Prayer Calendar 2017

St. Mary’s Kennington
Prayer Diary
Through prayer we have the privilege of drawing close to our Heavenly Father and bringing to Him all that is going on in our lives and the lives of those around us.
This leaflet gives suggestions to help you pray daily over the coming weeks. As you do so, please give thanks to God for all He has done and all He is doing in each person, place and situation mentioned.
Please pray for:
Eve Lanchantin-Piggott, Team Vicar, her husband, Michael Piggott and their family.
Rev John Mackenzie, Team Rector, Ashford Town Parish.
Everyone involved in our services on Sundays and throughout the week, in the Church and at St Mary’s Church Centre. Leaders and helpers at our Sunday Fun Club (learning and activities for young people).
All the people whose lives are touched by our services and activities throughout the week
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Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!
Psalm 150:6
St Mary’s Church Kennington
Please pray for those with responsibility for the day-to-day running of St Mary’s Church, Church Hall and Church Centre; for the maintenance of the buildings and facilities we enjoy, and the administration of our finances. Pray too for those with responsibilities on the wider Ashford Parish Council:
· Churchwardens
· Treasurer
· PCC members
· Deanery Synod representatives
… and all others who contribute to the life of the church in our town.
If you would like prayer for yourself or for anyone you know, members of the Prayer Team say prayers on our behalf for healing or for support during difficult times.
If you would like prayers to be said for you or someone else, please use one of our Prayer cards, or contact Rev Eve (01233 513959) or the church office (01233 664820), All prayer requests are confidential.
WEEK 1:
Pray for the team involved with ‘The Lounge’ outreach work at The Towers School, the young people who come along, and their friends and families
St Valery Care Home: staff, residents and their families
Phoenix Community Primary School: Head Teacher James Tibble, Teaching & Support Staff, the children and their families
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Brownies, Guides and other after school activities for children in Kennington
All who work in Healthcare professions: doctors, nurses, auxiliary staff, laboratory technicians, radiographers, therapists, and so many more …
The wider town parish of St Mary’s Ashford
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I sought the LORD and He answered me, He delivered me from all my fears
Psalm 34:4
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WEEK 2:
Graham Nunn, Church Army, in his ministry bringing the Gospel message to schools, holiday clubs and churches across Kent
Warren Lodge Care Home: staff, residents and their families
The Towers School and Sixth Form Centre: Principal Richard Billings, Student Welfare and Leadership Teams; the students and their families
People receiving medical treatment, at home or in hospital, or who are awaiting test results
Goat Lees Primary School: Head Teacher Teresa Adams, Teaching & Support Staff, the children and their families
Everyone using the sports fields and open spaces in and around Kennington, including members of hockey, cricket, football and tennis clubs etc.
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God is love
1 John 4:16
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WEEK 3:
Nancy Wang, working with Graham Nunn, as she copes with life far from home and a culture very different to her own
The Grange Residential Care Home: staff, residents and their families
St Mary’s Kennington Local Leadership Team: for wisdom, discernment and understanding in all their discussions and decisions on our behalf
People suffering from long-term physical or mental ailments, or who are coping with chronic conditions on a daily basis
Downs View Infant School: Head Teacher Tracy Kent, Teaching & Support Staff, the children and their families
Shops, offices and businesses in our parish: owners, employees and customers
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The LORD is just in all His ways,
and kind in all His doings
Psalm 145:17
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WEEK 4:
Pilgrims Hospice: staff, patients and their families, volunteers, fund-raisers and friends
Kennington C of E Academy: Head Teacher Katie Wratten, Teaching & Support Staff, children and their families
Organisations, groups, families or individuals who use the Church Hall and the SMCC facilities for activities, parties and events
The Emergency Services: police, fire brigade, ambulance and paramedics
Pray for family members, neighbours, friends and work colleagues who do not yet know the saving love of Jesus
Take a few moments to sit quietly in God’s presence today, and ask Him to show you the prayers that are on His heart
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Cast your cares on the LORD
and He will sustain you
Psalm 55:22

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