Prayer is a vital part of our life as a church. We believe that God delights to hear and answer prayer and that it is a crucial part of everything we do.

Prayer meetings

Described as the “engine room” of the church, our monthly prayer meetings are the primary place where we gather as God’s people to pray for our world, community, and church. These occur directly after the Sunday morning service at 11:30 am in the church hall on the second Sunday of each month. They are open to anyone, and we encourage everyone to come along. Please connect via zoom for those who can’t be there in person. We pray for different areas and topics each month, and there are always activities for children so that families can get involved, too.

Prayer chain

To keep us praying for one another as a church family, we send an email out weekly with requests for personal prayer from congregation members. If you would like to request to be on the prayer chain for any given week or to receive the weekly email if you don’t already, then please contact the office who will be in touch (you will also need to have completed a church GDPR form). Due to the personal nature of the requests, the prayer chain is not made publicly available, and we would not grant permission to receive it from someone not known to us.

Other opportunities to pray

Prayer themes

Subscribe to daily prayer suggestions from St John’s in the prayermate app

Prayer Calendar

Receive daily prayer prompts right in your calendar: please get in touch with the office for more details. Prayer during our services: All our services include a time of corporate prayer that is led by a member of the church.

Prayer after the service

This opportunity to be prayed for by a member of our prayer team is currently on hold during the Covid-19 pandemic but will resume in due course.

Would you like us to pray for you?

Please feel free to submit a request to be shared in confidence with members of our leadership team who will be praying for you.

Submit Prayer Request please get in touch with the office for more details.

Prayer Calendar

Friday, 02 Dec 22

Pray for the St John's initiative to have a weekly 'Glebe Cafe' in the church hall, which provides a warm space and is dementia-friendly; pray that it will be discovered by those who would benefit most.

Saturday, 03 Dec 22

Pray for all the countries already struggling with severe droughts and/or terrible flooding, causing desperate food shortages and disrupting traditional farming methods and care of livestock, leaving families destitute.

Sunday, 04 Dec 22

Dear Lord: You have promised in the Bible to draw near to me as I draw near you. Please help me and all others connecting to services this weekend to be 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, 05 Dec 22

We give thanks for the good numbers coming to the Monday Connections events. We pray for the online evening group and the afternoons Mark is available for counselling and chat. We ask for energy and wisdom for all staff and members who will work so hard in the run-up to Christmas.

Tuesday, 06 Dec 22

We pray for peace in our world, especially in Ukraine. We pray that the warm clothes and other necessities mentioned in the newsletter are given and get to those who need them. We ask for wisdom for our government as inflation, strikes and poverty increase.

Wednesday, 07 Dec 22

We pray for the Christmas card delivery around the parish, especially who have arrived in the district recently, that they may be open to attending some of the events and services.

Thursday, 08 Dec 22

We pray for the many people known to us who are ill, bereaved or anxiously trying to cope with paying for heating and food. We pray especially for those suffering from or caring for those with dementia.