Many times, we feel that we need a little extra help, maybe a situation we cannot cope with – a bereavement, a time of illness, a stressful situation at work – and the list goes on.
At Scartho Methodist Church we believe that talking and prayer has helped many people and can help you.
We have many opportunities for prayer during our services and people who will pray with you in a smaller group, or one-to-one, following a service. Private prayer is available in our dedicated prayer room. Alternatively, we have prayer meetings each month on the first and third Saturdays at 9am.
Our regular prayer letter, which helps our congregation to pray for local, national and international situations can be found below.
You can request prayer by placing your prayer request in the box near the church gate, or by using the prayer request form at the bottom of the page.
Weekly Prayer Letter
Prayer Diary For Week Commencing
Sunday 13th June 2021
"Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name." Nehemiah 1: 11a NIV.
As we approach the next stage of the easing of restrictions, pray for wise decisions and common sense to rule the actions of us all – those with the authority to make decisions and those of us subject to those decisions.
Pray that the blossoming of kindness, good deeds and old-fashioned neighbourliness, seen since the first lockdown, will continue to flourish, and change the world for the better.
Pray for all those working tirelessly in the various relief services, often under very difficult circumstances – the NHS certainly, but also caring, police and fire services. Pray for practical support, for God to enfold them in his strong arms of love, and for each one of us
to take every opportunity to let them know how much they are valued.
Pray for people everywhere who are struggling mentally, particularly the young people,
that their struggles will be recognised, and support be made available.
Pray for those parts of the world, near and far, where people are living in fear, in hiding,
in dark places – physically, mentally and spiritually.
As we walk through life, may this be our constant prayer –
Lord, make me a channel of thy peace;
that where there is hatred, I may bring love;
that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;
that where there is discord, I may bring harmony;
that where there is error, I may bring truth;
that where there is doubt, I may bring faith;
that where there is despair, I may bring hope;
that where there are shadows, I may bring light;
that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted;
to understand, than to be understood;
to love, than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to eternal life. Amen.
(The Prayer of St Francis)
We would love to pray for you and will treat your prayer requests confidentially. If you would like us to pray for you you can either:
Post your request in our prayer post box situated on the gate in Scartho Road or
Telephone 07793004328 and leave a message or text
Make a web request by filling in the form below