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Prayer focus for the week beginning 29th October


Prayer focus for the week beginning 29th October 2023:

Before you pray, give thanks that ‘You, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer. (Ps.86 V.5)
• Tetbury Praying the Town: London Road and Combers End
• The Parish of Shipton Moyne
• Pray for the Choir Directors and Tetbury’s Directors of Music, that the music may enhance our worship of God
• The Departed and those who mourn their loss remembering especially Robert “Rob” Bell (Thanksgiving Friday 27th October at 2.00pm at St Marys’ Tetbury), Vivienne Pople (Funeral Thursday 2nd November at 2.00pm at St Marys’ Tetbury) and Tyler “TJ” Hudd (Funeral Tuesday 7th November at 1.00pm at St Marys’ Tetbury.) We give thanks for their lives, and pray for God’s comfort for their family and friends
• Year’s Mind: Joan Benn (5/11). (“Year’s Mind” is to mark the first anniversary of a death –often a difficult time for family and friends)
• Praying for Rueben Pitchford (Baptism at Holy Trinity, Long Newnton on Sunday 29th October), India and Clementine Riding (Baptism at St Marys’ Tetbury on Sunday 5th November) and Tessalie Sworder (Baptism at St John the Baptist Shipton Moyne on Sunday 5th November.) Praying for their parents and Godparents
• Praying for Thomas McEwen and Harriet Fettes who are getting married in St john the Baptist Shipton Moyne on Friday 3rd November and for Henry Webster and Leanne Rainford getting married on Saturday 4th November at St Marys’ Tetbury.
• Local issues: Pray for any Christian events to counterbalance Hallowe’en activities
• National issues: give thanks for all charities which exist to help people with particular health, social, financial or other needs
• World issues: continue to pray for the ongoing Israel/Hamas conflict, and the dire situation in Gaza, especially the hospitals in desperate need of power and the plight of the population lacking basic supplies

Please click here for prayers for Israeli-Hamas conflict

Look to the Lord for his strength; seek his ways always. 1 Chronicles 16:11

Are you, or someone you know, in need of prayer? You are welcome to hang your prayer request on the prayer tree in the prayer corner at the front of St Marys’ church

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