Prayer Diary

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June 2024 

Sat Jun 1st – On Global Day of Parents we remember parents everywhere and pray for them; for those in difficult relationships with their children, those struggling to provide for their children, those unable to spend time with their grandchildren. We pray for parents in fused or adoptive families, for all facing stresses and difficulties. We give thanks too for the joys of parenthood. We pray locally for the people of Wallbrook Drive, that they may have a sense of the wonder and diversity of God’s creation.

Sun Jun 2nd – 1st after Trinity. 1 Sam 3.1-10; Ps 139.1-5, 12-18; 2 Cor 4.5-12; Mark 2.23-3.6; God of light and power and glory, we rejoice in your light, we live by your power, we look for your glory. Open our eyes that we may behold your presence, that we may give ourselves to you. Amen.

Mon Jun 3rd – Remembering World Bicycle Day today we pray for all who are making efforts to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. We pray for all encouraging affordable, accessible, and environmentally- friendly forms of transport, and exercise as part of promoting good health and well-being. We pray for all who maintain paths, cycle tracks and roadways. Locally we pray for the people Wareham Street, that they may sense God’s presence with them, whatever they are facing.

Tue Jun 4th – On this International Day of Child Victims of Aggression we pray for the children living in wars across the globe, facing unspeakable horrors: unsafe sleeping in their homes, learning in school, seeking medical care at hospitals, or trying to escape danger. We pray for all in positions of leadership to bring to bear pressure to maintain humanitarian aid and save children. Locally we remember the people of Watkins Drive and pray for their safety, health and well-being.

Wed Jun 5th – On this World Environment Day we lament the lack of progress in reducing the more than 400 million tons of single- use plastic  every year world wide. An estimated 19-23 million tonnes end up in lakes, rivers and seas annually (approx. the weight of 2,200 Eiffel Towers all together). Microplastics find their way into food, water and air; it is estimated, each person on the planet consumes more than 50,000 plastic particles per year. We pray that with available science and solutions to tackle the problem, governments, companies and other stakeholders scale up and speed actions to solve this crisis. Locally we pray for the people of Wellfield Road, that they find the welcome and support of a caring neighbourhood.

Thu Jun 6th – We pray for children and young people in the midst of the exam season. We pray that they are enabled to do the best they can, without being overwhelmed by anxiety; may they find whatever support they need. We pray too for teachers and schools and parents all needing to find the best ways to support and encourage. Locally we pray particularly for the people of Westbury Road, that they may feel the joy of belonging and being valued.

Fri Jun 7th – On World Food Safety Day we recognise that unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies, disproportionally affecting vulnerable and marginalised people, women and children, populations affected by conflict, and migrants. We pray for all those strengthening efforts to ensure that the food we eat is safe, that food safety is in the public agenda and to reduce the burden of foodborne diseases globally. Locally we pray for the people of White House Avenue, for a neighbourhood of understanding, hospitality and care.

Sat Jun 8th – On World Oceans Day we give thanks for all that the oceans provide: habitat, beauty, energy, recreation, food. We pray for all depending on oceans for their livelihoods and all working to maintain a clean, healthy, unpolluted environment. Locally we pray for the people of Willow Hill Road, that they may experience the love and kindness of others today.

Sun Jun 9th – 2nd after Trinity. 1 Sam 8.4-20, 11.14-15; Ps 138; 2Cor 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-end. God of light and vision and hope, lighten your church where its vision is dim; renew our vision for a world of belonging and dignity; stretch our love into the future, that we may speak of and live in hope.

Mon Jun 10th – International Day of Play (11th). We give thanks for the gift of play and for the gift of childhood; for all who encourage and enable children to enjoy play; for all who appreciate the importance of play: for learning, recreation and fun. We pray for those children denied their right to childhood and play, through harsh expectations and circumstances. We give thanks for all who live in Wilton Road, and pray that they may be conscious of the love and beauty around them.

