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

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

Thanksgiving: For those preparing for confirmation and baptism.
Prayers: For outreach to new residents in Stortford North.
ACP: Central Busoga (Uganda): Patrick Wakula

21st April, Bishop's Stortford Bishop’s Stortford, Holy Trinity

Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Central Ecuador (ECUSA): Victor Scantlebury

22nd April, Bishop's Stortford Braughing Julie Gawthrope

Thanksgiving: The band from Bishop's Stortford who come to play at Refresh, our Group informal worship service.
Prayers: For successful raising of funds for the completion of the building work and reordering of the Church.
ACP: The Nippon Sei Ko Kai (The Anglican Communion in Japan): Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu, Primate of The Nippon Sei Ko Kai & Bishop of Hokkaido

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

Thanksgiving: Cafe Church and the new families who are coming.
Prayers: For two new Churchwardens.
ACP: Central Florida (ECUSA): Gregory Brewer; Central Gulf Coast (ECUSA): Russell Kendrick

24th April, Bishop's Stortford Gilston with Eastwick Wendy Carter, [Rs]Judith Denton, Joy Galliers Burridge, Roger Burridge

Thanksgiving: That land development proposals have encouraged community involvement with the churches.
Prayers: For ways to offer and sustain 'Messy Church'.
ACP: Central Newfoundland (Canada): John Watton

25th April, Bishop's Stortford High Wych, St James Wendy Carter, [Rs] Judith Denton, Joy Galliers Burridge, Roger Burridge

Thanksgiving: For the families involved with Messy church on Good Friday.
Prayers: To encourage our new families to find a personal faith in Christ. 
ACP: Central Philippines (Philippines): Dixie Copanut Taclobao

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

Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
Prayers: For those who are to be Confirmed on 8th May 2018.
ACP: Central New York (ECUSA): DeDe Duncan-Probe

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

Thanksgiving: For the good links with groups in the wider community.
Prayers: For us to build on our links and see the church grow.
ACP: Central Solomons (Melanesia): Ben Seka

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

Thanksgiving: For Messy Church and  the Messy Church team from across the Benefice and three denominations.
Prayers: For the group for people of secondary school age that started in March.
ACP: Central Tanganyika (Tanzania): Dickson Chilongani

29th April, Bishop's Stortford Mundens, The Alan Comfort, (Rs) Caroline Franks, Gwen Duckitt

Thanksgiving: The Village Lunch continues to reach local people, has a special atmosphere, and a gospel message every month.
Prayers: Heating has failed so need wisdom to choose right heating scheme for the future and the money to make this possible.
ACP: ECUSA in Jerusalem & The Middle East; Suheil Dawani, Archbishop, Jerusalem & the Middle East & Archbishop in Jerusalem

30th April, Bishop's Stortford Sacombe Alan Comfort, (Rs) Caroline Franks, Gwen Duckitt

Thanksgiving: Recent celebration of 800 years of Rectors brought together many people from the past and present with Bishop Alan.
Prayers: Plans for kitchen, toilet with running water has been approved by the DAC. 50% money raised, praying in the other half.
ACP: Central Zambia (Central Africa): Derek Kamukwamba; Central Zimbabwe (Central Africa): Ishmael Mukuwanda

1st May, The Bishop’s Staff The Bishop of St Alban's

Thanksgiving: For collegial working and for our shared vision for growth throughout the diocese.
Prayers: For the extended staff meeting over the next three days and for discernment and energy over a busy summer.
ACP: Chandigarh (North India): Younas Massey

2nd May, Spiritual Directors, Soul Friends, and Spritual Accompaniers Prayers and Spirituality Resourcing Group

Thanksgiving: For those called to give their time in accompanying others on their journey of faith.
Prayers: For all who long for a deeper relationship with God.
ACP: Central Pennsylvania (ECUSA): Audrey Scanlan

3rd May, Chaplains within Educational Establishments All who support Spiritual Growth in Schools

