Pray Plymouth

prayerEvery Wednesday, 7am @ Open Doors International Language School, 28 Woodland Terrace Lane, Greenbank,  PL4 8QL.  Followed by a light breakfast at 8am.  

Many denominations are represented and everyone is welcome.  A different speaker gives a specific focus each week.  See summary points below.  For more information contact Roy Beaumont (079790 013791)

Prayer Points week by week:

Goshen Home – Pastor Abayomi Fayose

12/06/2019

Praise God for so many answered prayers

Please pray for:-

Continuing wisdom for the leadership
Help with the website
Help with funding applications
Consumables eg food, washing up liquid etc.
Favour with the relationship and administration in dealing with the Council in getting various applications approved
Suitable volunteers to join the team
Grace for our mentors and befrienders
Continued unity in the team
The residents to fully engage in the project and for the former resident who has been asked to leave / the existing resident who may be asked to leave
Successful stays and re integration into society for the residents
The HMO Licence to be granted soon
Salvation for all our residents

House of Prayer and InterCity Prayer Eric Armah-Godwin

29/05/2019

House of Prayer:

People’s understanding that the church is the people not the building and that we are all part of the body of Christ
That God will help the church to fulfil its purpose and vision.

That we will be faithful in our works of supporting various ministries

InterCity Prayer and Revival Ministries:-

That the Lord will help church leaders to understand the importance of coming together with other churches for the good of the city (-ies) and not to operate in fear
That the churches will be more courageous to be open to share real life with other church leaders
For the Lord’s leading in making the right relationships
For the youths to be encouraged and released into their ministries
For the racial divide to be healed

Autism Resource Centre – Richard and Judith de Bulat

15 May 2019

Praise God for his provision of a house for our work and that all our debts have been cleared!

Please pray for:-

The Lord’s leading as to the exact areas for us to focus on
For us to make contact with the appropriate young people who are 18+ and autistic who may otherwise retreat into their bedrooms just playing computer games
For us to continue to be salt in our area of work
For connections with the appropriate people in the local authority who have the decision making powers
The parents of autistic children who are so often worn down and that we can be good supporters and friends to them

Christian Vision for Men
08 May 2019

Please pray for the Sharper conference with the theme of “The great I am” on 18 May:-

That the right people will come
Especially those who don’t yet know the Lord
For the speakers that the Lord will give them the right things to say
And that the Lord’s word through them will be heard

Give thanks for the sponsorship we have received

For more suitable members to join CVM and the leadership team
And for the outreach during the year via curry nights etc.
For continuing wisdom for the leadership team

Marion Chaplaincy – Michelle Parkman

01 May 2019

Give thanks for:

Claire, my assistant chaplain.                  People who have moved on in their faith
The fact that chapel and the chaplain are central to the university, being on planning groups etc.and eg being invited to open events with grace/ a prayer
People realising that the chapel is a safe place including those who may be suicidal
The closeness of working together with the uni and the student union
The 400 Gideons bibles we have ready to be given to students and our good relationship with the Gideons
Claire’s dog Pippin being allowed in to the chapel which attracts students

Please pray for :-

Wisdom as to how best to distribute the Gideons bibles
Plymouth students who will be finishing their degrees especially as they need to leave uni, which has been a safe place and as they apply for jobs
…and that they will understand that success is finding out God’s will for their lives
The best use of the chapel
September as the new first year students come in and contact with the Christians amongst them (especially those who lead worship)
The planning of Freshers Week events
The Thanksgiving Service in two weeks time and attendance at it
For Rob our vice chancellor who is very supportive of our work
Students’ mental health
Michelle herself as she juggles all the responsibilities and her family
The possibility of Michelle starting a masters in September
Marjons 180th anniversary planning
That Jesus would be central in all we do

Devonport Community Baptist Church – Rachael Warnock

24 April 2019

Praise God for the two 20’s year old who have just come into membership and please pray for more, especially of that generation

Please pray for:-

Our outreach to the community through eg pasty Sundays, barbeques etc.
Our work into and with the community cafe
Creative ideas as to how to reach further into the community
Our involvement in Love South West for its fruitfulness and the Try Church event
The overspill of the hope and vision in us into the people of the area and that they would become converted and discipled
A youth worker for the area
Michael Shaw our minister and his wife Katie that they will experience God’s rest and refreshing on their coming sabbatical in May, June and July

Roy Beaumont work

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Cornerstone Vision – Ian Pilkington

17 April 2019

Please pray for:-

Us to have the mind of God in all we do so that our perspective may be His on all the issues we deal with
And to focus on the issues He wants us to
Us to continue to impact the city with the love of God
Our continued development and encouragement of each other as we work together
The continued development of our relationship with the Council and those responsible for the Mayflower 2020 celebrations
Our handling of the finances and His continuing provision
Recruitment of 2 new suitable staff
More suitable people and businesses, especially nationals, to advertise with us

Cross Rhythms – Dave Simpson

10 April 2019

Praise God for our being in a better financial position since last year, although please do continue to pray for funding
….. especially for success with our grant applications as we need to replace some of our equipment
And wisdom for the most suitable equipment to buy
Wisdom for recruitment of suitable volunteers
For the most suitable testimonies to be broadcast and for their impact
For the continuef impact of the gospel through the broadcasts
For the launch of XRhythms online in Stoke on Trent.

