12 Days of Christmas

Please think about and pray for people in these rather joyless situations during the 12 Days of Christmas.
25th December
Families with an empty place at the dinner table for the first time.
26th December
Those who are back on the cold, wet streets again after a warm and companionable Christmas Day with organisations such as HARC.
27th December
People who need to spend time in hospital over the festive period.
28th December
All medical staff, police, firemen and lifeboat crews who must work and cannot spend Christmas with their families.
29th December
Families who have relied on food banks to provide their food this year.
30th December
The children who experienced no love this Christmas only mental and/or physical abuse.
31st December
Those who long for company but are seeing in the New Year on their own yet again or for the first time.
1st January
Those who see no hope or happiness ahead in 2017.
2nd January
Those who fear for their safety.
3rd January
Women and their children in refuges escaping from domestic violence.
4th January
Mothers whose babies were born too ill or too premature to survive or were stillborn.
5th January
People who have been told they have a terminal illness; and those who have had to tell them.