Prayer diary

"Do all this in prayer, asking for God's help. Pray on every occasion, as the Spirit leads. For this reason keep alert and never give up; pray always for all God's people" Ephesians 6 v.18

You are invited to use this daily prayer diary, month by month, to focus the prayers of all our members on specific topics each day of each month.

Daily, please pray for:

1st – Ministers

Our own minister, and all ministers in the Sutton circuit.

2nd – Church members

All our worshipping congregation, housebound members and all associated with our church.

3rd – Time Together

Providing fellowship with coffee and lunch on the first Thursday of the month.

4th – Homegroups and prayer groups

The groups meeting regularly in homes, and for growth in this important area of church life.

5th – Local businesses

The good relations we have with a number of local businesses, within the community. Please pray for their prosperity.

6th – All volunteers within our church community

many of whom carry out numerous tasks, quietly and unseen, enhancing the quality of our church life.

7th – The sick

All those known to us, both via our prayer chain, and individually.

8th – Young Explorers

The children, young people, and their leaders who serve them week by week, offering our facilities, service and love in Christ’s name.

9th – Our neighbourhood

The local community whom we serve by offering our facilities, service and love in Christ’s name.

10th – Sutton Schoolswork

The Christian charity supported by local churches and individuals, serving both primary and secondary schools in Sutton.

11th – Sutton Foodbank

We support the food bank by collecting donations of food on an ongoing basis.

12th – Ruskin Road Pre-School

The staff and children of our church-owned facility.

13th – Ruskin Rascals

The toddlers and their parents and carers who enjoy the play activities and opportunity of a weekly chat provided by our church members.

14th – Uniformed organisations

Scouts, Guides, Cubs, Brownies, Beavers and Rainbows associated with our church and premises; their leaders and helpers.

15th – Choir and musicians

who help lead our worship, using their talents to enrich our experience.

16th – Churches Together in Carshalton

The ecumenical initiative bringing member churches to witness together in the local community - other denominations offering a wide variety of worship styles and service.

17th – Church leaders

That our Leadership Team, charged with steering our church, may receive guidance.

18th – Local schools

Primary, secondary and special needs schools in our borough; their staffs and pupils.

19th – Park Lodge

and other homes caring for vulnerable adults.

20th – Sutton Street Pastors

who minister to late-night clients of town-centre entertainment.

21st – Safer Neighbourhood Teams

Our local Police and Community Support Officers who monitor and patrol our neighbourhood.

22nd – Methodist Homes (MHA)

Particularly Ryelands, our local home, providing Christian care and support for the elderly.

23rd – The suffering church

Those churches throughout the world facing persecution for following Jesus Christ. Be thankful for our own freedom!

24th – Circuit churches and leaders

The churches in the Sutton Circuit, their members and the Circuit Stewards who serve this fellowship of faith.

25th – Local charities and voluntary organisations

serving the needs of the disadvantaged and disabled in our borough.

26th – Outreach and evangelism

Help in identifying opportunities to reach out and witness Christ to our community.

27th – World current affairs

The current concerns of our world, knowing that God hears our pleas in Christ’s name.

28th – Local councillors & council officers

who have responsibility for our local government and services.

29th – Pastoral visitors

Church members who provide support, comfort and fellowship for those in need.

30th – Ruskin Community Cinema

The team which provides regular entertainment and outreach to our community, and for sensitivity and imagination in programming.

31st – Hospitals and social services

All involved in the provision of treatment and care, that they may have the strength and compassion needed for their demanding roles, and the resources needed.

If you know of anyone in need of prayer, please contact the church office.

The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference publish a prayer diary for their Presidential Year.

Singing the Faith Plus publishes a prayer card, entitled Hymns for Personal Prayer which is available to download.

Page last updated: 1st August 2022 7:53 PM