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

22nd October, Sharnbrook Thurleigh (LEP) Peter Kay, (Baptist moderator) Peter Protheroe, (PTO) Monica Robinson, (R) Sue Ives

Thanksgiving: Launch of Thurleigh United Church as a single-congregation LEP.
Prayers: Creating a new cross-generational service/ fresh expression.  
ACP: Temotu (Melanesia): Leonard Dawea

23rd October, Sharnbrook Turvey

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Terekeka (Loryko, South Sudan): Paul Modi

24th October, Sharnbrook Wilden

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Texas (ECUSA): Andrew Doyle; Suff - Texas: Jeff Fisher; Suff - Texas: Dena Harrison; Suff - West Texas: David Reed; Suff - West Texas: Jennifer Brooke-Davidson

25th October, Sharnbrook Wymington

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: The Arctic (Rupert's Land, Canada): David Parsons; Suff - Arctic: Darren McCartney

26th October, Sharnbrook Yelden Stephen Holroyd

Thanksgiving: For an effective stewardship campaign.
Prayers: For consultation on an improved structure for the parishes working together.
ACP: ECUSA in South Carolina: Gladstone Adams

27th October, St Albans Aldenham Robert Fletcher

Thanksgiving: For successful 750th Anniversary celebrations.
Prayers: Working at our MAP goals.
ACP: The Murray (South Australia, Australia): John Frank Ford

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

Thanksgiving: For the recent celebrations with church and community of our 80th birthday.
Prayers: For the PCC as we renew our vision and MAP for the next year.
ACP: Thika (Kenya): Julius Njuguna Wanyoike

29th October, St Albans Colney Heath, St Mark

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Thoothukudi Nazareth (S India): Samuel Devasahayam Ebenezer Clement; Tirunelveli (S India): Jayaraj Christdoss

30th October, St Albans Frogmore, Holy Trinity

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Toamasina (Indian Ocean): Jean Paul Solo

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

Thanksgiving: That so many people are joyfully committed to the Mission activities arising from St Peter's.
Prayers: For our financial situation.
ACP: Tohoku (Japan): John Hiromichi Kato

1st November, St Albans Radlett Javaid Iqbal, Helen King, (Rs) Eileen Bigg, Fiona Holiday

Festival: All Saint's Day
Thanksgiving: For completion of our MAP and the new vision of Radlett Parish. 
Prayers: For our work with the young  family, youth and children and recruitment of Contemporary Worship Leader.
ACP: Tokyo (Japan): Andrew Yoshimichi Ohata

2nd November, Diocesan Synod

Thanksgiving: For the willingness of members to serve on Synod and the gifts and experience which they bring.
Prayers: For wisdom and discernment in considering the matters before Synod.
ACP: Toliara (Indian Ocean): Todd McGregor

3rd November, Retired Clergy in the Diocese Archdeaconry Clergy Retirement Officers: (Bedford) Christopher Strong, (Hertford) Martin King, (St Albans) Austin Smith, led by Tim Bull

Thanksgiving: For the support offered by the Retired Clergy Quiet Day each Lent.
Prayers: That the Officers may become more skilled in offering support to retired clergy where this is needed.
ACP: Rutana (Burundi): Vacant; Torit (Loryko, S Sudan): Bernard Oringa Balmoi; Torit Kapoeta Area (Loryko, S Sudan): Isaac Deu Chon; Torit Magwi Area (Loryko, S Sudan): Martin Abuni

4th November, St Albans Shenley Daniel McCarthy, Ann Poultney, (ALM) John Hayes

Thanksgiving: So many exciting opportunities within the church, school and community. There feels a shift towards sustainable growth.
Prayers: For the church to be renewed and for the church to  catch the vision that God is on the move in Shenley. Pray for discipleship, stewardship and sacrificial worship as we go for Christ centred growth. Pray for me that I may step up and lead with sincere,  and gracious enthusiasm 
ACP: Toronto (Ontario, Canada): Colin Robert Johnson; Suff - elect Toronto Trent Durham: Vacant; Suff - Credit Valley: Maurice Poole; Suff - York Scarborough: Patrick Tin-Sik Yu; Suff - York Simcoe (Ontario, Canada): Peter Fenty

