP: Ogbaru (Nigeria)

8th December, Welwyn Hatfield Ayot St Peter David Munchin, Christie Gilfeather, (Rs) Catherine Jupp, Colin Hull, Usha Hull, Michael Simmons, John Burnapp

Thanksgiving: A lavatory.
Prayers: A kitchen.
ACP: Ogbia (Nigeria)

9th December, Welwyn Hatfield Bishop’s Hatfield St Etheldreda with St Luke Darren Collins

Thanksgiving: For members of the church and the local community they serve.
ACP: Ogbomoso (Nigeria)

10th December, Welwyn Hatfield Bishop’s Hatfield St John Andy Gardner, Laura Collingridge, (R) Viv Marlow

Thanksgiving: For the opportunities to reach out to the school and student communities in Hatfield.
Prayers: For us to be able to best serve those who are struggling due to food and fuel poverty.
ACP: Ogoni (Nigeria)

11th December, Welwyn Hatfield Bishop’s Hatfield St Michael and All Angels Kathryn Alford; (PTO) Iain Lane; (R) Dave Gunn

Thanksgiving: That Messy Church has continued to flourish during Covid and vacancy.
Prayers: For renewed understanding of what God is calling us to 'be' and 'do' in the next 5 years.
ACP: Anglican Church of Kenya

12th December, Welwyn Hatfield Codicote Philip Waller, Ryan Gilfeather, (R) Catherine Jupp

Thanksgiving: The renewal of the parish Mission Action Plan.
Prayers: Final push in fund-raising for church improvement project.
ACP: Ogori-Magongo (Nigeria)

13th December, Welwyn Hatfield Datchworth Susannah Underwood , (R) Cathrine Jupp

Thanksgiving: That Covid made the congregation stronger.
Prayers: Work with children and young people.
ACP: Ohaji / Egbema (Nigeria)

14th December, Welwyn Hatfield Digswell Rob Marshall, Selina Evans, (R) Rose LLoyd

Thanksgiving: Continuing growth of our Cafe culture and the development of the Haldens Community Hub.
Prayers: For our stewardship in both time talents and finance.
ACP: Ohio (USA)

15th December, Welwyn Hatfield Hatfield Hyde, St Mary Magdalene Emma Hopegood Jones, Nicky Jackson, (R) Caroline Duke

Thanksgiving: For our new ministry this year with those seeking asylum, and especially for the five adults who have been baptised and confirmed in recent months.
Prayers: For healing from trauma for those of our church family who have fled their homes and communities in fear.
ACP: Southern Ohio (USA)

16th December, Welwyn Hatfield Lemsford Kathryn Alford; (PTO) Iain Lane

Thanksgiving: For all those who have who worked so hard to serve the church and the local community during a long vacancy.
Prayers: For us continue to grow into a community that is focussed on building loving relationships with God, each other, and the local area.
ACP: Oji River (Nigeria)

17th December, Welwyn Hatfield North Mymms Ruth Barr; Penny Thomson

Thanksgiving: For the success of our patronage scheme to raise funds.
Prayers: That we can take bring to fruition the priorities identified in our latest Mission Action Plan.
ACP: Okene (Nigeria)

18th December, Welwyn Hatfield Panshanger Paul Seymour

Thanksgiving: That we have come through the epidemic and most of our programmes have been re-established and that new types of event are being planned with a lot of hope.
Prayers: That our plans for a community living room / heat bank will come to fruition and be well used (whilst the need may not be so great as a few weeks ago its still a great form of mission to be open for light snacks – board games – company and also gives us the right to speak of our loving God to our community).
ACP: Anglican Church of Korea

19th December, Welwyn Hatfield Tewin Susannah Underwood

Thanksgiving: For bringing the village together at our Carol Service.
Prayers: For helping to take forward our plans for a new meeting room.
ACP: Oke-Ogun (Nigeria)

20th December, Welwyn Hatfield Welwyn and Woolmer Green David Munchin, Christie Gilfeather, (Rs) Catherine Jupp, Colin Hull, Usha Hull, Michael Simmons, John Burnapp

Thanksgiving: A new musical director.
Prayers: Children's work.
ACP: Oke-Osun (Nigeria)

21st December, Welwyn Hatfield Welwyn Garden City Jenny Fennell, Rachel Wakefield, (R) Carolyn Annand

Thanksgiving: Work with schools, young families, elderly and homeless.
Prayers: For welcoming all over the Christmas period and enabling them to know God.
ACP: Okigwe (Nigeria)

22nd December, Wheathampstead Ayot St Lawrence Linda Williams

Thanksgiving: Commitment of the new Wardens and PCC.
Prayers: Continuing our ministry as a festival church.
ACP: Okigwe North (Nigeria)

23rd December, Wheathampstead Flamstead Jo Burke

Thanksgiving: For members of the church and the local community they serve.
ACP: Okigwe South (Nigeria)

24th December, Wheathampstead Harpenden Dennis Stamps, Sally Goodson, James Brown, Cath Da Costa, Nick Goulding, Paul Manuel. (Rs): Pauline Gilbert, Jenny Goulding, Jacquie Hibbert, Andrew Marsh, Hilary Pask, (PtO) Brenda Marshall, Heather Richards, Gill White

Thanksgiving: Our close connection and work with our local schools, especially St Nicholas Primary School.
Prayers: Prayer for our growing work with children, young people, and families.
ACP: Okinawa (Japan)

25th December,

Festival: Christmas Day
Thanksgiving: For the gift of the Christ-child, Emmanuel, God-with-us.
Prayers: For all who are attending Christmas Services - that they know the peace of Christ.
ACP: Anglican Church of Melanesia

26th December, Wheathampstead Harpenden, St John Tim Vickers, (Rs) David Nye, Lauryn Awbrey, Anne Edwards

Festival: Stephen deacon, 1st martyt
Thanksgiving: Rise in the number of baptisms and families.
Prayers: For spiritual and numerical growth.
ACP: Oklahoma (USA)

27th December, Wheathampstead Kimpton Linda Williams, (PTO) Andrew Morton

Festival: John, apostle & evangelist
Thanksgiving: Tower works completed.
Prayers: Continue to open up Slowly, Carefully, Safely in post-Covid lockdown times.
ACP: Okria (Nigeria)

28th December, Wheathampstead Markyate Street, St John the Baptist Jo Burke

Festival: Holy Innocents
Thanksgiving: For members of the church and the local community they serve.
ACP: Oleh (Nigeria)

29th December, Wheathampstead Redbourn In Vacancy (PTO) +Robin Smith, (R) Ailsa Hulme, Kay Vernon, (LLW) David Forbes, Sue May

Thanksgiving: That we have enjoyed the support of our Deanery colleagues through a challenging start to our vacancy.
Prayers: That we may be prayerful and united as we move forward towards the process of appointing a vicar.
ACP: Olo (South Sudan)

30th December, Wheathampstead Sandridge Wendy Sellers

Thanksgiving: For the recent Christmas services and those who attended them.
Prayers: For the establish of a pattern of events and services aimed at children and families.
ACP: Olympia (USA)

31st December, Wheathampstead Wheathampstead Richard Banham, (PTO) +John Gladwin, (Rs) Claire Banham, John Grace, Carol Hopper, Pippa Legg, Roger Payne, (Enabler) Linda Thomas

Thanksgiving: Our services during Advent and Christmas which reach beyond our normal congregation.
Prayers: For progress towards our vision priority of Being a Church for All Generations.
ACP: Omu-Aran (Nigeria)

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