Day of Prayer for Vellore
The Cambridgeshire Ecumenical council and the Diocese of Vellore hold a day of prayer each year, normally on the Sunday next before Lent. The themes are written and chosen by each partner in turn, and reflect the immediate concerns of both partners. In 2020 Vellore Sunday falls on 23rd February. A prayer which can be used on the day is available below.
You can also pray for Vellore day by day using the monthly prayer list which can be found on this website under the "About" tab.
A prayer for the Day of Prayer for the Link between the churches of Cambridgeshire and the churches of the CSI Diocese of Vellore.
Lord God Almighty, maker of nations and continents, and Father of the Lord Jesus, We give you our praise and thanks for the power of everyday faith. That faith we share with your people throughout the world and today we especially remember our sisters and brothers of the Church of South India diocese of Vellore. As they pray for us, so we pray for them asking that our prayers may gain substance and reality in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
For the everyday faith expressed in the worship of your people in towns and village, we give you thanks. For the everyday faith expressed in the schools and other educational establishments of the diocese, we pray and give you thanks.
For the everyday faith bringing healing through hospitals and clinics, we pray and give you thanks. For the everyday faith of farmers and the agricultural college sustaining the lives of many, we pray and give you thanks.
For the everyday faith shown through caring projects for the disabled and damaged, we pray and give you thanks.
For the everyday faith of those coping with the challenge of climate change, we pray and give you thanks.
For the everyday faith of preachers, teachers, catechists and church workers, both women and men, we pray and give you thanks.
For the everyday faith of all your people witnessing to your love in homes, workplaces and everywhere they find themselves, we pray and give you thanks.
May the bond of prayer between the churches of Cambridgeshire and Vellore deepen and be an acceptable vehicle for your love, Father, into all our everyday lives. This we ask in and through the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.