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Parish Prayer List

Praying Hands

Parish Intercessions List – Please pray for: Joyce Beckett, Anne, Bridget, Simon, Sophie Hall, Nick & Gillian, Peter & Linda, Marilyn, David & June, Helen & Patrick, Emily, Paula, Simon Owens, Ann Pask, Thea, Caroline Pattison, Colin Ramsay McClaren, Natalie, Louise, Lindsay, Reuben, Rosalind Drury, Leo Lumby, Colin and Joyce, Jamie Hemmings & family, Revd Bryan Story, Robyn Walden, Hugh Wakeling, Gerald Griffiths.

And Those Who Mourn: Thomas Stead, Graham, David Phillips, Jack Marshall, Lord Victor Alanbrooke.

Residents living in the following roads in the parish (visited by our Ministry Team this week):  Nash Grove Lane & Hollybush Ride

Please call the Parish Office if you wish prayers to be offered for yourself or somebody you know.  Alternatively, fill out a prayer request card and leave in the box provided.  Names will be included for 4 weeks initially.   Thank you.


Below are some familiar prayers that Christians have found helpful and inspirational down the centuries which you may want to use :

O God, from whom to be turned is to fall, to whom to be turned is to rise,
and in whom to stand is to abide forever; grant us in all our duties , thy help,
in all our perplexities thy guidance, in all our dangers thy protection,
and in all our sorrows thy peace; through Jesus Christ out Lord.   Amen
St Augustine of Hippo

Thanks be to  thee, our Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits which thou hast given us,
for all the pains and insults which thou hast borne for us.
O most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
may we see thee more clearly,
love thee more dearly,
and follow thee more nearly
day by day.
St Richard of Chichester

Lord, I shall be verie busie this day.  I may forget thee, but do not thou forget me.   Amen.
Sir Jacob Astley’s Prayer befor the battle of Edgehill

Grant us, O Lord
in thought, faith;
in word, wisdom,
in deed, courage;
in life, service;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.   Amen
Inscribed on the Viceroy’s house in New Delhi


Prayer Diary for January

Daily Prayer

As Christians we are all called to pray, and as part of our Parish Vision, we are seeking to provide more opportunities for people to pray together on a daily basis.

Hence from the beginning of December 2015 Morning Prayer will be said in the chancel of St James’ Finchampstead at 9.30am on Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri. (on Weds. at 10.00am there is a service of Holy Communion in Saint James’ Church Centre; but first Weds in month at St Mary and St John’s Parish Centre, Billings Ave).

Each day will be led by a different member of the Ministry Team and we would encourage you to join us when you can.

Revd Julie