Prayers, Prayer Requests

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Listen to the Migrants' Cries

We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and considered.

Prayer requests

Fr John Sherrington

For all affected by the Corona virus in China and elsewhere.

For peace in the Middle East

For all those affected by the climate crisis - especially Australia devastated by fires, much of Africa suffering severe drought and shortage of food, and part of Southeast Asia where there are severe floods.

Dr Geoffrey Gibbons RIP

Dr Edward Echlin RIP

Br Michael Strode RIP

Victims of the Kazakh plane crash

People in Philippines recovering from the Christmas Typhoon

Australia in the grip of massive forest fires

Pat and Brian, who is recovering from a stroke - and all who helped Brian when he fell ill.

John, Mary, Aiden and Noel

For Eileen, who has developed a bleed at the back of her one good eye (she is already blind in one eye). She is having treatment.

For Mary who begins five days of radiotherapy today.

Those who died in the London Bridge terror attack

Clive Anderson RIP

Dennis Lynch O'Carm

Michael Constant - one of the people named at the Commemoration Service for Homeless People who died in London this year

Sister Kathleen Kinane RIP

Fr Darius Zielinlski RIP
Frank Dobson RIP

For Simone, recovering from eye surgery

Mary who is coping with serious illness

Thomas who has eye surgery today

Frank who died last night two days short of his 82nd birthday

Richard who celebrates his 21st (+39) birthday this weekend - many happy returns, Richard!

For Peter and Miranda Harris, founders of A Rocha. RIP

For the 39 people who died in the container truck as they tried to escape to England

John Sherrington

For Gerry who has had an operation

Marie Dean RIP



A friend and her family who have problems at the moment.

Fr Wilfred McGreal RIP

For Maria who is having radiotherapy at the moment.

For little Ella who has just bravely come through treatment for a very serious illness. May she make a complete recovery.

For the people of the Bahamas devastated by hurricane

Genifer Buckley RIP

Larry Swearingen executed in Texas

Tony - a much-loved son who died yesterday In British Columbia. He was just 16.

People in Zimbabwe where there are serious shortages of food, medicines, water and power.

Dona Harriman's much-loved Uncle Scotty who's been rushed to hospital with Sepsis

Nora Quoirin RIP

Jean Filochowski RIP

Robert Nowell RIP

For Quentin Goss RIP and his family

Please pray for a much-loved husband, father and brother, who is struggling with alcoholism

Maria who is recovering from surgery and her husband Paschal.

All refugees and migrants in US detention camps - especially the children.

All victims of the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish centre in Buenos Aires.

Victims of the Srebrenica massacre

Fr Peter Toohey RIP

#FreeNazanin from prison in Iran.

Barbara who is ill

Victims and survivors of the Grenfell fire

Agatha Huth RIP

a family moving tonight and spending their first night in the new home.

Fr Eutycas Murangiri Muthur RIP

For Maria who has been diagnosed with a brain tumour
For Colum
Fr David D's intentions

Father Aiden Doyle RIP

For Mark who is in hospital. That he makes a speedy and full recovery

For the people of Zimbabwe struggling under the difficult economic situation

For Fr Martin and all those having surgery this week

A friend suffering from severe depression,

For a mother expecting her second baby - who has some complications in her pregnancy.

For a young mother-to-be that she is delivered safely and quickly and both mother and child are well.

Thanksgiving for release of Asia Bibi - may her health recover and she and her family thrive in Canada

May all the other Christians in prison for their faith in Pakistan and around the world be freed.

Jean Vanier RIP

Jennifer's intentions

Little baby Corey who is unwell

For Maureen Doran who is poorly

For all the victims of the Admiral Duncan pub bombing and other hate crimes.

A friend suffering a bereavement

For Sri Lanka

Patrick Okondu's intentions.

For Clare who is very ill.

St Cecilia Wilkinson CP RIP

Eileen Stewart who died peacefully last night.

Please pray for Steve Atherton, Anne and all the family as Steve has his heart operation in Manchester.

Please pray also for Joanne Crompton's dad who is very poorly and was taken into hospital yesterday.

Please continue to keep John Sherrington in your prayers at this time.

For all UK politicians struggling with Brexit.

For Prim who is trying to discern what to do next

For a young man in north London who was stabbed to death tonight - and all victims of knife crime.

Fr Robin Gibbons, who celebrates his 40th anniversary of ordination

Victims and survivors of the Cyclone that decimated parts of Mozambique and Zimbabwe

Fr John Bako Shekwolo kidnapped in Nigeria

Fr Clement Rapuluchukwu Ugwu kidnapped and killed in Nigeria

For Anna's cousin who is seriously ill.

a young mother suffering with clinical depresssion.

For Father Pierluigi Maccalli, kidnapped in Niger six months ago.

For all victims of the terror attacks In New Zealand and all the Moslem communities facing discrimination and persecution.

Cardinal Daneels RIP

Pope Francis on his sixth anniversary

All those killed in the Ethiopian place crash and their loved ones

Richard who is having an operation on Monday.

Claire who is not well.

Anne Dunhill

Cecelia Wilkinson CP

Leonora's intentions

For John

Fr Tom Cullinan RIP

Pawel Adamowicz, RIP

Fr Charlie Currie SJ RIP

For Maria who had an operation yesterday and for her husband and family.

