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

16th January, Ampthill and Shefford Harlington

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Akure (Ondo, Nigeria): Simeon Borokini

17th January, Ampthill and Shefford Haynes

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Alabama (ECUSA): John Sloan; Albany (ECUSA): William Love

18th January, Ampthill and Shefford Henlow Shaun Speller

Thanksgiving: For completion of the roof making the church building watertight.
Prayers: For fundraising to complete refurbishment of the tower stonework.
ACP: Alaska (ECUSA): Mark Lattime

19th January, Ampthill and Shefford Hexton Andrew Johnson

Thanksgiving: A successful and blessed Christmas.
Prayers: Ongoing repairs to the church fabric.
ACP: Algoma (Ontario, Canada): Anne Germond

20th January, Ampthill and Shefford Higham Gobion Andrew Johnson  

Thanksgiving: A successful and blessed Christmas.
Prayers: Repairs to the church fabric.
ACP: Amazon (Brazil): Saulo Mauricio de Barros

21st January, Ampthill and Shefford Husborne Crawley

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: The Church of Bangladesh; Paul Shishir Sarker Moderator, Church of Bangladesh & Bishop of Dhaka

22nd January, Ampthill and Shefford Langford Shaun Speller

Festival: Homeless Sunday
Thanksgiving: For our relationship with the village school.
Prayers: For fundraising to install toilet and kitchen facilities in the church building.
ACP: Amichi (Niger, Nigeria): Ephraim Ikeakor

23rd January, Ampthill and Shefford Maulden Lynda Klimas

Thanksgiving: For the ministry of LLWs.
Prayers: For the success of our new Messy Church.
ACP: Amritsar (North India): Pradeep Samantaroy; Andaman & Car Nicobar Islands (North India): Christopher Paul

24th January, Ampthill and Shefford Meppershall

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Jackson Ole Sapit, Primate and Archbishop of All Kenya; All Saints Cathedral Diocese Garissa Missionary Area (Kenya): David Mutisya; Suff Bishop All Saints Cathedral Diocese (Kenya): Cleti Ogeto

25th January, Ampthill and Shefford Millbrook

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (formerly Cariboo) - (British Columbia & the Yukon, Canada): Barbara Jean Andrews

26th January, Ampthill and Shefford Milton Bryan Steve Nuth, (R) Malcolm Curtis

Thanksgiving: New lease of life in the Church. The establishment of a home group. 
Prayers: The Churches witness to the Love of Christ in the village. The need for a toilet. 
ACP: Angola (Missionary Diocese) - (Southern Africa): Andre Soares

27th January, Ampthill and Shefford Pulloxhill

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Ankole (Uganda): Sheldon Mwesigwa; Northwest Ankole: Amos Magezi

28th January, Ampthill and Shefford Ridgmont

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil; Francisco De Assis Da Silva, Primate of Brazil & Bishop of South-Western Brazil

29th January, Ampthill and Shefford Shefford

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Antananarivo (Indian Ocean): Samoela Jaona Ranarivelo; Antananarivo Tulear: Todd Andrew McGregor

30th January, Ampthill and Shefford Shillington and Gravenhurst

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Antsiranana (Indian Ocean): Theophile Botomazava

31st January, Ampthill and Shefford Silsoe

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Aotearoa (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Vacant

1st February, Archdeacon of Bedford Paul Hughes

Thanksgiving: For all the Churchwardens in the Archdeaconry.
Prayers: That we will find the right people to fill the vacancies in the Archdeaconry.
ACP: Argyll & The Isles (Scotland): Kevin Pearson

2nd February, Archdeacon of Hertford Janet Mackenzie

Festival: The Presentation of Christ
Thanksgiving: For all in the Archdeaconry who are working to shine as the light of Christ in parishes, schools and chaplaincies.
Prayers: For all those beginning new ministries and new roles.
ACP: Arizona (ECUSA): Kirk Smith; Arkansas (ECUSA): Larry Benfield

3rd February, Archdeacon of St Albans Jonathan Smith

Thanksgiving: For the faithful service offered, often quite unnoticed, by so many of the Clergy, Lay Ministers, Churchwardens and other Leaders in our parish communities.
Prayers: For a renewed sense of the excitement of the gospel of Jesus Christ to change lives and attitudes.
ACP: Armidale (New South Wales, Australia): Richard Lewers

