Prayer

Church Prayer Week

Monday 23rd to Saturday 28th November

The main prayer themes for this week will be: Christmas 2020, The Sussex Gospel Partnership

Please choose one of more of these 5 ways to join in...

Facebook daily prayers

Each morning this week prayers relating to our themes will be posted on our church Facebook page. Please LIKE or FOLLOW the page to take part. We encourage you to set aside 5-10 minutes each morning to pray using these daily prayers.

Wednesday evening Whatsapp

Get in touch to be added to the group (the mobile number to message for this is in this week’s digital newsletter). Guidance for prayer will then be posted in the group at 7:30pm on Wednesday. You can post responses too as we help one another to pray (and the group will be deleted afterwards).

Thursday morning open church

The church will be open for people to call in to pray quietly on Thursday 26 November from 10-12 (adhering to all safety guidelines). Visuals on the screens will help you to pray through the different prayer themes.

Zoom meetings hosted by the Sussex Gospel Partnership

Daily zoom events at 1:30-2:30pm (repeated at 7:45-8:45pm).
Hosted by the Sussex Gospel Partnership and praying about the following areas:
Monday - Churches and leaders
Tuesday - Children and young people
Wednesday - Gospel witness
Thursday - SGP training courses
Friday - Passion for Life 2022 
Saturday - Church revitalisation and planting (9:15-10:45am)

Here's the link to join (the same link for each day): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89131025914?pwd=YTlDZ1MyUUlqeU1LU21aMzZMcGNrQT09
Meeting ID: 891 3102 5914

Downloadable prayer guide

Download this prayer guide for the November Prayer Week to help you to pray.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IrfZuxJQgGewy9AICG0h0sPiymK2V95Q/view?usp=sharing

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1j5E0en8FsJWl2ta14Xjl7oxb8kcPbrDgbGAPIgkGxFU/edit?usp=sharing

Prayers for Week beginning Sunday 22 November

Sunday 22 November

Dear Lord: I am ready to follow you courageously today. Help me not to forget you nor turn from your ways, but that all I do be done in your strength and for your glory. Use me to have an impact for good and for the gospel with those I meet. Amen.

Monday 23 November

Lord, we bring to you all those in our church family who are in need of support and prayer as they face challenging situations at this time; may each one know God's loving care. We also pray for and thank you for our Pastoral Care team and our ‘Buddies’ who are supporting the elderly and lonely during this time of lockdown.

Tuesday 24 November

We pray for the opportunities of Christian broadcasting, especially for local radio stations reaching into remote areas or places which are hostile to the Gospel. May new technologies open up fresh possibilities? And give hope to all who hear the broadcasts.

Wednesday 25 November

Following the devastation Hurricane Iota has caused in Central America, we pray for the various aid agencies who are providing vital shelter and food for all who have been affected by flooding.

Thursday 26 November

Loving Father we pray for students preparing to take GCSE and A level exams this summer and the uncertainty of how this will happen.  We also remember students at university who have not only had to adjust to being away from their families, taking classes online and not meeting new or old friends face to face but also worrying about being put into Covid lockdown away from home.

Friday 27 November

Lord, we see and hear about many situations on the news each day, which give us cause for concern. Thank you that we know You are in ultimate control of the world You created and that You have a perfect plan.

Saturday 28 November

Father, we thank you for the opportunity to hold a Christmas Gingerbread bake –a- along tomorrow and pray that it will encourage children and families who don't usually come to church events to join in and hear the Christmas story. We also thank you for all those involved in making this happen.

Prayers for Week beginning Sunday 29th November

Sunday 29 November

Dear Lord: My life is in your hands today. Help me to follow you in all I do and the places I go. By your Spirit’s power, give me the chance to point someone to you today through my words and actions, and give me the courage to do it.

Monday 30 November

Lord we thank you for the week of prayer last week that we were able to pray and worship you freely without fear of persecution. We bring to you all those around the world who do not have the freedom to pray without fear.
Tuesday 1 December
As the season of Advent begins prepare our hearts, Lord, to share the good news of your Son’s birth with friends, family and work colleagues when the opportunity arises.
 
Wednesday 2 December

Lord, even though this time of lockdown ends today, help us to be tolerant of the restrictions we may still encounter in the weeks and months ahead. May we take care of each other, continue to look out for our neighbours and help those in need at this time.
 
Thursday 3 December

We bring to you all parents who have lost children, through accident, illness, stillbirth or, miscarriage, Lord we pray that they may feel your strength and know your love.
 
Friday 4 December

Thank you, Lord, for your amazing world and for every creature great and small. We thank you for those who work tirelessly to protect endangered species around the world, guide us to play our part in supporting this work.
 
Saturday 5 December

Today’s prayer is your prayer, be still and give to our loving Father what is in your heart. Thanks, Worries, Concerns or Praise. He will hear you.


Download the PRAYERMATE app.

 

Step 1. Get the free PrayerMate app on iOS or Android 

    

Step 2. Subscribe to the weekly prayer themes

You can get the weekly prayer themes automatically on your mobile phone or tablet through the free PrayerMate app on iOS and Android. With the app installed, tap the following link on your mobile device:

Or press the + button in the app and choose the "Subscribe using QR code" option:

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Pray regularly for one of our mission partners.

Why not commit to praying regularly for one of our mission partners. Choose one from the list below and request occasional updates for prayer here. 

  • Gift & Kathryn Asiku, working for Wycliffe Bible Translators in Uganda.
  • Andrew & Maria Leake, involved in the creation of care through the Church Missionary Society in Argentina
  • Jony & Jenny Bertin, leading an Anglican Church in Rosario in Argentina
  • Tearfund (The United Mission to Nepal)
  • CPAS (Ventures and Falcon Camps for young people)
  • Church Army (The Marylebone Project providing shelter and support for women in London)
  • Welcare
  • St Catherine's Hospice 

 

Ask for prayer

It is our experience that prayer works. It works because there is a loving, powerful God who cares about every aspect of his world and our lives. 1 John chapter 5 verse 14 say: This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

We would love to be praying for you. If you would like one or two members of our team to pray confidentially for you, please get in touch here.

If you would like your prayer need to be circulated more widely via our weekly prayer email sent to many members of St. John's, please contact us here.