"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.
Download this prayer diary as a PDF
Daily, please pray for:
1st – Ministers
Marie, all circuit ministers and those within the wider Methodist Connexion.
2nd – Church members
all our worshipping congregation, the sick, those no longer able to get to church, and all associated with our church.
3rd – Time Together
providing fellowship with coffee, a short devotional time, and lunch; first Thursday, monthly.
4th – Homegroups and Prayer Groups
the few 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 – Welcome Café and Dementia Café
as we try to engage with those in need of company and support.
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
whom we support regularly with gifts of food for those with no home of their own, and those facing hardship in our society.
12th – Ruskin Road Pre-School
the staff and children of our church-run 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 – also for 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 provide support to people on the streets of Sutton and Wallington on Fridays and Saturdays.
21st – Safer Neighbourhood Team
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 and council officers
who have responsibility for our local government and services.
29th – Pastoral contacts
those people, ministerial and lay, 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.
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If you know of anyone in need of prayer, please contact the church office.
Singing the Faith Plus publishes a prayer card, entitled Hymns for Personal Prayer which is available to download.