Prayer Diary

Prayer Diary - St Pauls Maidstone

‘I am the resurrection and the life.  Whoever believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.’ (John 11: 25)

This week we give thanks for:

  • New life that we enjoy because of the sacrifice of Christ.  Forgive us when we are tempted to slip back to old ways; to live independently of the guiding of the Spirit.    

Please pray for:

  • All who are able to attend, or watch on line, church services this Easter, that they may be touched in some way by the love of God. 
  • All involved in the Taiwan rail disaster: for the families of those who have died, for the injured and for the rescuers looking for survivors.
  • Caution and the continued observance of distancing rules, common sense and personal responsibility from us all as restrictions start easing and people are now able to meet in small groups.
  • Our young people as, during the Easter holiday, they reflect on their first few weeks back at school and college.
  • A connection with God through His gift of creation: for our gardens and outside spaces and for the hope of enjoying them during this Spring and Summer.
  • Our Church family, especially all who are unwell or grieving; and for Joan, Gilly, Barbara, Hazel, Edith, Graham, Jane, Peter, Sheila and Pat; in our wider church, Ruth, Joan, Helen, Sharon, Meaghan. 
  • All of us as we celebrate the familiar story of Jesus’ resurrection and may we be surprised again by His presence in our midst.

You may like to use this prayer during the week:

Lord Jesus Christ, may the message of your glorious resurrection continue to stir my heart and change my life today, just as it has spoken to so many across the years.  Amen.