St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Cheam
St Andrew’s Cheam
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St Andrew’s prayer diary

About the prayer diary

As for me, the Lord forbid that I should sin against him by no longer praying for you. 1 Samuel 12: 23 GNT

Sheila May

This diary has been created by Sheila May to help us focus our prayers on matters that mean a lot to us.

When we bring our prayers to God, can we really think about and maybe find out information from the internet or publications so we are more informed and can pray more powerfully? Think about the subject of the day and try to relate personally with it: is there something we should be doing, or is it something you want to find out about? Try speaking to others at St Andrew’s as we all have different knowledge to share.

Today, Saturday 19 August 2017, please pray for:
Disabled children and those in care.

And in the days to come please pray for ...

The church and its concerns
Sun 20 Aug The Southern Synod officers: Revd Nicola Furley-Smith (Moderator), Revd Derrick Dzandu-Hedidor (Synod Clerk). and John Denison (Treasurer).
Mon 21 Aug Holiday Club: for all children, leaders and helpers.
Tue 22 Aug The URC, especially General Assembly Moderators Revd Kevin Watson, Mr Alan Yates and General Secretary Revd John Proctor.
Wed 23 Aug Churches Together in Sutton and Cheam.
Thu 24 Aug Scripture Union, bringing the Bible to young people and children.
Fri 25 Aug The Bible Society.
Sat 26 Aug Refugees: may charities and governments work to relieve their suffering.
Our community
Sun 27 Aug Our special all-age service with children from Holiday Club
Mon 28 Aug Abbeyfield homes: for residents, staff and volunteers.
Tue 29 Aug Local nursing homes Willow Lodge, Eothen, Jesmund: for staff and residents.
Wed 30 Aug Housebound members of the congregation and anyone you know who is ill.
Thu 31 Aug Our chapel, open weekdays for public use: may the local community feel welcome to come in.
Fri 1 Sep Personal and church renewal and growth.
Sat 2 Sep St Andrew’s outreach to local community.
The elderly, the unwell, and our own mission
Sun 3 Sep Abbeyfield homes: for residents, staff and volunteers.
Mon 4 Sep Local nursing homes Willow Lodge, Eothen and Jesmund: for staff and residents.
Tue 5 Sep Housebound members of the congregation and anyone you know who is ill.
Wed 6 Sep The Wednesday morning prayer group.
Thu 7 Sep Pray for personal and church renewal and growth.
Fri 8 Sep The Chapel, open weekdays for public use: may the local community feel welcome to come in.
Sat 9 Sep St Andrew’s Stewardship campaign.
The persecuted church
Sun 10 Sep In India violence against Christians is increasing. Christians are harassed, threatened or attacked for their faith. Pray for a halt to Hindu extremism there.
Mon 11 Sep The churches in India are unprepared to face the persecution, pray for the Standing Strong through the Storm training programme.
Tue 12 Sep Three churches in Java, Indonesia have been banned from holding religious activities, being told their safety cannot be guaranteed.
Wed 13 Sep For Vietnam, ask blessing on the translators working to produce Bibles in the various tribal languages
Thu 14 Sep In Malaysia threats against and kidnappings of ministry and charity workers are increasing. Pray for those affected.
Fri 15 Sep Thousands of displaced Christians from Kurdish regions in Iraq are being encouraged to return to their homes. Pray that the area will be stabilized and the infrastructure is in place.
Sat 16 Sep Most Christians left Mosul when IS moved in and many feel they cannot return. Pray for stability in that area so they can return.
St Andrew’s
Sun 17 Sep The elders, pastoral visitors and Jenni Dickinson, our pastoral coordinator.
Mon 18 Sep Our Church Secretary, nigel Macdonald, the Management Committee, and Alan Walls, our Treasurer.
Tue 19 Sep Our stewards and the welcoming team.
Wed 20 Sep Our church staff, Stephen Riley, Christy Perry, Katharyne Crosse and Teresa and Rob Wright.
Thu 21 Sep Our flower ministry as a reflection of God’s Creation.
Fri 22 Sep Our organist, Aelred Smuland, the choir and the worship band. Sharing music is a part of God’s creativity.
Sat 23 Sep Our Interim Moderator Revd Tim Clarke. Pray for him as he moves to a church in Portsmouth.
