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

Prayer meetings

Described as the “engine room” of the church, our monthly prayer meetings are 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, please get in touch with 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

Scan the QR Code, and PrayerMate should allow you to subscribe to our Prayer feed.

QR Code for St Johns Payer feed

Or you can subscribe to RSS feeds from many popular feed reader applications using the feed URL below.

Download the PRAYERMATE app to receive weekly prayer themes or access them here.

Prayer Calendar

Receive daily prayer prompts 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 a church member leads.

Prayer after the service

Opportunity to be prayed for by a member of the prayer team.  

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 a Prayer Request. Please get in touch with the office for more details.

Prayer Calendar

Saturday, 15 Jun 24

We pray for families as they plan holidays. May these be happy times of growing love and knowledge of each other free from too many 'screens'. We also pray for those making decisions about organising or serving at Christian camps or missions and for those thinking of attending. May life-changing experiences and lasting friendships be their reward as they grow closer to our Lord Jesus.

Sunday, 16 Jun 24

I am ready to follow you courageously today, but give me the strength I need to do this. Please help me not to forget you nor turn from your ways, but that all I do would be done by your power and for your glory. We ask for the online groups and services this week to be so helpful for people as you build faith, build your church, and reach out to others. Amen.

Monday, 17 Jun 24

give thanks for yesterday’s services, in particular for Rob’s sermons on The Response of the LORD from Exodus and thank the Lord for Rob’s great contribution to St John’s

Tuesday, 18 Jun 24

praise the Lord for the wonderful response to the World Mission Gift Day appeal and pray for the work of the organisations that will benefit from the gifts

Wednesday, 19 Jun 24

hold in your prayers Miriam and Luke at this great time of change for them as they move away, Luke takes on a new role in Exeter and they await the new addition to their young family. Give thanks for all they have done at St John’s in their time here. And pray for Nick Wooldridge and his family as they prepare to move to Felbridge

Thursday, 20 Jun 24

pray for the lead-up to the General Election on July 4th and for next week’s Hustings event at Trinity. In particular, pray for the election of MPs of integrity and vision who have the interests of others at heart rather than self-interest

Friday, 21 Jun 24

pray that today’s Glebe Café morning will be well-attended with good conversation and fellowship