Prayer Focus

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1st March

Our Lent lunches start today, on Ash Wednesday, at 12.00pm, so if you can, please come to join with us for a time of fellowship and a light lunch.

2nd March

Please pray today for all the children and young people who attend our church regularly, that they may they do well at school or college, and continue to grow in their knowledge of and love for Jesus.

3rd March

Please continue to pray for the volunteer MiTE chaplains, especially Barbara and Sally, as they walk Duke Street, offering prayer and an open conversation with the shops and businesses there.

4th March

Tomorrow morning is the St Helens 10k run, so we pray for safety for all the runners, stewards and spectators. May they enjoy a good run in favourable conditions, and raise lots of money various charities.

5th March

Today is the third part of our new sermon series on Joseph, so please come to learn more about him as David preaches.

6th March

Let us pray for St Mary’s market as new traders come, and a longstanding trader goes. Pray for the market family as it welcomes new members.  Also for the market management staff as they work hard to support the market traders.

7th March

Tomorrow is No Smoking Day in Britain, so if you or anyone you know is struggling to give up smoking, please pray for them today, that they may find a way to fight their addiction.

8th March

Today is International Women’s Day, and the theme this year is Be Bold for Change, so we thank God for all those who are working peaceably towards education, equality and safety for all young girls & women worldwide.

9th March

We pray today for our Town Council – for all the services it provides to residents of St Helens, and for the decisions it makes each day as it seeks to improve the town’s economy, its schools, its transport and its environment.

10th March

We remember the people of our Parish, and we pray today for all those who live in Canterbury Street, Chapel Street, Harris Street and Lowe Street.

11th March

Let us pray today for the work done by the Saturday Outreach Team, that it may be anointed by the Lord so it generates a positive response from people.

12th March

Today is our Parish Praise All Age Service. We pray for our school today as they  join us for the service. May God bless our church family as we worship Him, and bless all the children and their families this Sunday and in the week ahead.

13th March

We thank and pray for our team of money counters, who work hard each Monday, counting and banking the weekly takings.

14th March

May we uplift to the Lord the leaders and volunteers who run our weekly Tots & Tinies groups. We thank them for all they do to make it so successful.

15th March

Let us pray for all our Missional Communities, including E.A.T, Basecamp, Rooted, Aspire, Extension, Network 72, Shalom and Breaking Bread. May their leaders and members encourage each other as they continue to welcome new people of peace to join these groups.

16th March

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” – Joshua 1 :9

17th March

As today is St Patrick’s Day, we pray for people celebrating all over the world, especially those with an Irish background. May those celebrations be enjoyable but safe and well-controlled.

18th March

We thank the Lord for all the contacts the New Life Team has made on
Church Square. We ask the Lord to bless and water the seeds sown into people’s lives and pray for the Holy Spirit to bring more people to true repentance and true conversions resulting in changed, victorious lives for the glory of our Saviour.

19th March

Wachira’s parish hold their Annual General Meeting and elections today, so let us pray that the Lord will give them leaders of His choice, who will be men and women of integrity.

20th March

We thank You Lord for our faithful coffee morning staff, who work so hard on three days each week to serve & minister to their customers and to raise vital funds for our church.

21st March

This date each year is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, so may we pray for justice, equality, and freedom from fear, for all races and creeds.

22nd March

Our new Missional Community, E.A.T., continues the Lent Lunches today at 12.00pm, so if you have not yet been, please come to join us for a time of fellowship and a light lunch. Then, if you are able, why not stay for our Midweek Communion at 1.20pm too?

23rd March

Wachira has asked us to thank our Lord for the emotional healing He has given young Jacob Omondi, after the death of his aunt and guardian, Zainabu Namale. We thank God for his tender loving care of Jacob.

24th March

Let us remember to forgive those who have hurt or upset us – “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you” – Colossians 3 : 13

25th March

Tonight, the clocks go forward, so we thank God for bringing us safely through the dark winter months, and we look forward to the spring.

26th March

Today is Mothering Sunday, so we thank God for the gift of mothers, and the gift of being a mother, grandmother, step-mother, mother-in-law or Godmother. We also pray for those who mourn the loss of their mothers.

27th March

At the start of this new week, may we all look for new ways to serve the Lord, new ways to praise Him, and new ways to tell others about Him.

28th March

We pray for the boys who meet this afternoon at Fusion, and for Phil who leads them. May they have a good time as they learn more about our Lord.
29th March  
   May we give thanks today for our Church Wardens, Derek & Roy, for all they have done  behind the scenes over the past 12 months. We thank You Lord for their service! 

Thursday                Please pray for all the children supported by Wachira and his church family in Kibera,
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Kenya, as they prepare to sit their end-of-term exams, before they break up for the
school holidays in April.
As this month ends, let us thank our Lord Jesus Christ for dying for us on the cross and
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rising again, to bring us salvation and the promise of eternal life.