Prayer
Thursday, July 29th

Pray for all those impacted by the long drawn out pandemic, the bereaved, those with long covid, those struggling with mental issues and those who’ve lost their businesses or employment. Pray that the increased numbers being told to isolate will be controlled and not escalate the miseries already being suffered.
 
Friday, July 30th

Pray for refugees worldwide, the unnoticed homeless on the streets, those in hot, insanitary camps, those risking dangerous illegal travel searching for a better life.  Pray for shelter, food and clean water.
 
Saturday, July 31st

Pray for our church, the established Christians, the newcomers, those with doubts and questions.  May we encourage and support one another whatever their circumstances.


Saturday, August 1st

Dear Lord: You have promised in the Bible to draw near to me as I draw near to you. Help me and all others connecting to services this weekend to be so aware of your presence with us. Prompt and remind people to be committed to the services during these days. And please give us all an expectation that you will speak, inspire, encourage, comfort and challenge us. Build your church, Lord, and strengthen our unity, community and witness to Jesus your Son. Amen.


Monday, August 2nd 

The focus of our prayer themes this week will be a few of the local organisations offering support in different ways. Many are experiencing an increased demand for their services and at a time when sources of income have been hit. Begin the week in prayer about the challenges of this situation.

Tuesday, August 3rd 

Please pray for the work of AA and the groups that meet locally to support people on their journey out of addiction.

Wednesday, August 4th 

Please pray for Arise, who are based at the Jubilee Community Centre and provide Christian counselling in East Grinstead and the surrounding areas.

Thursday, August 5th 

Please pray for St Catherine’s Hospice providing palliative care and support to the terminally ill and their families. Thank God that the Pease Pottage Building Project is now back on track once again.

Friday, August 6th 

Please pray for the Foodbank and all the volunteers who run it. Pray that the food packages would get to those who need them most right now and that through this practical help, individuals would realise God’s love for them. 

Saturday, August 7th 

Please pray for Fegans as they offer to counsel to children and support for parents. Pray especially for the recent union with Spurgeons and ask God to send more people to join Fegans so they can continue to expand their work.


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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 a loving, powerful God cares about every aspect of his world and our lives. 1 John chapter 5 verse 14 says: This is the confidence we have in approaching God: 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 team members to pray confidentially for you, please get in touch.

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