5th November, St Albans St Albans Abbey Jeffrey John, Kevin Walton, Sally Jones, Berkeley Zych, (R) Margaret Stratton

Thanksgiving: For the many volunteers who contribute to the life and witness of this place.
Prayers: For the needs of the many pilgrims who pass through our doors each day.
ACP: Toungoo (Myanmar): Saw Wilme

6th November, St Albans St Albans, Christ Church

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Trichy-Tanjore (South India): Gnanamuthu Paul Vasanthakumar

7th November, St Albans St Albans, St Luke Mark Slater, (L) Robert Donald, (Rs) Liz Warren, Kath Clough

Thanksgiving: For the successful summer outreach events including a BBQ and a summer festival of music, food and entertainment.
Prayers: The renewal of our vision and our focus on outreach to our local community.
ACP: Trinidad & Tobago (West Indies): Claude Berkley

8th November, St Albans St Albans, St Mary Marshalswick

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Peterborough: Donald Spargo Allister; Suff - Brixworth: John Holbrook; Suff - Truro St Germans (Truro): Christopher Goldsmith

9th November, St Albans St Albans, St Michael Kenneth Padley, (PTO) John Hayton

Thanksgiving: For a successful 150th at St Mary's.
Prayers: For continued work to achieve a 2-class expansion at St Michael's VA Primary School
ACP: Tuam, Killala & Achonry (Armagh, Ireland): Patrick William Rooke

10th November, St Albans St Albans, St Paul Tony Hurle, Lydia Hurle, (Rs) Michael Ford, John Barron

Thanksgiving: For God's blessings and guidance as we seek to follow His will.
Prayers: For the appointment of a new Worship Minister.
ACP: Twik East (Upper Nile, South Sudan): Ezekiel Diing

11th November, St Albans St Albans, St Peter Mark Dearnley, (PTOs) Gill Keir, Jan Neale, (Rs) Margaret Tinsley, Richard Butler, Ruth Dearnley

Festival: Armistice Day
Thanksgiving: For the ministry of Jos Perris and Nancy Walthew.
Prayers: For Jos, as she takes up the post of chaplain at Aldenham School, for Nancy in retirement, for Kate as she takes up the role of Children's work leader and for Laura as she takes up the role of Youth work leader at St Peter's.
ACP: Udi (Enugu, Nigeria): Chjioke Augustine Aneke

12th November, St Albans St Albans, St Saviour

Festival: Remembrance Sunday
Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Ughelli (Bendel, Nigeria): Cyril Odutemu

13th November, St Albans St Albans, St Stephen Becky Leach, (PTO) Clare Baynes, (R) Stephanie Willcocks

Thanksgiving: For the recent Stewardship campaign in the parish and the progress with the new updated MAP.
Prayers: For new initiatives in the parish especially 'ChocStop' for young people and our plans for St Stephens to become an Open Church.
ACP: Ukhahlamba (Southern Africa): Mazwi Tisani

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

Thanksgiving: For Dave's Sabbatical and that Dan could be here throughout to look after things.
Prayers: For the whole villiage to come (have) come to the remembrance service and that to draw people back into church.
ACP: Ukwa (Aba, Nigeria): Samuel Kelechi Eze; Umuahia (Aba, Nigeria): Ikechi Nwachukwu Nwosu

15th November, Stevenage Knebworth

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Umzimvubu (Southern Africa): Mlibo Ngewu

16th November, Stevenage Stevenage, All Saints, Pin Green

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Upper Shire (Central Africa): Brighton Vitta Malasa

17th November, Stevenage Stevenage, Holy Trinity Vincent Oram, Andy Thomas , Fiona Souter, (Rs) Anne Price, Clive Bell, (LLW) Glynis Ireton

Thanksgiving: For Trinity Tots and Arts group.
Prayers: For Effective Ministry to Baptism candidates families.
ACP: Uruguay (South America): Michael Pollesel; Suff - Uruguay: Gilberto Martínez; Paraguay: Peter Bartlett; Paraguay: Anés Roíguez Erben

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

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Upper South Carolina (ECUSA): Andrew Waldo; Utah (ECUSA): Scott Hayashi

