The day will start on Wednesday 19th October at 12 noon and finish 24 hours later – both these sessions will be led by Bishop Michael in our Zoom virtual prayer room – please join us if you can:
Join Zoom Meeting ID: 846 1486 3883 Passcode: 356202.
As on previous prayer days, and in keeping with the Shaping for Mission initiative, deaneries will be central to our day of prayer. Rural Deans and Lay Chairs have been asked to organise a session to pray for the fulfilment of the diocesan vision in their deanery's context. We hope to have a deanery somewhere in the diocese praying for the whole 24 hours!
If you haven’t yet booked your deanery’s slot, please contact Denise Keen.
Specific groups such as diocesan departments, chaplaincies, schools, fresh expressions and Transforming Communities Together will also be leading 30-minute slots. We would love to hear from all individuals, local groups and churches, pledging to pray alone, in person or in online groups.
The Lichfield Diocesan Facebook Group will be a platform where any photos or messages of encouragement can be posted during the 24-hour cycle of prayer.
Please contact Denise Keen for more details or to request particular time slots.
"We receive your gifts, believe your promises and trust you for the future.
May we cease trying to fix the church and join with you in loving your world.
May we hear your call to fullness of life and share it with others.
May we be shaped by the Good News of Jesus, the light of the world
And may we seek your kingdom as People of Hope. Amen.
Resources for informed prayer are available from the Diocesan Prayer Diary for w/b 16th October and elsewhere.
May each of you, individually, as groups, by Zoom or in person, be guided in your prayers by the Holy Spirit as we pray …
"As we follow Christ in the footsteps of St Chad, we pray that the two million people in our diocese encounter a church that is confident in the gospel, knows and loves its communities, and is excited to find God already at work in the world. We pray for a church that reflects the richness and variety of those communities. We pray for a church that partners with others in seeking the common good, working for justice as a people of hope."
Unless stated otherwise on the table below, all sessions over the 24 hours will be via the diocesan Zoom virtual prayer room room: Meeting ID: 846 1486 3883 Passcode: 356202.
You are most welcome to join any of the sessions, not just for your own deanery’s slot but whenever you have opportunity throughout the day, to support other deaneries and groups in prayer.
Where groups are using Facebook or their own Zoom rooms, the link, or an email address requesting the link, is shown on the table.
There will be opportunity to share news of how the day is progressing on our Diocesan Facebook group, including photographs and short videos - please do get in touch. One person from each participating group will need to be a member of the diocese Facebook Group to upload these.
|12:00||Midday Prayer led by Bishop Michael|
|12:30||Telford in-person only at Holy Trinity Wrockwardine Wood - Debbie Loughran||Staff prayer meeting on Teams - Clare Beavon|
|13:00||Prayer for Creation and the Environment - Steve Hollinghurst|
|14:00||Eccleshall Deanery - Doug Heming|
|17:00||Wolverhampton Deanery Choral Evensong live from St Peter's - David Wright 1 hour|
|18:00||West Bromwich Deanery - Jane Dicker|
|18:30||Telford Deanery in-person only at Holy Trinity Oakengates - Debbie Loughran|
|19:00||Newcastle Deanery - Josephine Locke|
|20:00||Shrewsbury and Wrekin Deanery - Andy Ackroyd|
|21:00||Edgmond & Shifnal Deanery - Matthew Lefroy|
|21:30||Penkridge Deanery - Rachel Livesey|
|06:00||Lichfield Deanery - Lynn McKeon|
|06:30||Community of St Chad Morning Prayer - Chris Precious|
|09:00||Wulfrun Deanery in-person meetings around the deanery - Ian Poole|
|10:00||Wednesbury Deanery - Martin Ennis|
|10:30||Ellesmere Deanery - Linda Cox|
|12:00||Midday Prayer - Bishop Michael|