Prayer Diary for May
|1||Philip and James, Apostles (Bank Holiday)
That we may follow the example of Philip and James and follow the path that leads to eternal life.
Victory Road, Villa Street, Waldemar Grove
|2||Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher of the Faith, 373
That we may be strong in our faith as declared in the creeds
Warwick Avenue, Waterloo Road, Waverley Avenue.
|3||World Press Freedom Day
For those who work in the news media.
Wensor Avenue, West Crescent, West End.
|4||English Saints and Martyrs of the Reformation Era (Local Elections Day)
For the new Standing Committee which meets today
Westward Avenue, Wharton Crescent, Wilkinson Avenue.
|5||For the uniformed organisations attached to our church
Willoughby Close, Willoughby Street, Wimpole Road.
|6||For the residents and staff of the Care Homes in our parish
Windrush Close, Windsor Street, Wollaton Crescent
|7||THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Workplace Vocations Sunday
For all who work in Beeston
Wollaton Road, Woodside Road, Acacia Walk
|8||Julian of Norwich, Spiritual Writer, c1417 Mental Health Awareness Week begins; World Red Cross Day.
For the work of the Red Cross throughout the world
Acaster Close, Albert Road, Albion Street.
|9||For our Prayer and Study groups
Alexander Crescent, Alford Close, Alwyn Court.
|10||For the bell ringers
Anderson Crescent, Appleton Road, Arden Close.
|11||For members of our Mothers’ Union branch which meets today
Ashfield Avenue, Avon Place, Barrydale Avenue.
|12||Gregory Dix, priest, monk, scholar, 1952
For our choir
Barton Street, Beacon Road, Beech Avenue.
|13||For the emergency services
Beeston Fields Drive, Beeston Lane, Bexhill Court.
|14||THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Christian Aid Week begins
For Christian Aid in its mission to relieve suffering.
Birch Avenue, Bourne Close, Bowden Drive.
|15||Matthias the Apostle (transferred from 14th May)
That we may each accept God’s call to us, as Matthias did.
Briar Close, Broadgate, Broadgate Avenue.
|16||Caroline Chisholm, Social Reformer, 1877
For social workers
Broadwood Court, Broughton Street, Boulevard Industrial Estate.
|17||For the medical professions
Canalside, Carisbrooke Avenue, Cartwright Way.
|18||For the new P.C.C. which meets this evening
Carwood Road, Cavendish Place, Cedar Avenue.
|19||Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, Restorer of Monastic Life, 988
For those who follow the monastic way of life.
Cedar Court, Charlotte Grove, Chestnut Avenue.
|20||Alcuin of York, Deacon, Abbot of Tours, 804
That we may strive to overcome ignorance
Chilwell Road, Church Street, City Road.
|21||THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Rogation Sunday
For God’s blessing on all who work on the land
Clifford Avenue, Clifton Street, Clinton Street.
For the farming community
Collin Street, Collington Street, Commercial Avenue.
For our Churchwardens as they attend the Archdeacons’ Visitation Service at Southwell Minster.
Coniston Road, Cornwall Avenue, Cotswold Court.
John and Charles Wesley, Evangelists, hymn writers, 1791 & 1788
For deep sea fishermen and their families
Coventry Road, Cromwell Road, Cross Street.
Thy Kingdom Come begins (10 days of prayer for evangelism and witness)
That we in heart and mind may also ascend.
Cyprus Avenue, Cyprus Drive, Cyril Avenue.
|26||Augustine, First Archbishop of Canterbury, 605; John Calvin, Reformer, 1564; Philip Neri, Founder of the Oratorians, Spiritual Guide, 1595
For Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury and John, Archbishop of York
Dagmar Grove, Dallas York Road, David Grove.
|27||For our loved ones
Denison Street, Dennis Avenue, Derby Road.
|28||THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Sunday after Ascension Day
That the Church may be filled with love and compassion
Derby Street, Devonshire Avenue, Dovecote Lane.
|29||International Day of United Nations Peace Keepers (Bank Holiday)
For peace in the world
Dunsmore Close, Eagle Close, East Crescent.
|30||Josephine Butler, Social Reformer, 1906; Joan of Arc, Visionary, 1434;
Apolo Kivebulaya, Priest, Evangelist in Central Africa, 1933
For social justice
Eaton Close, Ellis Grove, Elm Avenue.
|31||Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth
That we, too, may magnify God’s Holy Name as Mary did
Members of our congregation who live outside the parish