Items for Prayer over Christmas & New Year

World – Pray for places where there is unrest, war and famine. Pray for those places that have hit by natural disasters. Pray for God’s peace in our world.

UK – Pray for families in our country who are struggling to make ends meet. Pray for the elderly and isolated. Pray for those who have lost loved ones and may be spending this festive period on their own for the first time. Pray for God’s joy in our country.

Church and Community – Pray for rest and relaxation for people in our community over this festive time. Pray for relationships as families are thrown together for extended periods during the holidays. Pray for St James to be a beacon of light in Woodhouse and beyond and that through the work we do people will come to know Jesus in their lives.

Sick and Bereaved – Pray for all those known to us who are unwell at this time, particularly David, Rebecca, Paul, Sylvia, Jean G, Jean D, Doreen, Rosie, Jane O and Mavis. Pray for all those who have been bereaved this week that they will know God’s love and tenderness at this difficult time.