Prayers, Prayer Requests

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The HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION for OCTOBER 2018, is for the Church

Pope Francis asks us to pray the Rosary every day for the Church this month. See:

and the Pope Video for October here: with an appeal for prayers for religious.

Prayer requests

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 Susans 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.

Victims of the earthquake in Japan

Please pray for God to intervene to protect all concerned. For all the victims and survivors of the Grenfell fire - on the first anniversary of this terrible tragedy.

For President Donald Trump on his birthday

Michael Cleere - much-loved presenter - RIP

For Sr Catherine Wybourne and all those having chemo.

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 a mother suffering from addiction - and her young family.

For all the victims of the school shooting in America

Please pray for healing for Janice. She is 92 with children and grandchildren. She is suffering from shingles in her eye - which is not responding to treatment.

For all those who died in the Moscow plane crash

For all victims of human trafficking

For victims and survivors of the earthquake in China

For the miners trapped in a collapsed mine in South Africa

For Barbara

Brian Armstrong RIP

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