4th February, Ampthill and Shefford Southill Caren Topley, (PTO) Paul Lanham, (R) Robin Welsford, (LLW) Ryan Parker

Thanksgiving: For working together as we grow deeper into God’s love.
Prayers: Vision for planning for our new All Age Worship non HC once a month on a Sunday.
ACP: The Anglican Church of Burundi; Martin Nyaboho, Archbishop of Burundi & Bishop of Makamba

5th February, Ampthill and Shefford Steppingley

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Arochukwu/Ohafia (Aba, Nigeria): Johnson Onuoha

6th February, Ampthill and Shefford Stondon

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Aru (Congo): Georges Titre Ande

7th February, Ampthill and Shefford Tingrith Nigel Washington, Linda Washington, (Rs) Jon Denman, Steve Farmer

Thanksgiving: For attendance at our ILM service.
Prayers: Pray that we might be able to install our kitchenette in 2018.
ACP: Asaba (Bendel, Nigeria): Justus Mogekwu

8th February, Ampthill and Shefford Westoning Nigel Washington, Linda Washington, (Rs) Jon Denman, Steve Farmer

Thanksgiving: For our thriving youth club bursting at the seams.
Prayers: For funds to be in place to build our proposed Parish Room.
ACP: Asante-Mampong (Ghana, West Africa): Cyril Ben-Smith

9th February, Ampthill and Shefford Woburn Steve Nuth, (R) Malcolm Curtis

Thanksgiving: Alpha and youth Alpha Courses.
Prayers: Those Confirmed and the forthcoming year of events marking the 150th Anniversary of the consecration of the present Church building.
ACP: Athabasca (Rupert's Land, Canada): Fraser Lawton

10th February, Ampthill and Shefford Woburn Sands Diana Young, (PTOs) Nick Parkinson, Ralph Willcox, (R) Ruby Powell

Thanksgiving: For our 150th anniversary which occurs this year.
Prayers: For work on our building to make it more welcoming.
ACP: Atlanta (ECUSA): Robert C Wright

11th February, Barnet Chipping Barnet

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: The Anglican Church of Canada; Frederick Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada

12th February, Barnet East Barnet (LEP) James Mustard, Patrick Moriarty, (PTO) Jennifer King, (R) David Griffin

Thanksgiving: For significant advances in buildings project.
Prayers: For PCC as it forms and implements its revised Mission Action Plan.
ACP: Attooch (Upper Nile, South Sudan): Moses Anur

13th February, Barnet Elstree and Borehamwood Tim Warr, Louise Collins , Lucy Dallas, Christine Hina, (R) John Auton

Thanksgiving: Offering thanks for Advent and Christmas celebrations.
Prayers: To pray for the outreach among people in our care homes and schools.
ACP: Auckland (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Ross Bay; Auckland: James White

14th February, Barnet Little Heath, Christ Church

Festival: Ash Wednesday
Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Aweil (Bahr El Ghazal, S Sudan): Abraham Yel Nhial; Aweil Abyei Area: Michael Deng; Awerial (Bahr El Ghazal, S Sudan): David Akau Kuol

15th February, Barnet Lyonsdown, Holy Trinity

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Awgu / Aninri (Niger, Nigeria): Emmaunuel Ugwu

16th February, Barnet New Barnet, St James

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Awka (Niger, Nigeria): Alexander Ibezim; Awori (Lagos, Nigeria): J Akin Atere

17th February, Barnet Potters Bar

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Badagry (Lagos, Nigeria): Joseph Adeyemi

18th February, Barnet Potters Bar, King Charles the Martyr Atalie Gaines, (R) David Thomson

Thanksgiving: Appointment of new vicar (December 2017).
Prayers: That God will bless outreach activities including KCM Community Café and Charlie’s Angels.
ACP: The Church of the Province of Central Africa; Albert Chama, Archbishop of Central Africa & Bishop of Northern Zambia

19th February, Barnet Ridge

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Ballarat (Victoria, Australia): Garry Weatherill

20th February, Barnet South Mymms

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Bangor (Wales): Andrew John

21st February, Barnet Totteridge Tim Seago, (Rs) Margaret Peart, Marion Archibald