Addiction Recovery Geoff and Liz Screeton

03 April 2019

Please pray for:-

Grace, stamina and forbearance for Geoff Liz and others for the continuation of the work
The recovering addict who struggles with psychosis
The recovering addict who has recently been stabbed
The group of 10 – 12 being taken to the Christian Vision for Men gathering
The man who has a brain injury from his former addiction
The Friday Bible study, that we might see all come to maturity in Christ….
…and integrated into the church
More suitable volunteers for the ministry
A rehab in Plymouth

Improving Lives – George Plenderleith

27 March 2019

Please pray:-

Re the extension of Ernest English House to include the proposed Veterans Hub and the necessary funding
For the development of the new Veterans Hub including recruitment of suitable veterans as staff
Re George’s retirement in 2 years time and a suitable replacement
For continuing wisdom for George as he leads the organisation

Pregnancy Crisis – Jane Frajbis and Sarah Hill
20 March 2019

Please give thanks for God’s ongoing financial provision

Please pray for protection for the team and for :-
our clients some of whom are in depression or are suicidal
For those who have had an abortion who are traumatised
For relationships between couples which often suffer after a trauma
That we would be a beacon of light in the darknesses
Suitable premises as our lease expires in a year
Continued favour with other agencies in the city
Continued funding

Gaffer’s Gorge – Adrian Sutton

13 March 2019

Please pray for:-

John Walker who is in a care home after a stroke and who is a key person in the work of Gaffer’s Gorge and has currently lost the use of his left arm
More suitable people to help with befriending the people who come
For the hungry, thirsty, lonely people who come and those who have just been released from prison, especially that we will be able to help them with things like benefits advice, housing etc
And generally that we would be able to help people move on and for opportunities to share the gospel
For our various agencies we work with eg the Soup Run, PATH and the Salvation Army (who themselves have funding issues)
Accommodation for people especially with Plymouth House closing in the near future
For the minors who are on the streets and the Police who work with them
For St Pastors who have a lot of contact with homeless

Bethany Christian Nursing Home – Emma Hughes and Pat Reynolds

06 March 2019
Please pray for the staff and residents of The Mount Nursing Home which is closing with 5 residents transferring to Bethany
For Pat and Sharon in their work in the administration department
Funding issues with the local authority who themselves are dealing with reduced funding
Strength in the spiritual battles and from that issues with staff morale etc.
Local Councillor and Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Sutton and Devonport  – Rebecca Smith
13 February 2019
Please pray for God’s timing to influence the next General Election (and the outcome of Brexit).
For Rebecca as she juggles several jobs with her responsibilities as a local Councillor.
For her work in various council committees.
For God’s agenda to be moved forward in Plymouth through the decisions of the council as well as the government.
For wise and supportive friends.

Sherford – Tom Brassil
06 February 2019

Please pray for the residents of Sherford to outnumber the planting team
A base in Sherford for the toddler group and other meetings, ideally a community space
Ways and means for us to meet more people to share the gospel with
Continued growth on Sunday mornings
Fruitfulness from our Life Explored course
That as we grow we will keep God’s heart for outreach
For harmony between the different people groups in the area
For Tom / the leaders to know when the right time is to start youth work

Redeemed Christian Church of God – Abayomi Fayose

30 January 2019

Give thanks to God for answered prayers especially for the visas granting leave to stay being granted and for charitable status being granted for RCCG PlymouthPlease pray for:-

The continuing work of RCCG in the UK
Salvation of our landlords at Davie Hall
The work of Goshen Home for the homeless
For God to hand pick the residents of Goshen Home and salvation for all there
More volunteers for the project
Protection for the team members
Continued good relationships with the Council, Green Pastures and other agencies
For all the finances and logistics involved in Abs and Kemi’s this year’s leave to remain indefinitely application in the UK
For wisdom grace and strength for Abs and Kemi to juggle all the things they are involved in
Increased diversity in RCCG Plymouth

Mount Gould Hospital – Mental Health Wards  (Terry and Gill Higgins)

09 January 2019

Please pray for:-

The quickening of the process for someone to become a volunteer. This currently takes 6 months
The smooth transition to weekly worship especially for Rev. David Knipe and his team of helpers who start in Feb/Mar
And their effect on those who come
The staff who often have long difficult shifts
Recruitment of more suitable volunteers
Another musician for the Sundays Terry isn’t there to play the keyboard

God TV (Ben Kay)

19 December 2018

Please pray for;
the next step forward for the Revival Prayer Centre and for God’s leading in that for CEO Ward Simpson and the board
All God TV staff in life’s daily battles
People in Plymouth and the UK to be touched by the gospel through God TV
Funding and the wisdom to steward the funds in a Godly way
Public relationships

Methodist Central Hall (Gareth Higgs)

12 December 2018

Please pray for :

The transformation of the congregation to become spirit filled and for God’s life in them to overflow to other churches and the city
Communication of that vision
And the outworking of that in practical terms
The balance of family and work time
The capacity to run with all that God would like me to do

Lifeplay Learning / Seekers Dreamers Believers – Bev Smerdon & Gavin Coombes

05 December 2018

Thank God for the team he has brought together
Please pray for us to make the best use of the opportunities God gives us
Funding to bring the right people into the projects and for the leaders to have the time to devote to the project
Gavin’s health
For inspiration for the upcoming carol service
For a Christian theatre company to arise in the South West

Care Homes – Catherine Noakes

28 November 2018

Please pray for:-

The carers and nurses who work in care homes
Those on the edges of the system eg hairdressers and those who provide outings etc.
Recruitment and retention of staff
Difficulties with finances
Better communication between the QAIT team, doctors and all involved
A reduction in the waste of medicines
The safeguarding aspects

Soup Run Plus Norma Fry & Paul Hatherell

14 November 2018

Praise God for the number of working girls who have asked for prayer and who are reading the Bible

Please pray for:-
2 More suitable Christian women and one man to become involved in the ministry
God’s protection for the team on the street
Financial support especially for presents for the girls
Suitable boldness and humility for the team

