TRINITY COMMUNITY CHURCH
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Daily Prayer - May
Sunday 31st May 2020
I AM the Alpha and Omega
Rev 1: 8 22: 12 - 16
Pray to the Risen Lord that all tears will be washed away eventually as we are promised. Pray that many will come to realise and appreciate the sacrifice of Jesus for each one of us. Thanks be to God - who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive . 2 Cor 1: 3-4
Saturday 30th May 2020
I AM the Resurrection
John 11 1-27
Many people have died over these last weeks. Pray for the families who have been bereaved and ask for the Lord’s comfort that they were unable to attend their loved ones’ death and funerals.. Pray that we may soon be able to ease their suffering and show our concern through visiting and telephone contact.
Friday 29th May 2020
I AM the Way, the truth and the light.
John 14: 6
The exit route from our locked down situation is pitted with many problems. Pray that the Lord can guide the leaders to make right decisions which will enable our country to return to work safely and as soon as is possible. Pray for the work of tracking and tracing too. Pray for a sensible return to using public transport.
Thursday 28th May 2020
I AM the true vine, my Father is the gardener. I am the vine, you are the branches.
John 15: 1,5.
The NHS staff and Care home workers have shown true dedication and purpose throughout this epidemic. Give thanks to God for them and pray that He sustains them throughout these weeks of colossal effort and devotion. Pray also for research staff and others who work behind the scenes to keep the NHS going. Pray for a continuing supply of PPE for all who need it.
Wednesday 27th May 2020
I AM the Gate.
Who ever enters through me will be saved. Give thanks for all those who have done all manner of activities to raise money to help so many others. Pray also for those who have turned to criminal activity during this past few weeks and for their victims.
Tuesday 26th May 2020
I AM the Good Shepherd
John 10: 1-21
Jesus our Good Shepherd takes care of us - His flock. who listen for His voice and follow him. There are many voices giving conflicting advice and help. Pray for those who advise over many issues which arise concerning how we go about things. Pray that vaccines will emerge quickly and effectively to check this virus strain. Pray for those involved in this work. Pray for council workers who have kept our towns running.
Monday 25th May 2020
I AM the Light of the world
John 8: 12 - 30
Be assured that the darkness of evil never has and never will overcome or extinguish God’s light. God’s pillar of fire led the Israelites through the wilderness. He will lead us through this current crisis if only we follow Him. Pray for the leaders of our world who make decisions, some of which are not always right. Pray for God’s guidance for them throughout this time. Pray that right decisions will be made regarding easing restrictions for schools, colleges and workplaces. Pray for all students across the whole age range.
Sunday 24th May 2020
I AM the Bread of Life.
John 6: 25-51
Jesus points out that we need spiritual nourishment and physical food. Give thanks for the continuing work of so many volunteers to feed those who cannot get out to buy essentials or have no money to do so. Praise the Lord for all His goodness to His children even in these troubled times. Give thanks for the beautiful weather we have experienced over the last few weeks. Pray for your own family.
Saturday 23rd May 2020
I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
It is God’s purpose and plan that we are always in His presence. Remember that as we face difficult times. This virus is getting in the way but it will not prevail. Jesus has sorted it out at Calvary so that we remain in fellowship with our wonderful God. forever. Our country will survive the problems facing us because of the virus. Pray for wisdom and confidence for our government in the months and years ahead. Pray for all the world to survive and succeed in the battle with this dreadful crisis.
Pray for all you know who are anxious at this time. Ask for God’s blessing on each of them.
Friday 22nd May 2020
Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life.
Our God is pure goodness and He is filled to overflowing with mercy. He allowed Moses to see His Goodness as He passed before him. He allows us to see much of His goodness at work in His people right now. His mercy is what He extends to us in place of judgement - what we deserve - is replaced by the Loving Kindness which He freely gives to His children. Give thanks for all His blessings even in this awful time.
Thursday 21st May 2020
You anoint my head with oil and my cup runneth over.
The oil speaks of the Holy Spirit and the anointing speaks of God who has
empowered us to accomplish God given things at this time. Give thanks that our church family have pulled together to care for each other and others spiritually, pastorally and materially through this time. Give thanks for the leadership of Paul and the ECC. Also for those who have kept us informed and sustained online and those at Woodnook for their wonderful efforts. What a team!
Wednesday 20th May 2020
You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies.
Our enemies are two fold. Satan loves to use bad situations to create doubt and worry in us. He will also use people to work for Him. Even in the hardest of times our Lord and Saviour is abundantly providing all our needs. The food He provides is His Word, and the drink is the living water of the Holy Spirit. But also He provides our material needs. Give thanks for all those who are providing for the vulnerable through food banks, charitable provision and the many wonderful ways we see on television and online. There is a lot of LOVE out there.
Tuesday 19th May 2020
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Jesus is our Rod from the stem of Jesse He will protect us There are many considerations as we try to ease out of lock down. Some are fearful that a new rise in numbers of cases may happen. It is a time of anxiety for parents sending children back to school. Is it safe for them and the staff? What about travel safety? Lord help us to remember that You are in charge. Pray for all returning to work and for businesses and schools reopening. Pray that everyone will do the right things for the good of all.
