Monthly Prayer Meeting

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

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


MONTHLY PRAYERS FOR SEPTEMBER

 

They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women 

and Mary the mother of Jesus and with his brothers”.  (Acts 1:14)

 

 

You are invited to join with our September prayers.  As usual we open our prayer time THANKING AND PRAISING GOD.

 

“Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.” (Colossians 4:2)

 

Father God, we come into your presence with thanks and praise for your goodness to us.  Thank you for guiding us through the past month. Thank you for answering our prayers and sending Hannah to be our Rector.  Thank you for your love and faithfulness.  Thank you that through good times and more difficult times you are always with us.  With hearts of deep gratitude in the name of Jesus we give you thanks and praise for everything.

Amen

 

Please add your own prayers of thanks and praise.

 

 

FORGIVENESS

 

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. “ (1 John 1:9)

 

“When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friends, your sins are forgiven.” (Luke 5:20)

 

Offer your own prayer asking for God’s forgiveness. 

 

 

OUR CHURCH, CHURCH FAMILY AND COMMUNITY

 

“Church is not a place.  It is a body—a family with blood ties through Jesus Christ.”

 

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,  not giving up meeting

together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see

the Day approaching.“ (Hebrews 20 24-25)

 

Pray for Hannah, Nathan and Chloe as they take residence in Chipstead.  Pray for Hannah as she seeks to do God’s will in her position as our new Rector.

Pray for Marcia, Richard, Rob, Jess and the PCC; for guidance and wise decision making for all their work behind the scenes.

Pray for church finances—for God’s provision and direction.

Pray for those coping at home alone and for those who are slowly coming out of isolation.  Pray for new confidence and for protection.

Pray for those facing financial hardship as a result of COVID.

Pray for Chevening and Trinity Schools; for Headteachers Karen Minnis and Matthew Pawson and for the Governors, the staff, the children and parents as schools reopen.

 

THE SICK AND BEREAVED

 

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 

For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28)

 

Pray for:  Lynda W, Jane T, Rodney (Fiona’s dad), Peter (Prue’s dad), Valerie W, Bob & June W, Ann F, Rachel C, Diane D, Mandy R, Michael A,  Lucy K (granddaughter of Rose C), John G

 

And for those grieving: The families of Elizabeth Acheson-Gray and John Eastwood.

 

Please include in your prayers anyone you may have on your heart.

 

 

OUR MISSION PARTNERS

 

“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” (Ephesians 4 11-12)

 

Pray for the people of Kondoa – protection against the virus and for rain so their crops will grow.

Pray for Ruth Radley’s work in Birmingham Hospital

Pray for Ania Cannon’s work with London City Mission.

Pray for Tools with a Mission.

 

 

OUR COUNTRY AND WORLD ISSUES

 

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—  for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all

godliness and holiness.“ (1 Timothy 2 1-2)

 

Pray for our Government and world leaders – for wisdom, integrity and discernment in decision making. 

Pray for peace and unity in our troubled world.

Pray for a vaccine against COVID19 and elimination of the virus.

Pray for countries across the world suffering famine as well as COVID.

 

 

CLOSING PRAYER

 

Father God, thank you that we can come to you with all our needs, concerns and worries.  Please inspire us as Christians to use the gifts that you have blessed us with.  Help us always to work together in unity in your name.  Please bless and watch over our church family and all we do.  We ask your protection of us from the enemy.  Fill our hearts with your love and enable us to do your will. 

In the name of Jesus we believe and pray. 

Amen

 

Thank you everyone for your prayers.  If I have omitted anything or anyone, please include in your own prayers. 

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

 Lynda Hubbard