Christian Resources Project -Mike Law & Malc Halliday

31 October 2018

Please pray for:-

The development of the schools work (spending time with children who need 1 to 1 attention)
What’s next for Simon as he comes to the end of his time with CRP
The upcoming book stalls at various school Christmas Fairs
The effect of all the Christian books which will be given away between now and Christmas
The release of all the books held by the new supplier as they work out their policies etc.
The future in the light of bookshops across the country closing

Transforming Plymouth Together (Modern Slavery) – Chris Forster

17 October 2018

Please pray;

for the effect of this week to raise the awareness of the reality of this problem and to encourage appropriate actions
For wisdom and insight for the Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer who is the national lead on this
For all Devon churches to at least pray about this on Sunday

Aish – Louise, Cassie and Chris

10 October 2018

Praise God for the launch of the ministry here

please pray for:

Aish training
Aish talk which encompasses the practical aspects of the work
Suitable Christians to become involved
The Moslem believers in the city
The upcoming 15 days of prayer for the Hindu world
Wisdom for Chris Cassie and Louise as they lead the ministry

Plymouth Area Business Council (Richard Stevens)

26 September 2018

Please pray for;

Citybus to become a sustainable business and for the people who work within it to be recognised for the value they add

Cooperative attitudes to prevail throughout the business communities in Plymouth and the South West

St Stephen the Martyr (David Knipe)

For the congregation to grow via suitable ways of outreach to people
Our existing relationships with AA, CAP, the Bible Society and CTIP to grow
For God’s love and light to spread through Plymouth

To see an opportunity to develop for youth work in our church
For a younger committed Christian to develop as a Deacon 
That a strong message of God’s love is received by all who attend the church

Councillor Rebecca Smith

12 September 2018

Please pray for;

For Councillors and Council staff to have courage and conviction to keep working towards the best outcomes for the people of Plymouth.

For wisdom as the role and funding of Local Government changes.

For more men and women of good character and integrity to want to get involved in local politics, to get involved in their community and consider putting themselves forward for election

Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support  (John Shinner)

05 September 2018

Please pray for:

Our team leader whose husband is seriously ill
Suitable new staff and the ability to train them
Suitable new trustees and a treasurer
Give thanks for the relatively good welcome asylum seekers find in Plymouth although there are still occurrences of racial hatred for which please pray
The situation in Syria and Venezuela
Resolution of the situation re whether we will stay in the building we are in or move (which would be more expensive)
Continued financial support

Eternal Health (Laura Rimmer)

29 August 2018

Please pray for:-

Increased financial provision
Wisdom as to whether to hire a PA or not and if so, the right person
The diligence to continue to produce regular podcasts and the right content for them
Suitable Christian professionals to be interviewed on the podcasts
The gospel to be proclaimed through all the podcasts, books etc. to reach all areas of the earth
For protection

Hope Baptist Soup Run/Community Food Share  (Maddie Maddison)

22 August 2018

Please pray for

Those who come to the Soup Run who are addicted to drugs and have complex mental health issues
The Lord’s continued provision of food and volunteers
For the families who receive Christmas hampers and other gifts to understand who has ultimately provided them
For the non Christian volunteers to be touched by the gospel

Street Pastors (Roy Beaumont)

1-8-2018

Please pray re:

Our autumn training course – for a good number of suitable recruits and the organisation of the course

For Peter Hadden our new Deputy Co-ordinator, to work well with Roy and the board and only to do the appropriate amount of work

For the Street and Prayer Pastors to stay encouraged and envisioned for the ministry and in particular to recognise where some of the discouraging thoughts come from

For Roy for continued ability to lead inspire and encourage the Street and Prayer Pastors

For Jesus to be seen in us and God to get the credit by those we interact with viz.:-

  • Police, Ambulance Service, Council, Uni, Best Bar None, CCTV
  • Door staff and Public, especially those we directly help
  • Talks given by Roy and others

That we would never become “professional”

Prayer Day in Okehampton 6th October (nb open to all)

Torpoint SP’s & PP’s

Those ill amongst us

Finances

Mental health services  (Tracey White and Carol)

25/7/2018

Please pray re:-

The lack of bursaries for nurses to become mental health nurses
For protection for Carol and Tracey especially as they run out a training day on mental health issues for church leaders and pastoral care teams
For a good response to the survey soon to be sent out to local churches
For revelation for the church that no problem is too difficult for the Lord

Keyham Methodist Centre – (Deniz Carey)

18/7/2018

Please pray for:-

Linda Brown as she takes over the leadership role from Deniz as she retires
The finances
A team of 2 or 3 envisioned people to come alongside Linda
The next (currently unknown) steps for Deniz herself
The appropriate degree of involvement for Gareth, the new minister at Methodist Central Hall

Plymstock Chapel (Mark Oliver)

11/07/2018

Please thank God for answered prayer; the open door into schools and the growth of the men’s ministry.

Please pray for the opportunities in Plymstock School, that God will continue to protect the witness of the Christians who are involved in CU’s,  lessons, mentoring etc and that students and staff will hear about Jesus and see Christians serving out of love.

Please pray that we will see contacts turning into disciples from the various ministries and personal witness

Please pray for God’s guidance about the building as the main hall is too small

Please pray for the planning of Andy Bannister’s visit to the city in October

We have struggled to reach many children through our Primary School aged club, pray for wisdom as we plan next term.