Thanksgiving: For teachers, pupils, parents, governors working in partnership with the community.
Prayers: For Chaplains in schools, further education and universities.
ACP: Chelmsford: Stephen Cottrell; Suff - Barking: Peter Hill; Suff - Bradwell: Vacant; Suff - Colchester: Roger Morris

4th May, Bishop's Stortford Sawbridgeworth Frances Arnold, Debbie Hore, (Rs) Di Kitson, Rachel Moate

Thanksgiving: For congregational input into planning for the future.
Prayers: For those who will be responsible for sustaining parish life during the Vicar's Extended Study Leave.
ACP: Chester: Peter Forster; Suff - Birkenhead: Keith Sinclair; Suff - Stockport: Libby Lane

5th May, Bishop's Stortford Standon Alan Comfort, (Rs) Caroline Franks, Gwen Duckitt

Thanksgiving: For our recent Baptism & Confirmation Service that saw nine candidates make very meaningful next steps in their faith.
Prayers: For continued growth in our new congregation (3yrs) that meets in local c of e school on Sunday afternoons and our outreach to young people that takes place at the same time.
ACP: Chhattisgarh (North India): Purna Sagar Nag

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

Thanksgiving: Over 60 attended the Christmas Day celebration (including some families with children and 3 dogs).
Prayers: Our financial situation and the challenge of paying our Parish Share.
ACP: The Anglican Church of Kenya; Jackson Ole Sapit, Primate and Archbishop of All Kenya

7th May, Bishop's Stortford Thorley

Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Chicago (ECUSA): Jeffrey Lee

8th May, Buntingford Anstey

Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Chichester: Martin Warner; Suff - Horsham: Mark Sowerby; Suff - Lewes: Richard Jackson

9th May, Buntingford Ardeley

Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Chile (South America): Hector Zavala Muñoz; Suff - Chile: Abelino Manuel Apeleo

10th May, Buntingford Ashwell Robert Evens, (R) Mark Eaton

Festival: Ascension Day
Thanksgiving: For the Junior Choir.
Prayers: For those working on the Tower Restoration Project.
ACP: All Christians as we celebrate the divine nature of Jesus Christ.

11th May, Buntingford Aspenden

Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Chotanagpur (North India): B Baskey

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

Thanksgiving: For our growing Messy Church family and the commitment and the gifts of our volunteers.
Prayers: For our Refugee Community Sponsorship initiative and for Revd Andrew Holford on sabbatical.
ACP: Christ the King (Southern Africa): William Mostert

13th May, Buntingford Barkway Ruth Pyke, (PTOs) Sonia Falaschi-Ray, Richard Pyke, (R) Arthur Brignall

Thanksgiving: For the hard work which goes into fund raising for our ancient building.
Prayers: For the continued spiritual growth of our children and young families.
ACP: The work of the Anglican Centre in Rome; Christchurch (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Victoria Matthews

14th May, Buntingford Barley Ruth Pyke, (PTOs) Sonia Falaschi-Ray, Richard Pyke, (R) Arthur Brignall

Thanksgiving: For the Pilgrim Course which ran in our local pub and provoked curiosity.
Prayers: For our Messy Church that it may develop greater links with our Sunday congregation.  
ACP: Chubu (Japan): Peter Ichiro Shibusawa

15th May, Buntingford Benington (LEP)

Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Clogher (Armagh, Ireland): John McDowell

16th May, Buntingford Brent Pelham Vacant, (Rs) Michael West, James Wyld, Patricia Hamilton

Thanksgiving: For the ministry of ex-Rector, Kate Peacock
Prayers: For Kate's future in the Church, for Kate and her family’s future in her new roll. For God's guidance in the appointment of a new Rector.
ACP: Cochin (South India): Baker Ninan Fenn; Coimbatore (South India): Timothy Ravinder

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

Thanksgiving: For the emerging shoots of church growth and ecumenical collaboration.
Prayers: For the vision, resources and energy to transform the Church for future generations to enjoy and for the whole village that more may come to know Christ more deeply in their lives.
ACP: Colombia (ECUSA): Francisco Duque

