This Week's Life Line

Week commencing 5th April 2020
Prayer for the week 
True and humble king,
hailed by the crowd as Messiah:
grant us the faith to know you and love you,
that we may be found beside you
on the way of the cross,
which is the path of glory. Amen
Readings for today
Psalm 31.9-16
Philippians 2.5-11
Matthew 26.14-end of 27
Readings for the week
Monday         Psalm 41, Lamentations 1.1-12a & Luke 22.1-23
Tuesday        Psalm 27, Lamentations 3.1-18 &Luke 22.39-53
Wednesday   Psalm 102, Jeremiah 11.18-20 & Luke 22.54-end
Thursday      Psalm 42, Leviticus 16.2-24 & Luke 23.1-25
Friday           Psalm 69, Genesis 22.1-18 & Hebrews 10.1-10
Saturday       Psalm 142, Hosea 6.1-6 & John 2.18-22
Your  Diocese question for this week is –
Would the world be better if we all spoke the same language?
Prayer Topics:  for Sunday 5th April and the coming week:
Today is Palm Sunday and the start of Holy Week.
Please pray, whether in Church or at home: –
  • Pray, with thanks, for all those with leadership roles within the Church, particularly David and Diana having to conduct funerals in the most trying of circumstances.  We also give thanks for the innovative technology that enables us to worship together.   
  • Continue to pray for all the staff and volunteers who are on the front line caring for those who have caught the coronavirus that they may be adequately protected from it.
  • Pray for those who have the virus, in hospital or in isolation at home, that they may receive the care and support they need and that they will recover.
  • Pray for the residents in Care Homes who are now unable to have visits from family and friends and pray also for the care workers supporting these vulnerable people.
  • Pray for those who are maintaining a variety of essential services during the ‘lock-down’ – for example; the supermarket staff, delivery drivers, the providers of childcare for essential workers, etc.
  • Pray for ourselves that, while we continue to protect ourselves and those who we might come into contact, we do not forget or ignore the needs of others.
  • Pray for those known to us who are currently unwell, whether from this virus or a different cause and for their families and others who support them.  Also, for those who are awaiting investigations or operations now delayed because of the virus.
  • Continue to pray for the nations who are also suffering from this virus and whose needs are as great, if not greater, than ours at this difficult time.
  • Finally, pray that this week we join with Jesus on His journey to the Cross and beyond - from His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, His continued example and teaching, His anointing at Bethany, to the Last Supper, His arrest, trial and crucifixion, His death and burial, all leading to His glorious resurrection. 
For these and all things we pray in the name of Jesus.               Amen
Prayer Topic Suggestions:
Suggestions of Prayer Topics, for this section of Lifeline, are most welcome whether for a specific or a personal need or of a general nature. 
They can be sent by email to or by voice mail or text to 07970 881779.  Care will be taken to respect your privacy with any prayer that may appear within the Prayer Topics section of Lifeline. 
The next deadline for any Prayer Topic suggestions for Lifeline is early on Thursday 9th April if they are to be included in the Lifeline issued for Sunday, 12th April 2020.
Prayer Chain Requests:
Those wanting prayers said on their behalf by the Prayer Chain should send their request by email to  - putting "Prayer Chain" in the subject line.  
Alternatively please contact Jeff Brewer on 07970 881779 
Virtual Services
5th April – Palm Sunday
10.00am – Zoom church with Diana Greenfield
10.30am – Interactive Cafe Style with Andy Gray and Team
12th April – Easter Sunday
10.00am - Zoom church with Diana Greenfield
Rev’d D Hatrey – 01278 723616,
Office -  01458 442671
Treasurer – Sonia Beaty 01458 44296
Copy for next LifeLine to Sonia Beaty by midday next Thursday,