nine days of prayer: day seven

Bishop Michael begins his three days of walking pilgrimage today, walking from Stoke to Stone:

09:00 Morning prayer at Stoke Minster
09:20 Walk from Stoke to Trentham – 3.5 miles
11:15 Refreshments at St Mary’s Trentham
11:45 Walk from Trentham to Tittensor – 3 miles
13:15 Lunch at St Luke’s Tittensor
14:30 Walk from Tittensor to Stone – 5 miles
16:45 Arrive St Michael & St Wulfad Stone

You are welcome to join the walk and there is no need to book. Please bring your own provisions with you and arrange your own transport. There is a schedule to keep to and evening meetings for Bishop Michael so please be aware of the need to maintain a steady pace.

In the evening, he will be at A Eucharist for the Feast of St Matthew, 7.30pm; St Paul’s Church, Newcastle under Lyme, followed by refreshments.


Philippians 4:4-9

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice!

Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Pray for Bishop Michael to rejoice in the Lord always!
Pray that he may never be anxious, but always prayerful.
Pray that he will be guarded by God’s peace in every situation.
Pray that his thoughts will always be focussed on what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy.
Pray that the God of peace will always be with him.