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:

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)

  • For the welfare of all the staff, especially as some have to deal with very traumatizing situations
  • For wisdom as to what to focus on, especially in view of reduced resources in the wake of budget cuts
  • For the continued development of relationships with suitable agencies to deal with eg people with mental health issues and about the drain on resources that these situations produce
  • For the continued development of working with suitable partner agencies to help relieve the workload on the Police force
  • For protection on Police officers
  • For officers’ relationships at eg home alongside the pressures of the job
  • For the problem of supply and use of illicit drugs in the city which has so many other crimes “attached” to it

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

30 Dec – The Redeemed Christian Church of God (Pastor Abayomi and Mrs Adekemi Fayose)

16 Dec – Review of the year/city

9 Dec – St Edward’s Church, Eggbuckland (Rev Chris Routledge)

2 Dec – God TV (Ben Kay & Fergus Scarfe)

25 Nov – Bishop of Plymouth, Nick McKinnel

18 Nov – Adura Ministries (Abimbola Alao) Link

11 Nov – St Budeaux, Pennycross & Halcyon Methodist Churches (Kate Konrad)

4 Nov – The Gideons, Plymouth (Roy Beaumont & Tony Jopson)

28 Oct – Lifehouse Salvation Army Devonport (Teresa Conway)