Prayers

BIBLE READINGS AND PRAYER TOPICS – April 2018

PRAYERS

Below are the Bible readings we will be following in worship at Trumpington Street during April. 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 April:

(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.)

1st April: Easter Day.  Acts 10. 34-43; Psalm 118. 1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15, 1-11; John 20. 1-18

8th April: Acts 4. 32-35;  Psalm 133; 1 John 1. 1-2.2; John 20 19-31

15th April: Acts 3. 12-19;  Psalm 4; 1 John 3. 1-7; Luke 24, 36b-48

22 April:  Acts 4. 5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3, 16-24; John 10. 11-18

29 April:  Acts 5. 26-40;  Psalm 22. 25-31;  1 John 4. 7-21; John 15. 1-8

 

 

 

DAY TOPIC (CHR = Cherry Hinton Road; TS = Trumpington Street)
1st Pray for regular users of our premises, especially for the Centre for Global Equality in our John Williams Room.
2nd Remember all those marking the Women’s World Day of Prayer.
3rd Pray for our Junior Church: for leaders and helpers and those who benefit from their commitment.  Pray also for John Proctor at the meeting of the Synod of Wales.
4th 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.
5th Pray for the Young Adults’ Group that meets most Monday nights and for all students, under- and post-graduate, who worship with us.
6th Pray for the Elders, meeting this evening, for the inspiration of the Spirit and her wisdom as they make decisions together.  Remember also John Proctor speaking at a Lent event in Milton Parish Church.
7th Pray for those in ‘pastoral news’ – see Newsletter – and others in either of our congregations whom you might think to pray for.
8th Pray for the Ferried Friends.  Remember also the joint prayers at Emmanuel today and for those leading Lunchtime worship through Lent
9th Remember the ‘Moving Mountains’ ecumenical mission in Cumbria to which our Moderator, Paul Whittle, is contributing.
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.  Remember John Proctor as he speaks at the South Western Synod.
11th 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.
12th Remember the ‘Making Refuge’ events, taking place at Michaelhouse on Mondays through Lent.  May our church and our city be a place of sanctuary for all.
13th Pray for the continuing work of the Cambridge Churches Homelessness Project.
14th Pray for Chris Wright, our Church Secretary and Penny Flynn and Owen Saxton, Elders’ secretaries.
15th 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.  Remember also the Lent worship.
16th Pray for the Governors of Westminster College, meeting today.  Remember also the staff and all those training for ministry.
17th Remember also all those attending the Eastern Synod meeting in Ipswich.
18th Pray for those taking services on Sunday (see over). Pray also for the important decisions about the future of the congregation being taken at Church Meeting.  May the Holy Spirit move among us all.
19th 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.
20th Pray for our partner congregations of Duxford URC and Whittlesford URC.
21st Remember all those involved with the ‘Bethany’ social at Emmanuel.  Give thanks for the work of Mission Council, as its meeting comes to a close.
22nd Remember the Singing House Group as it meets and the Lent lunchtime worship.
23rd Pray for key people in the running of the church, including Church Centre Manager Ann Auger, 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.
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.
26th Pray for the congregation at St Columba’s: for the minister, Nigel Uden, director of music, Ian de Massini, and the elders; and pray for the two churches seeking to grow closer together.
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 Remember the Maundy Thursday service at Emmanuel.
30th Pray for the witness of our city centre Churches on Good Friday.
31st 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.