The church locally and nationally
Sun 24 Sep Southern Synod Officers John Denison (Treasurer), Revd Nicola Furley-Smith (Moderator) Revd Derrick Dzandu-Hedidor (Synod Clerk).
Mon 25 Sep The URC, especially General Assembly moderators Revd Kevin Watson and Mr Alan Yates, and General Secretary Revd John Proctor.
Tue 26 Sep Churches together in Sutton and Cheam and the Sutton Church Leaders' breakfast meetings.
Wed 27 Sep Spiritual growth at St Andrew’’s.
Thu 28 Sep URC Commitment for Life and Christian Aid.
Fri 29 Sep National Prayer Weekend, praying for local communities.
Sat 30 Sep Sutton Community Works prayer weekend prayer for Sutton at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Carshalton.
Poverty in the UK and worldwide
Sun 1 Oct Fareshare fights hunger by tackling food waste.
Mon 2 Oct The Salvation Army for its work supporting the local community.
Tue 3 Oct Christians Against Poverty in UK helping people with debt and poverty.
Wed 4 Oct Barnardos helping children in poverty.
Thu 5 Oct Unicef helping children around the world
Fri 6 Oct Oxfam, a charity working in 90 countries for 70 years.
Sat 7 Oct Christian Aid fighting for a world free of poverty and injustice.
St Andrew’s concerns
Sun 8 Oct House Groups: may they grow in faith as they study the Bible together.
Mon 9 Oct All-age service leaders in the way they share God’s love.
Tue 10 Oct Junior Church leaders and children as they share God’s word and love.
Wed 11 Oct Jelly Beans Pre-School for children and teachers as they learn in a Christian environment.
Thu 12 Oct Jumping Jacks and Who let the Dads out?: may children and families feel the love that comes from coming to a church group.
Fri 13 Oct Uniformed Organisations for children young people and leaders.
Sat 14 Oct Students and school children.
Celebrate mankind
Sun 15 Oct Thanks for the diversity of mankind. Encourage tolerance and celebrate differences of race, culture, religions.
Mon 16 Oct Thanks for the creativity of man in engineering marvels, technology, architecture, horticulture, music, arts and design.
Tue 17 Oct People working for charities as they find creative ways to help others in need.
Wed 18 Oct People caring for others such as family members or in the caring organisations.
Thu 19 Oct Religious leaders: to be a strong influence for good in the local population and to influence national governments to make good choices.
Fri 20 Oct Politicians: in their great responsibilities to govern wisely, respecting all mankind and the natural world.
Sat 21 Oct Ask for forgiveness for ourselves for our failures and lack of faith. Give thanks for the encouragement we get from our church family, and may our church flourish.
Global influencers
Sun 22 Oct Political leaders in Parliament and at local level: may they lead with wisdom and compassion.
Mon 23 Oct Scripture Union bringing the Bible to young people and children.
Tue 24 Oct The Bible Society.
Wed 25 Oct Premier Christian Radio and other Christian radio stations around the world.
Thu 26 Oct Fairtrade and Traidcraft helping farmers in developing countries.
Fri 27 Oct Refugees.
Sat 28 Oct Stop the traffik.
Charities and schools
Sun 29 Oct Tearfund, a Christian charity which is passionate about ending poverty.
Mon 30 Oct Sutton Community Works: churches working together in Sutton to run many community projects such as he Foodbank, Street Pastors, Sutton Seniors and, currently being set up, Linking Lives befriending the elderly.
Tue 31 Oct Mission Aviation Fellowship using planes to support the work of other charities to reach isolated places.
Wed 1 Nov Sutton Schoolswork staff Sarah Webb director, Cat Hubbard for secondary schools and Sarah Morton for primary schools. They are teaching students an understanding of the Christian faith and supporting their spiritual, social and moral development.
Thu 2 Nov Bibi Nédellec working in Africa doing Bible translating and running various education programmes with Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Fri 3 Nov The Ushindi schools as they continue their work expanding their schools in Arua, Uganda.
Sat 4 Nov The Sailors' Society.

Scripture quotations marked GNT are from the Good News Translation in Today’s English Version - Second Edition.
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society. Used by Permission.