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WELCOME

We have now joyfully expanded to nine church congregations: All Hallows in Whitchurch; St Andrew’s in Hurstbourne Priors; All Saints in Barton Stacey; St James in Woodcott; St James the Less in Litchfield; St Mary’s in Tufton; St Michael’s in Bullington; St Nicholas in Longparish; and St Peter’s in St Mary Bourne.

CHURCH - but not as you expect it!

Sunday 28 August - Benefice Cafe Style Service at All Hallows, starting with refreshments at 9.45am.

YCB(Sunday School) is having a break over the Summer but these Benefice Services are opportunities for children and young people to take part and there will be quiet activities for children at the back of church each Sunday during the 10.30 service too.

Our Prayer for Monday

Schools and colleges, children and young people

 

We pray for all those involved in the shaping of young lives.

We give God thanks for the sacrifice and commitment of teachers and all those involved in serving children and young people in education.

We pray that all might be nurtured and cared for and that every needful resource would be made available – that all lives can flourish even in these difficult times and that no-one would be overlooked.

Our Prayer for Sunday

Family, friends and loved ones

 

We lift to God those we hold in our hearts – praying for their health, their well-being and their sense of hope.

We pray that even when loved ones cannot physically be together they would not feel apart.

We ask for God’s help in our communicating, our connecting and our caring.

Our Prayer for Friday

National and Local government

 

We pray for those who are in positions of authority with responsibility for decision making at national and local level at this difficult time.

We ask that God would give great wisdom, deep commitment to all and right judgment.

Our Prayer for Tuesday

Elderly, isolated and vulnerable

 

We echo God’s commitment to those most at risk of this virus by praying today for those who are particularly vulnerable and isolated: praying for their deliverance, protection and comfort.

We hold before God those who care for them – that they would be strengthened and encouraged in this work.

Our Prayer for Wednesday

Businesses, the workplace and economic wellbeing

 

In this time of great challenge, we pray for the economic wellbeing of the country.

We remember before God those who face great uncertainty in their work.

We lift before God those who have lost their jobs and face an uncertain and difficult future.

We pray for a renewed commitment to our common life together.

Our Prayer for Thursday

The NHS and other key workers

 

Our God is the great healer – and the agent used more than any other is the NHS.

Today we voice our gratitude for those who serve this country in the National Health Service and pray for that God would prosper the work of their hands – that they would all be encouraged in their continued work of sacrifice and care amongst us.

Our Prayer for Saturday

All who are grieving, and all suffering with physical and mental ill-health

‘Lord the one you love is ill….’ John 11 v 3

 

We bring to God all those who suffer in body, mind, spirit or with grief.

We ask that in God’s great loving kindness they might know God’s sustaining presence amidst their pain.

We pray for those who are stretched beyond their own capacity to cope and remain hopeful – that in the roar of these waterfalls God would bring a sense of coherence, comfort and strength.

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Today's prayer

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Click the            above to hear Reverend David BLESS THE DAY

OUR CHURCHES

All Hallows Church Whitchurch
ALL HALLOWS

Church Street,

Whitchurch
Hampshire
RG28 7AS

St Mary Church, Tufton
ST MARY

St Mary Tufton
Tufton, Whitchurch
Hampshire
RG28 7RJ

ST  JAMES THE LESS

St James the Less,

Litchfield, Whitchurch

Hampshire

RG28 7PR

St James has its own website for local information, accessible HERE.

St James the Less Church, Litchfield