PRAYER

Ashford Town Parish is committed to praying with and for one another across our parish and town

Some suggestions are offered below for things we might focus on in praying with and for one another across this parish this month. They could be drawn on by those who lead intercessions in main services as well as by individuals and groups as we pray through the week.

Week beginning 17th October
Loving Lord, we pray for the Local Leadership Teams as they meet together on the 23rd. For each person present on the day, we thank you. Only you truly know what we are setting out to accomplish. We have an idea, a thought, a vision but only you have the complete picture.

As the season of flu jabs begins and Covid vaccinations continue to be given, we pray particularly for all those who work in medicine and those researching new treatments that help us to stay well.

Week beginning 24th October
For our children and youth activities, on Sundays and at other times during the week; for all of the children and families that attend, support and volunteer at these groups.

For those within our church family that is in hospital at this time or are housebound. That they may feel God’s comfort and presence at those times when they feel at their worst and know that he is with them.

Week beginning 31st October
Loving God, we thank you for the opportunities we have to join together for social events and fundraisers. For the company of others, the fellowship of our churches and communities, for all the ways people help shape life for the better, thank you.

We pray for our schools; for Willesborough Infants and Juniors and for East Stour.

We pray for guidance as each church explores how we can best serve our community.