Prayers

BIBLE READINGS AND PRAYER TOPICS – November 2017

PRAYERS

Below are the Bible readings we will be following in worship at Trumpington Street during November. You are invited to read them before coming to church.

Below the bible readings are local prayer topics for each day of the month, covering church and related matters, and a reminder of regular weekly events that need our prayer support.

Bible readings for November:

(Please note that the set psalm is not usually read in church unless stated, but an extract is sometimes used for the Call to Worship.)

5th November: Micah 3: 5-12, Psalm 43, I Thessalonians 2: 9-13, Matthew 23: 1-12

12th November: Amos 5: 18-24, Psalm 70, I Thessalonians 4: 13-18, Matthew 25: 1-13

19th November: Zephaniah 1: 7, 12-18, Psalm 90: 1-12, I Thessalonians 5: 1-11, Matthew 25: 14-30

26th November: Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24, Psalm 95: 1-7, Ephesians 1: 15-23, Matthew 25: 31-46

 

DAY TOPIC (CHR = Cherry Hinton Road; TS = Trumpington Street)
1st Pray for our Junior Church: for leaders and helpers and those who benefit from their commitment.
2nd Pray for regular users of our premises, especially for the Centre for Global Equality in our John Williams Room.
3rd Pray for key people in the running of the church, including Church Centre Manager Ann Auger, Mission Programme Director Maggie Woods, caretaker John Donaldson, and our cleaners Juri and Mindy. Pray for Rachel and the team at Wintercomfort who run its spin-off organisations, Overstream Clean and Food4Food, which provide employment for people who would otherwise be at risk of homelessness.
4th Remember the events taking place at St Columba’s to commemorate the Reformation where John Bradbury is one of the speakers.
5th Pray for all who gather to worship at Emmanuel TS and CHR; pray that none will be unable to come because of transport difficulties; pray for those who worship at home, unable to come out, that all will be one in the Spirit.
6th Pray for the Young Adults’ Group that meets most Monday nights and for all students, under- and post-graduate, who worship with us.
7th Pray for the Elders, meeting this evening, for the inspiration of the Spirit and her wisdom as they make decisions together.
8th Remember the URC’s Mission Council, as it meets over three days in Swanwick.
9th Pray for Chris Wright, our Church Secretary and Penny Flynn and Owen Saxton, Elders’ secretaries.  Remember Penny especially as she leads the Midweek Service at St Columba’s.
10th Pray for all involved in the pastoral care of the congregation, elders and pastoral assistants, and for us all, that we may love one another as Jesus loves us.
11th Pray for those in ‘pastoral news’ – see Newsletter – and anyone else in either of our congregations whom you might think to pray for.  Remember also all the students, past and present, at Westminster College as it celebrates 50 years since it joined with Cheshunt College.
12th Pray for those taking services on Sunday (see over). Pray for all those who regularly contribute to Sunday worship, such as readers, stewards, flower arrangers, junior church leaders and those on the coffee rota.
13th Remember our many CWM partners, particularly as a CWM-sponsored conference on the ‘Legacies of Slavery’ begins in London
14th Remember the Cambridge Churches Homeless Project and its work, as Little St Mary’s hosts the last of their volunteer recruitment evenings for this year.
15th Pray for the Fair Shares Café; for all who work in it, especially Alison and Katie, for David overseeing volunteers, and for all those who volunteer.
16th Pray for the Ferried Friends as they meet.  Remember also the joint prayers at Emmanuel today.
17th Remember all those involved in the working groups that are working towards our union with St Columba’s.
18th Pray for Street Pastors patrolling on Friday and Saturday nights. Pray for Chair Dorothy Peyton-Jones, for Co-ordinator Mark Strivens and Administrator Eileen Hori. Pray too for the Safe Refuge, ‘Nightlite’ located at St Columba’s on Saturday nights.
19th Pray for those taking services on Sunday (see over). Pray for guidance and discernment as we gather to make decisions in Church Meeting.
20th Pray for the congregations of Duxford URC and Whittlesford URC, as we seek to work together more closely.
21st Pray for the Tuesday Fellowship at CHR, its members, and especially for Julia and Ray Stone who lead it.
22nd Remember the Mission Programme Group as it meets.
23rd Pray for the Knit Café that meets every Thursday. Pray for the wonderful mix of people who come, and pray that it may be a place of welcome.
24th Pray for our neighbours at Little St Mary’s and their vicar Fr Robert Mackley.
25th Pray for our Time for God worker, Michael Birke, and for all those supporting him.
26th Pray for those taking services on Sunday (see over).  Pray for those who lead churches in the centre of Cambridge.
27th Pray for TS musical director Mark Dawes, the choir, for the musical side of our worship. Remember too others of our congregations who play regularly at other churches: Owen Saxton and Evelyn Snelson.
28th Pray for the chaplaincy team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital led by Revd Dr Derek Fraser and including URC chaplain, Revd Deborah McVey. Pray for the people involved in setting up the new Cambridgeshire Workplace Chaplaincy.
29th Pray for the congregation at St Columba’s: for the minister, Nigel Uden, director of music, Ian de Massini, and the elders.
30th As we begin our preparations for Advent, remember the Advent Service taking place in Emmanuel TS at lunchtime.