Raglan and Usk Deanery Scripture for February 2018 and Prayer Diary

Scripture for February

Theme: The Lord is near.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6, NIV)

Praise:  that God is never far away.

Prayer: for those struggling with great anxieties at the moment – that God may give them peace.

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.
Amen.