18th May, Buntingford Clothall Fiona Wheatley, (PTO) Nick Lyness

Thanksgiving: For the visit of the Bishop to bless the new roof and for now being water-tight!
Prayers: That our young families continue to find the church a place of welcome and friendship.
ACP: Connor (Armagh, Ireland): Alan Abernethy

19th May, Buntingford Cottered

Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Cork, Cloyne & Ross (Dublin, Ireland): William Colton

20th May, Buntingford Hinxworth Robert Evens, (R) Mark Eaton

Festival: Pentecost
Thanksgiving: For the fellowship of the Mustard Seed Group.
Prayers: For those finding it more difficult to get to Church.
ACP: Colorado (ECUSA): Robert O'Neill

21st May, Buntingford Hormead with Wyddial

Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Costa Rica (Central America): Vacant

22nd May, Buntingford Kelshall Richard Morgan, (Rs) Richard Genochio, Frances Mary Blydenstein

Thanksgiving: For the completion of repairs and improvements to the Church building, including loo, kitchenette and screen; for the generosity, hard work, organisation and artistic talent which achieved this.
Prayers: For the parish during the upcoming vacancy and a good way forward and appointment of the next parish priest.
ACP: Coventry: Christopher Cocksworth; Suff - Coventry: John Stroyan

23rd May, Buntingford Layston with Buntingford

Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Connecticut (ECUSA): Ian Douglas; Suff - Connecticut: Laura Ahrens; Suff- Connecticut: Vacant

24th May, Buntingford Meesden

Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Cueibet (Bahr El Ghazal, South Sudan): Elijah Matueny Awet

25th May, Buntingford Newnham Robert Evens, (R) Mark Eaton

Thanksgiving: For all who support this Church.
Prayers: For the project to protect the wall paintings.
ACP: Cuernavaca (Mexico): Enrique Treviño Cruz

26th May, Buntingford Reed and Buckland Ruth Pyke, (PTOs) Sonia Falaschi-Ray, Richard Pyke, (R) Arthur Brignall

Thanksgiving: For the steadfast faithfulness of our Thursday morning prayer group.
Prayers: For the continued growth of our choir. 
ACP: Curitiba (Brazil): Naudal Alves Gomes

27th May, Buntingford Royston Heidi Huntley, Theresa Musiwacho, John Fidler, (R) Tony Mills

Festival: Trinity Sunday
Thanksgiving: For Becca's arrival in our church family as Family Missioner.
Prayers: For wisdom as we continue to 'Raise Up the Next Generation'.
ACP: The Anglican Church of Korea; Onesimus Dongsin Park, Primate of the Anglican Church of Korea & Bishop of Busan

28th May, Buntingford Rushden Fiona Wheatley, (PTO) Nick Lyness

Thanksgiving: For quiet growth in numbers at Matins and Evensong.
Prayers: That we are not visited by thieves again and that we can find ways of keeping the church open despite the thefts.
ACP: Cuttack (North India): Surendra Kumar Nanda

29th May, Buntingford Sandon Fiona Wheatley, (PTO) Nick Lyness

Thanksgiving: That the All Age service continues to have steady attendence.
Prayers: That we find someone who will take up maintenance of the churchyard.
ACP: Cyangugu (Rwanda): Nathan Amooti Rusengo; Kigali (Rwanda): Louis Muvunyi

30th May, Buntingford Therfield Richard Morgan, (Rs) Richard Genochio, Frances Mary Blydenstein

Thanksgiving: For the completion of repairs to two roofs.
Prayers: For the parish during the upcoming vacancy and a good way forward and appointment of the next parish priest.
ACP: Cyprus and the Gulf (Jerusalem & Middle East): Michael Augustine Owen Lewis

31st May, Buntingford Throcking

Festival: The Visitation
Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Daejeon (Korea): Moses Nak Jun Yoo

1st June, Diocesan Advisory Committee (Chairman) C. Green

Thanksgiving: For the time, energy and commitment given by the members and consultants.
Prayers: For wisdom and encouragement in assisting parishes as they seek reach out in mission and transform local communities through their buildings, making each church a place where people may come to know Jesus Christ.
ACP: Dallas (ECUSA): George Sumner; Suff - Dallas: Paul Lambert

2nd June, Chaplains within Medical Establishments All who offer spiritual, care and support in our hospitals, hospices and homes.

