Prayer Calendar for September 2020
kindly prepared for us for this month by Margaret Jolley
Monday 7th September
As we approach Education Sunday (13th September) we consider all
forms of education from nursery to university. Teaching, reading,
lecturing, listening all play their part at whatever age we are.
Tuesday 8th September
Headteachers and teaching staff have experienced a challenging few months as they have considered their schools and their pupils. We give thanks for their efforts and achievements.
Wednesday 9th September
Parents have played an increased role in the past few months in the schooling of their children. It has provided an opportunity for a greater bond with their children. Family time can be so fulfilling.
Thursday 10th September
Examination results have brought satisfaction and sadness. By now many problems will have been solved and for that we give thanks. Disappointment and joy occupy two sides of our minds. May we always help each other with our prayers.
Friday 11th September
New courses, new challenges and a need to reorganise our minds and ideas. We pray for all children and students who must make changes to their lives as they move into new programmes.
Saturday 12th September
Education can be teaching, training, learning, tuition and enlightenment. Help us to learn something new every day. Some learning can be fun!
Sunday 13th September This is Education Sunday
The theme is “A learning people in a time of change.” May it be a time of prayer and celebration for everyone in the world of education.
Our worship is led by Rev. Mike Playdon.
Monday 14th September
We pray today for Lebanon and especially Beirut. Many people have lost their homes, their family and their friends. About 20% of the population are refugees. We think of them
Tuesday 15th September
There is much distress in the world. Turmoil, fighting, destruction of people and places. We do pray for peace.
Wednesday 16th September
This is World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel – but not only in
these places do we wish for peace.
Thursday 17th September
All people and places in our world will value our prayers. We think of
some of the organisations that help with this.
Friday 18th September
Many in Loughborough who offer help, hope, care and a welcome.
Saturday 19th September Rosh Hashanah
is the Jewish New Year – therefore a time of rejoicing and introspection.
We, too, can consider the past year and look forward to the future.
Sunday 20th September
Daphne Beale leads our worship We give thanks that many people
have returned to share this time together. We pray for all our churches
in Loughborough as they have prayer and fellowship.
Monday 21st September
All of our favourite charities have been affected by lockdown and need
to find ways to replenish their funds. We list here a few of them – please
add the ones that you support.
Tuesday 22nd September
Missionary Aviation Fellowship – flying for life – who say the
world is different now.
Wednesday 23rd September
Tools with a Mission who ask us to help Sierra Leone to recover from
Ebola. They send tools to Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Uganda and Zambia.
Thursday 24th September
The Leprosy Mission who say early diagnosis would provide a
reduction in disabilities and maybe provide a cure.
Friday 25th September
The Bible Society seek to provide scripture portions in every language