Weekly Prayer Diary

Please remember to pray for South Africa at noon every day

COVID-19 Prayer:
Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in Your comfort, knowing that nothing can separate us from Your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

SUNDAY 21 March:
5th Sunday in Lent

During a Vacancy in a Diocese/ Pastoral Charge:
God our Father the giver of every good gift graciously regard the needs of your Church and guide with your heavenly wisdom the minds of those responsible for choosing a bishop for this Diocese: send us a faithful pastor to feed Your flock and lead us into the way of holiness; through Jesus our Lord. AMEN.

Elective Assembly: 17-18 May-
Please continue to pray daily for God’s hand upon the choice of a new Bishop for the Diocese of Natal. Pray also for Archbishop Thabo, along with the Elective Assembly Advisory Committee, and its Chairperson, Prof Bonke Dumisa, as new plans need to be put in place for the Elective Assembly in the light of current lockdown legislation. Candidates: Revd Sithembiso Ntshangase; Revd Mlungisi Hadebe; Revd Barnabas S Nqindi; The Very Reverend Xolani Dlwathi; Canon Bellina Mangena.

Diocesan Prayer Diary:
Parish of St Peter, Newlands: Pinky & Lovington Nyoni.

Retired Clergy: Johann & Nonhlanhla Vilakazi, Lin Villiers.

The Church of England.

Lent #fast4earth: World Water Sunday: at family lunch discuss what is the link between water & faith to you?

Pray For: Bishop Sithembele Mzamane /Nolwazi, Malixole, Lethu, Izi & Thila Ncame

MONDAY 22 March:
Hosea 3:1-5; Psalm 23; John 7:52-8:11

Psalm 91; Jeremiah 24:1-10; Romans 9:19-33 (MP)

Psalm 92, 93; Exodus 4:10-31; John 9:1-17 (EP)

Diocesan Prayer Diary:
Parish of St Laurence, Ngcwayi: Howard & Lindiwe Phelane, Anna-Maria Dlamini, Sindi Cele.

Retired Clergy: Brian Walpole, Doug Wessels.

The Diocese of the Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands –The Church in the Province of the West Indies

Lent #fast4earth: PLANET- World Water Day: Check your water footprint: http://bit.ly/3pHAEYt

Today we pray for all the elderly in our Parish and Community.

Pray for: Nangamso, Hlumelo, & Iminathi Mzamane / Clarice, A.M & Siphesihle Ngcobo

TUESDAY 23 March:
Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 102:1-2, 15-22; John 8:21-30

Psalm 94; Jeremiah 25:8-17; Romans 10:1-13 (MP) 

Psalm (95), 96, 97; Exodus 5:1-6:1; John 9:18-41 (EP)

Diocesan Prayer Diary:
Parish of St Margaret-on-the-Hill, Northlands: Rector: Vacant

Retired Clergy: Margie Wishart, James & Phillipa Wyllie.

The Diocese of Bakuru–The Church of Nigeria (Jos Province).

Lent #fast4earth: PLANET- Avoid use of energy at peak hour, turn down temperature on water heater.

Today we pray for those who are sick in our Parish and Community.

Pray for: Ntokozo, & Thando Mzobe / Priscilla Nicol

WEDNESDAY 24 March:  
Daniel 3:13-28; Psalm 24:1-6; John 8:31-47

Psalms 98, 99, (100), 101; Jeremiah 25:30-38; Romans 10:14-21 (MP)

Psalm 102; Exodus 7:8-24; John 10:1-18 (EP)

Diocesan Prayer Diary:
Parish of St St Saviour, Ntuzuma/ KwaMsindisi: Mduduzi & Nompumelelo Ninela, Simphiwe Shange.

Retired Clergy: Peter & Lynda Wyngaard, Clement & Dudu Zulu.

The Diocese of Ballarat–The Anglican Church of Australia (Victoria Province).

Lent #fast4earth: PLANET-  Commit to planting #birthdaytrees this year.

BIRTHDAY: Akeelah Willemse

Today we pray for all the Cancer patients in our Parish and Community.

Pray for: Fikile & Dr TA Nhlapo-Langa / Jeanette Nieuwenhuis

THURSDAY 25 March:
The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Isaiah 7:10-14; Psalm 113; Romans 5:12-17; Luke 1:26-38

Psalm 85, 87; Isaiah 52:7-12; Hebrews 2:5-10 (MP)

Psalm 110, 132; Genesis 3:8-15; John 1:9-14 (EP)

Diocesan Prayer Diary:
Parish of Ekubonakalisweni, Osizweni: Mlungisi Hadebe, Thulisile Hlatshwayo.

Retired Clergy: Thando & Nthabiseng Zungu, Betty Addison.

The Diocese of Bangor –The Church in Wales.

Lent #fast4earth: PLANET-  Invest in one solar item this year.

Today we give thanksgiving to God for all those who have been healed.

BIRTHDAY: Prisca Ntuli

Pray for: Tebello, Mthulisi, Naledi, Mohau & Nelani Ndelu / Betty Nilsson

FRIDAY 26 March:
Jeremiah 20:7-13; Psalm 18:1-7; John 10:31-42

Psalm 105:1-22; Jeremiah 29:1,4-13; Romans 11:13-24 (MP)

Psalm 105:23-45; Exodus 9:13-35; John 11:1-27 (EP)

Diocesan Prayer Diary:
Parish of Christ Church, Overport with St Barnabas: Rector: Vacant

Retired Clergy: John & Jenny Aitchison, John & Ann Alexander.

The Diocese of Banks & Torres –The Anglican Church of Melanesia.

Lent #fast4earth: PLANET- Commit to moving one step further on the journey to a more plant based lifestyle.

Today we pray for all those who have been infected and affected by COVID-19.

BIRTHDAY: Esethu Zulu

Pray for: Lorraine, Lukhanyo, Thandolwethu & Njabulo Nduzi / Fundiswa Nomfemela & Simphiwe Matsole

SATURDAY 27 March:
Ezekiel 37:21b-28; Psalm 121; John 11:45-57

Psalm 106:1-24; Jeremiah 31:27-34; Romans 11:25-36 (MP)

Psalm 106:25-50; Exodus 10:21-11:8; John 11:28-44 (EP)

Diocesan Prayer Diary:
Parish of The Holy Trinity, Phoenix: Rector: Vacant; Nicolette & Sylvester Reddy.

Retired Clergy: Ronnie & Sandy Alexander, Beryl Arrikum.

The Diocese of Barbados –The Church in the Province of the West Indies.

Lent #fast4earth: PLANET- follow & support a young climate activist.

BIRTHDAY: Michelle Manning

Pray for: Nolwazi, Nomfundo, Sibabonga & Ilhulubuse Ncobese / Kerry & Caitlyn Pather