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 28th June 2020
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4: 6 NIV.
Please pray for the families of the people recently killed in the stabbings in Reading.
Pray that the authorities will know why the perpetrator actually did it.
Please pray for those that suffer domestic abuse, probably increasing at the moment because we have to spend so much time at home. Pray that they will get support from the authorities including the courts. Pray that people will take them seriously when they complain about what is going on behind closed doors.
Please pray for all those affected by the house explosion in South Wales. Pray for the mother and children injured that are now in hospital. Also pray for other people that have been affected by their houses being damaged too.
Please continue to pray about "Black Life Matters." Pray that people really will learn to accept one another no matter their colour of skin or racial background.
Please pray for our local councils struggling with their finances. It has been announced that some of them will soon have to do the equivalent of declaring themselves bankrupt. This is because they have had so many extra expenses during the current crisis.
Please pray that the number of people infected and dying due to Covid-19 will continue to fall. Also pray that the research into injections against it will lead to inoculations that work.
Please pray that there will not be a second peak of the Coronavirus. Pray that we will still take the risk seriously. Pray that people, when gong to the beach, will stay a safe distance apart and that people will not organise illegal raves.
Please pray for people in poor countries who will probably suffer far more than we will due to Covid-19. They lack the resources to do what our country has done. In slum conditions social distancing is impossible. For example, the virus has been bad in the slums of Nairobi in Kenya. Prolonged closing of businesses can lead to people not being able to afford food. It is thought that the current world emergency could lead to millions being plunged into acute poverty that will lead to many dying of hunger.
Please remember these people in our prayers.
Please pray for the Church in Burundi. There is freedom of religion, but the problems of this country are dreadful. There has been almost continuous civil war since independence leading to dire poverty and lack of safety. Although it appears to be less bad today, dreadful violence could still break out at any time. In the past there has been very good church growth. Pray that this will continue. Because of the poverty they are allowing any country to give them help. Many of the countries putting money into Burundi are Muslim and their aim is not totally altruistic. They are using this support to promote Islam in the country.
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