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St Andrew’s prayer diary

Trust in God at all times, my people. Tell him all your troubles, For he is our refuge. Psalm 62:8 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.

About this week’s prayer topic

We ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will, with all the wisdom and understanding that his spirit gives. Colossians 1:9 GNT

Today, Monday 27 January 2020, please pray for:
Our elders, pastoral visitors, and pastoral coordinator Jenni Dickinson as they support and encourage the congregation.

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

Those working for St Andrew’s
Tue 28 Jan Our church secretary Nigel Macdonald, treasurer Alan Walls and the management committee led by Nigel Dickinson.
Wed 29 Jan Our stewards and welcoming team
Thu 30 Jan Our church staff, Katharyne Crosse, Stephen Riley, Christy Perry and Svenja Doepel.
Fri 31 Jan Our Organist Aelred Smuland, the choir and the worship band, sharing music as a part of God’s creativity.
Sat 1 Feb Our flower ministry as a reflection of God’s Creation.
Prayer for our local community
Sun 2 Feb Vulnerable children with health problems, disabilities, unstable family life or being bullied at school.
Mon 3 Feb The homeless and families in sub-standard accommodation.
Tue 4 Feb Those living in poverty.
Wed 5 Feb Victims of crime.
Thu 6 Feb Prison inmates and staff.
Fri 7 Feb Young people with challenging behaviour and their families.
Sat 8 Feb Our local police and ambulance personnel.
The United Reformed Church: who we are and what we stand for
Sun 9 Feb Our 1500 URC churches in UK which are all families of Christians worshipping in the name of Jesus.
Mon 10 Feb Our desire 'To Reform', meaning we delight in the Bible; may we use it daily.
Tue 11 Feb Our lack of fear for God-led change.
Wed 12 Feb Our trying to run churches in ways that take everyone’s insight and contribution seriously.
Thu 13 Feb Our URC denomination, formed by merger of Presbyterians, Congregationalists and the Church of Christ working with other churches as brothers and sisters in Christ.
Fri 14 Feb Our unity as one church growing by supporting each other and taking decisions together.
Sat 15 Feb URC Commitment for life, the URC global justice programme which partners Christian Aid and other agencies in the work they do.
Our supported charities and missionary partners
Sun 16 Feb Compassion UK.
Mon 17 Feb Water Aid.
Tue 18 Feb Sutton Community Works, including Sutton Foodbank, Street Pastors, School Pastors, Linking Lives, Job Club and the Night shelter.
Wed 19 Feb Christian Solidarity Worldwide working for religious freedom through advocacy and human rights in such places as Cuba, Pakistan and China.
Thu 20 Feb The Cools family working for Mission Aviation Fellowship.
Fri 21 Feb Bibi Nedellec with Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Sat 22 Feb Sutton Schoolswork: Director Simon Ellingham, Sarah Skinner for primary schools and Kate Travers for secondary schools.
Charities and those with influence
Sun 23 Feb Tearfund, tackling poverty. Its call is to follow Jesus where the need is greatest.
Mon 24 Feb Fairtrade Fortnight community events advertising the need for change so that farmers get fairly paid for their work, focusing again on cocoa and the role of women farmers in West Africa.
Tue 25 Feb Traidcraft, which believes that all trade should be fair, with ethnically sourced goods from around the world.
Wed 26 Feb Political leaders in Parliament and at local level; may they lead with wisdom and compassion.
Thu 27 Feb World Presidents and Prime Ministers.
Fri 28 Feb Religious leaders of all faiths.
Sat 29 Feb Sports and music celebrities; may they be good role models for our children.

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.