TRINITY COMMUNITY CHURCH
Life With Jesus, Life Together, Life For All
Daily Prayer - June
Sunday 21st June 2020
For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them. Matt. 18: 20
God intends that the Christian life is lived in community. Give thanks that we are able to meet online for our services each week and come together using Zoom and other ways to stay close. It has been brilliant to do so and to keep in touch over the telephone. Pray that each one of us can be involved in spreading the word to others in these ways.
Saturday 20th June 2020
I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me. Matt 25: 35-36
It is no secret that God cares for the poor, the vulnerable, the isolated and the down trodden. Pray that we follow His example as we aim to care for all the marginalised in our community and town. Give thanks that Woodnook has been able to do just that throughout the time of crisis. Give thanks for Sheila and Julie and all they have continued to do for others.
Friday 19th June 2020
Fear not for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Pray for the many people who no longer have employment and for small businesses which are in a perilous position just now. Pray that our country can make steps to improve the economy and get back to work. Pray that public transport can be viable and safe and that people will be sensible using it.
Thursday 18th June 2020
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding: In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3: 5-6
Pray for the dentists, podiatry, physiotherapy and other sections of the NHS who will have many appointments to get in motion again. Pray that their patients (especially those you know) have coped with the lack of treatment over the last three months and for new patients awaiting attention.
Wednesday 17th June 2020
This is the confidence that we have in approaching God, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that he hears us, - whatever we ask, - we know that we have what we have asked of Him. 1 John 5:14-15
As our country begins to have lockdown restrictions eased, pray for the decision makers both in government and in businesses and the service industry - especially in hospitality. Pray for wisdom and sensitivity. Pray that people will continue to take care and be sensible as we adapt to current situations over the coming weeks.
Tuesday 16th June 2020
He is not far from each one of us,; for in Him we live and move and have our being. Acts 17: 27-28
Pray today for those who have to get back to the medical necessities which have been put to one side during the pandemic. We are told that up to 10 million appointments, treatments and operations are needing attention. Joint replacements, cancer and heart treatments and many other matters need to be addressed with some urgency. Pray for staff and patients affected by this situation - not only in our country but worldwide.
Monday 15th June 2020
Come to me all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. for my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matt. 11: 28 -30
Many NHS and Care Home workers are feeling shattered and burnt out after a gruelling three months of giving their all. Especially pray for those who have worked closely with patients with Covid 19. - often to terminally ill patients. Focus on prayer for each of them today, especially any known to you. Give thanks for their care and dedication and pray for them as they begin to slowly return to some sort of normality.
Sunday 14th June 2020
Pray for the service online today from Trinity and all the other local ones too, Continue to give thanks to the Lord for all the opportunities to spread the word during these last three months even though church buildings have been closed.
Thank Him for praise and worship services, for meditations, prayers and for gospel music and singing of different types online, using Zoom and YouTube and other ways of sharing via social media. Thank Him for the numbers of non churchgoers who have watched and joined in. May they go on to find out more and become Christians themselves because of it.
Saturday 13th June 2020
We must remember the injustice of those persecuted for their faith in many countries in the world. The protests against faith hatred is equally unjust as that of racial intolerance. 245 million people suffer persecution for just 5 words. “I believe in Jesus Christ’. They face physical danger. They lose their homes, their jobs and even their lives. They should not suffer alone. Many Christian charities do what they can to help.
Pray that these children of our loving Heavenly Father know that they are prayed for and helped materially and spiritually as much as possible whatever their circumstances. Pray for justice for their lives, for radical change in the thinking of government in so many countries.
Friday 12th June 2020
Having lived through an alien situation for many weeks now, we are beginning to see slightly better prospects opening up before us. Though we may forget Him, God never abandons His children. He does use situations to teach us lessons and He does show us the way forward. Follow Jesus and find God’s purpose for us. So many have been challenged in lifestyles, ways of doing things. Caring, sharing and loving each other has become a new norm. Raising money, front line working - going the extra mile. So many ways of demonstrating new ways of being community. Let us strive to continue this lifestyle as we begin to emerge from our lockdown.
Pray: Thank God that the numbers of cases have reduced. Pray that this continues and we can ease some restrictions over the coming weeks. Pray for children and staff still unable to go to school in our area as the R number has reached above 1 again.
Thursday 11th June 2020
According to the Salvation Army, here in our country we are approaching a poverty tipping point. The Army’s Commissioner Anthony Cotterill says it is years since we have seen poverty to be such a real and present danger for so many people.
Pray: Give thanks for the Salvation Army and other charities including CAP who are providing help materially as well as spiritually. Pray for all those who suffer financially during this pandemic. Pray that their situation will improve dramatically over the next weeks and months. Remember the food banks and try to support them if you can.
Wednesday 10th June 2020
Racial injustice is being protested in many countries following the death of George Floyd. In the UK they have mainly been peaceful. Dr Tony Evans, an American Pastor said this: ‘The loss of precious lives due to racism is indicative of a larger cultural and spiritual pandemic. The devolution of our society is drastically different from the way God intends us to live. Justice and righteousness should be hand in hand. It’s time for prayer, for hearts to change, for all of us to work together.’
