Prayers

BIBLE READINGS AND PRAYER TOPICS – June 2017

PRAYERS

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

(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 June:

Psalm 104: 24-34, 35b, Acts 2: 1-21, 1 Corinthians 12: 3b-13, John 7: 37-30

11th June:

Psalm 8, Genesis 1: 1-2, 4, 2 Corinthians 13: 11-13, Matthew 28: 16-20

18th June:

Psalm 100, Exodus 19: 2-8a, Romans 5: 1-8, Matthew 9: 35-10: 8

25th June:

Psalm 69: 7-18, Jeremiah 20: 7-13, Romans 6: 1-11, Matthew 10: 24-39

 

DAY TOPIC (CHR = Cherry Hinton Road; TS = Trumpington Street)
 1st Pray for this month’s Special Cause (see Newsletter).
2nd Pray for the Open Church event taking place over this weekend to ‘Celebrate the Kingdom’.
3rd Pray for the work of the Cambridge Food Bank and give thanks for all those involved.
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.
5th Pray for the Young Adults’ Group that meets most Monday nights and for all students, under- and post-graduate, who worship with us, particularly in this examination season.  Remember John Proctor as he travels to Ireland to represent the URC at the Irish Presbyterian Assembly.
6th Pray for those involved in the administration of our church locally, particularly for the joint Elders meeting this evening at Fulbourn URC.
7th Pray for the chaplaincy team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital led by Dr Derek Fraser and including URC chaplain, Deborah McVey.
 8th Remember the lunchtime Prayer Meeting in Emmanuel as we seek closer fellowship with St Columba’s and those meeting for the Singing House Group.  Pray also for all those seeking election and who want to serve our country politically.
 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 those attending the Eastern Synod Day in Ipswich and Janet Tollington as she leads a study day for Methodist Lay Preachers in Bromley and Croydon.
11th Pray for those taking services on Sunday (see over).
12th 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 cleaner David. Pray for Rachel, Evi 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.
13th Pray for those in ‘pastoral news’ – see Newsletter – and anyone else in any of our congregations whom you might think to pray for.
14th Pray for Chris Wright in his role as Church Secretary and for the Elders’ Secretaries, Penny Flynn and Owen Saxton.
15th Pray for the Ferried Friends: for those who help to organise and all who can enjoy fellowship together.
16th 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.
17th Give thanks for Ella McVey and Glenn Garner’s wedding, taking place in Emmanuel today.  Give thanks for all loving relationships that strengthen and nurture us.
18th Pray for those leading services (see over).  Pray for the spirit’s guidance as we gather in Church Meeting.
19th 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.
20th Pray for our Time for God worker, Barbara.
21st Pray for the congregations of Duxford URC and Whittlesford URC as we seek to work more closely together; and for Charles Mather as Interim Moderator for all the congregations.
22nd Pray for the Knit Café meeting at Emmanuel TS; give thanks for the fellowship that it brings and the community that it generates.  Remember also the lunchtime prayer meeting in St Columba’s.
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 Director Mark Strivens and Administrator Eileen Hori. Pray too for the Safe Refuge, ‘Nightlite’ located at St Columba’s on Saturday nights.
25th Pray for those leading worship on Sunday (see over).  Pray also for the congregation of St Columba’s and their minister, Nigel Uden.
26th Pray for all our Partners in CWM and give thanks for all the service given over the years by our members to the wider church.
27th Pray for Father Rob Mackley and our neighbours at Little St Mary’s.
28th Pray for regular users of our premises, especially for the Centre for Global Equality in our John Williams Room.
29th

 

Pray for all those who are involved in our Junior Church; for those who devote time to nurturing our fellowship.
30th

 

Pray for Westminster College and those of our members who serve as governors, meeting today.