Thanksgiving: For all who give of themselves, their time and talents as volunteers.
Prayers: For all affected by the many changes within the NHS and healthcare providers.
ACP: Damaturu (Jos, Nigeria): Abiodun Ogunyemi

3rd June, Buntingford Walkern (LEP)

Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
ACP: The Anglican Church of Melanesia; George Takeli, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia and Bishop of Central Melanesia

4th June, Buntingford Wallington Fiona Wheatley, (PTO) Nick Lyness

Thanksgiving: For the lovely chalice donated to the church for a year by the Frances Coales Trust in recognition of all the work done on the church.
Prayers: That the new All Age Coffee Morning is well attended and takes off.
ACP: Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania): Valentino Mokiwa

5th June, Buntingford Westmill

Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Davao (Philippines): Jonathan Labasan Casimina

6th June, Buntingford Weston Fiona Wheatley, (PTO) Nick Lyness

Thanksgiving: For all those who have worked so hard to revitalise the Churchyard.
Prayers: That the growth in numbers attending the monthly All Age service continues and the service remains viable.
ACP: Delaware (ECUSA): Vacant

7th June, Cheshunt Broxbourne with Wormley Charles Hudson, Malcolm Finlay, Grant Fensome, (Rs) Ray Slade, Anne Sentance

Thanksgiving: The first year of our Messy Church at Wormley Primary School.
Prayers: Opportunities for further Fresh Expressions elsewhere in the parish.
ACP: Delhi (North India): Vacant

8th June, Cheshunt Cheshunt Vacancy

Thanksgiving: For the many young families who have joined the congregation in recent years.
Prayers: That we may succeed in attracting funds for a number of improvements to the church building. We pray that we can attract many non-churchgoers from the parish, as part of our Christian outreach, to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the church building.
ACP: Derby: Alastair Redfern; Suff - Repton: Janet McFarlane

9th June, Cheshunt Goff’s Oak, St James

Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Derry & Raphoe (Armagh, Ireland): Kenneth Good; Down & Omore (Armagh, Ireland): Harold Miller

10th June, Cheshunt Hoddesdon Rachel Pennant, (Rs) Reg Bailey, Neil Harvey

Thanksgiving: A renewed sense of common vision.
Prayers: For a high level of engagement with our community audit.
ACP: La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico; Francisco Moreno, Presiding Bishop of La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico & Bishop of Northern Mexico

11th June, Cheshunt Northaw and Cuffley

Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Diocese on the Coast formerly (Ikale-Ilaje): (Ondo, Nigeria): Joshua Ogunele

12th June, Cheshunt Rye Park, St Cuthbert In vacancy, (R) John Griffiths

Thanksgiving: The ministry of our vicar Jonathan, who retired at the end of April after 5 and a half years with us, and for the ministry of our curate, Alison, now one of the Fresh Expressions development workers in the diocese.
Prayers: Anne and Tish, our church wardens, and for our PCC and other leaders during the vacancy.  For the appointment process, and for the person whom God is calling to come and join us at St Cuthbert’s as our new vicar.
ACP: Diocese in Europe (England): Robert Innes; Suff - Diocese in Europe: David Hamid

13th June, Cheshunt Turnford

Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Eastern Kowloon (Hong Kong): Timothy Kwok

14th June, Cheshunt Waltham Cross, Christ Church Teresa Wynne

Thanksgiving: For the good links we have with our church school.
Prayers: For our plans to appoint a volunteer youth worker.
ACP: Diocese of The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands (West Indies): Laish Boyd

15th June, Dunstable Billington Steve Marsh

Thanksgiving: Developing contact with the village.
Prayers: To develop more family friendly events.
ACP: Diocese of the Free State (formerly Bloemfontein): (Southern Africa): Dintoe Letloenyane

