Benefice of Derwent Ings

Healing Prayer Fellowship has moved online. The members of the team circulate prayer request by email to each other and then at 9.30am on Wednesday morning the team pray from their own homes for everyone who has contacted them during the week.

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Archdeaconry of York Prayer

Generous God, you look upon us with love and mercy. Build up your people in this Archdeaconry of York, we pray, and make your churches places of generosity and welcome, that we might nurture disciples of your Son. May we seek to work as partners in mission, desiring the guidance and strength of the Holy Spirit, as we live out your Gospel in our parishes. This we ask in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Deanery prayer 
Faithful God,
In this time of anxiety and uncertainty,
may your love be known more widely than any illness;
and may we remember that
your compassion is deeper than our distress,
your hope is brighter than the darkness that is upon us,
and may our loved ones, our neighbours,
and all those who worship in churches across our deanery
be bound together with your bonds of love and faithfulness,
that, together, we may rejoice in your gifts and graces.
In Jesus Christ we pray.  Amen.

Prayer for Living Christs Story

Give us, O Lord, a calm soul and a clear head, a broad mind and a generous spirit.

Give us, a warm heart and a listening ear, our true voice and a gentle touch.

Give us, a hunger for justice and a thirst for peace, a passion for truth and a love of mercy.

Give us, a painter’s eye and a poet’s tongue, a saint’s patience and a prophet’s hope.

Give us, a sage’s wisdom and a fool’s delight, a pilgrim’s purpose and an angel’s content. Amen

Prayer for support
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.

For those who are ill
Merciful God,
we entrust to your tender care
those who are ill or in pain,
knowing that whenever danger threatens
your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe.
Comfort and heal them,
and restore them to health and strength;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

For hospital staff and medical researchers
Gracious God,
give skill, sympathy and resilience
to all who are caring for the sick,
and your wisdom to those searching for a cure.
Strengthen them with your Spirit,
that through their work many will be restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

From one who is ill or isolated
O God,
help me to trust you,
help me to know that you are with me,
help me to believe that nothing can separate me
from your love
revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord.

For stillness
Compassionate God, as our physical freedom is diminished, our activities decreased and our movements restricted, help us to find stillness in our souls and bodies. Help us not to be overwhelmed by fear of what might be, but still our souls, as you stilled the storm on the sea of Galilee to calm the fears of your disciples. Give us courage to shelter in the ark of your love, until you bring us all, once again, to the security of the dry shore.

A prayer for those forgotten

Gentle God, as the world is distracted by our current situation help us not to forget the plight if those in need. Hear our prayers for those who live in war zones those dispossessed, for those who continue to suffer for lack of food or clean water. For those whose tears are not seen, and whose cries are not heard, Lord have mercy.


The Jesus prayer

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy, shine your mercy upon us; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not our hold on things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

The Diocesan Prayer Diary can now be found with this link


Online prayer websites

Here are some prayer sites that you could try, see which you like
Pray as you go
Celtic liturgies
Sacred Space
Green Christian Prayer Guide



Parishes of Wheldrake, Thorganby, Elvington, Sutton-upon-Derwent with East Cottingwith

Benefice Prayers for the Community areas
The original prayer area list was set up for Wheldrake and to broaden this out to all villages in the Benefice this new list has been created.  There is a letter in brackets to denote which village the road is in. If you know of a place that has been missed off please let the office know a year we should have prayed for each road in the Benefice.(EC) = East Cottingwith

(S) = Sutton Upon Derwent

(E) = Elvington

(T) = Thorganby

(W) = Wheldrake

Week beginning 2023
17/09 Storwood (EC)
24/09 Elvington Lane, Sutton Park, Wold Croft (S)
01/10 Narrow Lane, Gatehead Lane, Postern Lane and Ballhall Ln (EC)
08/10 York Road, Air Museum, Wheldrake Lane and Scout Hut (E)
15/10 Dauby Ln, Derwent Cls, White house Grove &  Beech Cls (E)
22/10 Church Lane, Church Green,  (E)
29/10 Thicket Priory, Mill Lane, Common Lane and  Ferry Lane (T)
05/11 Church Lane and Mount Pleasant (W)
12/11 Greengales Lane and Dalton Hill (W)
19/11 Village Hall, Shop, Nursing Home, White Rose House & Wenlock Arms (W)
26/11 Wenlock Gardens and Broadlands (W)
03/12 Sandhill Lane, Village Hall and Vincent Arms (S)
10/12 The Conifers, Jubilee Court (E)
17/12 Lorraine Avenue, Hillgarth Court and  Dovecote Garth (E)
24/12 Main Street, to Church and Village Hall (T)
31/12 Derwent Ings nature reserve (W)
07/01 Wheldrake with Thorganby school , Pupils Staff & Governors (W)
14/01 Braithgayte, Ruffahms Close and Moor Close (W)
21/01 General Lane, Langrickgate Lane and Canal Lane (EC)
28/01 Main Street, Jasmine Garth, St Vincent Close (S)
04/02 Industrial Estates and Businesses (E)
11/02 Beckside, Alvin Walk Beck Close, Belvoir Avenue (E)
18/02 Westfield Lane, Southmoor Road (T)
25/02 Derwent Park Blue Slates Close (W)
03/03 Dovecote Close, Raker Close,  (W)
10/03 North Lane and Walker Lane (W)
17/03 Church Lane, St Mary’s Close and Village Hall (EC)
24/03 Sutton School, Pupils Staff and Governors (S)
31/03 Elvington Park (E)
07/04 The Green, Shop, Village Hall and Gray Horse (E)
14/04 Ings Lane and Thicket Grove (T)
21/04 Chapel Cls ,Sykes Cls, Hall Cls Forge Cls, & The Paddocks  (W)
28/04 Countneys and Blake Court (W)
05/05 Valley View, Harcourt Close and Derwent Drive (W)
12/05 Ings Lane, Hag Lane, and Derwent Close (EC)
19/05 Jervis Court, Wheelwright Cls, Carltons Rd, Wynam Ln & Derwent Park Cls (S)
26/05 Sports field and Club, Surgery (E)
02/06 Main Street, Blacksmiths Close, Roxby Close (E)
09/06 Main Street including Woodhouse Road (T)
16/06 Ruddings and Greengales Court (W)
23/06 Industrial Estate and Businesses (W)
30/06 Main Street (W)
07/07 Main Street and Green Lane (EC)
14/07 Common Lane, Southwood Road (S)
21/07 Elvington School, Pupils, Staff and Governors (E)
28/07 Riverside Gardens,  Riverside Close (E)
04/08 The Gale, Roth Hill Lane, Seggcarrs lane  and Bonby Lane  (T)
11/08 Elvington Lane and Fishing Lakes (W)
18/08 South Back Lane (W)
25/08 Low Well Park and Kitty Garth (W)
01/09 St Helen’s Rise and Church Close (W)
08/09 Escrick Road, Bengy Ln & Crockey Hill Rd (W)