So bearing that in mind let’s pray that somehow we can make that difference. That we can see each other as Christian brothers and sisters and race does not matter. We are all God’s children and He loves us equally
Tuesday 9th June 2020
Coronavirus is still everywhere. But so is God. Don’t forget that. He is close to each one of us and to everyone who believes in him all over the world.There are many troubles about yet God is still redeeming and transforming people and communities. We are part of this. In this long time of crisis we are voices and carriers of hope to all those faced with sickness, isolation, loneliness and loss.
Pray: for strength to be there for those we know who are suffering in any way. Give us the right words for comforting and supporting them. Give thanks that the case numbers and deaths are reducing. Pray that someone will be there for you in any needs of your own.
Monday 8th June 2020
In the beautiful sunny days of mid March, April and May I was stuck at home. I found seeds which had been left from previous years locked in their packets. I planted them and nurtured them. Many have germinated and are giving me great pleasure. Our lives can be like this. Our God given gifts can be locked inside and we do not use them. If we start to use them our lives will be transformed, and stop being bleak and barren lacking the presence of God. We are His seeds needing to be sown, to germinate and bring His nourishment to others. don’t leave them locked in the packets.
Pray: Father, Jesus called You the gardener. Helps to grow in love and devotion to You and those around us. Help us to share Your infinite love with our friends and neighbours. Help us to use our talents to show in action what You mean to us.
Sunday 7th June 2020
We live in a world where too many people don’t engage with the Bible. In some parts of the world the scriptures are difficult to access or are simply unavailable. Although readily available in this country, many do not read it. It’s significance is not recognised by millions. It is the belief of Bible Society that when people engage with the Bible, lives can change - for good.
Pray: Father. During this time of lockdown many non-Christian people have watched online services. We pray that they may also decide to investigate passages in the Bible too and come to know our wonderful Lord and Saviour through His living Word.
Saturday 6th June 2020
Barnabas stands alongside our Christian brothers and sisters where they suffer discrimination and persecution by providing aid through partners on the ground, encouraging prayer, telling their untold stories and speaking out on their behalf.
Pray that through the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit, all who suffer or are in danger at this time will be bold and courageous, thinking clearly and wisely. We ask this especially for our persecuted brothers and sisters, suffering form coronavirus and the effects of lockdowns. in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Friday 5th June 2020
Nine out of ten people in low income countries have no access to basic surgical care. The Mercy Ships sail to offer the medical care they need. The crew of the Africa Mercy is led by a team of volunteers from up to 40 countries all of whom give their expertise for free. They not only provide life changing surgery but also run e learning sessions for caregivers in West Africa during the pandemic. This includes Mental health issues Pray: Give thanks for the service these ships provide in poor countries where people will travel long distances (by foot) to reach the port where the ship is docked.
Thursday 4th June 2020
The Shoe box campaign is still growing, having now reached the Pacific Islands, creating opportunities to share the Gospel. However this is only a part of the work of Samaritan’s Purse. The 16 field offices around the world have launched new efforts to support people who are suffering during the global pandemic. Emergency Field hospitals were set up in New York and in Italy in the early days. Teams in Sudan and Kenya have been training local health centres on how to provide protective equipment and hygiene measures as well as medical supplies to those in remote areas. Pray. Praise God for the thousands of women around the world being agents of change in their communities, teaching their neighbours how to keep their families healthy and safe from abuse. Pray also for the teams bringing life -giving clean water to thousands in Liberia, Niger , South Sudan, Swaziland and Uganda. Especially in South Sudan where there is much conflict.
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
Open Doors, Release
One good thing to come out of this pandemic is that social media has been able to throw a lifeline to secret believers. Many are able to read about Jesus and know His presence in their lives and have the bonus of finding other believers in their own country. However many Christian believers are put to the back of the queue for aid of any sort. Pray that the church worldwide will be the light of hope in these dark times. Pray for protection and provision for persecuted Christians in countries where they have little or no access to vital healthcare or relief aid and they cannot worship God openly.
Tuesday 2nd June 2020
Our church and various individual families sponsor children through Compassion. Our sponsorship provides them with life-changing support including food, education, health checks and the care of their local church. Child sponsorship with Compassion is a unique relationship where you bring hope and lasting change to a child’s life.. Pray especially for children known to our church family. Pray also for those affected by the Coronavirus. Father God we pray that you would protect those in our world who are most vulnerable to Covid 19. We lift up the elderly, those with pre existing health conditions and those without access to good medical health care. worldwide. Father would you bring healing to those who are already sick and that they will know your peace.
Monday 1st June 2020
Barnabas stands alongside our Christian brothers and sisters where they suffer discrimination and persecution by providing aid through partners on the ground, encouraging prayer, telling their untold stories and speaking out on their behalf. Pray that through the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit, all who suffer or are in danger at this time will be bold and courageous, thinking clearly and wisely. We ask this especially for our persecuted brothers and sisters, suffering form coronavirus and the effects of lockdowns. in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.