Monday 18th May 2020
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For you are with me.
What a comfort to know that at Easter our risen Lord conquered death on the cross . So we do not need to fear anything because we belong to God in this life and the next. He takes us through the valley. All we need is trust in our loving Father. Pray for all who are grieving just now for loved ones. Pray for NHS staff who treat patients in critical care.
Sunday 17th May 2020
He makes me lie down in green pastures. He restores my soul
Sometimes our key workers just work on without rest. Many are beginning to suffer PTSD. God knows we need to rest and recuperate. Even He rested on the seventh day. Let us rest in His love and allow Him to restore our souls today as we follow the online services provided for us. Pray for all church communities especially Trinity - as they come together virtually to praise and worship out Good Shepherd and King.
Saturday 16th May 2020
The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want
In these difficult times May we always remember where our help comes from.The Lord is our protector and our guide. Hr goes before us to know what troubles lie ahead. Give thanks for His great goodness and love towards each one of us - always.
Friday 15th May 2020
Pray for businesses awaiting a chance to return to work. May they be able to readjust and start to build up safe workplaces again. Pray especially for small local businesses.
Thursday 14th May 2020
Pray for our political leaders as they guide us through this time of crisis. Pray for countries worldwide that life will soon begin to return to a more normal routine. Pray that the easing of lockdowns will not cause some to behave badly.
Wednesday 13th May 2020
Give thanks for those who are singing and playing online and often raising money with their efforts. Also for those using odd situations and places for marathon running etc.
Tuesday 12th May 2020
There are many who are financially distressed just now. Pray for them. Give thanks for the food banks and the thousands of volunteers prepared to deliver food and other items to isolated people.
Monday 11th May 2020
Pray for those who are sick including any we know such as baby Arthur. May he soon be well. Pray for those who have had treatments or operations postponed because of the virus.
Sunday 10th May 2020
Give thanks that we can congregate virtually for our service today, and for Paul, Katie and all the musicians and any others involved in producing it. Pray that many non churchgoers will see it too.
Saturday 9th May 2020
Pray for those affected by locusts and famine in several countries which are having a devastating effect on so many families.Pray for those who are still not able to return to the UK to be with families.
Friday 8th May 2020
Today is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Pray for those who have wartime memories - good or bad. Pray for the stay home street parties that some will have, and the continuing growth of community spirit.
Thursday 7th May 2020
Pray for businesses which are struggling especially those in our locality.
Give thanks that financial assistance is being provided and pray that it will be enough to help in the coming weeks and months.
Wednesday 6th May 2020
Remember to clap to show appreciation for all the key workers.
Pray that we have reached the peak and numbers of cases are reducing.
Give thanks for the many inspired people who have done fantastic things to raise money to support our key workers.
Tuesday 5th May 2020
Give thanks for the way churches have provided so much support online. Many are visiting the websites and finding comfort and blessing from them.
We thank the leaders of our own Trinity church for all the services and resources which are available to us.
Monday 4th May 2020
Pray for the many persecuted Christians who will be less well treated in their home countries because of their faith.
Ask the Lord to protect and keep them safe from harm.
Sunday 3rd May 2020
Think and pray about the people in countries where there is already poverty and disease, where there is very little medical provision
for rural areas. Some also have an enormous plague of locusts which strip the few crops grown for money and sustenance.
Now the virus is on the horizon. They need our prayers
Saturday 2nd May 2020
Covid 19 is not just in the UK. Pray today for Italy and Spain where so many have lost their lives.
May they soon feel able to allow more freedom in everyday life. Give thanks that South Korea has no new cases from yesterday.
Friday 1st May 2020
Before the month's prayers I would like to share this prayer which the Prime Minister of Australia spoke for his country.
Heavenly Father, we just commit our nation to you in this terrible time of great need and suffering of so many people.
And we do this also for the entire world.
In places far from this country, there are people suffering even more, going through tremendous hardship, crying out. Lord, we pray you will hear their voice, we pray you'll deliver them, you'll send them peace and you'll send them comfort.
And you'll send them strength in this time of their great, great need.
Father, give us strength here in this country, give us wisdom, give us judgment, give us encouragement. Let your peace reign, let your love shower this nation at this time, and let your people - those who trust in you, Lord - be instruments for your love, for your compassion, for your justice, your mercy, your grace. Let us be lights in a time of great darkness.
May you lift us up at this time. May you strengthen us and encourage us.
And in all things Lord, may you shine upon all of us at this time as we seek your grace, and as we seek your strength and your favor. We pray this in Jesus name. We pray also for our leaders, my colleagues in parliamentary roles - it doesn't matter what party they're from. I pray particularly for my colleagues in the cabinet and ministers making difficult decisions each and every day.
And I especially pray for my colleagues on the national cabinet, the premiers and chief ministers who are faced with terrible challenges that were unthinkable a few days ago, as they become realities and they must deal with them. I pray that you would keep the national cabinet strong and united, and that we might be able to face each day and each challenge in unity of purpose. As we pray your words: 'May your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it isn't in heaven.'
Bring peace to our world. Bring it to our nation, in Jesus name we pray. Amen.