Prayer Focus

You are asked to please remember the following in your prayers ;

4 July              We pray for Junior Church and the leaders as they meet and share together.

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11 July             We remember the families who meet together on a Tuesday for Tots Plus, and for Jo and the helpers.

 

18 July             Our youth organisations have worked hard to encourage and keep contact with the young people and we pray they may soon be able to resume a full range of activities.

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25 July             Our project this year is Suffolk Refugee Support and we remember all those involved in  trying to help and support refugees through difficult times..

 

1 August          During school holidays we remember families who normally access free school meals and pray they may receive the support they need.

 

8 August          We remember job seekers and especially young people and those who have been out of work for some time.

 

15 August        We pray for hospital staff as they try to tackle waiting lists caused by Covid. Many staff are continuing to feel overworked and stressed as they work to meet the demands on them.

 

22 August        Our Guides hope to be in camp – we pray that they will be able to enjoy time together and the activities camp provides.

 

29 August        As we prepare to open for more activities we ask for guidance to ensure a safe environment for the groups that meet on our premises.

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5 September    We pray for all children and young people returning to school. We give thanks for the dedication of teachers, teaching assistants and all involved in education at the start of a new academic year.

We remember those children in places of current conflict who are unable to receive any or little education, or who have had their schools destroyed. We pray for the valuable work that continues for adult and child literacy, remembering International Literacy Day on 8 September.

 

12 September  We pray for our Emmaus Groups that they may continue and grow. Let us give thanks for the opportunity we have to study the Bible in fellowship together. We remember those who have to meet in secret and are forced to hide their Bibles for fear of the authorities.

 

19 September  As we celebrate Harvest Festival this week let us give thanks for all the good things that God provides for us. We pray for all farmers both in this country and around the world, especially those whose harvest has failed due to drought or disease. We ask for God’s blessing for the continued work of Operation Agri and for FIND as it continues to carry out its work here in Ipswich.

 

26 September We pray for all who will be returning to university and those who will be going for the first time. We pray that Covid will continue to diminish so that lectures can return to normal and students are given the opportunity to interact together..