Prayer bookmark for August

Mission of the Month - ACROSS and Mahabba Network

ACROSS Woking is supported by local churches in Woking and is part of the Mahabba Network, helping everyday Christians to share their faith with their Muslim neighbours. Phil Simpson and John Wardill travel worldwide to share the gospel.

Give thanks for the opportunities during Ramadan for Christians in Woking to meet with the Imams of local mosques. Pray that these relationships will grow

Give thanks for the 10 churches which support and regularly pray for Across – pray for more members to join in with this ministry

Give thanks for cross-cultural events like the 5-a-side football team, English conversation groups at St Paul’s and Talk Easy at St Mary of Bethany – all opportunities to interact with and love our Muslim neighbours

Pray for Phil Simpson and John Wardell; for protection and wisdom as they enter uncertain situations and sometimes hostile environments

Christ Church Events

Pray for Peter, Andy & all the staff team as they continue to lead us 

Saturday evening service - pray as preparations to launch this new service in the autumn continue to be made

Pray for the Gateway project that we can achieve alignment between all the various stakeholders, such as the DAC, Woking Council and Heritage England, on the designs so that we can proceed to a planning application in the Autumn

Pray that we will continue to welcome newcomers to Christ Church & that everyone will quickly feel at home amongst us

Pastorates - give thanks for all our pastorates & for those who lead them. Pray they might continue to be places of teaching & encouragement

People we know

Phil Bailey has been diagnosed with Myeloma, a type of blood cancer and would appreciate prayer for healing and support as he starts treatment

Pray for Hilda Rankin, Mollie Trotman and Jean Harden in Woking Homes and Mary Elsmore in Howard’s Lane Residential Care Home

Youth Ministry

Pray for the kids Venture and New Wine as youth serve as leaders this summer. Pray they meet with Jesus and lean into Him as they serve

Pray for Soul Survivor that the young people will be open to the Holy Spirit’s leading and transforming, and that we have a really great time of deep community

Pray for the new term: as the new Year 7’s join us that they will feel a part of things, and that we will keep the momentum from Soul Survivor and summer activities

Pray for all the young people in Woking as they await A-level and GCSE exam results this month

Children’s Ministry

Please pray for the children as they enjoy the summer holidays and recover from a busy term.  The year 6’s may be getting anxious about going up to secondary school in September. This can be a difficult but exciting change for them

Please pray for families over the summer holidays. Pray for great family time and relaxing time. This can also be difficult for some families as they need to find childcare over the summer

Please pray for the childrens ministry team that they can a good rest over the summer break

Downloadable copy attached here.