Prayer and Prayer Diary
There's so much about our church that we can pray for. Please build these suggestions into your own prayers, day by day.
Prayer Diary for July 2020
Prayer Diary for August 2020
1 Sat for Robert Nellist, our Treasurer & Diocesan PVG Officer
2 TRINITY 8, for the poorest people unable to escape from the ravages of COVID-19
3 Mon, for the fellowship of HT Tots Café
4 Tue John Vianney, (Cure d’Ars 1859), for Revd Christoph Wutscher, our Rector
5 Wed Oswald of Northumbria, 642, for wise governance out of ‘lockdown’
6 Thu Transfiguration of Our Lord, for our Altar Servers: Jim, Brian, Mike & Suzanne
7 Fri Boisil of Melrose c 642, for therapists, hospitality staff, Taxi & Bus Drivers
8 Sat Dominic, Priest & Friar, for those teaching & studying at this difficult time
9 TRINITY 9 for pupils & teachers returning to school this week
10 Mon Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr,258, that generous giving to charities is sustained
11 Tue Clare of Assisi, Religious, 1253, for the Revd Val Nellist
12 Wed Blane, Missionary, c 590 for Libby, Liza & Ann and all who produce HT Magazine
13 Thu Jeremy Taylor, Bishop 1667, for Music Director Alistair Warwick, Choir & Music Group
14 Fri Maximilian Kolbe, Priest & Martyr 1940, for those seeking a vaccine against COVID- 19
15 Sat Mary the Virgin, Mother of our Lord, for the Mothers Union
16 TRINITY 10 for those providing ‘home’ (including family members) and ‘residential’ care
17 Mon for Rachel Campbell, Vestry Secretary & Alt Lay Rep & HT Vestry Members
18 Tue “Black Lives Matter”, that true messages are not hi-jacked and distorted by extremists
19 Wed, for Police Officers and families
20 Thu William & Catherine Booth, for the Salvation Army & Food Bank in Stirling
21 Fri for Helen Kemp, Safeguarding and PVG Coordinator at Holy Trinity
22 Sat that hidden domestic abuse is exposed and for refuges for victims
23 TRINITY 11 for the recovery of those who have lost livelihoods and businesses
24 Mon Bartholomew, Apostle, for Ian our Bishop
25 Tue Ebba of Coldingham, Abbess 683, for Cathy Johnston our Lay Representative
26 Wed for care and healing of those of all ages who have mental illness
27 Thu Monica, mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387, for HT Kidz & leaders Sarah, Gen & Alistair
28 Fri Augustine of Hippo, Bishop & Teacher 430, for relief for those suffering in Yemen
29 Sat Beheading of John the Baptist, for awareness of the great harm of rash words
30 TRINITY 12 for Strathcarron Hospice & all providing and receiving palliative care
31 Mon Aidan of Lindisfarne, Bishop,651, for the Revd Graham Willey
A selection of our favourite prayers, to help you express your feelings to God and to draw comfort and support from Him.
Saints and Heroes
29th Martha & Mary of Bethany. Jesus was the welcome guest into the
home they shared with their brother Lazarus. Martha is presented as
over-concerned with details of good housekeeping in contrast to her sister
Mary who listens attentively to the words of Jesus. The gentle words of rebuke
from Jesus should not be over -exaggerated into a condemnation, as the be built
upon to form a sharp contrast between the ways of life exemplified by the two
4 th John Vianney 1786-1859 . He was ordained in 1815 and served all his ministry as the parish priest of Ars in France. During this time his spiritual counsel was sought from around the world. He is patron saint of parish priests.
10th Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr, 258. His sign is a gridiron to show how he may have died. Along with St Stephen he is the patron saint of Deacons. One of his tasks was almsgiving and he is pictured with a money purse.
14th Maximilian Kolbe, Priest & Martyr 1940. Christian martyrdom is not of the past, but every day, men, women and even young children die because of their faith in Jesus Christ, most only known to God. In 1940 this Franciscan friar had been imprisoned in Auschwitz and sentenced to death for helping Jewish refugees. One of his fellow prisoners awaiting execution was married with a family and Maximilian volunteered to die in his place.
20th William & Catherine Booth They started a Christian Mission in Whitechapel in 1865 which at first faced considerable opposition, but as the ideals of the Salvation Army became known, so it became loved and respected. They wanted to get rid of squalor and poverty and show how faith in God could change their whole outlook on life. Today across the world their distinct uniform is seen and respected.
29th Beheading of John the Baptist. John is the man who prepared the way for
Jesus and his message. The account of his death is well documented in the Gospels
and by Josephus, the Jewish historian who gives the place of John’s execution as
Machaerus, the fortress- palace close to the Dead Sea. Herod had him beheaded
since he feared insurrection if his popularity got a firm hold. Herod was so
impressed by the dancing of Salome that he made a rash and very public promise
before the guests at a banquet to present the girl any gift she desired. After
consulting her mother, she requested the head of John the Baptist on a dish.