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

Thanksgiving: For the opportunity to develop our welcome in both building and spirituality, particularly the plans for our new frontage.
Prayers: For vision on how to move forward with our work with Young people - particularly, our new Youth club, Blaze and our Thursday monthly service.
ACP: Uyo (Niger Delta, Nigeria): Prince Asukwo Antai

20th November, Stevenage Stevenage, St Mary, Shephall Vivienne Hathaway, (R) Linda Higman

Thanksgiving: For a new bible study beginning in September.
Prayers: For our plans for children's work.
ACP: Vanuatu (Melanesia): James Ligo

21st November, Stevenage Stevenage, St Nicholas Dave Brown

Thanksgiving: For Dave's Sabbatical and that Dan could be here throughout to look after things.
Prayers: For the church to keep growing, including through our Identity course, and for the building plans to allow and suppot that growth.
ACP: Vellore (South India): A Rajavelu

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

Thanksgiving: New accessible toilet and entrance and the money provided for the project.
Prayers: Preparations for the Christmas Journey for classes of children in year 2.
ACP: Venezuela (ECUSA): Orlando Guerrero

23rd November, Stevenage Abbots Langley Peter Waddell, (PTOs) Guy Buckler, Brian Hibberd, Angela Milton, (R) Sally Sanderson.

Thanksgiving: For the launch of our new MAP.
Prayers: For the musical life of the church.
ACP: Vermont (ECUSA): Thomas Ely

24th November, Watford Bushey Vacancy, Anne Underwood, Dave Poultney, Mary Kingsley

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Virgin Islands (ECUSA): Ambrose Gumbs

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

Thanksgiving: For a greater devotion to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
Prayers: For a generous spirit towards those who seek to make a spiritual home with us.
ACP: Virginia (III, ECUSA): Shannon JohnstonSuffragan Bishop of Virginia (III, ECUSA): Susan Ellyn Goff West Virginia (III, ECUSA) The Rt: Revd Willam Michie Klusmeyer

26th November, Watford Langleybury, St Paul James Webster

Festival: Christ the King
Thanksgiving: Increasing numbers of young families, largely through school links.
Prayers: Responding to this - volunteers and possible pew removal and new style of service? 
ACP: Wad Medani (Sudan): Saman Farajalla Mahdi

27th November, Watford Leavesden, All Saints Eddie Green, Robert Kozak, (Rs) Wendy Simpson, Charles Porter, Sue Oxlade

Thanksgiving: The successful mission week with bishop Michael and the team (9-16/07).
Prayers: The ongoing work with schools and young people.
ACP: Waiapu (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Andrew Hedge; Taranaki (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Philip Richardson; Waikato (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Helen-Ann Hartley

28th November, Watford Oxhey, All Saints

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Wangaratta (Victoria, Australia): John Parkes

29th November, Watford Oxhey, St Matthew

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Warri (Bendel, Nigeria): Christian Esezi Ideh

30th November, Watford Canons of the Cathedral

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Washington (ECUSA): Mariann Edgar Budde

1st December, Watford Watford Tony Rindl

Thanksgiving: The good start Cath has made and the growing ministry amongst children and young families.
Prayers: The major refurbishment program beginning after Christmas.
ACP: Wau (Bahr El Ghazal, South Sudan): Moses Deng Bol

2nd December, Watford Watford, Christ Church Duncan Campbell, (Rs) Keith Cheney, Vicky O'Kelly, Sue Pankhurst

Thanksgiving: Continued growth of Lift Off! children's work project.
Prayers: Alpha Course planned to start January 2018.
ACP: Wellington (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia): Justin Duckworth; Asst Wellington: Eleanor Sanderson

3rd December, Watford Watford, St Andrew (LEP)

Festival: Advent Sunday
Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: West Buganda (Uganda): Henry Katumba-Tamale

4th December, Watford Watford, St John

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Ng Moon Hing, Archbishop of South East Asia & Bishop of West Malaysia; Asst Bishop - W Malaysia: Charles Samuel; Asst Bishop W Malaysia: Jayson Selvaraj

5th December, Watford Watford, St Luke Dave Middlebrook, (Ecumenical Pastoral Assistant) Adrian Smith, (R) Dave Clarke

