christmas services

Prayers for this week

Prayer is an important part of our Christian lives prayers posted here allow us at St John’s to pray with you and for you. Please feel free to email [email protected] if you have a prayer request either for yourselves or others.

COLLECT Eternal Lord, our beginning and our end: bring us with the whole creation to your glory, hidden through past ages and made known in Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen

WE PRAY FOR YOUR HEALING LOVE be at work in each one of these we name, according to their need: Steven Lewis. Holly Donohue, Barbara McLaren, Mary Lake, Muriel Coop and Bernard Shaw, Stephen and Jean Hannam, Doreen Clark, Douglas Hartley, Keith Redfearn, Helen Hearson, Glynice Lord, Jane, Wendy Rachael and Phillipa, Anne and John Milnes, and those in local residential provision.

WE PRAY FOR the parishes of St John and St Matthew, for all who live and work in Rastrick, and those who travel through. This week we particularly ask your blessing for the residents of Lyndhurst Road, Lyndhurst Ave, Lyndhurst Grove Road, Greystone Court and all our schools which are closed due to the restrictions of Covid-19. We pray for the teachers who continue to teach children of key workers and pupils in special education.

WE PRAY FOR the recently departed especially Nora Barton. Grant them peace and rest. Be close to those who mourn and give them comfort of human affection and strength to continue in their own lives

 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7)