Chaplaincy Cycle of Prayer

This cycle of prayer offers a topic for prayer each day of the month under three headings: “Local Church life”, “Genoa”, and “The wider world”. We hope you find that it provides a helpful structure for your praying.  This cycle of prayer is also available from the church in a hard-copy form that can easily be slipped into a handbag or pocket.

In our local Church life, pray for…

1          the Chaplain, all who minister

2          the Churchwardens

3          the church council and officers

4          the sacristan and servers

5          sidesmen and welcomers

6          the organist and musicians

7          those who maintain the church

8          all who care for the grounds

9          the church cleaning team

10        the church’s children

11        safe-guarding

12        those preparing for baptism/confirmation

13        those newly baptised and/or confirmed

14        worship on Sundays and midweek

15        the prayer life of the chaplaincy

16        other groups using the church

17        neighbours of other traditions

18        neighbours of other faiths

19        healing ministry

20        the healing of memories

21        those who are ill/housebound

22        the Ospedale Evangelico: other local hospitals

23        Neighbours in Need

24        the food bank

25        the clinic:

26        those seeking work

27        visitors to Genova

28        Stella Maris

29        those who have died

30        the bereaved & all who mourn

31        thanksgiving

Within Genoa, those who live in…

1          Molo

2          Oregina

3          Castelletto

4          San Vincenzo,

5          Carignano

6          Sampierdarena

7          San Teodoro

8          Marassi

9          Quezzi

10        Staglieno

11        Molassana

12        Struppa

13        Rivarolo

14        Bolzaneto

15        Pontedecimo

16        Sestri

17        Borzoli

18        Cornigliano

19        Voltri

20        Pra’

21        Pegli

22        Foce

23        San Martino

24        Albaro

25        Boccadasse

26        Sturla

27        Quarto dei Mille

28        Nervi

29        Apparizione, Borgoratti

30        San Desiderio, Bavari

31        Those who live outside the city

In the wider world, pray for

1      the archbishops and the bishops of the diocese

2      the Archdeaconry of Italy & Malta

3      Archdeaconry, Diocesan and General Synods

4      Christian unity: the work of CCE

5      the Archdiocese of Genova

6      religious communities of all traditions

7      mission in this country

8      mission across cultures

9      the integrity of God’s creation

10    schools, colleges, universities

11    children in distress or danger

12    Christian teachers and writers

13    all engaged in inter-faith dialogue

14    the President of the Republic

15    the Government, MPs and MEPs

16    the Mayor of Genova

17    the city council: local councils: all who work in local government

18    aid and development agencies

19    all in poverty and distress throughout the world: homeless people

20    those who cannot see, speak, or hear

21    chronically ill and permanently disabled people: those with learning difficulties

22    doctors, nurses, all who care for those who are ill or infirm

23    prisoners: the justice system

24    prisoners of conscience

25    industry and commerce

26    refugees and asylum-seekers

27    all who have been trafficked

28    seafarers, fishermen

29    all who work in the media

30    the dying: those who care for them

31    the armed forces