Prayer Focus

*NEW Lent Prayers 2021 are HERE*

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

28 February    Help us to examine our lifestyle by caring for God’s world and challenge us to make at least one change to benefit the planet. Fairtrade Fortnight helps us to focus on this.

                        We celebrate the first day of Spring on 1 March, As we enjoy the changes Spring brings let us thank God for his goodness. 

 

7 March          As children return to school we remember their  teachers, parents and friends in our prayers.

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14 March        We pray for the children and young people of our church family, looking to the time when we can all come together on Sundays.

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21 March        As a church we remember World Leprosy Sunday and pray for the work of the Leprosy Mission.

 

28 March        As we commemorate Christ’s Passion help us to  remember in prayer those who suffer for their faith in many countries of the world.

 

4 April             We celebrate Easter with joy and give thanks and praise that He is Risen!

 

11 April           As we give thanks for the many signs of Spring we ask for guidance in seeking new ways of  serving.

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18 April           We pray for all those suffering from anxiety,  depression or stress-related illnesses. Help us to offer support to those in need in any way we can.               

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25 April           The need for food banks continues. We pray for FIND as it helps local families and we give thanks for those who volunteer.

 

2 May              Thank God for the work of TWAM which has continued to send containers to Africa despite Covid restrictions.

 

.9 May             This Christian Aid Week we pray for the people of Kenya  so badly affected by drought as a result of the effects of  climate change.

           

16 May            Remember those in our fellowship who give pastoral care and pray for Neil as he supports us all.

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23 May           We remember the work of the South Suffolk Area Partnership of the URC and pray that locally we will continue in fellowship on 5th Sundays of the month.

 

30 May            We pray for the Eastern Baptist Association and its Regional Ministers.

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6 June              We pray for the work of our Hospices remembering that due to the periods of lockdown their funds have been severely depleted.

 

13 June            We think of all who have lost their jobs as a result of Covid and pray that as the economic climate improves they may  find new employment.

 

20 June            We remember our youth organisations and their leaders,  praying that they are able to resume some normality in  their programmes.

 

27 June           As we appreciate the beauty of the world around us help us to care for God’s creation and all he has given us.