Cycle of Prayer 13-19 May

Reading this week's prayers is Louise Ellis. Louise is the Vicar of the Church of the Holy Angels in Lilliput, Poole, and acts as the lead Diocesan Vocations Coordinator, fostering a culture of talking about vocations for everyone, including young people. Louise oversees the recruitment, training, and resourcing of a team of Vocation Mentors who collaborates with individuals alongside their vicar in developing their understanding of calling. Through Vocation Enquiry events, we aim to offer a clear entry point of discerning a vocational pathway to lay and ordained roles. 

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13 May 

Our Lord and Our God, 

We pray for Devizes Deanery and its Rural Dean: Jonathan Poston. Assistant Rural Dean: Keith Brindle. Lay Chair: Carole Jones. 

We pray for Revd Gerry Lynch, recently inducted as rector to the benefice of Wellsprings. We pray for Rev Robert Sanday as he too settles in his new post as house for duty based at Urchfont. We pray for the deanery initiative as ways are created to engage in the marks of mission in the diocese and deanery. 


14 May 

Our Father, 

Today as reflect on Matthias the Apostle. Twe thank you for communities of Bratton, Edington & Imber, Erlestoke and Coulston, in Devizes Deanery and Clergy: Andrew Sinclair and Licensed Lay Minister: Andrew King. 

We pray your blessing upon all those working so hard in this benefice. 


15 May 

Creator God, 

Thank you for the communities of Devizes St John and St Mary, and their  Clergy: Jonathan Poston, Adrian Burholt. We pray for the ministry of Licensed Lay Ministers: Chris Cox, Mark Harrison. 

We pray for Caroline Spindlow as she is licensed as Associate Priest to enable her to work both in the wider deanery supporting churches in vacancy, as well as with St John’s church family and the DBF. 

In our prayers for Episcopal Churches in South Sudan and Sudan: We pray for the Rt Revd Rufus Lemi, Assistant Bishop of Lainya in South Sudan. 


16 May 

Our Lord and our God, 

We pray your blessing upon Devizes St Peter, that they may be blessed with dedicated clergy to help them grow in worship and in pastoral care for congregation and parish. 


17 May 


Thank you for Rowde and Bromham, Devizes Deanery and its Clergy: Heather Smith. 

We pray for the benefice of Bromham and Rowde as they continue to seek a new incumbent. 

We raise to you the staff, families and students at: 

Rowde C of E Primary Academy 

Bromham St Nicholas CE VC Primary School 


18 May 

Lord God 

We pray today for Southbroom St James, Devizes Deanery and its clergy: Keith Brindle and  Richard Saint. 

As the church responds to different views on the blessing of same sex marriage among clergy and the congregation, we pray for all in the church, and the wider community, asking for your guidance and your peace, O Lord. 

We pray particularly for the pupils, staff and families of Devizes The Trinity Primary Academy 

Southbroom St James Academy 

19 May 

On today, Pentecost, 

We pray for your blessing and love to be upon the communities of the Lavingtons, Cheverells and Easterton and  Clergy: Marion Harrison. 

We raise to you the staff, pupils and families of 

Great Cheverell The Holy Trinity CE Primary Academy 

Market Lavington St Barnabas CE VC Primary School 

In our Anglican Cycle of Prayer: We pray for The Anglican Church of Canada 


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