Thanksgiving: For the many committed people who serve St Luke's and the local community.
Prayers: For the many visitors over Christmas to know "Emmanuel - God with us".
ACP: Leeds: Nicholas Baines; Leeds: Toby Howarth; Huddersfield: Jonathan Gibbs; Richmond: Paul Slater; Ripon: James Bell; Wakefield: Anthony Robinson

6th December, Watford Watford, St Michael and All Angels (LEP) Geoffrey Calvert, (L) George Ochola,  (Rs) Violet Allen-Smith, Dr Martin Heath

Thanksgiving: For the love of God shown to us in so many ways.
Prayers: For all the needy people in our Church family and local community.
ACP: Western Izon (Bendel, Nigeria): Edafe Emamezi

7th December, Watford Watford, St Peter Chris Cottee, (Rs) Colin Heath, Mike White

Thanksgiving: For the new people who come to us from time to time.
Prayers: For more of those new people to stay and join us.
ACP: Western Massachusetts (ECUSA): Douglas Fisher

8th December, Welwyn Hatfield Ayot St Peter David Munchin, Susannah Underwood, Phillip Waller, Dominic Holroyd-Thomas, Sandie Beck, (Rs) Usha Hull, Colin Hull, Catherine Jupp, Michael Simmons, John Burnapp, Paul Evenett, Lesley Griffith, Colin Beck

Thanksgiving: For the launch of ‘Graveyard news’.
Prayers: For the provision of a lavatory.
ACP: Western Michigan (ECUSA): Whayne Hougland

9th December, Welwyn Hatfield Bishop’s Hatfield St Etheldreda with St Luke Darren Collins, Penny Thomson, (PTO) William Clocksin, Carl Garner, (R) John Barnard

Thanksgiving: For the new homeless night shelter at St Lukes.
Prayers: For our new MAP and the Bishops Hatfield Team Council.
ACP: Western Newfoundland (Canada): Percy Coffin

10th December, Welwyn Hatfield Bishop’s Hatfield St John Amanda Duncan, (R) Vivien Marlow, Claire Harvey

Thanksgiving: New people regularly attending church and the many baptisms this year including adults.
Prayers: Launch of outreach initiative in local pub-PoINTS of View.
ACP: Western North Carolina (ECUSA): José Antonio McLoughlin

11th December, Welwyn Hatfield Bishop’s Hatfield St Michael and All Angels

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Wiawso (Ghana, West Africa): Abraham Ackah

12th December, Welwyn Hatfield Codicote Philip Waller, Sandie Beck, (PTO) Jim Smith, (Rs) Colin Beck, Paul Evenett

Thanksgiving: Strong links between village school and church.
Prayers: For the development of work with children, young people and families.
ACP: Willochra (South Australia): John Stead

13th December, Welwyn Hatfield Datchworth

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Windward Islands (West Indies): Calvert Friday

14th December, Welwyn Hatfield Digswell Rob Marshall, Catherine Staziker, (Rs) Selina Evans, Rose Lloyd

Thanksgiving: For growing together of three churches as a parish and seeing growth across many areas.
Prayers: As the pastoral re-organisation of the parish continues that progress will be further blessed. 
ACP: Wondurba (Loryko, South Sudan): Matthew Taban Peter

15th December, Welwyn Hatfield Hatfield Hyde, St Mary Magdalene

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Worcester: John Inge; Suff - Dudley: Graham Usher; Winchester: Tim Dakin; Suff - Basingstoke: David Williams; Suff - Southampton: Jonathan Frost

16th December, Welwyn Hatfield Lemsford

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Wusasa (Kaduna, Nigeria): Ali Buba Lamido

17th December, Welwyn Hatfield North Mymms Julia Boothby

Thanksgiving: For a very successful Christmas Tree Festival (at least that is what I hope it will have been!) We also give thanks for the work of the ROOTS group.
Prayers: Continuing prayers for our mums and tots group and work on our MAP.
ACP: Wyoming (ECUSA): John Smylie

18th December, Welwyn Hatfield Panshanger

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Yambio (Minye, South Sudan): Peter Munde Yacoub

19th December, Welwyn Hatfield Tewin

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Stephen Than Myint Oo, Archbishop of Myanmar and Bishop of Yangon; Asst Yangon: Samuel Htang Oak

