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Prayer Diary for May

May 2015

Praying for the Earth: Climate change

Help us to respond with wisdom and foresight to the threat of climate change. We pray for those affected by rising sea levels and extreme weather conditions. Help us, in reducing our own carbon foot print, to play our part in reducing the country’s carbon emissions. Grant us the personal and political will to make a difference. (We pray in particular for….)

Fri 1 Philip and James, apostles
All those concerned with improving working conditions especially in developing countries.
ACP:Newcastle - (York, England) Bp Martin Wharton; Asst Bp Newcastle - Bp Francis White

Sat 2
Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, teacher of the faith, 373

Rosamund Wilkinson, to be ordained deacon in Istanbul today.
For teachers of religion and theology.
ACP:Newcastle (AUS) - (New South Wales, Australia) Bp Greg Thompson; Asst Bp Newcastle - Bp Peter Stuart

Sun 3 5th Sunday of Easter
Archdeaconry of Gibraltar: Acting Archdeacon: Geoffrey Johnston; Area Deans: Bob Bates, Mehrat Sabry, David Waller.
ACP:Ngbo - (Enugu, Nigeria) Bp Christian Ebisike
WCC: Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda

Mon 4
English saints and martyrs of the Reformation Era
We give thanks for those who have shared their faith with us.
ACP:Niagara - (Ontario, Canada) Bp Michael Allan Bird
Porvoo: Gothenburg, Sweden - Bp Per Eckerdal; Glasgow and Galloway, Scotland - Bp Gregor Duncan

Tue 5
Link between the Archdeaconry of Gibraltar and the Diocese of Peru.
ACP:Niassa - (Southern Africa) Bp Mark van Koevering; Suffr. Bp Niassa - Bp Manuel Ernesto

Wed 6
Barcelona St George: Chaplain: John Brown Chapman
ACP:Nicaragua - (Central America) Bp Sturdie Downs

Thu 7
Costa Almeria and Costa Calida, also serving Albox, Costacabana, Mojácar, Roquetas de Mar: Priest in charge: Pauline Williams; Asst chaplain: Alan Bennett.
ACP:Niger Delta North - (Niger Delta, Nigeria) Abp Ignatius Kattey; Niger Delta West - (Niger Delta, Nigeria) Bp Emmanuel Oko-Jaja

Fri 8
Julian of Norwich, spiritual writer, c.1417
Costa Azahar, including Alcossebre, Ampolla, Vinaros: Priest in charge: Vacant
ACP:Niger Delta, The - (Niger Delta, Nigeria) Bp Ralph Ebirien

Sat 9
Costa Blanca Holy Spirit, including Benidorm, Calpe, Denia, El Campello, Fontilles, Gandia, Jávea, La Fustera: Senior Chaplain: Marcus Ronchetti; Chaplains: Stephen Foster, Vacant; Reader: Stephen Carden.
ACP:Niger West - (Niger, Nigeria) Bp Anthony Nkwoka

Sun 10 6th Sunday of Easter
Christian Aid Week begins
For the work of Christian Aid.
ACP:Nike - (Enugu, Nigeria) Bp Evans Jonathan Ibeagha
WCC: Kenya, Tanzania

Mon 11
Rogation Day
Rogationtide: for those countries dependent on a good harvest.
ACP:Nnewi - (Niger, Nigeria) Bp Dr Godwin Izundu Nmezinwa Okpala
Porvoo: Southwark, England - Bp Christopher Chessun, Bp Richard Cheetham, Bp Jonathan Clark, Bp Michael Ipgrave; Bjørgvin, Norway - Bp Halvor Nordhaug

Tue 12
Rogation Day
Gregory Dix, Priest, Monk, Scholar, 1952

For those who work on land and sea to provide us with food.
ACP:North Central Philippines - (Philippines) Bp Joel Atiwag Pachao

Wed 13
Rogation Day
For all who work in commerce and industry.
ACP:North Carolina - (IV, The Episcopal Church) Bp Michael Curry; Asst Bp North Carolina - Bp William Gregg; Western North Carolina - Bp Porter Taylor

Thu 14 Ascension Day
That we may not stand gazing up into heaven, but carry out God's work on earth.

