A monthly Prayer Diary for the Parish of St James Burnopfield with Dipton
“Pray in the Spirit at all times” Ephesians 4:18a
St Paul explains to us that as Christians it is our pleasure, but also our duty to pray. Christ too took Himself away to quiet places to pray to His Father, God.
Ways to Pray
There are many ways to pray
In your prayers you may like to use the following basic structures
- Prayer for the day and its tasks: Prayer for the World and its need: Prayer for the church and her life.
- Say sorry to God: Say thank you to God: Say please to God.
You can pray holding a cross, or a stone, or with beads or a rosary. You can look at a picture, or icon, or a view. You can go for a walk. You can pray with, or without words.
Please use the prayer diary below as you see fit during your daily times of prayer, there are 31 sections, so one area of church life that you may decide to focus upon each day.
|Date||Area of church life|
|4||Authorised Pastoral Assistant|
|6||Organist and choir|
|7||Liturgical Assistants, Eucharistic Ministers and servers|
|8||Sidespeople and welcomers (Baptisms, weddings, funerals)|
|9||Readers and intercessors and those who prepare service sheets|
|12||Messy Church helpers and attendees|
|13||Julian Prayer Group|
|14||Still Service congregation|
|15||Thursday service congregation|
|16||Dipton Manor Care Home Service|
|17||Leazes Hall Care Home Service helpers and attendees|
|18||Church cleaners and flower arrangers|
|19||The Friday Coffee morning helpers and attendees|
|20||The Mother’s Union|
|21||The Men’s Group|
|22||Those to be baptised in the parish and those who have been|
|23||Those who are to be married in the parish and those who have been|
|24||Those who have been recently bereaved in the parish|
|25||Those who receive Home communion|
|26||Those who maintain the website and Facebook page|
|27||Retired clergy who serve the parish|
|28||Deanery Synod, the Area Dean and other Deanery Clergy|
|29||The Bishops and Archdeacons|
|30||The worshipping community at St Margaret’s Tanfield|
|31||Everyone who has visited St James’ church this year|
If you want to know more about prayer within the Church of England then