Tue Jun 11th - Heavenly Father, we lift up Shabnam and Shakar, whose dedication and service enrich our community in Crumpsall. We give thanks for their tireless efforts, their compassion, and their leadership, which weave strength and kindness into the fabric of our neighborhood. Bless them with continued energy, wisdom, and joy in their endeavors. May their actions inspire others to contribute positively to our community, creating an environment of mutual support and growth. Protect them, guide them, and let their work be a beacon of Your love and grace. In Your name, we pray, Amen.

Wed Jun 12th – Looking to the World Day Against Child Labour (12th), we pray for protection against child labour, greater access for children to education, and proper wages for adults, so there is less pressure or need for children to earn.  We pray locally for the people of Windsor Road, that they may feel the richness of a community of respect, care and inclusivity.

Thu Jun 13th – International Albinism Awareness Day.  Albinism is a rare, non-contagious, genetically inherited difference present at birth, leading to a vulnerability to the sun and bright light. Almost all people with albinism are visually impaired and prone to developing skin cancer. They also face discrimination due to their skin colour; so they are often subject to discrimination on the grounds of both disability and colour. We pray for all living with genetic conditions and coping with health problems, social stigma and discrimination. Locally we pray for the people of Woodfield Road, giving thanks for the ways in which they enrich the lives of the local community.

Fri Jun 14thGracious God, as we gather for our summer fair tomorrow, we ask for Your blessing upon this joyful occasion. May it be a time of fellowship, laughter, and community spirit for all who attend. Strengthen the bonds among us, and inspire us to support each other and our local endeavours. Bless the organizers, volunteers, and participants with clear skies and gentle breezes. Let this fair be a celebration of the vibrant life and warmth of our community. May it bring delight to everyone involved and foster a deeper connection within our neighbourhood. In Your loving name, we pray, Amen. Locally, we pray for the people of Adactus Housing, that they may have peace and joy in their hearts.

Sat Jun 15th – On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day we pray for all elderly people, remembering particularly those living in poverty, pain, with mobility issues, those feeling lost, confused or abandoned. We pray that elderly people around the world be treated with respect, dignity, patience, understanding and compassion. We remember the elderly people of our parish and neighbourhood and pray that we help them to live as independently as possible, in safety and dignity. Locally we pray for all businesses and retailers in Cheetham Hill Shopping Centre, that they may feel the safety and generosity of a kind neighbourhood.

Sun Jun 16th – 3rd after Trinity. 1 Sam 15.34-16.13; Ps 20; 2Cor 5: 6-17; Mark 4:26-34; Lord God Almighty, rule in our hearts: direct our decisions, guide our actions, that we may live and work to your praise and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen

Mon Jun 17th – On the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, We pray that degraded land may be turned into healthy land, bringing with it economic resilience, creating jobs, raising incomes and increasing food security. We pray that it may help biodiversity to recover and lock away the atmospheric carbon warming the Earth, slowing climate change. Locally we pray for the people of Anchor Court, that they may feel the comfort and presence of God.

Tue Jun 18th – On International Day For Countering Hate Speech we pray for those who have been targeted by hate speech. We pray that those promoting such be called out, held accountable and turn away from such hateful treatment of others. May we not remain silent when others are treated unfairly, their dignity and safety undermined. Locally we pray for the people of Ansleigh Avenue, that they may sense the beauty and bounty of God’s creation.

Wed Jun 19th – On this International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we recognise that Conflict-related sexual violence, whether against women, girls, men, or boys in all their diversity, continues to be used as a tactic of war, torture, and terrorism amid deepening political and security crises. We pray for all who have been victims of such violence in speech or action and for those working to heal the wounds; we pray too for those working to hold perpetrators to account and create a more compassionate, respectful world. Locally we pray for the people of Ardern Road and for the ways in which they help to create a community that feels safe, confident and supportive.