Thanksgiving: For the ongoing outreach of the 'Heart of Totteridge’ Fundraising Appeal.
Prayers: For the pastoral mission to the people of our parish and beyond, and the  ongoing assistance offered by our team of lay parish visitors.
ACP: Banks & Torres (Melanesia): Alfred Patterson Worek

22nd February, Bedford Bedford, All Saints

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Bari (Kaduna, Nigeria): Idris Zubairu

23rd February, Bedford Bedford, Christ Church Richard Hibbert, Paul Boulter, (PTO) Edward Tufnell, (Rs) Michael Bishop, Margaret Tufnell

Thanksgiving: For the people in our community reached through our Christmas outreach services.
Prayers: For successful completion of our building work to create new halls for the benefit of both the church and the wider community.
ACP: Barisal (Bangladesh): Shourabh Pholia

24th February, Bedford Bedford, St Andrew James Reveley, (PTOs) Belinda Searle-Barnes, Ian McIntosh, David Powell, (R) Diana Stretton

Thanksgiving: For energy and vision as we work and pray for growth.
Prayers: For this afternoon’s Messy Church event and for all the children of our church.
ACP: Barrackpore (North India): Brojen Malakar

25th February, Bedford Bedford, St John and St Leonard

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America; Sturdie Downs, Primate of IARCA & Bishop of Nicaragua

26th February, Bedford Bedford, St Mark (LEP)

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Bath & Wells: Peter Hancock; Suff Taunton: Ruth Worsley

27th February, Bedford Bedford, St Martin Valmor Pimenta

Thanksgiving: For our Portuguese congregation and the mission in our Parish (visit  all the residents).
Prayers: For the four local schools, 12 home carers and the homelessness project.
ACP: Bathurst (New South Wales, Australia): Ian Palmer

28th February, Bedford Bedford, St Michael and All Angels Stephen Smith, (PTOs) Peter Littleford, Nigel Morrell and Rodger Chapman

Thanksgiving: For our faithful congregation who love the church and the surrounding community.
Prayers: For the  Lent group, the after school "Dragons" club and all preparations for Easter.
ACP: Bauchi (Jos, Nigeria): Musa Tula

1st March, Diocesan Secretary and Diocesan Office

Prayers: We pray for all the staff who work to help the parishes and schools in the Diocese in Living God’s Love.
ACP: Belize (West Indies): Philip Wright

2nd March, Diocesan Board of Finance David Nye (Chairman) and members of the Board of Finance

Thanksgiving: For the time, energy and commitment of all those who serve on the Board and its committees.
Prayers: For wisdom and understanding in discharging the responsibilities of the Board through Living God’s Love.
ACP: Bendigo (Victoria, Australia): Andrew Curnow

3rd March, Bedford Bedford, St Paul Kevin Goss, Phil Bryson, (PTO) Clifford Bradley, (ALM PTO) Margaret Blake, (Rs) James Beauchamp, Cliff Harris

Thanksgiving: For increase in numbers of families and children.
Prayers: For growth in our mission in the parish, local and civic community.
ACP: Benin (Bendel, Nigeria): Peter Imasuen

4th March, Bedford Bedford, St Peter de Merton with St Cuthbert Kelvin Woolmer, (Rs) Paul Fricker, Valarie Tarlo, (Our Worship Team) Heather Buxton, Janis Large, Liz McHale

Thanksgiving: For the growth in the ministry team .
Prayers: For growth in the church membership and that the congregation actually ‘get’ that they are also engaged in this.
ACP: Province de L'Eglise Anglicane Du Congo; Zacharie Masimango Katanda, Archbishop of the Congo & Bishop of Kindu

5th March, Bedford Biddenham

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Bethlehem (ECUSA): Sean Rowe

6th March, Bedford Cardington Stephen Smith

Thanksgiving: For our caring congregation, "Friends" organisation and all who work to see St. Mary's as a focus of worship and community. 
Prayers: For our preparations for Easter and the continuing work of out reach with other churches, particularly the joint litter pick and Bank Holiday Brunch.
ACP: Bhopal (North India): Robert Ali