SALT (Sexual Abuse Listening Therapy) (Tracey White and Josie Wood)

04/07/2018

Please give God thanks for all He has done in the ministry over so many years
Please pray for the ability for the ministry to be able to cope with the deluge of referrals being received from the mental health services
For the protection of the ministry
For our relationship with other professional agencies

Care Home Chaplaincy (Joanna Bound)

27/06/2018

Please pray for improvement in communication with care homes especially in arranging appointments
Please pray about the need for Anna Chaplains (paid posts) across the city and the necessary funding
Please pray for Joanna to be able to keep the team of chaplains encouraged
And for a suitable evaluation process to properly show the value of the project
For the chaplains to stay encouraged and envisioned for the work
For opportunities to have more contacts with care homes and staff
For opportunities to speak in churches and share the vision
For care Home staff, many of whom are on minimum wage
For Joanna to have enough energy and wisdom to be able to keep envisioning the team

20/06/2018
Reach (Dan Taylor)Prayer points;

Thank God for answered prayers from last time especially re favour with official agencies
Please pray for;
the single mum who was recently touched by the Lord by the church decorating her son’s room and praying for them
The outreach in North Plymouth and Barne Barton especially the outreach event on Sunday
Finance to enable more people to be released into the ministry
Our connections with those who work in the professional agencies we have connections with
For the continued encouragement of people to stick with the vision

13/06/2018

Hope Baptist Church (Tony Jopson and Malcolm Hunter)

Please pray that the fellowship at Hope may know the height depth and love of God
Give thanks for the Rising Hope ministry which came out of Andrew Gardiner’s illness and pray for its continuing success
Pray for those who are disillusioned since Andrew died
For the selection of a new minister
For the continued outreach to the community (especially via Hope 90 which celebrates the church’ 90th birthday)
For those involved in the Soup Run including the Prayer Pastors offering prayer to those who come
The mum’s and babies and parents and toddlers groups
For the CAP project

06/06/2018

Emotional Logic  (Trevor Griffiths)

Please pray for ;

Emotional Logic to gain entry into businesses
And primary schools in Plymouth
And community development courses
A suitable flow of income for the ministry
For church leaders to be open to hearing the vision and to understand that’unpleasant’ emotions can be part of God’s plan for healing

30/5/2018

Christian Vision for Men (Mark Frajbis)

Prayer points:

For the right speaker to become known for the October curry outreach event
And for men to come and be saved
For the national vision to flourish
Thanks to the Lord for all he’s done
For increased favour in the city with men and church leaders
For wisdom and continued unity for the CVM leadership teams locally and nationally
For representatives in more local churches,

9/5/2018

Goshen Project (Abayomi Fayose & Martin Bell)

Prayer points;

•For a successful partnership

•For good choice of property
•For divine wisdom to administer and manage the residents and the property
•For the right choice of residents
•For salvation of the souls of the residents
•For their successful re-integration as good citizens into society

•For committed team members: administrators, maintenance people, pastoral carers

•For cordial relationship with the Council
•For smooth, hitch-free processing of things like housing benefits, etc
•For good relationships and cooperation with the churches and referral agencies
•For a good take off and future expansion of the scheme
•To achieve the overall goal of addressing homelessness in the city and nation as a whole

25/4/2018

Key to Life (Dave Thomas)

Prayer points; 

Current tour locations Black Country and Croydon

  • Preparations for Tours in the South West:  Wiltshire Nov 2018, Bournemouth 2019,Cornwal 2019, Torbay Feb 2020, North Devon Feb 2020
  • Praise for 500 000 students this year.
  • Praise for donors who support the project
  • Praise for the openness of schools to the unit
  • All the students and teachers who visit the unit
  • Pray for the volunteers who set up the unit and present the lesson
  • Pray for a long term work in the schools after the school visits
  • Pray for continued relationships with Eddie Stobarts (who provide transport)

Key to Life Project:

Key to Life tells the story of Jesus through a unique, interactive and immersive session. Using huge floor to ceiling computer touch screens, participants can watch films; interact with games and quizzes; and take part in small group discussions – helping them explore what Christians believe, and understand how the story of Jesus is key to Christianity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6GMy0p_Kxs&feature=youtu.be

Beit Ezra – David Wright
18 April 2018

Please pray for;

Our Messianic congregation especially for a younger leadership
For Christians in the city to become one in heart
Outreach to Moslems
The influence of the gospel in the synagogue

11/04/18

ROC Care – Befriending

Please pray for;

Raising awareness of the scheme amongst the churches
Suitable volunteers to come forward
Today’s meeting with the Police on this project
The possible partnership with Age UK
Strength, wisdom and skills for Carol herself and the volunteers
That the contacts would have the effect of encouraging people to seek the lord

Cornerstone Vision (Ian Pilkington)
21/03/18
Please pray for;
Financial sustainability of the new Plymouth Chronicle which begins deliveries on 23rd March to 90,000 homes – thanks and praise to God for great interest already from advertisers and contributors.
For the influence for the good of the whole city through these publications.
For all Cornerstone Vision staff to experience life-changing encounters with God while they work together.