Fri 15 St Matthias (transferred from Thursday)
The nine days after Ascension Day until the eve of Pentecost are observed as days of prayer and preparation for the celebration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Prayer and thanksgiving for the power of the Holy Spirit.
ACP:North Dakota - (VI, The Episcopal Church) Bp Michael Smith

Sat 16
Caroline Chisholm, social reformer, 1877

Prayer and thanksgiving for the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.
ACP:North East India - (North India) Bp Purely Lyngdoh

Sun 17 7th Sunday of Easter - Sunday After Ascension
That we may serve the common good, as wise and faithful stewards of God's gifts.
ACP:North Eastern Caribbean & Aruba - (West Indies) Bp Leroy Brooks
WCC: Malawi, Zambia

Mon 18
Prayer and thanksgiving for the peace of the Holy Spirit.
ACP:North Karamoja - (Uganda) Bp James Nasak
Porvoo: Gloucester, England - vacancy, Bp Martyn Snow; Västerås, Sweden - Bp Thomas Söderberg

Tue 19
Dunstan, archbishop, monastic reformer, 988
DEL week 7

Prayer and thanksgiving for the healing of the Holy Spirit.
ACP:North Mbale - (Uganda) Bp Daniel Gimadu

Wed 20
Alcuin, deacon, abbot, 804
Prayer and thanksgiving for the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
ACP:North Queensland - (Queensland, Australia) Bp William Ray; Asst Bp North Queensland (Torres Islander) - Bp Saibo Mabo

Thu 21
Helena, protector of the Holy Places, 330

Prayer and thanksgiving for the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
ACP:North West Australia - (Western Australia, Australia) Bp Gary Nelson

Fri 22
Prayer and thanksgiving for the fire of the Holy Spirit.
ACP:Northern Argentina - (South America) Bp Nicholas James Quested Drayson

Sat 23
Prayer and thanksgiving for the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
ACP:Northern Indiana - (V, The Episcopal Church) Bp Edward Little

Sun 24 Pentecost - Whit Sunday
"Come, Holy Spirit, and kindle in us the fire of your love."
ACP:Northern Luzon - (Philippines) Bp Renato Mag-Gay Abibico
WCC: Botswana, Zimbabwe

Mon 25
The Venerable Bede, monk, scholar, historian, 735
Aldhelm, bishop, 709

Costa Brava (Madremanya). Including Pau, Sant Empeli: Priest in charge: Anne Jenkins.
ACP:Northern Malawi - (Central Africa) Bp Fanuel Emmanuel Magangani; Southern Malawi - (Central Africa) Bp-elect Alinafe Kalemba
Porvoo: Guildford, England - Bp Andrew Watson, Bp Ian Brackley; Viborg, Denmark - Bp Henrik Stubkjær

Tue 26
Augustine, first abp of Canterbury, 605
John Calvin, reformer, 1564 (Switzerland)
Philip Neri, founder of the Oratorians, spiritual guide, 1595 (Italy)
DEL week 8

Costa del Sol East St Andrew, including Alhaurin El Grande, Benalmadena Costa, Calahonda, Coin, Fuengirola: Chaplain: Alaric Lewis; Readers: Linda Hammond, Caroline MacFarlane.
ACP:Northern Michigan - (V, The Episcopal Church) Bp Rayford Ray

Wed 27
Costa del Sol West, including San Pedro, Sotogrande: Priest in charge: Vacant.
ACP:Northern Philippines - (Philippines) Bp Brent Alawas; Suffr. Bp Northern Philippines - Bp Miguel Yamoyam

Thu 28
Lanfranc, monk, archbishop, of Canterbury, scholar, 1089
[Consecration of Bishop Patrick Harris, 1973, Hon. Asst Bp]

Fuerteventura: Priest in charge: Vacant.
ACP:Northern Territory, The - (Queensland, Australia) Bp-elect Greg Anderson

Fri 29
Ibiza and Formentera, including Cala Llonga, Es Cana, San Rafael, San Eulalia: Priest in charge: Peter Pimentel.
ACP:Northern Uganda - (Uganda) Bp Johnson Gakumba

Sat 30
Josephine Butler, social reformer, 1906
Joan of Arc, visionary, 1431 (France)
Apolo Kivebulaya, priest, evangelist, 1933

Lanzarote St Laurence, including Costa Teguise, Nazaret, Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen: Priest in charge: Vacant; Reader: David Dowdell.
ACP:Northwest Texas - (VII, The Episcopal Church) Bp Scott Mayer; Texas - (VII, The Episcopal Church) Bp Andrew Doyle; Suffr. Bp Texas - Bp Dena Harrison

Sun 31 Trinity Sunday
For the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Gibraltar, and the Pro-Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Brussels.
ACP:Pray for the work of the Anglican Centre in Rome.
Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island - (Canada, Canada) Bp Ronald Wayne Cutler
WCC: Botswana, Zimbabwe