7th March, Bedford Cranfield Hugh Symes-Thompson, (R) Trevor Dimmock

Thanksgiving: For the good mix of students from Cranfield University worshipping with us this year.
Prayers: May our efforts to engage with the new housing areas prove fruitful and our good relationships with the local schools continue.
ACP: Bida ( Abuja, Nigeria): Jonah Kolo

8th March, Bedford Elstow Paul Messam, Kate Scott, (R) John Hinson

Thanksgiving: For the construction of a new Parish Office in the Bell Tower, some new temporary toilets and the numerous international visitors on the Bunyan Trail.
Prayers: For those preparing for confirmation on Easter Eve.
ACP: Birmingham: David Urquhart; Suff Aston: Anne Hollinghurst; Blackburn: Julian Henderson; Suff Burnley: Philip North; Suff Lancaster: Geoffrey Pearson

9th March, Bedford Goldington Vacant, (R) Michael Furlong.

Thanksgiving: All those supporting the Parish during the vacancy.
Prayers: Restoration of faith and vision, renewal of energies and love, revival to new life and purpose. And for our new Reader, Cathy Sanderson, to be Licensed in June.
ACP: Bo (Sierra Leone) - (West Africa, West Africa): Emmanuel Tucker

10th March, Bedford Houghton Conquest

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Boga (Congo): Mugenyi William Bahemuka

11th March, Bedford Hulcote with Salford Hugh Symes-Thompson, (R) Trevor Dimmock

Thanksgiving: For faithful support from our regular attenders.
Prayers: For new energy and opportunities to grow our small Sunday congregation.
ACP: The Church of England and Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

12th March, Bedford Kempston

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Bolivia (South America): Raphael Samuel

13th March, Bedford Kempston, The Church of the Transfiguration Victoria Bryson, (PTO) Valerie Hollis, (R) Alyson Scott

Thanksgiving: The way the congregation are pulling together and stepping up during the vacancy.
Prayers: That we continue to flourish during the vacancy.
ACP: Bondo (Kenya): Johannes Angela

14th March, Bedford Marston Morteyne with Lidlington Quentin Chandler, (PTO) Gill Webb, (Rs) Pat Cleaver, Michael Cleaver

Thanksgiving: For new initiatives in children’s work including under-fives, messy church and a planned new family service.
Prayers: For our response to housing development planned for the parish.
ACP: Bor (Upper Nile, South Sudan): Ruben Akurdid Ngong

15th March, Bedford Renhold

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Botswana (Central Africa): Metlhayotlhe Rawlings Belemi

16th March, Bedford Wilshamstead

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Brandon (Rupert's Land, Canada): William Cliff

17th March, Bedford Wootton

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
ACP: Brasilia (Brazil): Maurício Jose Araujo De Andrade

18th March, Berkhamsted Bourne End Rebecca Fardell, (PTOs) Dick Clarkson, John Kirkby, Janet Ridgway, (Rs) Pam Davis, Stephen Fletcher

Thanksgiving: For growing relationships with our wider community.
Prayers: That we would deepen our relationship with God, with one another and with our wider community.
ACP: Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui; Paul Kwong, Archbishop of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui & Bishop of Hong Kong Island

19th March, Berkhamsted Great Berkhamsted Tim Pilkington, Simon Vivian

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
Prayers: For our efforts to reach out to young families through the new monthly T.S.S. service, for an increase in volunteers to work with children & for our mission & ministry to the wider town.
ACP: Brechin (Scotland): Nigel Peyton

20th March, Berkhamsted Great Gaddesden John Russell, (Rs) John Malcolm, Gill Moore, Anthony Archer, Heather Tisbury.