Marjon Chaplaincy (Michelle Parkman)

14/03/2018
Please pray for

– the Monday service and in particular the non christians who come
– opportunities to witness to the staff as well as the students
– students with mental health problems
– the effect of the 200 hot cross buns that will be given out next week
– those who have agreed to carry a cross made of nails for a week
– Michelle herself to keep her openness to talk about the gospel
– those students who are leaving this year as they transition to a working life
– Michelle to make contact with the “invisible” christian students
– we would show the love of God to every person who comes onto campus
– next year’s Alpha course
– the assistant chaplain coming in September

Improving Lives (George Plenderleith)
07/03/2018


Please pray
– for the team as they work through the best way to deliver Health and Wellbeing services in cooperation with the Council
– the best future use of the city centre building

Methodist Central Hall  (Dave Martin)

28/02/2018

Please pray for

the incoming minister Gareth and Laura Higgs and children for a smooth transition as he takes over at MCH
and for Dave and Jane as they look for a property to live in
and that they would know God’s leading for what he has next for them

For MCH:-
– as they seek the best way to serve the homeless in the city
– as they seek to build bridges to unchurched people who have begun to come on Sundays from Messy Church
– the best way forward re the soft play area
– the problem with the refurbishment problem to be quickly resolved
– that we will see what God wants us to see in terms of mission

21 Feb- Bethany Christian Nursing Home (Emma Hughes)

21/02/2018

Give thanks for Bethany’s continued existence and our volunteers
Please pray for a part time cook and a dining assistant both posts having been vacant for some time
And for the right people to fill the 2 empty rooms at present
Please pray for those who are not yet christians
And that we will choose suitable activities for the residents
For the continued success of the Care Home Chaplaincy scheme in the city

14 Feb – God TV ( Ben Kay)

14/02/2018
07:14

Please pray for;
The development of God TV Latino in South America
The vision of Reaching people, Israel and Revival
The Revival Prayer Centre on Union St will be used for God’s Kingdom purposes
The staff and for the increased workload on them
That the programming will continue to be effective in changing people’s lives
That God TV and other christian media companies will fulfill the vision of reaching to the ends of the earth
For the next prayer programme on 1st March

6 Feb – Cross Rhythms Radio (Dave Simpson)

Please pray for our finances to enable us to continue broadcasting the gospel
And for our fundraising event at the end of Feb
Our volunteers who help in so many ways
For our listeners to hear the gospel
Thank the Lord for the renewal of our licence

31 Jan – Street Factory (Toby and Jo)

  • Crowdfund project for new facility in Millbay
  • Films in this link will give you a chance to see us in action … https://t.co/CCpxhxLU1x

24 Jan – Critical Care (Kay Rouse)

  • More suitable team members
  • For the staff who have to cope with the work pressures and negative publicity re the NHS
  • For the friends and relatives of patients to see Jesus in the team and to ask relevant questions

17 Jan – Churches Together in Plymouth and Unity Service

10 Jan – Ivybridge Methodist church (Mark Lawrence)

  • For wisdom as to how best to disciple people
  • For the marriage course starting this month
  • For the Freedom in Christ course starting at the end of this month
  • For the various clubs run during the week
  • For Phil Blunt the youth worker
  • That Mark will be able to continue to focus on his relationship with Jesus as central to his life

3 Jan 2018 – Addiction Recovery Group (Geoff and Liz Screeton)

  • Please pray for the overall drug problem in the city
  • Other churches and ministries involved
  • Appropriate working together with the Mutley Baptist, All Nations Ministries and others
  • More workers to the task
  • For a christian rehab centre in Plymouth
  • For the individuals involved
  • For the Police, St Pastors, the hospital and other agencies which engage with this problem

20 Dec – Outreach Team (Martin Bell)

  • That we would have His heart for people
  • That Christians would respond to the call to share Jesus on the street with a passion for the city
  • For the Lord’s appointments for the team
  • For all the pre-believers in the city to hear the gospel and move nearer to Jesus
  • For the upcoming St Budeaux outreach
  • For fruitful links with Healing Rooms, the Unity Festival, Singing Rooms, Torquay, Exeter
  • For a greater willingness for all the churches to come together
  • Health for Martin and his wife Lesley and the team

13 Dec – Transforming Plymouth Together (Chris Forster)

  • More engagement with congregations across the city to promote informal community work and community development initiatives
  • For people to volunteer to be ‘champions’ for the work of TPT
  • More church-based schemes to help feed children healthy food during school holiday periods in areas of high child poverty
  • Stronger network connections between TPT and church leaders to encourage churches to work together to tackle the key issues raised by the Plymouth Fairness Commission

6 Dec – Christian Resources Project (Mike Law and Malc Halliday)

  • A suitable person to take over the work long term
  • Simon Applebee’s involvement in the Mutley Greenbank Trust’ work especially with the secular youth club
  • The effect of the 5-6000 books which were able to be distributed last year, a lot of which were to non Christians
  • Christians in schools and the work into schools especially since Dawn Getley retired
  • A suitable volunteer to look after me shop while Mike and Malc are out to schools
  • Funding for a new youth worker
  • The continuing development of the website
  • The sorting of the second hand books section

29 Nov – Redeemed Christian Church of God – Abayomi Fayose

  • Praise God for answered prayers from last year re:
    • Visas and the financial cost of them
    • Transition to autonomy
    • Financial provision
    • Worship venue (additional day given rent free)
  • Please pray for
    • salvation for our landlords
    • our appropriate involvement in
      – church unity
      – Outreach / Evangelism
      – Revival Prophecies
      – Keeping our children safe
    • Growth in the congregation and wisdom in leadership

22 Nov – Plymouth Gideons (Tony Jopson and Roy Beaumont)

  • Pray for the effectiveness of all bibles already given away by the Gideons
  • For the % take up rates in schools to improve
  • For suitable new members of the Plymouth team
  • The work in schools, hospitals, old people’s homes, hotels and B&B’s
  • The university bible blitz 6 Dec giving away bibles for 2 hours
  • The Lords’ way through the current issue with the UK Gideons relationship with the US Gideons over female members
  • The success of Terry Higgins’ Gideon play

