The Diocesan Prayer Calendar is a sizable document but designed to be quick and clear to read, and also to leave space for your own notes. Of course, you do not have to print it all out at once, and you’re welcome to reformat it, if you wish.
In the latest couple of quarters we’ve split the diocesan cycle into ‘parish’ and ‘extra-parochial’ so that we can add more prayer for schools and other institutions around the diocese, without neglecting the daily round of the parishes.
Sunday entries are designed to look at some of the bigger pictures in our Diocese – sometimes geographical (deaneries, archdeaconries, link dioceses) sometimes issues or activities (Remembrance Sunday for example). If there is an aspect of diocesan life that you’d like included on a Sunday, do let me know. These are followed through the week by daily prayers from all over the diocese, and across the Anglican Communion, including the calendar of saints and other worthy people.
Finally, there is space in the daily entries for you to note any prayer requests that have been made to you or your parish, or any special interests you want to remember in your prayers.
Please contact me with any comments or suggestions – or see details in the side bar. I will also be pleased to provide large print copies to any who would find that helpful.
The calendar can also be found on the Diocesan website, where you can find a little background on developing a prayer habit, and links to the Diocesan Fellowship of Pray-ers and their cycle of prayer.