We aim to publish the diocesan Prayer Diary on the 20th day of each month
The Prayer Diary is in transition; I hope this new format will become easier to follow and make use of.
There are four components.
Monthly Theme – mirroring themes from the recently agreed Strategic Framework for the Diocese. This will include content offering information and guidance to stimulate prayer. It is a prayer focus for the Friday of each week.
Diary (as a calendar page you can add your own notes to) – including for churches, schools, the Cathedral, chaplaincies, along with other meetings/groups. This is what keeps it local.
Details – the specific requests for prayer, which I hope will reflect current and pressing concerns linked with the Diary page; generally coming from parish clergy, but we will try to include other requests.
Jottings – a page of guidance, news, prayer gatherings and resources mirroring the theme for the month, and highlighting forthcoming editions, with the idea to deepen our prayer life collectively. This could include fresh suggestions on leading intercessions, share invitations to prayer gatherings, and other things you would like to send in to me.
I’d be very interested to take your suggestions on sources, favourite quotes on prayer, as well as thoughts on the new structure/content. I hope that the design elements can be developed further during the coming months, too.
Revd Clive Hicks, Healthy Churches Development Enabler
Prayer Diary August (special focus on new Deacons and Priests + New Worshipping Communities)
The Vision for Alive 2023 Special Prayer Focus - the fabulous Diocesan Board of Educations' Praise Parties on 15/16 June 2023
Graeme Pringle writes:
"When I first started my diocesan communications role in 2011, my first task was to refresh the diocesan Prayer Diary. The format of the Prayer Diary has remained unchanged for eleven years, and I'm very grateful to Anna Laycock who has faithfully compiled it every month for more than half of that time.
I'm also grateful to Clive Hicks who has kindly agreed to take over the Prayer Diary. No doubt Clive will want to refresh the format, and I look forward to seeing his first edition in February.
In the meantime, the December and January editions are somewhat shorter while Clive prepares for February."