Intercessions @ St Marys Church

This week we pray

Our Diocese:
Bishop's Stortford, Sacombe: Alan Comfort, (Rs) Caroline Franks, Gwen Duckitt. Thanksgiving: Regular Our special Tuesday BCP service followed by refreshments. Prayers: To succeed in gaining approval for a toilet and kitchen facility inside our beautiful church

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
Pray for Nandyal (South India): Eggoni Pushpalalitha

In our Deanery:.

Churches Together In Hemel Hempstead Prayer Calendar
Pray for our County Council (elections due on 4 May)

Our community:

Those who receive Communion at home
Jean Bailey-Cox, Mavis, Peggy Beckham, Rosemary Shaw, residents of St Mary’s House, The Lodge, Alexandra Care Home and St Paul’s Care Home and for the Eucharistic ministers who go to them.

Those who have asked for our prayers
Karen Coker, Baby Georgia, Peggy Beckham, Viv Hunt, Matthew Teather and all those known to us.

Those with long term illness and all who care for them:
Sister Antoinette, Debbie Barnes, Lilian Dwight, Rachel Halsey, Clive Hunt, Win Jordan, Brian Laidlaw, Nancy Parry, Frank Pitkin, Jeane Pitkin, Olivia Rose, David Shaw, Clem Thurgood, Pauline White, Vera Willmore.

All who have died recently:
Kathleen Nelson

List of those in need of prayer: Gradually our list grows longer and longer….

The first section is for people who are in need of urgent prayer – many are now being treated for cancer or are in hospital, or having surgery. If you have asked for prayer for yourself or someone else who is included in this first category, please could you let Jenny or Jeff Wallis know you would like the name to remain. People do get better or improve and can come off.

The second category is for those who illness is stable and long term – dementia, the fragility of old age or other long term conditions.. That’s fine and we are more than happy to pray for them too but it is helpful to have a list for we focus more urgent prayer.

Please do let us know if a name can be removed…. It can always go back if things change!

 

The Ecclesiastical Parish of St Mary and St Paul, Hemel Hempstead, Reg. Charity 1130644