15 Nov – Sherford New Town (Tom Brassil)

  • Please pray that we will know how’s best to use the opportunity we have been given as the “provider of spirituality” in Sherford
  • For natural ways of reaching into the community via meetings / interest groups etc. without a building…..
    …until September when the small group will be able to meet in the new school being built
  • That we would be able to plant a church that will be sustainable for the glory of God which will regularly see new converts
  • That Tom would know how best to use his privileged position as a community leader
  • Finances – that we would get the resources needed and know how to use them wisely
  • For Tom to be able to manage the necessary admin appropriately
  • For the group to be able to really become part of the community including some being able to actually live in Sherford
  • For Tom’s family in the midst of all the changes

8 Nov – Churches Together in Plymouth (Chris Clewer, Ian Turner & Jackie Yates)

  • Pray for the mission of CTiP and the activities which support it
  • For the City Transformation Conference on 15 Nov – for the main speakers and the delegates from churches and ministries
  • For outcomes that will help transform our city and grow God’s Kingdom
  • For the new Edition of ‘Caring Plymouth’ – that it would be a blessing to many
  • For the CTiP team and Enabling group to be strengthened and for a replacement Administrator as Ian stands down

1 Nov – Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support (John Shinner) Link

  • Please pray for a change in the system which often takes years to produce a decision on refugee status
  • Please pray for the asylum seekers themselves who often fall into despair
  • Funding – is good at the moment though some grants are time limited
  • Please pray for suitable opportunities to share the gospel with clients

18 Oct – Laura Rimmer author of Eternal Health Podcast (link)

  • Please pray for wisdom and gentleness for Laura in presenting the gospel in a New Age environment
  • Please pray for understanding and support for Laura from Christians
  • For positive reviews at www.laurarimmer.com/eternalhealth
  • For media connections for Laura in Plymouth
  • For God’s blessings on Laura’s business especially as she’s lost some clients since becoming a Christian

11 Oct – St Budeaux, Pennycross and Woodford Methodist Churches (Kate Konrad)

  • Please pray about the rebuilding of St Budeaux Methodist church which will cost circa £2 million pounds but would enable easier outreach to the community
  • Please pray for the new children’s and family worker at Pennycross Methodist
  • Please pray for Woodford Methodist’s weekend away at the end of October which will focus on healing past wounds and that the church will then be encouraged to move forward in outreach again
  • Please pray for the funding of Woodford Methodist’s children and families worker for at least the next 3 years
  • Please pray for the Lord to clarify the main issues for Kate and others as Trustees for Transforming Plymouth Together
  • Please pray for Kate’s and Rick’s daughter Chloe and for Rick who has high blood pressure

4 Oct – Plymouth Foodbank (Eunice Halliday)

  • Please pray about the pending introduction of Universal Credit which (a) will delay the arrival of benefits and (b) will provide the money in a large lump sum which will be unsuitable for many vulnerable people who are unable to handle money wisely
  • For the many people affected by eg mental health issues who don’t have access to already overstretched agencies
  • Please pray for the staff for suitable opportunities to share the gospel and for the various christian courses being run
  • Please pray about the Work Capability Assessment system which causes distress and anxiety
  • For the new local MP to understand and support the work of the Foodbank
  • For continued funding

27 Sep – St Paul’s Church, Stonehouse (Leon Sim)

  • Please pray for the new group of people exploring the faith each week and
  • for the house group who have decided to serve this group
  • for the church to increasingly become flexible to respond to whatever the Lord wants to lead them into
  • for no-one to feel or be neglected as new people come in
  • for the bi monthly services in Nazareth House
  • for the children to form good relationships amongst themselves and to egg each other on to seek the Lord
  • for Leon’s family to always seek more of the Lord

20 Sep – Redeeming Our Communities (Derek Baker)

  • Please pray for the upcoming meeting with the neighbourhood Police team and for suitable contacts to be given to the ROC befrienders teams
  • Recruitment of suitable volunteers for the team
  • Wisdom for handling each referral especially those with eg drug/violence issues
  • For the Looe music festival which Plymouth St Pastors and others are supporting and opportunities for the gospel to be appropriately shared
  • For Derek and his wife Penny to have sensitivity amongst their family at and around a family funeral

13 Sep – Hooe Baptist (Pete Scurr)

  • Please pray for the church in this time of not having a minister
  • The deacons as they seek God for the way forward
  • For God’s choice of a suitable new minister
  • For unity in the church as they seek to prepare a profile for the new minister
  • For maintenance of the vision in the church
  • For the church’ continuing outreach to the community
  • For the Lord’s choice of new deacons next year when Pete and Robert Ashurst retire from the role

6 Sep – Derriford + Mount Gould Hospital Chaplaincy

  • Give thanks for this important ministry of listening and caring for patients, families and staff at our hospitals
  • Give thanks for the opportunities to share God’s love and to be able to pray with people when asked
  • Pray for a the recruitment of a new Lead Chaplain to replace Paul Snell
  • Pray for the training of Pastoral Visitors and Care Home Chaplains that starts in September – give thanks for the volunteers in these roles

30 Aug – Prayer for our city

  • Pray for our city institutions in the various cultural spheres
  • Pray for unity amongst the congregations of churches in our city
  • Pray for our city-wide Christian ministries that seek to serve the people of Plymouth
  • Pray for strengthened links between the church and civic authorities
  • Pray for God’s blessing on His church and our city

23 Aug – Calvary Chapel (Sabino Medrano)

  • Bringing the church into spiritual maturity
  • For those who have left fellowship and are currently not a part of another congregation
  • For protection for those who are young in the faith
  • For spiritual resiliency for the leaders who are equipping the saints.