Calum who has cancer and is going through a rough time.

Owen Hardwicke RIP

Fr Dominic Milroy RIP

Anne, Rebecca, Clive, John - who have all been quite ill in hospital over Christmas

John Hensman, Zimbabwe RIP

Fr Aidan Gilman RIP

For Mrs Donald Burch who has cancer.

For Karl, about to begin chemo, and all his family. May the treatment go well and may he make a complete recovery very soon.

The people of Yemen facing famine. May peace come and help reach them as soon as possible.

Ged Clapson RIP - See:

For Cardinal Vincent Nichols who is unwell

Fr Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ murdered in South Sudan yesterday
For all victims of the attack on attack on the refugee camp and church in Central African Republic

A friend undergoing chemotherapy.

All victims of the California fires. For the people of Yemen.

For Elizabeth Somers, recovering at home after an accident and a stay in hospital.

For Jason's intentions

For Asia Bibi, her family. All those in prison for their faith and all those campaigning to free them

Thank God for freeing Asia Bibi

For a friend who is taking an important exam today

For the victims of the place crash in Indonesia

For Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and all victims of yesterday's helicopter crash in Leicester.

For all the victims of the Pittsburg synagogue attack and their loved ones.

A friend undergoing chemo.

Frank Stillwell - much-loved husband, father and grandfather. RIP.

#SaveAlkhanAlahmar For the families in this small village near the site of the Inn of the Good Samaritan which is being threatened with demolition by Israel today. The bulldozers have arrived. The Comboni Sisters helped build their school and clinic. Israeli and foreign peace groups are there trying a human barrier. I pray that no one is hurt and the Israelis have a heart and stop this. If the village is destroyed the families have been told they will be moved near a sewage plant.

For John who has had a severe stroke, and his family are heartbroken.

Kidnapped missionaries: Father Pierluigi Maccalli and

Kathleen Griffin (see: )

Jane, Rebecca, Andrew and John

For the thousands of people in Kerala affected by the monsoon and worst floods in living memory.

For George and Janet, Chuck and Shiny, Selaphiel and Tina, Raguel and Tessy, and Simon and Roshna.

Aretha Franklin RIP

Fr Dunstan Mellors CP RIP

For a friend taking an exam tomorrow.

For everyone caught up in the bridge collapse in Genoa

Fr John Abberton RIP

Fr Ed Houghton, who died in a car accident this month in 2009 - much loved young priest

For a friend making an anxious journey.

For a peaceful outcome after the elections in Zimbabwe
A single Mum embarking on a holiday with her children
For a young woman who is very disabled and has lost the person who was caring for her.
A friend struggling with anorexia.
A prayer of thanksgiving for the safe rescue of the young Thai footballers, their coach, and the emergency teams.

For all those who have died in the floods in Japan, and their loved ones

Martin RIP

For Maeve Pauline Ebisawa, Annabel Vondra, Pepin Vondra

For the diver who lost his life in Thailand during efforts to rescue the schoolboys trapped in the cave.

A prayer of thanksgiving for the Thai school children found safely in a cave after being missing for two weeks in serious floods - and prayers for their safe rescue now.

For Frank Stillwell - much-loved husband, father and grandfather, who is seriously ill in hospital

A friend seriously ill in hospital

For Annette recovering from knee operation.

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST! Extremists are now just 2km away from the base where missionaries Heidi and Rolland Baker are in Pemba, Mozambique. There have been attacks in the surrounding areas where villages have been burnt, people have been raped and large numbers of Christians are being beheaded. Here is a note from a lady who works closely with the ministry and a close friend of Surprise Sitole (who oversees Hiedi and Rolands 20,000 churches and who visited us with Surprise only a few days ago in Chertsey when Surprise came to minister at one of our events. Here is Susan'
s message: "I have just now received a message saying... Urgent urgent prayer alert out for Heidi and Roland Baker... staff have been evacuated... they only remain... terrorists are 2km away."
Iris ministries are responcilble for the conversion of around a million people to Christianity in the region.

For a friend in hospital struggling with depression.

The people of Gaza suffering severe shortage of food, water and electricity. Now under bombardment.

A good friend who is in danger of losing his home.
For all those unarmed protesters killed and injured in Gaza
For victims of the Singapore attacks

For victims of the attack in Toronto

Austen Saeki RIP, his wife Nan and family

Hadi Asgari, Iranian Christian just out of prison

Alfie Evans and his family
Roberto Bignoli RIP

For all Okky Teguh Ariyanto's intentions

Fr Chris Kelly who is ill

Cardinal Keith O'Brien RIP

For Sue who is quite ill in hospital.

Jonathan appeals for prayer for healing

Please pray for Patrick who has advanced Alzheimer and Muriel Mary who has cognitive impairment.

Stephen Hawking RIP
Jim Smith RIP
Please help prayer for Agilma Mitsuko Hasegawa, for Marcia Aiko Hasegawa and Jussara. Thanks

For John Berry who has had a serious stroke - and his family - that he makes a good recovery.

For someone struggling with mental illness

For all the people of Syria, Yemen, DR Congo and other war zones - especially people suffering in besieged areas.

For Timea Bozic's intention
For all Patrick Lloyd's intentions

For all victims of human trafficking

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