Circuit Prayer Diary 2019/20 – Day Two
- Monday, 01 Jun 2020 June 1, 2020God, beyond all our naming, the glory of creation reaches out to you. God, beyond all our reasoning, the voice of the universe sounds your praise; God, beyond all our knowing, all that lives finds its destiny in your presence.Gregory of Nazianzus (c.329-389)We praise you, O God, source of all being, eternal word and Holy Spirit; in wisdom […]
Praying with the Circuit, Circuit Ministerial staff and Supernumeraries
The Revd Rosemary Fletcher
The Revd Bruce Anderson
The Revd Ali Facey
The Revd Andrew Prout
Deacon Linda Kinchenton
The Revd Vindra Maraj-Ogden
Ministers in Local Ecumenical Partnership:
The Revd Rob Marshall
The Revd Sue Stilwell
The Revd Hayley Young
Louise Bourton (Youth)
Guy Fenner (Communications)
John Scott (Finance)
Roger Wright (Circuit Manses Coordinator)
Steve Matthews (Safeguarding)
Temporary Circuit Administrator: Chris Hancock
We pray for the continuing work of implementing our and our Circuit Vision: The Mission of the St Albans & Welwyn Circuit is to reveal the Kingdom of God through the Methodist people and their ecumenical partners across central Hertfordshire. We aim to do this through the Holy Spirit in the worship of God, building up the church, making disciples of Jesus Christ and transforming society by working for justice, peace and unity.
God, grant them unfailing love for those people among whom you appoint them as pastors and teachers. May they boldly proclaim your truth and faithfully celebrate your sacraments. Give them wisdom in their witness and service.
We ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we work to implement, along with the Circuit Leadership Team, the decision of the June 2018 Circuit meeting. May we be open to new ways of working and being.
We pray for our colleagues who have experienced ill health recently.
We give thanks for those who continue to serve as supernumeraries in our Circuit: The Reverends John Churcher, Peter Hudson, David Mullins and Colin Rowe, for all the ways they continue to share their gifts amongst us. Praying too for their spouses: Di, Celia, Louise and Mary. Common Worship (adapted)
- Saturday June 6, 2020Romans 8:22-27‘... we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies’ (v. 23)
- Friday June 5, 2020Romans 8:12-17For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. (v. 14)
- Thursday June 4, 2020John 7:37-39On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me.’ (v. 37)
- Wednesday June 3, 2020Luke 9:1-6Then Jesus called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases. (v. 1)
- Tuesday June 2, 2020Romans 5:1-5‘... and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.’ (v.5)
- Monday June 1, 2020Luke 1:39-49‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.’ (v. 32)
- Sunday May 31, 2020John 20:19-23When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’ (v. 22)