Christchurch Prayer Diary
December 2017 and January 2018
Please Our whole Congregation that we may have the Fruit of the Spirit - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control
For the Mission of Christchurch here in Grantham
Wisdom, Love and Sensitivity for all involved in the Calling Process
Pray Humility, love and unity as we go forward together in Jesus name
URC East Midlands Synod Moderator Rev Peter Meek
Rev Geoffrey Clarke
Each Stamford URC Church
The Nottingham & Derby Methodist District Chair, Revd Loraine Mellor, Rev Martin Smithson, Superintendent
The Grantham and Vale of Belvoir Methodist Circuit
Leaders of the World Church
Day For the Christchurch Community Project, giving thanks and looking forward to the next phase
Wisdom and integrity for world leaders and all people in positions of influence, responsibility and authority
for For your neighbours, street, area or village, Grantham and the UK
Victims of disasters. The work of Aid Agencies
Items that you have heard or read in the news TODAY
Items in GREEN are of particular significance in January.
1st People who are finding life more difficult. People who live alone. People living in care homes and in supported living. Carers. + January, the Year ahead. Methodist Covenant Sunday
2nd Hospitality and Welcome
Refugees; an end to racial injustice and discrimination.
3rd Christchurch and Stamford URC
4th The Sick, their families and carers. People suffering from long term and chronic illness.
5th Victims of human trafficking and modern slavery
6th URC Commitment for Life All We Can Methodist Relief and Development.
7th Visitors to ChristChurch - and all who use our premises.
8th Christian Unity
9th Respect, tolerance and friendship between people of differenct faiths, and cultures. BREXIT. The U.K.
10th Victims of wars, violence, and natural disasters.
+ January URC 10th and 11th, St Edmunds College Cambridge-Professional Workshop- Science and Faith
11th All prisoners. Christians who are persecuted because of their faith, prisoners of conscience. Prison Visitors
12th People living with dementia and their family and carers
13th World Peace - Wisdom and integrity for World Leaders.
14th Basic health education, in developing countries, saving lives.
15th The Street Pastors. Grantham. SKDC.
16th Leaders of URC and Methodist Churches.
17th People struggling with addictions
18th (ECC). The Members of the Ecumenical Church Council.
19th Children and Young People. Grantham Schools Ministry; Bright Sparks; Messy Church; children who are unable to attend school.
+ January 19th-21st URC Youth Assembly
20th Water; People who don't have clean drinking water or access to a toilet. Water Aid.
21st Women who are still being treated as second class citizens. Respect for human dignity.
22nd All who are homeless, hungry or thirsty. The Passage, The Food Bank, Fair Trade, Save the Children
23rd Children and young people who are 'in care', Children without families, foster families; young carers. Action for Children, Unicef - working for every child in danger. Christian Aid. Save the Children.
24th The Bereaved and all who mourn.
25th Thank God for the precious gift of His Son.
26th ChristChurch Grantham, our members, friends and families, reaching out into the community in Jesus name.
27th Peacemakers and Peace enablers. +January - Holocaust Memorial Day
28th The World Church - that we can truly reflect the love of God in His world.
29th Grantham Hospital, The Hospice, Doctors, Nurses, Health workers, Carers, wisdom re. administration of scarce NHS resources, Social workers, The Emergency Services.
30th Victims of all types of abuse .
31st Members, friends and family, particularly remembering those who no longer attend worship.