Prayers

BIBLE READINGS AND PRAYER TOPICS – February 2018

PRAYERS

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

(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.)

4th February:  Isaiah 40: 21-31, Psalm 147: 1-11, 20, 1. Cor. 9: 16-23, Mark 1: 29-39

11th February: 2 Kings 2: 1-12, Psalm 50: 1-6, 2 Cor. 4: 3-6, Mark 9: 2-9

18th February: Genesis 9: 8-17, Psalm 51: 1-17, 2 Cor. 5: 20- 6:10, 16-23, Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21

25th February: Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16, Psalm 22: 23-31, Romans 4; 13-25: 16-21, Matthew 17: 1-9

 

 

DAY TOPIC (CHR = Cherry Hinton Road; TS = Trumpington Street)
1st Pray for the Knit Café meeting at Emmanuel TS; give thanks for the fellowship that it brings and the community that it generates.
2nd Pray for this month’s Special Cause (see Newsletter). Remember also John Proctor as he attends the Mission Committee.
3rd Pray for the chaplaincy team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital led by Revd Dr Derek Fraser and including URC chaplain, Revd Deborah McVey.
4th Pray for those taking services on Sunday (see over). Pray for all those who help with ensuring that our services run smoothly on Sundays – those who arrange flowers and those who serve coffee; those who steward and those who serve in Junior Church.  As we launch our ‘Safe Spaces’ in the service, pray that all will feel included and welcome in our buildings and congregation.
5th Pray for the guests who attended the Cambridge Churches’ Homelessness Project during December and January in Emmanuel TS, and for their welfare and safety through the winter.  Pray also for those who volunteer for the Cambridge City Foodbank and remember the valuable work that they do.
6th Pray for the Elders, meeting this evening. Pray also for Chris Wright in his role as Church Secretary.
7th Pray for those in ‘pastoral news’ – see Newsletter – and anyone else in either of our congregations whom you might think to pray for.
 8th Pray for the Ferried Friends, who meet today. Pray for all those who are less mobile than they would like to be, and for those who help with transport.
 9th 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.
 10th Pray for the joint Open Forum event with St Columba’s as we meet together to explore future patterns of worship. Remember also John Proctor as he attends the URC’s Children’s and Youth Work Committee.
11th Pray for those taking services on Sunday (see over).  Pray for the congregation at St Columba’s as we worship together: for the minister, Revd Nigel Uden, director of music, Ian de Massini, and the elders.
12th Pray for the Young Adults’ Group that meets most Monday nights and for all students, under- and post-graduate, who worship with us.
13th Pray for the Emmanuel CHR Tuesday Fellowship and Julia and Ray Stone who lead it.
14th At the start of Lent, remember the Ash Wednesday Service at St Columba’s. Pray also for regular users of our premises, especially for the Centre for Global Equality in our John Williams Room.
15th 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.
16th 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.
17th Pray for our neighbours at Little Saint Mary’s and their priest, Father Rob Mackley.
18th Pray for those taking services on Sunday (see over). Remember all those who gather for Church Meeting and grant us all guidance as we take decisions together.
19th Remember the joint Elders’ Meeting with St Columba’s and pray for all elders in both our congregations.
20th Pray for the URC Trustees, meeting today, who have important financial responsibilities within the denomination as a whole.  Pray for our members, Margaret Thompson and John Proctor, who attend.
21st Pray for key people in the running of the church, including Church Centre Manager Ann Auger, caretaker John Donaldson, and our cleaners Trevor 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.
22nd Pray for those gathering for Singing House Group.  Remember the joy that singing can bring to all.
23rd Pray for those who use our Fair Shares Café, those who visit our exhibitions, and those who walk past the church on a regular basis but have never entered.
24th 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.
25th Pray for all who gather to worship at St Columba’s, as we celebrate the world church together.  Pray also for those taking services elsewhere (see over).
26th Pray for our Time for God worker, Michael Birke, and for all those supporting him.  Remember also all those who help with our Traidcraft Stall as Fairtrade Fortnight begins.
27th Pray for all those who are involved in our Junior Church; for those who devote time to nurturing our fellowship.
28th Pray for the congregations of Duxford URC and Whittlesford URC as we seek to work more closely together.