Raglan and Usk Deanery Scripture for September 2017 and Prayer Diary

Scripture for September

Theme:  God’s wisdom.

“This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.”  (1 Corinthians 2:13, NIV)

Praise: thank God for His gift to us of the Holy Spirit.

Prayer: for our young people as they return to education, particularly for God’s wisdom in situations where any youngsters are feeling under pressure.

Raglan & Usk Deanery Prayer Diary

Give thanks for the Risen Christ, and the joy of all our Easter services.  And pray that the new life Jesus offers flourishes in our lives, our homes, our churches, and our communities.

Jesus said, “The Holy Spirit will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.”
John 14:26-27

Please pray each day of the month for the following:-

1st   That we may be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood – full of peace.
2nd  All church officers, especially those newly appointed at the vestry meetings.
3rd   Bishop Richard and his staff team as they lead our diocese forward.
4th  That the Pentecost Holy Spirit rests upon us all, blessing us with spiritual gifts.
5th   That the Risen and Ascended Christ truly becomes Lord of our lives.
6th   Rev’d’s Kevin H, Graham O, Pam L, the leadership team and all in the Usk MA.
7th   That love and joy become evident in our lives.
8th   Our new Government to genuinely have the country’s interest at heart.
9th   The Raglan Music Festival, and all those involved with music in our churches
10th  Messy Church, Sunday School, and all Childrens’ and Young Peoples’ work.
11th  That the Holy Trinity is the focus of our faith, ministry and mission.
12th  Rev’d Ambrose Mason and his work as Diocesan Director of Ministry.
13th  All the leaders of the ‘Growing Together’ groups and Nurture groups.
14th  The isolated and lonely, and those in need, that they experience the peace of Christ.
15th  Revd’s Tim Clement, Sheila Toms, the leadership team and all in the Raglan MA.
16th  Building the right teams to be responsible for all of God’s work.
17th  The Deanery Intercessory Prayer Group – that they hear God’s voice.
18th  Hywel Griffiths (LLM), our Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEM’s) & LE Assistants (LEA’s).
19th  The sick, the suffering, and those who mourn, that they feel God’s healing touch.
20th  The Mother’s Union, especially their work at the prison.
21st  The Deanery Mission Group, and their plans for outreach.
22nd  Sharing and deepening fellowship across the deanery.
23rd  Those considering baptism, confirmation, and their vocation.
24th  Usk Open Gardens, and all gardeners and farmers.
25th  Revd’s John Collier & Stephen Smith, the leadership team and all in the Goytre MA.
26th  The three primary schools in our deanery – all the pupils and all the staff.
27th  The ability to listen to and hear God’s voice, and to follow His guidance.
28th  All Ministry Area Councils and their strategic plans.
29th  Charlie & Helen Shepherd, and the right training programmes for all ministries.
30th  Those involved with Food Bank, the ‘Red Shed’, and other charity organisations.
31st  All businesses based in and working in our deanery.

Monmouth Diocesan Prayer

Lord God, renew your Church and begin with me.
Heal our wounds, give us joy in our faith, draw many to share your life, and use us all in your service.
For Jesus Christ’s sake, Lord of the Church, make us the Church of the Lord.
Amen.