Monthly Prayer Meeting

The most recent Monthly Prayer Meeting was held on the Church’s Zoom platform.
It was good to see each other, and to share in both silent and spoken prayer.

The outline used for that time of prayer remains below.
If you would also like to have these prayer suggestions emailed to you,
please ask for them from the Church Office.

The next Monthly Prayer Meeting will be at 7.30pm on Monday, 15 June
Everyone will be welcome to join with us, via the Church’s Zoom platform.
Email Dominic in the Church Office before 3pm on that date, for the link to join the meeting.

You can use the outline to pray at the same time as other people,
whether or not you join the Zoom meeting
and/or you may pray at any time you choose.

Monthly Prayer Outline during Covid-19 Lockdown
18.05.20

Welcome to our second monthly prayer meeting since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown. Again, because of the continuing pandemic and its impact locally and globally, our prayers will mainly be Covid-19 related.

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea." Psalm 46:1 & 2

Three familiar key New Testament verses encourage us not to be fearful or anxious:

  1. Jesus tells us in Matthew 6 verse 25, not to worry about our lives, but to seek first the kingdom of God….
  2. Paul tells us in Philippians 4 verses 4-6, to have no anxiety about anything but pray about everything....
  3. Peter tells us in 1 Peter 5 verse 7, to cast all our cares upon Him for He cares for us....
    Thank the Lord for His presence and promises, strengthening us in our faith as we go through this pandemic.

The following is a suggested prayer topic outline:

  • All those struggling in these difficult times: those who have lost loved ones, those isolated, those with health problems, those with family difficulties, those with employment and financial difficulties.
  • Scientists worldwide currently seeking an effective vaccine against coronavirus
  • All front-line workers within the NHS, care homes and essential services
  • As people are returning to work in greater numbers, pray that social distancing will be observed
  • As schools for some pupils prepare to open next month, pray for teachers and staff to be helped with new ideas and initiatives to keep themselves and the children as safe as possible
  • Our Prime Minister, Government, and all those involved in making important decisions. May they be given wisdom from above as they make plans to gradually introduce a lifting of restrictions
  • That many people will see their need of God, and turn to him
  • Our persecuted Christian brothers and sisters worldwide
  • Refugee and Relief agencies: eg Over 42,000 refugees in the Greek Islands, including huge overcrowding on the Island of Lesbos
  • Our St Mary's Church Family
  • We thank the Lord for the Sunday Services and daily messages. Pray for Don, Karen and their family. For Sam, Lauren and the family, their ministry with the children and young people, and all their IT support of the church online. For Dominic's significant IT expertise which is helping us in so very many ways!
  • For Wendy and Denzil, now hoping to be able to move soon
  • For those in our fellowship who are in hospital, care homes, or unwell at home. To mention a few: Norman I in a reablement home - that he may be re-united with Marian soon. Pat C, still in hospital recovering, albeit slowly, after a gall bladder op. For the little boys, Harley and Daniel, who still very much need our prayers. (Shinn and Fitch grandsons)

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, evermore.
AMEN

Paul Holland