Christchurch Prayer Diary
December 2018 and January 2019
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
Rev Dr Peter Stevenson, Humility, love and unity as we go forward together in Jesus' name
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 authority, influence and responsibility.
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
1st Justice and Peace. (December World Aids Day/Prisoners for Peace Day)
2nd Victims of Human Trafficking and modern slavery (December International Day for the abolition of Slavery)
3rd Future Ministry, here in Christchurch and also at Stamford URC (December International Day of Disabled Persons)
4th The Sick, their families, friends and carers. Medical Ethics and Medical Research. People suffering from long term and chronic illness. World Braille Day (January)
5th Hospitality and Welcome. Refugees; an end to racial injustice.
6th URC Commitment for Life & All We Can - Methodist Relief and Development. (December St Nicholas Day)
7th Visitors to Christchurch & All who use our premises. (January Covenant (Sunday)
8th The Elderly. People who are finding life more difficult. People who live alone. People living in Care homes and in supported living. Carers
9th Victims of violence and abuse.
10th All prisoners. Prison Visitors.
11th The Schools Ministry.
12th Peacemakers and Peace enablers. Wisdom and integrity for World Leaders
13th Parents worried about the cost of providing gifts and food for their children this Christmas.
14th Basic health education in developing countries, saving lives.
15th The Street Pastors, Grantham SKDC.
16th Leaders of URC and Methodist Churches.
17th Women who are still being treated as second class citizens. Respect for human dignity.
19th Grantham Hospital, The Hospice, Doctors, Nurses, Health workers, Carers, wisdom re. wise use of scarce NHS resources. Social Workers, The Emergency Services.
20th Messy Church and Bright Sparks
21st Water: people who don't have clean drinking water or access to a toilet. Water Aid
22nd All who are homeless, hungry or thirsty. The Passage, The Food Bank, 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 Thank God for Jesus. pray for the lonely and all who feel unloved.
26th ChristChurch Grantham, our members, friends and families, reaching out into the community in Jesus name.
27th January Holocaust Memorial Day
28th The World Church - that we can truly reflect the love of God in His world.
29th People who are no longer able to attend church services and events.
30th Remembering all who work tirelessly to keep our church running smoothly and giving thanks for men and women who worked and maintained worship and outreach in Castlegate and Finkin Street
31st People and families suffering as a result of addictions.