Prayers

Daily Prayers for May 2017 

Prayer is at the centre of our Christian faith. It is when we spend time with God telling Him of our love for Him; giving thanks; asking for forgiveness; sharing our worries, concerns and frustrations; asking for guidance and help; and praying particularly for others, especially for those who are suffering in some way or facing particular challenges – for healing, for peace or for release from the burdens that they carry. 

You may like to follow the Church of England's Daily Prayers (services for Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer); and we have a special prayer for St. Michael's, and a One Prayer: from me to God and from God to me. There is also some information about our prayernet.

At St. Michael’s we also use our prayer diary (below) to include in our prayers. These daily suggestions are usually about our Church and the Myland community, but sometimes include national and international issues too. We invite you to join us in using this diary; and may the Lord answer your prayers.

Please also remember in your prayers all those mentioned on our St. Michael’s Prayer Cross. Our Prayer Cross is in the north-west corner of the church nave. You are always welcome to place on our Prayer Cross the name of someone who is particularly in need of our prayers, or you may like to contact us and we will add their name for you.

You can find more about prayer at St. Michael's on our Prayer Meetings page.

Day

Date

Daily Prayers

Mon

1

HM The Queen and the Royal Family

Tues

2

The UK Government and Members of Parliament

Wed

3

A good turnout for the local elections tomorrow

Thurs

4

Those working to ensure a smooth election process today

Fri

5

Leaders of all nations: for wisdom and cooperation

Sat

6

Essex County Council and Colchester Borough Council

Sun

7

Those seeking prayer at our Wholeness & Healing service today

Mon

8

Myland Community Council and local school governing boards

Tues

9

The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York

Weds

10

The Bishop of Chelmsford and the Bishop of Colchester

Thurs

11

Our Priest-in-Charge The Reverend Ray Gibbs and our PCC

Fri

12

Those planning and preparing for our Mission and Ministry Unit

Sat

13

Clergy leadership and PCCs in our neighbouring parishes/benefice

Sun

14

The leaders of other faith denominations

Mon

15

Families experiencing poverty (Intl. Day of Families)

Tues

16

Those who care for families in need; at home or abroad

Weds

17

Families torn apart by war or natural disaster

Thurs

18

Those in charge of our hospitals, care homes and health services

Fri

19

Leaders of charitable organisations

Sat

20

Everyone helping to support today’s plant sale/coffee & cake

Sun

21

Leaders of the armed forces, and police, fire & coastguard services

Mon

22

Business and enterprise owners/managers

Tues

23

Leaders of our church groups and activities

Weds

24

Leaders of groups who meet in our halls and community room

Thurs

25

All that the Ascension of Jesus means for us (Ascension Day)

Fri

26

People who are seeking guidance and direction

Sat

27

Daniel and Jodee getting married today

Sun

28

Those being baptised; may God’s love be revealed to them

Mon

29

United Nations & their Peacekeepers (Intl. UN Peacekeeper Day)

Tues

30

A safe and fun half-term for our children

Weds

31

St. Michael’s ministry across Myland