20th December, Welwyn Hatfield Welwyn and Woolmer Green David Munchin, Susannah Underwood, Phillip Waller, Dominic Holroyd-Thomas, Sandie Beck, (Rs) Usha Hull, Colin Hull, Catherine Jupp, Michael Simmons, John Burnapp, Paul Evenett, Lesley Griffith, Colin Beck

Thanksgiving: All survived the fire walk of ‘Joy’.
Prayers: Bit a return for all the cash we gave out at ‘Generosity’.
ACP: Yei (Loryko, South Sudan): Hilary Luate Adeba

21st December, Welwyn Hatfield Welwyn Garden City Jenny Fennell, Liz Lavelle, (Rs) Carolyn Annand, Joan Gilbert, Wendy Sellers

Thanksgiving: For the recent Christmas Tree Festival, the week of workshops in church for over 400 school children, and the Family Carol Service . We also give thanks for the work of the Children and Families Worker.
Prayers: For all who will worship with us over the coming days of Christmas and for our all involved in preparing and ministering within our many services.
ACP: Yewa (form. Egbado) (Lagos, Nigeria): Michael Adebayo Oluwarohunbi

22nd December, Wheathampstead Ayot St Lawrence

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Yirol (Bahr El Ghazal, South Sudan): David Akau; Yirol Aluakluak Area: Isaac Nyaryiel Aleth; Yirol Nyang Area: Paul Tokmach Lual

23rd December, Wheathampstead Flamstead

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Yokohama (Japan): Laurence Yutaka Minabe

24th December, Wheathampstead Harpenden Dennis Stamps, Linda Williams, Sally Goodson, (L) Nicholas Goulding, (Rs) Pauline Gilbert, Jenny Goulding, Jacquie Hibbert, Andrew Marsh, Rachael Wakefield, Brenda Marshall, Edmund Marshall, Heather Richards, Gill White

Thanksgiving: For the funding received for our Near Neighbour/Cross-cultural events programme.
Prayers: For the Mission Action Plan to have a greater outreach to our many young families.
ACP: Yola (Jos, Nigeria): Markus Ibrahm

25th December, Christmas Day

Festival: Christmas Day
Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: York: John Sentamu; Beverley: Glyn Webster; Hull: Alison White; Selby: John Thomson; Whitby: Paul Ferguson

26th December, Wheathampstead Harpenden, St John Nicholas Anderson, James Brown, (PTOs) Mary Monk, Julia White, (Rs) Lauryn Awbrey, David Halsey, David Nye, Anne Edwards, (LLW) Emma Bresslaw

Thanksgiving: For our unfolding Phoenix Project (a new Parish Centre) that will lead to imaginative ways of engaging with our community.
Prayers: Our plans for a Cafe Church initiative with Southdown Methodists will come to fruition. 
ACP: Ysabel (Melanesia): Ellison Quity

27th December, Wheathampstead Kimpton

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Yukon (British Columbia & the Yukon, Canada): Larry David Robertson

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

Thanksgiving: For the people of the local church and the community they serve.
ACP: Zaki-Biam ( Abuja, Nigeria): Benjamin Vager

29th December, Wheathampstead Redbourn Will Gibbs, Tim Vickers, (R) Kay Vernon

Thanksgiving: For our choir and the music offered in our worship during the past few weeks.
Prayers: For our parish pilgrimages to Canterbury and Durham and Northumbria this year.
ACP: Zanzibar (Tanzania): Michael Hafidh

30th December, Wheathampstead Sandridge Em Coley, Peter Crumpler

Thanksgiving: Continued growth from Occasional Offices.
Prayers: Wisdom as we amend and implement our MAP.
ACP: Zaria (Kaduna, Nigeria): Cornelius Salifu Bello; Zonkwa ( Abuja, Nigeria): Jacob Kwashi

31st December, Wheathampstead Wheathampstead Richard Banham, Kate Daymond, (PTOs) John Gladwin, Brian Gwinn, (Rs) Claire Banham, Carol Hopper, Pippa Legg, John Grace, Roger Payne

Thanksgiving: For our outreach to the wider community at Christmas.
Prayers: Our new weekly, family-friendly, informal congregation meeting in school.  Pray we would successfully reach those with no connection to the church.
ACP: Zululand (Southern Africa): Monument Makhanya

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