16 Aug – Mercy Ships (Kay Rouse)

  • For at least 150 people to come to the exhibition at Mutley Baptist on 29 September
  • And for suitable people to be inspired to join the crew
  • For the pending trip to Cameroon and for the necessary miracles to see people fully healed
  • And for the right people who need medical help to come
  • For the non Christians on board to be touched by the gospel

9 Aug – Education (Richard and Mary Simpson)

  • Give thanks for the opportunity to positively affect children’s lives
  • Please pray about the issue of lack of respect from some children to teachers and disobedience
  • Please pray about teachers having to attain grades, meet deadlines etc for the students with all the difficulties of behaviour etc. militating against this
  • For senior leaderships of schools to manage difficult situations and for relationships with parents
  • For RE teaching and assemblies in schools
  • For teacher workload increasing
  • Lack of trust in teaching / teachers
  • Performance related pay
  • Schools being expected to sort society’s ills
  • Lack of funding in schools due to austerity measures

2 Aug – Keyham Methodist Community Centre (Linda Brown)

  • Pray for strengthening relationships with local people and groups in Keyham
  • For the ability to listen and perceive the real needs of people
  • For discernment about what projects to take forward at the Centre in the coming term
  • For work in the local schools
  • For a prayerful team of helpers in the Centre

26 Jul – Pregnancy Crisis Care

  • Give thanks for this work that started in 2008 and continues today
  • Pray for all those people helped to cope with any pregnancy related crises or suffering baby loss
  • Give thanks that the lease has been renewed and finance provided for the work
  • Pray for continued good favour with all the referral agencies

19 Jul – The Mount Care Home

12 Jul – The City (Phil Burgess)

  • Please pray for the NHS budget position which diminishes the amount of money granted to hospitals in proportion to their distance from London
  • NB the no. 1 problem for Derriford Hospital is middle aged people with alcohol related kidney and liver problems
  • Please pray about one group of people having the “lions share” of land and property which comes up for development
  • For Plymouth City Council to be able to work better with new businesses / projects wanting to come to the city
  • For Phil in all his negotiations with the Council
  • For Plymouth to continue to receive regional development grants after Brexit

5 Jul – Plymouth Street Pastors (Roy Beaumont) Link

  • 2017 autumn training course – for the appropriate no. of people who are called to the ministry to apply, especially for the work in Torpoint
  • More Prayer Pastors
  • Funding (less than 1 year’s left)
  • ID cards / Ascension Trust relationship
  • Thanks to the Lord for the favour he has granted us with the Police, Council, SW Ambulance, door staff and public and pray for the continued impact for Jesus on them
  • Continuing envisioning of love for Street & Prayer Pastors
  • Roy’s time allocation
  • Those Street & Prayer Pastors off sick

28 Jun – Keyham Methodist Community Centre (Deniz Carey)

  • Please pray for God’s wisdom as to the way forward for the project
  • especially for the youth group which is quite lively still
  • and for the youth group’s weekend away this weekend, for the moving of God’s Holy Spirit amongst the youngsters

21 Jun – Eating Disorders Service (Terry Lawrence)

  • Our clients, some of whom see their disorder as a “comfort blanket”, that they will get help and complete their treatment programmes
  • For the young (as young as 8) people referred to us, who we are unable to help as we don’t see people until they are at least 18
  • For the staff who often hear a lot of difficult traumatic things from people
  • Team relationships / good communication between the 3 leaders so that we can lead appropriately
  • For the summer period when staffing is reduced
  • For our NHS partners: hospital staff, GPs & Community Services who are often stretched for time and funding
  • Funding (which is now year to year) and for compassion to feature in Government decisions on allocating resources

13 Jun – Plymstock Chapel (Mark Oliver)

  • The Friday night children’s club reaching to some non christian children and for wisdom for the leaders of that group
  • Schools Work for the CU and drop in after school club at Plymstock School
  • For the possibility of starting a CU at Coombe Dean school
  • For opportunities to share the gospel in school assemblies
  • For Vicky, Mark’s wife, and outreach via mums and toddlers groups
  • For Mark to have patience with the sowing reaping process and not to feel he needs to be”doing things” all the time
  • Wisdom as to how to reach men
  • For the formation of a church vision which will be from the Lord and thus engage the congregation
  • For wisdom for the leadership to be able to encourage and equip the church for the works of service which God wants us to focus on

7 Jun – Care Home Chaplaincy (Joanna Bound)

  • Please pray for Joanna and all the chaplains that the Lord will continue to envision them especially as the job entails end of life meetings and dealing with people with dementia
  • Also as some of the chaplains and their families are experiencing illnesses at present
  • Please pray for Joanna to have an opportunity to speak about the importance of faith in the Dignity and Care Homes Forum
  • Please pray for support from the churches to envision suitable volunteers and opportunities to speak in churches
  • For a suitable chaplain for Waypoints Care Home
  • For 5 volunteers for the September training
  • For administrative support for Joanna

31 Mar – Mental Health Services in the city (Tracey White)

  • Please pray for the”competition” to go from the discussions re funding so that Mental Health gets an appropriate amount
  • Please pray for the christians who make up a high percentage of those with mental illness
  • Please pray for the church in the city for the ability to care for those with mental health issues appropriately, ministering the love of Jesus
  • A christian residential centre of excellence and healing in the city?

