Prayer Diary

Week 1

Sutton • Lord be with us and guide us as we strive to find ways of introducing your Son Jesus to our neighbours in Sutton. As we share your love with all whom we meet, so that we can maintain a church presence here.

Bilton Grange • As we strive to show those around us, that God through his church cares about their needs, we ask for guidance when we share in the prayer of St Patrick, patron St of Ireland. May the strength of God pilot us, May the wisdom of God instruct us, May the hand of God protect us, May the word of God direct us. Amen

Portobello • As we approach the holiday season we pray for all those taking a break from daily routine, hoping they have a good holiday and return blessed and ready for the new church year.

Remember Chaplains and other Christians working in prisons, shopping centres, etc. Pray that many will hear the gospel message, turn to Christ and grow in grace and truth.

             And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. (Acts 2:21)

Week 2

Hedon • We ask you for your guidance as we being to put in place our ideas and new initiative for the vision for our church fellowship. May we work together in unity, placing God at the centre of all we do. We pray too for those who are no longer able to attend. May they feel the warmth of God’s love surrounding them.

Bransholme • We ask you to pray that we will find someone to help us with our Local Arrangement services in August. We continue to pray for those in our congregation with ongoing illnesses and those recovering after a stay in hospital. May all our members enjoy the summer holidays and come home refreshed and ready for work and worship in the autumn.

Preston • We ask as we come together for worship that we may have great love for those on the fringes of the church, that by the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit people will be drawn into Your fold and family.

Circuit Life • Pray for God’s wisdom and protection on the Circuit Staff in all their varying responsibilities of ministry in the Circuit and that they walk closely with Christ. Pray for our pianists and organists responsible for the musical contribution to worship – a rare and very valued asset.

The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and for evermore. (Psalm 121:8)

Week 3

Withernsea • Please pray for Katie and Ken as they move into retirement, that it will go smoothly. We will miss them both. We would also like to pray for Peter Ogle as he takes on the responsibility for Withernsea. That the Holy Spirit will be with him, and we will respond to his ministry.

Holderness Road • We pray for all of our uniformed organizations as they break for the summer and hope that they will have safe journeys and enjoyable holidays. We pray for all people in the world who are suffering because of warfare and unrest in their home countries, may God bless them and give them His peace. We pray that by the power of the Holy Spirit we may be seen as an example of God’s love to all who use the café and work or shop on Holderness Road. May the light of God’s love shine from our church.

Keyingham • We thank God that we are working together to support the future of our church and circuit, and pray that this positive response continues. Pray for the next session of the Hokey Cokey, which is shedding new light on people’s faith journeys.

Elsternwick  • We thank God for the inspirational quotations on the Prayer leaflets which encourage us. We pray for safe and happy travelling for those on holiday, that they may be refreshed. And we pray for guidance for the way forward for ourselves and the other churches in our Circuit.

Thorngumbald • We all get set in our ways especially older congregations as ours is. We pray that we may become more open to new ideas. We pray that we have set a good example of Christian values and love to the very large party of family & friends who attended the Christening last month. (The first for many years). We pray that we will be able to keep in contact with this family.

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2Chronicles 7:14)

Week 4

Kingston Wesley • Please remember in prayer the young men & women who are paying back to the community. We appreciate the help they have given us and found them very respectful. We pray for the coming New Year for the blending of the two circuits and for Deacon Peter as he moves to Withernsea for a year. We pray that the circuit will join together to spread the good news.

Easington • Please continue to pray for the ecumenical mission ‘Square meal’ in the village hall and for joint services in church and chapel.

Patrington • We pray for the continued revival in our community, especially the new initiative “Filling Station” that we are trying to get started in conjunction with the other denominations in the village. May God bless us with the Holy Spirit to encourage and enable us. We also ask that God’s blessing be with those who evangelise in and around Patrington to encourage and spread the Good News of God’s Kingdom.