Monthly Prayer Sheet
PRAYER POINTS – SEPTEMBER 2021
Wed 1 Pray for the groups and fellowships that hope to resume meeting in some form after the summer break.
Thurs 2 Pray for Gary, Gareth, Henry and their families as they resume work after holidays.
Fri 3 Pray for all our office-bearers making difficult decisions as the covid rules and restrictions change or resume.
Sat 4 Keep praying for the NHS workers, tired out after a hard year and still having to cope with covid, backlogs, waiting lists and many hazards.
Sun 5 “Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love” (Psalm 48 v 9).
Mon 6 “Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth” (Psalm 48 v 10): bless God’s name today.
Tues 7 “Your right hand is filled with righteousness” (Psalm 48 v 10): remember God’s justice and goodness.
Wed 8 “For this God is our God for ever and ever” (Psalm 48 v 14): thank God that he does not fail us or abandon us.
Thurs 9 “He will be our guide even to the end” (Psalm 48 v 14): praise God that your hope in him is based on this unchangeable promise.
Fri 10 Pray for our young people returning to school, work or college, facing new challenges.
Sat 11 Pray for God’s mercy on our country, and in the whole world, as we look at the effects of covid and war and natural disasters in every nation.
Sun 12 “Lord, I know that ultimately there is no unanswered prayer, that you hear the desires of my heart and respond to my needs in ways beyond my wisdom” (Tim Keller).
Mon 13 “Prayer is an honest conversation with a loving God” (Pete Greig).
Tues 14 Pray for our town and local area.
Wed 15 Pray for our politicians.
Thurs 16 Pray for those in our community struggling with hardship, poverty, loss of work or fears for the future.
Fri 17 Pray for people we know in hospital, for their families and those caring for them.
Sat 18 Pray for people we know in care homes or living alone without help.
Sun 19 “We tend to want God to airlift us out of a situation, but more often in my experience he parachutes in and joins us in our situation” (Pete Grieg).
Mon 20 Lord, you are our stronghold (Psalm 43 v 2): thank you that we don’t have to rely on ourselves.
Tues 21 Lord, you are our support (Psalm 18 v 18): thank you for all the times you have upheld us.
Wed 22 Lord, your Name is near (Psalm 75 v 1): thank you that your love and power are always accessible.
Thurs 23 Lord, our help comes from you (Psalm 121 v 2): thank you that we do not trust in human resources or fallible aid.
Fri 24 Lord, you are our God (Psalm 95 v 7): thank you for identifying with us and not withdrawing your presence from us.
Sat 25 “Above all, keep close to the throne of grace. If we seem to get no good from attempting to draw near him, we may be sure we shall get none by keeping away from him” (John Newton).
Sun 26 Pray that today God’s word will spread with life-giving power worldwide.
Mon 27 Pray that many people will turn to God in these difficult times.
Tues 28 Pray for your friends who don’t know God.
Wed 29 Thank God for his protection and guidance.
Thurs 30 “It is no use for us to examine self, and tinker with it in hope of improving it. The thing the Lord wants us to do is get rid of it” (Hannah Whitall Smith).