24 May – Plymouth Unity Festival (ufest) on 3rd and 4th June on the Hoe (Tony Jopson, Martin Bell, Taran Ash)

  • Thank God for the continued favour we still have to run the event and for the necessary funding
  • Pray for dry sunny weather and safety for all the practical arrangements
  • For the gospel to be heard by many people and responses to be made
  • For all taking part – stewards, performers, speakers and stage managers
  • For dignitaries and guests who will be attending to hear the gospel for themselves
  • For Martin Bell and the evangelistic team
  • For more volunteer helpers (especially for the prayer and children’s tents)
  • For churches across the city to join the ‘people’s praise on Sunday at 3pm
  • For the ufest to be a great blessing to the city of Plymouth

17 May – Plymouth Police (Ch Supt Dave Thorne)

10 May – Plymouth Healing Rooms (Colin and Carol Joce) Link

26 Apr – SALT South West: Sexual Abuse Listening Therapy (Tracey White) Link

19 Apr – Christian Vision for Men (Mark Frajbis) Link

12 Apr – Devonport Community Baptist Church (Rachael Warnock) Link

5 Apr – Cornerstone Vision (Ian Pilkington)  Link

29 Mar – Ivybridge Youth for Christ and The Net (Elis Norton)  Link

22 Mar – God’s Creation Care & A Rocha UK (David Curry)  Link 

15 Mar – Cross Rhythms Radio (Dave Simpson) Link

8 Mar – Families for Children Adoption Agency (Lesley Andreasson) Link

1 Mar – Emotional Logic Centre (Dr Trevor Griffiths) Link

22 Feb – Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service (Sharon Griffiths)

15 Feb – Reach Project in North Plymouth (Dan and Jen Taylor)

8 Feb – Christians Against Poverty (Tony Jopson, Chris and Amy Teague)

1 Feb – Open Doors International Language School (Cassie Roberts) Link

25 Jan – Plymouth Guild (George Plenderleith) link

18 Jan – Churches Together in Plymouth (Chris Clewer)

11 Jan – Bethany Christian Home (Emma Hughes)

4 Jan 2017 – God TV (Ben Kay)

28 Dec – The work of The Gideons in Plymouth

21 Dec – Redeemed Christian Church of God (Pastor Abayomi Fayose)

14 Dec – Sex Education in primary schools (Vicky Higman)

7 Dec – Broadreach House (Russ King) Link

30 Nov – Salvation Army Lifehouse Devonport (Becky Hunn)

23 Nov – Christian Resources Project (Malc Halliday)

16 Nov – Open Air Campaigners (Dawn and Mike Getley)

9 Nov – Transforming Plymouth Together (Chris Forster)

2 Nov – Methodist Central Hall (Deacon Linda Brown)

26 Oct – St Budeaux & Pennycross Methodist & Halcyon Centre (Kate Konrad)

12 Oct – Prisons Week (Terry Higgins and Juliet Roebuck) Link

5 Oct – Plymouth University (David Evans, Co-ordinating Chaplain at the University Chaplaincy)

28 Sep – Derriford Hospital Department of Pastoral and Spiritual Care (Paul Snell, Lead Chaplain)

21 Sep – Devonport and Stoke churches and ROC/Gather Transformations SW Conference

14 Sep – Crown Centre, Stonehouse (Dave Martin, Methodist Central Hall)

7 Sep – DCRS: Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support  (Sue Turner, Trustee) Link

31 Aug – ROC Care: a new project to care for the lonely and isolated in our communities (Carol Rose)

24 Aug – Redeeming Our Communities Police/Faith Coordinators (Chris Clewer and Derek Baker)

10 Aug – Community Mental Health (Tracey White)

3 Aug – Plymouth Chinese Christian Fellowship (Karine Yuen) (Link)

27 Jul – St Paul’s Church, Stonehouse (Rev’d Leon Sim)

20 Jul – SALT: Sexual Abuse Listening Therapy, South West (Tracey White) Link

13 Jul – Plymouth Foodbank (Dennis and Charlotte Williams)

6 Jul – Keyham Methodist Community Centre (Deniz Carey)

29 Jun – Gospel Awakening in Reading (Chris Clewer)

22 Jun- Plymouth Street Pastors (Roy Beaumont) Link

15 Jun – Churches Together in Plymouth (Chris Clewer, Ian Turner, Jackie Yates, Sandra Porter)

8 Jun – River Church (Luke Seymour)

1 Jun – Local council and politicians (Chris Clewer)

25 May – Care Home Chaplaincy Project (Joanna Bound)

18 May – Plymstock Chapel (Mark Oliver, Leader)

11 May – St Aubyn’s and Stoke Damerel Church (Rev Gemma Burnett)

4 May – Youth Work at St Edward’s Church Eggbuckland (Libby Marsh)

27 Apr – Police Chaplaincy (Sarah Jeffrey, Lead Chaplain for D&C Police)

20 April – Calvary Chapel, Crownhill, Plymouth (Pastor Sabino Medrano) Link

13 Apr – Interfaith issues (Bev Smerdon)

6 Apr – Christian Vision for Men (Adrian Boughton) Link

30 Mar – Critical Care Volunteers at Derriford hospital (Kay Rouse & Vera Mitchell)

23 Mar – City Outreach and the UFest on 4/5 June (Martin Bell)

16 Mar – Cornerstone Vision (Ian pilkington) Link

9 Mar – Plymouth Healing Rooms (Colin Joce)  Link

1 Mar – Plymouth’s Synagogue and Beit Ezra (David Wright)

23 Feb – Plymouth Airport (Raoul Witherall)

17 Feb – Cross Rhythms Radio (Dave and Sarah Simpson) Link

10 Feb – Divorce Recovery Workshop (Rev Tim Woods and Zoe Crewdson) Link

3 Feb – St Boniface CofE Church, St Budeaux (Rev Alison Shaw)

27 Jan – Shekinah Mission (Laura Fraser Crewes)  Link

20 Jan – Ivybridge Youth for Christ and The Net (Elis Norton) Link

13 Jan – Bethany Christian Home, Greenbank (Emma Hughes, Manager) Link