Scripture for July
Theme: Longing for God.
“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Saviour and my God.” (Psalm 42:5-6a, NIV)
Praise God whatever our present circumstances.
Pray for the sense of God’s presence to be with all of us and especially with anyone who is feeling downcast.
Raglan & Usk Deanery Prayer Diary
Please pray regularly for the three Ministry Areas of Goytre, Raglan and Usk; for those taking leadership roles; for the development of good collaborative ministry; for all to exercise their gift and talents; and for true unity.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us – full of grace and truth.”
John 1:1 & 14
Please pray each day of the month for the following:-
1st New birth and the New Year to inspire our commitment to God.
2nd Revd’s John Collier & Stephen Smith, the leadership team and all in the Goytre MA.
3rd For the love and joy of Christmas to fill this deanery.
4th An openness to welcome Jesus into our lives.
5th For our Deanery Chapter, and all they do to encourage deanery fellowship.
6th Charlie & Helen Shepherd, and the right training programmes for all ministries.
7th That we discern and join in with God’s mission.
8th The isolated and lonely, and those in need, that they experience the peace of Christ.
9th Rev’d’s Kevin H, Graham O, Pam L, the leadership team and all in the Usk MA.
10th Give thanks for new parents, new babies, and family life.
11th That all feel welcomed to our Advent and Christmas services and events.
12th Hywel Griffiths (LLM), our Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEM’s) & LE Assistants (LEA’s).
13th The children and young people of our deanery, and those who work with them.
14th For Church growth, and for those considering their vocation.
15th Archdeacon Ambrose Mason and his work as Diocesan Director of Ministry.
16th For our primary schools and nurseries – all the pupils and all the staff.
17th The Deanery Intercessory Prayer Group, that they hear God’s voice.
18th Revd’s Tim Clement & Sheila Toms, the leadership team and all in the Raglan MA.
19th Our organists, choir members, and those who lead music in our churches.
20th All businesses based in and working in our deanery.
21st The Mother’s Union, all their work, especially their ministry in Usk Prison.
22nd Our Welcomers, Lay Intercessors and Visitors Teams.
23rd Bishop Richard, his staff team, and the Diocesan strategy.
24th Those for whom the festive season is a sad or difficult time.
25th Give thanks for Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour
26th For rest and recuperation for all people.
27th Bible study groups, prayer groups, and fellowship groups in the Deanery.
28th The sick, the suffering, and those who mourn, that they feel God’s healing touch.
29th For all those we have links with in other parts of the world.
30th All Ministry Area Councils and their strategic plans.
31st Building the right teams to be responsible for all of God’s work.
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.