May's Prayer for the Day

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1 May 2022Pray for d/Deaf communities in our parishes as we celebrate deafness through Deaf Awareness Week. For the upcoming BSL Communion service at St Aldates, led by the Revd Hannah Lewis and team on 9 May.
2 May 2022Pray for Slough St Paul: For the success of the intercultural ministry resourcing hub based at St Paul’s. For planning and effective preparation for the inaugural annual summer mission in June.
3 May 2022Pray for Burnham: For WOW (Walking on Water) children’s services. For us to build on our networks: school, toddler groups and Girls’ Brigade, to encourage children in the faith. For the weekday Communion Café.

Bishop Gavin confirming at Rotherfield Peppard; Bishop Olivia confirming at Holy Trinity, Sunningdale.
4 May 2022Pray for Eton, Eton Wick & Boveney and Dorney: For our congregations as we welcome baptism families & wedding couples, that relationships grow. Our curate preparing for her ordination as priest this summer.

Eton Porny CE First School, Eton Wick CE First School and Nursery.
5 May 2022Pray for Iver: For our curate, as she is priested on 25 June. For our need to appoint a new treasurer as soon as possible.
6 May 2022Pray for Langley Marish: For our discernment of where the Holy Spirit is at work in our community. For the healing of our shared brokenness.
7 May 2022Pray for Manor Park St John the Baptist & Whitby Road St Michael: For our vicar as she prepares to take up post later this year. For funding for building a new church on the site of St John’s Church, following the sale of St Michael’s Church on the point of being finalised.
8 May 2022Pray for Bishop Olivia confirming at Bradfield College; for Bishop Henry Scriven confirming at Pangbourne College.
9 May 2022Pray for Taplow and Dropmore: For the benefice as the vicar goes on sabbatical from May to July. For our outreach to the community, including Taplow Tots and Tea, Hope Café and Snic Snacks (tea, coffee and snacks).

St Nicolas CE Combined School.
10 May 2022Pray for Britwell: For the new PCC as they consider the challenges of ministry in this area. For effective outreach to the community as opportunities reopen post-Covid restrictions.

For Bishop Gavin confirming at St Helen and St Katherine's School.
11 May 2022Pray for Stoke Poges: For our second season in the Eco-Garden, that community interest as well as plants grow. Give thanks for God's grace through this pandemic, for people have remained faithful to our mission and ministry.

For Bishop Gavin confirming in Dorchester Benefice.
12 May 2022Pray for Iver Heath: For the new families connected to us through Jam Tots and Sunday school; for re-opening lunchtime ministry to seniors at the beginning of June.
13 May 2022Pray for Hitcham: For our plans developed from our new vision for moving forward with God in our parish, that the parish will flourish & the church will grow. For an organist or worship leader to join our diverse & loving church as we have been without an organist for two years.
14 May 2022Pray for Horton and Wraysbury: Give thanks that we are finally beginning to see people come back to the church building after Covid restrictions. Pray for the forthcoming vacancy as our vicar prepares to retire in October.
15 May 2022Pray for Bishop Olivia confirming at Downe House School and Finchampstead St James.
16 May 2022Pray for Wexham: For the continued blessing of our all-age focus, particularly Church for All. For outdoor outreach services in the Paddock behind the churchyard.
17 May 2022Pray for Cippenham: That we would find our role as a community hub in a changed world. For all who are lonely, both within our church and the wider community, and that we can respond to their need.
18 May 2022Pray for Cowley Deanery: Give thanks for the vibrant communities that we serve. For refreshment & renewal where they are needed. For the Holy Spirit’s help & guidance as we rebuild after months of separation. That God will lead us as we review our arrangements for Deanery Share.
19 May 2022Pray for Cowley: Give thanks for God’s faithfulness these past months. For the parish as we rediscover the best ways to be Jesus’ family at this time. God’s grace as we look to grow the ministry team. Those preparing for ordination. Our schools serving a multicultural community.
20 May 2022Pray for Headington St Andrew: For God's blessing on our 900th anniversary celebrations. For the flourishing of Young Church.

St Andrew’s CE Primary School.
21 May 2022Pray for Headington Quarry: For our 'open door' building project, and our fundraising efforts. For our Forest Church and Forest Tots services.
22 May 2022Pray for Bishop Martin, Bishop of Chichester, confirming at Oriel College, Oxford.
23 May 2022Pray for Littlemore with Sandford-on-Thames: For God's blessing on our outreach work with families. Give thanks for the enlargement of the Sandford team and pray for blessings on John Findon’s ministry in Sandford.
24 May 2022Pray for Blackbird Leys: For our congregation, now four years without a church building. For us all as we continue to seek ways forward for rebuilding the church – for success in grant application and kindness in people's donations.
25 May 2022Pray for Cowley St John: For the new churchwarden and PCC. For Alice's Tea party, working with those in mental distress of any kind.

St Mary and St John CE Primary School.
26 May 2022Pray for Headington St Mary: Praise God for continued growth at St Mary’s. It's great to see many individuals deepening their faith and being willing to serve. For the vicar's continued recovery from long Covid.
27 May 2022Pray for Highfield: For wisdom and guidance for the future of the parish during this period of interim ministry. That we would see our ministry with families grow and blossom, and for us to enable our parents to disciple their children so they become adult followers of Jesus.
28 May 2022Pray for Oxford St Clement: For our new PCC and wider church family, sharing between us the many and varied roles in St Clement’s. For our Flourishing Life project as we plan events to engage youth and young adults within and beyond our church family.
29 May 2022Pray for all those joining the Thy Kingdom Come global wave of prayer, and for those they are praying for.
30 May 2022Pray for Iffley: For our two outreach projects: Community Cupboard, an ecumenical food project jointly run with the Methodist Church; Living Stones, welcoming visitors with activities and events to raise awareness and understanding of the church building.
31 May 2022Pray for New Marston: For a successful opening up of our church building to our wider community. For the continued growth in our community of worship online and on site.

St Michael’s CE Primary School.