Monthly Prayer Meeting

Monthly Prayer Meeting - 1st July 2020

Normally we meet in the church office to pray together at 8pm on the first Wednesday of the month.

Here are our prayers for July prepared by Lynda Hubbard

JULY MONTHLY PRAYERS

We come together united in prayer for those listed below.  The chosen verses for this month are all from Psalms. 

THANKS AND PRAISE

Psalm 105:1-3

1 Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
2 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
3 Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
4 Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

We open as usual with prayers of thanks and praise. Thinking back over the month of June you might like to offer your own prayers of thanks and praise for all God has done for you over the past month.  Even through these challenging times,  I am sure we have much to thank and praise Him for.

SORRY PRAYERS 

Psalm 51 : 1-2

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.”

For all the times we make you feel sad… - We want to say… sorry, Lord! 

For when we disobey , deliberate or otherwise - We want to say… sorry, Lord! 

For the times when we are irritated or angry… - We want to say… sorry, Lord! 

For the times when we are insensitive or rude …- We want to say… sorry, Lord! 

…For the times when we are selfish or unkind… - We want to say… sorry, Lord! 

For all the wrongdoings -  We want to say… sorry, Lord! 

Forgive us Lord. Remind and help us to forgive others as you forgive us. Amen 

WE PRAY FOR OUR CHURCH, CHURCH FAMILY AND THE COMMUNITY

We continue to pray for matters relating to our church and our church family. We look at Psalm 25 : 4-5:- 

4 “Teach me your ways, O Lord; make them known to me.
5 Teach me to live according to your truth, for you are my God, who saves me.
 I always trust in you.”

AND Psalm 67 : 1-3

1 “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us—
2 so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. 

May the peoples praise you, God may all the peoples praise you.”

We pray for:-

The appointment of a new Rector. Particularly for Fiona, Richard and Archdeacon Julie as they interview on Monday 6th. Please pray for the candidates. Please pray that God will reveal clearly to the interviewing panel which of these candidates, or if neither, that the panel will be united in hearing what God is saying. We pray His will be done. 

Marcia, Richard, Rob, Jess and the PCC as important decisions are made as to when and how to reopen our church for services. For all the work that is done behind the scenes to keep everything running. 

Church finances. For the ongoing life of our parish and church building. Running costs and provision for upkeep and repair. 

Those who are coping home alone. For confidence for them as lockdown is gradually eased. 

Those who are facing financial hardship as a result of Coronavirus. 

Chevening School. Especially for Karen Minnis, Headteacher as safety measures are put into place and decisions made for fully opening the school. Pray for the staff, the children and the parents. Also for Prue Burrlock, Chair of Governors and all the Governors in their support of the school. 

Chipstead Lake  For the unacceptable anti-social behaviour and littering around the lake. 

FOR THE SICK IN OUR CHURCH AND COMMUNITY

Psalm 16 : 1-2 

Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the LORD, ‘You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.’

AND Psalm 34:18-1

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.

We place the following in God’s hands as we pray for:-

Lynda Williams, 

Jane, Mark and Sam Thomson 

Fiona Jordan’s dad - Rodney

Prue Burrlock’s dad  - Peter

Valerie Whomes 

Bob and June Wilkinson 

Ann Fleming

Sangeetha Shyam 

Rachel Copeland 

John Eastwood 

Diane Davies 

Residents at Cheshire Home and Rivermere

FOR MISSION

Psalm 96 : 3

“Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds among all peoples.”

Please pray for the people of Kondoa, for God’s provision and protection;  Anya Cannon at London City Mission; Ruth Radley in Birmingham Hospital; Tools with a Mission.

FOR OUR COUNTRY AND WORLD ISSUES

Psalm 28:7-9

“The Lord protects and defends me; I trust in him. He gives me help and makes me glad; I praise him with joyful songs. The Lord protects his people; he defends and saves his chosen king. Save your people, Lord, and bless those who are yours. Be their shepherd, and take care of them forever.”

AND Psalm 91:1-4

“Whoever goes to the Lord for safety, whoever remains under the protection of the Almighty, can say to him, “You are my my defender and protector. You are my God; in you I trust." He will keep you safe from all hidden dangers and from deadly diseases He will cover you with his wings; you will be safe in his care; his faithfulness will protect and defend you.”

Pray for our Government as lockdown is eased further. 

For guarding against a second spike of the virus. 

For world peace particularly with race related issues. 

Healing for those who continue to suffer Coronavirus.

For countries suffering famine as well as Coronavirus. 

CLOSING VERSE AND PRAYER

Psalm 25 4-5

“Teach me your ways, O Lord, make them known to me. Teach me to live according to your truth, for you are my God, who saves me. I always trust in you.”

Ever present God,

be with us in our isolation, be close to us in our distancing,

be healing in our sickness, be joy in our sadness, be light in our darkness,

be wisdom in our confusion, be all that is familiar when all is unfamiliar,

that when the doors reopen we may, with the strength of the Lord Jesus Christ,  speak of your goodness to an emerging world.

In the name of Jesus

Amen.

 

Thank you for joining us in prayer. If I have omitted anything or anyone then please include in your own prayers.

 I pray God will continue to protect and bless each one of us.

 

Lynda Hubbard