Ask God to show you what you can do to bring light to:
1. People affected by HIV/AIDS.
2. 4 million children living in relative poverty in the UK.
3. 767 million people across the world who live on less than £1.45 a day.
4. People who have lost their jobs or have never had a job.
5. Refugees who have been forced to leave their homes.
6. People for whom binge drinking has become a norm.
7. Politicians and others who fail to live up to the office entrusted to them.
Pray each day:
Come, Lord Jesus.
Let me be a light to someone today.
Theme: Watch & wait
Ask God to help you:
8. Be patient and wait.
9. Be quiet and wait.
10. Listen and wait.
11. Hear what he is saying to you.
12. Be awake and looking for Jesus.
13. Be ready when he comes.
14. Stand with Jesus against injustice.
15. Pray that all people will come to understand what they are really waiting for.
Pray each day:
Come, Lord Jesus.
For, "In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay." Hebrews 10:37
“....in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking with a thankful heart”. (Philippians 4:6)
Theme: Be Prepared
16. Wrap the presents & pray for those who have nothing.
17. Buy the turkey & pray for those who are hungry.
18. Put up the decorations & pray for those for whom life is bleak.
19. Turn on the Christmas lights & pray for those for whom life is dark & frightening.
20. Turn up the central heating & pray for those who sleep on the streets tonight.
21. Call the family together & pray for those who are alone.
22. Pray for all those involved with Christmas Together.
23. In the busyness take time to be with God.
Pray each day: Come, Lord Jesus.
Theme: Mary: Trust, Obey, Care
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. John 1:9
24. Mary was afraid but she trusted God. Pray for people who are afraid and have nowhere to turn.
25. Lord Jesus, be born in our hearts today! Help us to be your light in the world.
26. Thank God for sending his only son so we will not die but have eternal life.
27. Thank God for families and friends (even at Christmas!).
28. Pray for those who are sad at Christmas.
29. Pray for homeless people
30. Ask God to show you what he wants you to do in 2018.
31. Thank God for a new year and all the opportunities it offers.
Pray each day:
Thank you for Jesus.
“Our God contracted to a span, incomprehensibly made man.”
Theme: New Year MOT
1. Who or what has FIRST place in my/your life? Pray we may all Seek First the Kingdom of God (Matt 6.33).
2. A SECOND in Command is a Supporter. Prayerfully decide on someone whom you can privately commit to pray for and support.
3. The Holy Spirit is often called the THIRD person of the Trinity. Pray that the Holy Spirit will fill us afresh and take a more active part in our lives through this coming year.
4. As we ‘go FORTH’ pray for continuing and willing obedience to share God’s love with those we meet (1 Cor 13).
5. God created mankind in His own image (Gen 1:27) Pray that we might re-focus the image we project, to be more Christ-like.
6. Just as God has accepted us, pray that we will be ready to be accepting of others, even when they are ‘different’ from us.
Theme: Prepare for Service
7. On the SEVENTH day, God rested. (Gen 2:2) Pray for a healthy balance of work and rest, maintaining body soul and Spirit while still serving God.
8. Pray for anyone you know who is making a new start – chosen or by circumstance.
9. Pray for those who feel ‘called’, but have not yet made the positive decision to follow Jesus.
10. Pray for all who know what they should do – but don’t know where or how to start.
11. Pray for grace to accept and encourage others who are doing their best in difficult circumstances.
12. Pray for wisdom, grace and determination for all who are actively seeking to make a positive difference.
13. Pray for those who offer counsel or assistance to the lonely, dispossessed and disconnected.
“....in all your prayers ask God for what you need always asking with a thankful heart”. (Philippians 4:6)
Theme: Team Work
14: Pray for greater awareness of how you and I can be fair in sharing the world’s resources of food, wealth, work etc.
15: Pray for EMC’s Pastoral Team as they try to minister to the Pastoral concerns, joys and thanksgiving in EMC.
16: Pray for our Ministers as they juggle their time among families, callings, needs and other factors.
17: Pray for the Team in the Church Office as they make themselves available to anyone who calls in to EMC.
18: Pray for the Ministry of Roots. Wendy and her Team reaching out to customers and Church users.
19: Pray for all who contribute to the ministry of music we share at EMC’s services etc.
20: Pray for Caretakers and those whose ministry is vital even if it is seldom noticed.
21 Pray for those who welcome people to EMC, on Sundays and Week Days.
Theme: Go for It!
22: Pray for wisdom and grace for EMC’s Leadership.
23: Pray for Book Fair preparations, volunteers, visitors and involvement.
24: Ask God to open your awareness to how He is speaking to you today.
25: The Bible gives no age of retirement: Prayerfully ask where God wants to use you.
26: Pray for a willingness to offer yourself and your gifts to the Lord for His purposes.
27: Spend today’s prayer time listening for God to respond.
28: Dare to share your prayer results with a Christian friend -and encourage each other.
29: Pray for a releasing of God’s Holy Spirit through EMC and beyond.
30: EMC needs pray-ers. Will you commit to set aside a few ‘extra’ minutes each day?
31: Pray for courage to follow where God is calling us.
Monthly Prayer Breakfast
The monthly Prayer Breakfasts on Saturday mornings are restarting! The first one will be at the Manse (29 West Hill Ave) on Sat 4th Nov 8.30–10am. There will be a simple breakfast and time to pray for the life and work of our church. Everyone is welcome. Mark and Judith would find it helpful to know if you hope to attend—please letRev Mark Wakelin or the Church Office know.
Future dates for Prayer Breakfasts: 9th Dec, 13th Jan, 10th Feb, 10th Mar, 14th Apr, 12th May, 16th Jun.
Do come and join us in silent prayer most Monday mornings from 10.30am to 11am in the prayer area of the Church.
Everyone is welcome. Contact Ruth Knight for information.
Those in Need
We pray particularly Lord Jesus at this time for all those who are ill in body, mind or spirit. Stretch out your arms and touch them with your healing hands and restore their minds and bodies. In these very economically difficult times we pray for the many who are out of work and those who are depressed. Teach them to put their trust in you and that there is always hope for the future.
And those who know thy name put their trust in thee, for thou, O LORD, hast not forsaken those who seek thee.