Thu Jun 20th – We pray for the businesses in Crumpsall, especially those that have been affected by road and building closures and development. We pray for a lively, thriving, sustainable and caring business community, able to cater for locals and visitors alike. We pray locally for the people of Arlington Street and ask that they may sense the joy and richness of God’s creation and have a sense of God in whatever situation they find themselves in.

Fri Jun 21st – Remembering World Blood Donor Day (14th) we give thanks for all who donate blood and blood products and for those who work in this field. We pray for all who benefit from these blood donations. We pray for those parts of the world where a blood donor scheme can’t be relied upon, where emergency and health care services are under severe strain. We pray for the people of Ash Tree Road, for their health and well-being.

Sat Jun 22nd – We pray for those whom we meet or are in contact with today, that we may see or hear them truly, that we may recognise their dignity. We pray for them in all they are coping with in their lives. Locally we pray for the people of Atherstone Avenue, that they may experience the warmth and security of a welcoming and inclusive neighbourhood.

Sun Jun 23rd – 4th after Trinity. 1 Sam 17.1a,4-11,19-23,32-49; Ps 9.9-20; 2 Cor 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-end. Jesus Christ, Saviour and Prince of peace, still us, O Lord, as you stilled the storm; calm us, O Lord, and keep us from harm. Let all the troubles within us cease. Enfold us Lord in your deep peace. Amen.

Mon Jun 24th - Marking International Widows Day (23rd) we recognise that, for many women around the world, the devastating loss of a partner is magnified by a long-term fight for their basic rights and dignity. We pray for the safeguarding and advancement of rights for widows, to counteract such things as land grabs and denial of inheritance rights after a husband’s death. We pray for all who feel vulnerable, sorrowful and anxious having lost a life partner, that they may find the love and support of family, friends and community. We pray locally for the people of Balfour Street, that they may feel heard, hopeful and valued.

Tue Jun 25th – On this Day of the Seafarer we pray for all who work or travel on or in the sea: for all who experience the dangers of extreme weather conditions, inadequate vessels and equipment or the threat of piracy: for all seeking to flee danger and find refuge across seas. We give thanks for such services as coast guards and the RNLI and their commitment to come to the aid of those in need at sea. We pray for the people of Bank Road, that they may know the generosity and compassion of their community.

Wed Jun 26th – On this International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking we pray that stigma and discrimination cease and prevention is strengthened. We pray for all affected by drug abuse and trafficking, and pray that organisations established to support addicts in recovery and find ways to disrupt the exploitation of vulnerable people are made more robust, well maintained and are better supported. Locally we pray for the people of Belhaven Road, that they may find the support, joy and strength they need in their lives.

Thu Jun 27th – Remembering the International Day in Support for the Victims of Torture, we pray for all victims of torture, the organisations like Amnesty International bringing to light such abuses, and organisations like Freedom From Torture, providing support and healing to victims. We pray locally for the people of Bellfield Close, that they may see something of God’s love in their lives and in their environment.

Fri Jun 28th – We pray for all working in the entertainment industry: for actors, dancers, musicians, poets, cartoonists, comics, and circus performers. We give thanks for their skills and the ways in which they enhance our lives. We pray locally for the people of Belmore Avenue, that they may feel the security and dignity of a warm, inclusive community.

Sat Jun 29th – We give thanks for our parks and gardens and for all who work to maintain them. We pray for all who use and love them and for all who fight to preserve them for local access and enrichment. We give thanks for the access we have to walk in wild areas of our countryside and for those who fight to maintain and increase the right to roam. From our own parish we pray for the people of Bennett Road, for their health and welcoming, for their wellbeing and joy.

Sun Jun 30th – 5th after Trinity. Wisd of Sol 1:13-15, 2;23-24;  Ps 30; 2Cor 8:7-end; Mark 5:21-end. Lord of life, may your church proclaim your saving power. We pray for all our Manchester churches of all denominations. We pray for our church schools and colleges. Lord, as you have given to us in abundance, may we seek to share with any in need. Amen.




 



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