16th June, Dunstable Chalgrave

Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Western Kowloon (Hong Kong): Andrew Chan

17th June, Dunstable Dunstable Richard Andrews, Ricky Turner, (Rs) Vanessa Bradley, Johan Schoeman

Prayers: For our plans to develop chaplaincy in the two local church secondary schools.
ACP: The Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma); Stephen Than Myint Oo, Archbishop of Myanmar and Bishop of Yangon

18th June, Dunstable Eaton Bray with Edlesborough Joy Cousans, (R) Gordon Gray

Thanksgiving: For all the willing helpers who contribute so much to our church life.
Prayers: for children’s work with Tots and Messy Church.
ACP: Dogura (Papua New Guinea): Tennyson Bogar

19th June, Dunstable Egginton Noel McGeeney, (R) Linda Morris

Thanksgiving: For our new fund raising committee for their engery and vitality.
Prayers: For our monthly service at the care home and all the residents there.
ACP: Dominican Republic (ECUSA): Moisés Quezada Mota

20th June, Dunstable Heath and Reach Noel McGeeney

Thanksgiving: For the volunteers who have lovingly restored the porch, making it so welcoming.
Prayers: That our seasonal lunches for those who need company may grow from strength to strength.
ACP: Doko (Lokoja, Nigeria): Uriah Kolo

21st June, Dunstable Hockliffe Noel McGeeney, (R)Tricia Humber

Thanksgiving: For growth in numbers to our family service.
Prayers: For a successful bid for our restoration projects. 
ACP: Dornakal (South India): Vadapalli Prasada Rao

22nd June, Dunstable Houghton Regis Diego Galanzino

Festival: Alban
Thanksgiving: All Saints’ restoration programme has been granted support for the National Lottery.
Prayers: For the many new people coming to live in our town and parish.
ACP: Dublin & Glendalough (Dublin, Ireland): Michael Jackson

23rd June, Dunstable Kensworth Nicola Lenthall, (R) Dorothy Blackburn

Thanksgiving: For the newly created youth group, and new co-leader.
Prayers: For volunteers to serve as officers of the PCC.
ACP: Duk (Upper Nile, South Sudan): Daniel Deng Abot; Duk - Ayod Area: Thomas Tut

24th June, Dunstable Leighton Buzzard Grant Fellows, Maximillian Bayliss, (Rs) Geoff Marchant, Geoff Huskisson, Laurelin Burge, Linda Morris

Thanksgiving: A good response from local schools to join in with our church trails on various Christian Themes.
Prayers: The future of our work with families who have young children.
ACP: The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion); Nicholas Okoh, Metropolitan & Primate of all Nigeria & Bishop of Abuja

25th June, Dunstable Linslade Bernard Minton, (PTO) Wyn Jones, (Rs) Charles Amis, Mike Finney, Russell Stannard, Ian Woodward.

Thanksgiving: For all those who worked so hard to organise our Summer Fair.
Prayers: That we might fix the heating before the winter, and be able to develop our future building plans.
ACP: Dunedin (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Steven Benford

26th June, Dunstable Sandhills, Church of the Good Shepherd (Conventional District) Steve Marsh

Thanksgiving: For encouraging shoots of growth.
Prayers: For our developing vision for 2018 and beyond.
ACP: Dunkwa-on-Offin (Ghana, West Africa): Edmund Dawson Ahmoah

27th June, Dunstable Stanbridge

Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Durgapur (North India): Probal Dutta

28th June, Dunstable Studham Nicola Lenthall, (R) Dorothy Blackburn

Thanksgiving: For new work on the building, enabling ministry of welcome, and provided by a legacy.
Prayers: For plans for new Sunday service initiatives this year.
ACP: Durham: Paul Butler; Suff - Jarrow: Mark Watts Bryant

29th June, Dunstable Tilsworth

Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
ACP: Dutse (Kaduna, Nigeria): Yesufu Lumu

30th June, Dunstable Toddington

Thanksgiving: For the members of the congregation and the wider community they serve.
ACP: East Carolina (ECUSA): Robert Skirving

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