Urgent Prayer NeedsFrom time to time, we are asked to pray for particular needs:
Parish Prayer Meetings
Monthly Prayer Gathering
Join us to pray for the work of our fellowship, for the communities in which we live and work, and for the wider church.
St Mary’s Church (or Hannen Room), third Thursday of a month, Time: 8 – 9pm
Paul wrote in Colossians 4 : 2
‘Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ’.
Sonning Deanery Prayer Cycle
Opportunities for PrayerMany of us come to church with concerns for ourselves, or for others, or are in need of prayer in response to the preaching of God’s Word. During 10.30am Holy Communion Services at St Mary’s, on your way back from the communion rail, you may wish to stop for prayer at the back of Church, or go straight there if you receive Communion at the rear of the Church. There will also be an opportunity to be prayed for or to pray with someone after the service.A member of our prayer team will be available to pray with you. All requests and prayers will be treated as confidential.If you would like to join this team or would like to know more, please do speak to John Cook or Sue Griffiths.
At one of her last Sundays in the Parish, Pam Gordon provided a monthly cycle of prayer topics "for the next generation", following the readings and sermons in Epiphany on the role that Simeon and Anna played in proclaiming the 8-day old Jesus as the Messiah (see Luke 2: 25-40). Please use this each day to inform and direct your prayers (you may download and print a copy here).
Anna and Simeon
inspired prayer cycle for 'the next generation'
As Anna and Simeon recognized God’s promise in His 8 day old Son, we too are called to recognize the image of God in all His people, irrespective of their years. This list shows the people, places or activities that meet the needs of children and young people in the parish or involve them.
You are invited to pray for them as a blessing that whoever they are with, wherever they are and whatever they are doing, they will meet the love of God through those who already know and love Him and build their own relationship with Jesus.
As these wise and devoted prophets show us, we are to make God Our Father, Jesus His Son and the Holy Spirit known to our generation with praise and thanks for who He is and all He has done, is doing and will do with us and for us.
1 Baptism – newly
baptized or anniversaries; God-parents
3 Brownies and Cubs
4 Butterflies group
5 Childminders, nannies and au pairs
6 Crazies Hill School and community
7 Creative activities / clubs / groups – dance, drama, music
8 Families and foster parents
9 School Governors
10 Health and safety providers eg in public play spaces and buildings
11 Knowl Hill School and community
12 Leaders and volunteers in clubs
13 Literacy support – library, adults who listen to children learning to read
14 New born or new to the parish
15 The Piggott School and its catchment
16 Professionals who care – health visitors, nurses, doctors
17 Robert Piggott Infants School and its catchment
18 Robert Piggott Junior School and its catchment
19 Scouts and Guides
20 Service teams eg cooks, maintenance, cleaning
21 Sick or in special need
22 Sports clubs – boating, bowls, cricket, football, tennis
23 Sunday Club and crèche
24 Teaching staff
25 Technicians and administrators who ensure all goes smoothly
26 Trustees and their charities
27 Wargrave pre-school and nurseries
28 Youth workers
29 Those who benefit from the contributions of children and young people
30 Relationships and understanding between generations
31 Opportunities for all to know the Good News of Jesus