Prayer Intentions for St Mark's December 2019
1st: Give thanks to God for the season of Advent. The coming of the Light of the World.
2nd: St Andrews Day. Give thanks for fishermen and those working at sea.
3rd: Disabilities Day. Remember those you know struggling with disability.
4th: Primary School Church club – pray for all those involved and the children.
5th: Volunteers Day. Give thanks for volunteers in our local community activities.
6th: Remember the bereaved, those struggling with loss and loneliness.
7th: Give thanks for the wonders of the Natural World and God’s creation.
8th: Ask the Holy Spirit to infuse all our worship today at St Marks.
9th: Lift up our Awesome After School Club to God.
10th: Human Rights Day. Pray for all those caught up in modern slavery.
11th: Pray for our Pastoral Visiting team.
12th: Give thanks for all our musicians and our choir.
13th: Remember our church wardens during this interregnum period.
14th: Postal Workers Day: Send someone a card or letter today to cheer themup.
15th: Thank God for all the people who lead us in our services today.
16th: Remember those working behind the scenes in our church – in the office, looking after our website and magazine.
17th : Pray for our Open The Book team, sharing Bible stories at school.
18th: International Migrants Day: Ask God to give wisdom to world leaders as we tackle the problems of poverty, migration and human trafficking.
19th: Remember all those involved in renewing our church heating system.
20th: Ask God to lead us in the appointment of a new vicar.
21st: Winter Solstice today. Remember the cold and the homeless.
22nd: May our Christmas Celebrations be joyful and uplifting.
23rd: Pray for children overseas receiving shoe boxes of Christmas love.
24th: Remember those who may be facing a lonely Christmas.
25th Christmas day: Rejoice and be glad – a Saviour is born!
26th: Pray for families celebrating together.
27th: Ask God to bless our local Food Bank and its valuable work.
28th: Remember those in hospital over Christmas.
29th: Give thanks for those who welcome us to our services, the servers and those who offer prayer ministry week by week.
30th: Lift up to the Lord anyone on your heart who has a special need today.
31st: Thank God for the year past and commit yourself afresh to Him for the year ahead.