Christchurch Prayer Diary
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.
2nd Hospitality and Welcome
Refugees; an end to racial injustice and discrimination.
3rd Christchurch and Stamford URC
3rd to 10th World Orphan Week
4th The Sick, their families and carers. Medical Ethics and Medical Research. People suffering from long term and chronic illness.
5th Victims of human trafficking and modern slavery
6th Women who are still being treated as second class citizens. International day for zero tolerance of female genital mutilation.
7th Visitors to ChristChurch - and all who use our premises.
8th Christian Unity
9th People living with dementia and their family and carers.
10th Victims of wars, violence, and natural disasters.
11th Racial Justice Sunday also today Poverty Action Sunday
12th Prisoners. Prison Visitors. Christians who are persecuted because of their faith, prisoners of conscience
13th World Peace - Wisdom and integrity for World Leaders.
14th Basic health education, in developing countries, saving lives. Ash Wednesday.
15th The Street Pastors. Grantham. SKDC.
16th Leaders of URC and Methodist Churches.
17th NHS. Grantham Hospital, the Hospice, Doctors, Nurses, Health Workers, Carers, wisdom re. use of scarce NHS resources.
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.
20th Water; People who don't have clean drinking water or access to a toilet. Water Aid. World Day for Social Justice.
21st URC Commitment for Life & All We Can - Methodist Relief and Development. International Mother Language Day.
22nd All who are homeless, hungry or thirsty. The Passage, The Food Bank, Fair Trade, Christians Against Poverty.
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 Victims of all types of abuse.
26th ChristChurch Grantham, our members, friends and families, reaching out into the community in Jesus name. 'Fairtrade Fortnight' starts today until March 11th
27th Peace Makers and Peace Enablers. People suffering the effects of war. Respect for human dignity.
28th The World Church - that we can truly reflect the love of God in His world.