Thanksgiving: For all those who work so tirelessly in our parish; the Readers - their initiative, help and inspiration; the Churchwardens and members of the PCC; the Friends. The kitchen project.
Prayers: For the school and the work with all our children.
ACP: Brisbane (Queensland, Australia): Phillip Aspinall, Bishop to the Australian Defence Force: Ian Keese Lambert; Suff Northern Region: Jonathan Holland; Suff Southern Region: Alison Taylor; Suff Western Region: Cameron Venables

21st March, Berkhamsted Little Gaddesden John Russell, (Rs) John Malcolm, Gill Moore, Anthony Archer, Heather Tisbury

Thanksgiving: For the continuing growth of the congregation, especially the young  families, and for our Sunday School and especially the work of Barbara Sheard, Churchwarden, Architect, and Sunday School teacher.
Prayers: That our extension project will finally be accepted by the various planning authorities to enable us to do God's work more fully.
ACP: Bristol: Michael Hill; Suff Swindon: Lee Rayfield

22nd March, Berkhamsted Nettleden John Russell, (Rs) John Malcolm, Gill Moore, Anthony Archer, Heather Tisbury

Thanksgiving: For the members of the church and the community they serve.
Prayers: For the tiny congregation and for those who lead the weekly Sunday service and for the PCC members that they will embrace the changes which are necessary to move the church forward as the centre of the tiny community.
ACP: British Columbia (British Columbia & the Yukon, Canada): Logan McMenamie

23rd March, Berkhamsted Northchurch Jonathan Gordon, Michael Eggleton, (Rs) David White, Peggy Sear, Doreen Knapp, Edgar Wille

Thanksgiving: Housegroups.
Prayers: St Mary's School and staff and governors. 
ACP: Buhiga (Burundi): Evariste Nijimbere

24th March, Berkhamsted Potten End, Holy Trinity Penny Nash, (R) Richard Hackworth

Thanksgiving: For the ministry and mission that this church has given for 150 years to this parish and beyond.
Prayers: As we celebrate 150 years of Holy Trinity in 2018, may God be glorified throughout all the celebrations that are planned.
ACP: Bujumbura (Burundi): Eraste Bigirimana

25th March, Berkhamsted Sunnyside, St Michael and All Angels Rebecca Fardell, (PTOs) Dick Clarkson, John Kirkby, Janet Ridgway, (Rs) Pam Davis, Stephen Fletcher, Andrew Wilcock

Thanksgiving: For those who are taking part in our Alpha course.
Prayers: That we would deepen our relationship with God, with one another and with our wider community.
ACP: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; Suheil Dawani, Archbishop, Jerusalem & the Middle East & Archbishop in Jerusalem

26th March, Berkhamsted Tring Team Parish Huw Bellis, Michelle Grace, Jane Banister, Didier Jaquet, (ALM) Malcolm Nobbs, (Rs) Mike Watkin, Jon Reynolds, Grahame Senior

Festival: Mothering Sunday
Thanksgiving: For all the successful outreach that has been achieved.
Prayers: For our work with children.
ACP: Bukavu (Congo): Sylvestre Bahati

27th March, Berkhamsted Wigginton Jonathan Gordon, Michael Eggleton, (Rs) David White, Peggy Sear, Doreen Knapp, Edgar Wille

Thanksgiving: Messy Church.
Prayers: Community outreach.
ACP: Bukedi (Uganda): Samuel Egesa

28th March, Biggleswade Biggleswade Guy Scott, (Rs) Rosemary Bentley, Colin Dixon, Tony Elcombe, Christine Elcombe

Thanksgiving: For our Fresh Expression of church, 'Worship in the Community', held Sunday by Sunday in St. Andrew's Lower School - East site.
Prayers: That we may journey with Christ in his Passion, Crucifixion and Resurrection, and so celebrate Easter with renewed joy.
ACP: Bukuru (Jos, Nigeria): Jwan Zhumbes

29th March, Biggleswade Blunham Vacancy

Thanksgiving: For the supportive congregation of this church.
Prayers: For the completion of the church reordering.
ACP: Bunbury (Western Australia, Australia): Alan Ewing

30th March, Biggleswade Caldecote, All Saints Frank Coleman, (PTOs) Janet Humphries, John Parsons, (Rs) Emma-Dawn Farr, Bernie Parsons

Thanksgiving: We are celebrating our 150th Anniversary.
Prayers: That the monthly Anniversary events might promote growth. 
ACP: Bungoma (Kenya): The George Mechumo

31st March, Fresh Expressions

Thanksgiving: All Pioneer Ministers and leaders of Fresh Expressions.
Prayers: For all exploring news ways of mission in their community.
ACP: Bunyoro-Kitara (Uganda): Samuel Kahuma; Busoga (Uganda): Paul Moses Samson Naimanhye

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