Monthly Prayer Meeting

Wednesday 6th January 2020

In normal times, we would meet in the church office on the first Wednesday in the month to pray together at 8pm. As we still cannot do this, we do invite you to use the prayers below and to join us in prayer, from your home.

MONTHLY PRAYERS FOR JANUARY  2021

(If anyone would like specific prayer, please email Lynda)
or of course Hannah and we will ensure you are prayed for.)

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As we step into 2021 our prayers are that God will grant us new hope for the future, fill us
with His love for those around us, strengthen our faith in Him and trust Him for whatever lies ahead.

“After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, the one who called you into his
eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself restore, empower, strengthen, and establish you.” ( 1 Peter 5:10)

LOVE

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:35-39)

Thank God for His love and let us demonstrate our love to Him.
Pray in love and thanks for all God has given us and for the positives over the past months of Coronavirus.
Pray that we can love and help each other in all circumstances.
Pray that God will encourage us to reach out in love to those who are lonely, grieving, unwell, anxious.
Pray for those who are suffering the consequences of the flooding around our country at Christmas time.
Pray for the hungry, the homeless, the oppressed across the world; that they will feel loved.
Pray in love for those in our church family and community who are unwell:-

Lynda W, Jane T, John G, Lela W, Ann K, Bridget D, John F, Fiona J’s dad Rodney, Ann B’s dad John, Lynn S’s mum Kay, Valerie W, Anne F, David C’s friend Carol (with covid) and the residents of Cheshire and Rivermere homes.

Pray for those who are grieving the loss of loved ones.

TRUST

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Pray for Hannah, Jess, Marcia, Keith, Richard, Rob that they will place their trust in God as they seek to do His will in setting the best ways forward for our church family.
Pray that we will place our trust in God  to deliver us from the darkness of Coronavirus so we can stand in light once more.
Pray for Kondoa, Ruth Radley in Birmingham Hospital, Ania Cannon in London City Mission and the work of Tools with a Mission that they can continually place their trust in God for guidance and provision.

FAITH

"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." (Hebrews 11:1)

Pray that many will recognise a need for faith in God and show us how our church can gently direct people to Jesus.
Pray for our Queen, our country and our world that we can place our faith and trust in those who represent us in positions of leadership and in turn they will recognise a need to place their faith in God.
Pray for our hospitals at breaking point and for the staff within.  For faith in God and in our Government to make good and right decisions.
As we leave the EU, pray in faith for great wisdom and guidance for our Government. Pray for minimum disruption.
Pray for the staff of Chevening School, Chevening Nursery, Trinity School and all schools around the country as measures are put in place for the best way forward to educate our children. Pray that they can put their faith in God in all decision making.

HOPE

“Let’s hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, because the one who made the promises is reliable.” (Hebrews 10:23)

Pray in hope for the Coronavirus vaccine and the efficient distribution so that it will enable us to lead normal lives once again.
Pray for hope for those who are suffering the consequences of the virus – those struggling financially; difficulties in relationships; the unwell and bereaved; the anxious and fearful.
Pray our hope will not deplete, because we know God will always be there for us.
Pray that we may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Closing prayer
Almighty God
Give us true faith, and make that faith grow in us day by day.
Give us love, so that we may serve our neighbours according to Your will.
Give us hope for a better, more secure future.
Give us strength to place our trust in You when we face the storms of life.
Loving Father, we seek Your presence as we look to You for comfort, strength, protection and reassurance. Please give us Your strength to face today’s hard and troubled times, with the confidence of knowing that Your strength is made perfect in our weakness. Grant us Your Peace.
Amen

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If I have excluded anything or anyone, please include in your own prayers.

We wish everyone a happier 2021 filled with the peace and love of God.