Prayer Diary – 19 September 2021

19 September

Trinity 16

Cathedrals Pray for St Paul’s and St Christopher’s Cathedrals, their deans Jeremy and Bill, their canons, and their people.

The Retreats Ministry has its office in Nicosia run by the Retreats Facilitator. The main ministry being that of the Katafiyio Retreat at Angel’s Hills, Cyprus, the running of group and individually guided retreats in the Diocese and Province, and the giving of spiritual direction


Thank God that despite the restrictions around Covid some people have been showing an interest in booking retreats at Katafiyio. Others in the Middle East and the Gulf have participated in Retreats in Daily Life on throughout Doha, the Middle East, and around the world.


Thank God too that the Diocese has been able to use the Katafiyio Retreat at Angel’s Hills for group events following Covid guidelines. Give thanks for the staff at Angel’s Hills who have made us so welcome.


As Cyprus begins to open up after an unsteady year, ask that God would lead people to Katafiyio to be refreshed for life and ministry.


Ask that Priests and Parishes would be open to offering a variety of retreat opportunities to their congregations which will meet the needs of different personality types, cultures, and Christian backgrounds.


As life seems to be returning to some kind of normal, ask that Maggie would know God’s leading as she plans for the future. What now needs to be done differently and what ways of doing things will be helpful to revert back to.


Lord, breathe your life into us. Open our ears to listen for sounds of you around us; open our eyes to see evidence of your life in our world; open our minds that we will be challenged by knowing your life in us; open our hearts that we may be moved by you sending us out. We pray that as you breathe in us, we might breathe you out to our needy world. In the name of Christ, Amen