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Prayers

 

 


Prisons Week


14 to 20 October


Prisons Week aims to encourage prayer, and awareness of the needs of prisoners and their families, victims of offenders, prisons staff and all those who work within the justice system. It begins with Prisons Sunday – the second Sunday in October – and runs through until the following Saturday: 14-20 October.

For more information: http://prisonsweek.org/

 

Lord, you offer freedom to all people. We pray for those in prison. Break the bonds of fear and isolation that exist. Support with your love prisoners and their families and friends, prison staff and all who care. Heal those who have been wounded by the actions of others, especially the victims of crime. Help us to forgive one another, to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly together with Christ in his strength and in his Spirit, now and every day. Amen.



The Debt Saviours


Friday 5 October


9pm


One hour. Prime time telly. Wow! Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is featured in a brand new documentary, The Debt Saviours, airing on Friday 5 October at 9pm on BBC2! It follows the lives of some very brave CAP clients and frontline workers in the middle of the current UK poverty epidemic. It’s a unique, first-hand insight into lives that are being transformed in the name of Jesus. You don’t want to miss it!

 

Please pray over this massive opportunity – pray for a positive reception, pray that it encourages people to seek the help they need, and pray that anyone watching will be inspired by the incredible work being done by the UK Church.




Sulawesi Earthquake & Tsunami

Please pray for people of all faiths who have been affected by this terrible disaster. Remember especially our Christian family, asking that they will be a source of hope, peace and comfort to all, amidst the chaos and destruction.

 





Prayer as a revolutionary act


The Revd Michaela Youngson, President of the Methodist Conference, shared this reflection at a prayer breakfast at this week's Labour Party Conference.

https://sacredwells.blogspot.com/2018/09/prayer-as-revolutionary-act.html

 

“To pray is to be intentionally present to God, as God is always present to us. It is to be open to the prompting of God’s Spirit in our hearts and minds, to be at one with the divine love at the heart of all creation – if that’s not revolutionary, I don’t know what is!”



 

15 Days of Prayer for the Hindu World


Sunday 28 October to Sunday 11 November


Join Christians around the world in prayer for our one billion neighbours – that they will encounter the Lord Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace. There are a couple of copies of the prayer diary in the coffee lounge – first come, first served. Or you can order a copy online at https://www.15daysprayer.org.uk/ - £2.50 each or speak to Suzanne.




RoadHoG


We pray for Tony’s contacts with Year 7 children over the coming months and for booking with Primary Schools for work with Year 6 children from February next year.

 

Please also pray for:

  Janice leading Safeguarding training on 3 October

  Kev leading new team training on 9 October

  RoadHoG Management group meeting on 23 October

  That access to Boston Baptist Church will soon be ready for the new RoadHoG bus stop

 

 




 

PRAYER MEETINGS

 

 

 

 

Prayer – prior to the Sunday morning service

 

It has been the custom for the preacher and stewards to meet in prayer prior to the Sunday morning service. An invitation is now extended to all those who wish to join in prayer. Room 3 at 10.15.am. 

 

 

 

 

At Centenary: Monthly prayers for Boston and Zion in the lunch club room at on the 1st Friday of each month from 10.30am

 

If you have a specific prayer request for the prayer chain or prayer wall, please speak to John H. or one of the stewards

 

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    PRAYERS

       

       

       

      Prayer for the day -

      (This will take you to 'The Methodist Church Website')

       

       

       

      PRAYER

       

      Loving God, I want to trust you, but I’m scared of getting hurt.

      I want to follow you, but my weakness makes me stumble.

      I want to soar high, but my doubts keep me firmly on the ground.

      I want to run far and fast but I lose strength at the first hurdle.

      I want to walk with you, but I grow tired so quickly.

      Give me the courage to face my fears.

      Give me the patience to follow where you lead me.

      Give me the stamina to keep going when things are tough.

      Give me a new strength. Amen

       

      Based on Isaiah 40:31; Christy-Anna Errington, Methodist Youth President, 2010/11

      From ‘Run the Race’ the Methodist Prayer Handbook 2011/2012

       

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      Dear Lord,

       

      Give me enough tears to keep me human,

      Enough humour to keep me wise,

      Enough setbacks to keep me humble,

      Enough accomplishments to keep me confident,

      Enough patience to teach me waiting,

      Enough hope to teach me trusting,

      Enough friends to give me love,

      Enough memories to give me comfort.

       

      Amen

       

       

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      DEAR GOD

       

      I want to thank you for what you have already done in my life.

      I am not going to wait until things in my life look better –

      I am not going to wait until people say they are sorry –

      I am not going to wait until the pain in my body disappears –

      I am not going to wait until my financial situation improves –

      I am not going to wait until I get the job –

      I am not going to wait until the job gets easier –

      I am not going to wait until I understand every experience

      in my life that has caused me pain or grief;

      I am thanking you right now.

      I am thanking you because I am alive.

      I am thanking you because I made it through the day.

      I am thanking you because I have walked around the obstacles.

      I am thanking you because I have the ability and the opportunity to do more and do better.

      Most of all, I’m thanking you, God…

      because you haven’t given up on me.

       

      THANK YOU GOD

       

       

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      A PRAYER FOR GUIDANCE

       

      Lord, guide me in the decisions I make today, large and small.

      Help me to weigh the effects they will have on others;

      Grant me courage in those which are difficult.

      Give me time to think before I act.

      In all that I say or think or do this day,

      Inspire me with your love and lead me into your truth.

      In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen

 

 

 

 

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