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Prayer Diary for December

December 2015

Tue 1 World AIDS Day
Charles de Foucauld, hermit in the Sahara, 1916 (France)
For those living with HIV/AIDS.
ACP:West Tennessee - (IV, The Episcopal Church) Bp Don Johnson

Wed 2
Parishes and Missions in Germany of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe: Augsburg, Frankfurt, Karlsruhe, Munich, Nuremberg and Wiesbaden.
ACP:West Texas - (VII, The Episcopal Church) Bp Gary Lillibridge ; Suffr. Bp of West Texas - Bp David Reed

Thu 3 Francis Xavier, missionary, Apostle of the Indies,1552 (Spain)
Work of the Meissen Commission, co-chairs bishops Nick Baines and Friedrich Weber.
ACP:Southern Virginia - (III, The Episcopal Church) Bp Herman Hollerith; West Virginia - (III, The Episcopal Church) Bp Willam Michie Klusmeyer
Porvoo: St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, England: Bp Martin Seeley, Bp David Thomson; Aberdeen and Orkney, Scotland: Bp Robert Gillies.

Fri 4 John of Damascus, monk, teacher of the faith, c.749
Nicholas Ferrar, deacon, founder of the Little Gidding community, 1637
British Forces Churches in Germany: The Asst Chaplain General, Germany.
ACP:Western Izon - (Bendel, Nigeria) Bp Edafe Emamezi ; Northern Izon - (Niger Delta, Nigeria) Bp Fred Nyanabo

Sat 5
People & Government of Germany.
ACP:Western Kansas - (VII, The Episcopal Church) Bp Michael Milliken

Sun 6 2nd Sunday of Advent
For the Bishop's Advent appeal.
ACP:Western Louisiana - (VII, The Episcopal Church) Bp Jacob W Owensby
WCC: Cape Verde, the Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal.

Mon 7 Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, teacher of the faith, 397
Development of Anglican-Evangelical Church of Germany relations. The Evangelical Church of Germany: Bp Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Chairman, EKD Council.
ACP:Western Michigan - (V, The Episcopal Church) Bp Whayne Hougland

Tue 8 Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Old Catholic Church in Germany: Bp Matthias Ring.
ACP:Western New York - (II, The Episcopal Church) Bp William Franklin

Wed 9 Ember Day
Those involved in training ordinands; our ordinands in training.
ACP:Western Tanganyika - (Tanzania) Bp Sadock Makaya

Thu 10 UN Human Rights Day.
ACP:Wiawso (Ghana) - (West Africa) Bp Abraham Ackah
Porvoo: St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane, Scotland: Bp David Chillingworth (Primus); Porvoo, Finland: Bp Björn Vikström.

Fri 11 Ember Day
Vocations to the ministry. Diocesan Director of Ordinands William Gulliford and his assistants.
ACP:Willochra - (South Australia, Australia) Bp John Stead

Sat 12 Ember Day
Readers in the Diocese. Warden of Readers: Bishop David Hamid; Moderator for Reader Training: Colin Brown; Senior Tutor and Advisor for Reader Ministry: Elaine Labourel.
ACP:Winchester - (Canterbury, England) Bp Tim Dakin; Winchester - Basingstoke - Bp David Grant Williams; Winchester - Southampton - Bp Jonathan Frost

Sun 13 3rd Sunday of Advent
For prisoners of conscience and the work of Amnesty International: Sec. Gen.: Salil Shetty.
ACP:Windward Islands - (West Indies) Bp Calvert Friday
WCC: Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo.

Mon 14 John of the Cross, poet, teacher of the faith, 1591 (Spain)
For those providing night shelters.
ACP:Worcester - (Canterbury, England) Bp John Inge; Worcester - Dudley - Bp Graham Usher

Tue 15
For families under stress.
ACP:Wusasa - (Kaduna, Nigeria) Bp Ali Buba Lamido

Wed 16
For the work of Save the Children.
ACP:Wyoming - (VI, The Episcopal Church) Bp John Smylie

Thu 17 O Sapientia: the Great O Antiphons
Eglantyne Jebb, social reformer, founder of "Save the Children", 1928
For those facing their first Christmas alone.
ACP:Yambio - (Sudan) Bp Peter Munde Yacoub
Porvoo: Chester, England: Bp Peter Forster, Bp Keith Sinclair, Bp Libby Lane; Kuopio, Finland: - Bp Jari Jolkkonen.

Fri 18
For all those attending carol services in our churches.
ACP:Abp Stephen Than Myint Oo, Abp of Myanmar and Bp of Yangon; Asst Bp of Yangon - (Myanmar) Bp Samuel Htang Oak

Sat 19
For those rebuilding their lives after natural disasters.
ACP:Yei - (Sudan) Bp Hilary Luate Adeba

Sun 20 4th Sunday of Advent
Chaplains and other church members attending carol services in schools, hospitals and other non-church settings.
ACP:Yewa (formerly Egbado) - (Lagos, Nigeria) Bp Michael Adebayo Oluwarohunbi
WCC: Ghana, Nigeria.

Mon 21
For those in hospital over Christmas.
ACP:Yirol - (Sudan) Bp Daniel Deng Abil

Tue 22
For those offering hospitality and care to the homeless this Christmas.
ACP:Yokohama - (Japan) Bp Laurence Yutaka Minabe

Wed 23
For all those who cannot share the joy of Christmas.
ACP:Yola - (Jos, Nigeria) Bp Markus Ibrahm

Thu 24 Christmas Eve
That our hearts may always be open to the joy and wonder of God's mighty works.
ACP:York - (York, England) Abp John Sentamu; York - Beverley - Bp Glyn Webster; York - Hull - Alison White; York - Selby - Bp John Bromilow Thomson; York - Whitby - Bp Paul John Ferguson
Porvoo: Southwell and Nottingham, England: Bp Paul Williams, Bp Anthony Porter; Borg, Norway: Bp Atle Sommerfeldt.

Fri 25 Christmas Day
The Church's solidarity with those who are persecuted.
ACP:Ysabel - (Melanesia) Bp Richard Naramana

Sat 26 Stephen, deacon, martyr
For those who have died for their faith in the past year.
ACP:Yukon - (British Columbia & the Yukon, Canada) Bp Larry David Robertson

Sun 27 1st Sunday of Christmas or John, apostle and evangelist
For blessings of peace in the New Year to come.
ACP:Zaki-Biam - (Abuja, Nigeria) Bp Benjamin Vager
WCC: Stateless people and migrants.

Mon 28 Holy Innocents Day
For children in danger.
ACP:Zanzibar - (Tanzania) The Revd Michael Hafidh

Tue 29 Thomas Becket, archbishop, martyr, 1170
For clergy families.
ACP:Zaria - (Kaduna, Nigeria) Bp Cornelius Salifu Bello

Wed 30
"For all that has been, Thanks. To all that shall be, Yes" (Dag Hammarskjöld).
ACP:Zonkwa - (Abuja, Nigeria) Bp Jacob Kwashi

Thu 31 John Wyclif, Reformer
For bible translators and interpreters
ACP:Zululand - (Southern Africa) Bp Dino Gabriel
Porvoo: Oslo, Norway: Bp Ole Christian Kvarme; Durham, England: Bp Paul Butler, Bp Mark Bryant; Moray, Ross & Caithness, Scotland: Bp Mark Strange.