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 26th March
Please continue to pray for the many people in this country struggling with increased prices. Unexpectedly the rate of inflation went up last month.
Please pray about the lack of guide dogs for the blind. This has probably been caused by the Covid pandemic. Some blind people are concerned that when their dog comes to the end of its working life they will not receive another one.
Please pray for our police force. Pray that they will be able to successfully find and get rid of police that are not behaving as they should. Pray then that more people will then again feel they then can trust the police.
Please pray for the 35 people that have been injured by the ship tipping over in a dry dock in Edinburgh. Pray that the cause will be found so that nothing like this can happen again.
Some unions have made a settlement with the train operators. Some strikes have been called off. Pray that there will be an agreement with the other unions that will bring the strikes to an end.
Please pray about the recent repeated floods in California. Pray for everyone that has been affected.
Please pray about the increase in the number of young people reporting to hospital after self harming themselves. It has gone up 22% in the last year. Pray that help will be got to young people so that they do not feel they have to this to themselves.
Please pray for our preachers who are preaching next Sunday.
Pray for the preparation as well as the service.
Susan Chambers with us at Scartho, John Boardman at The Haven, Lester Kitching at Waltham
and Chris Norman at Humberston.
Please pray about the persecution of Christians in Malaysia. It is 43rd on the Open Doors world watch list. About 9% of the population is Christian. The constitution says that every Malay is expected to be a lifelong Muslim. Converting to another religion is technically punishable by death.
If someone converts to Christianity they are put under extreme pressure to change back to a Muslim and receive trouble from their community. Longer standing churches such as the Methodist and Roman Catholics are watched and newer denominations broken up. The recent elections may lead to increased persecution.
Please pray for the church in Nauru. This is one of the smallest countries in the world north east of the Solomon Islands in the Pacific. The economy has collapsed in the last few years due to the phosphate industry shrinking and the offshore banking and internet being closed. These two were closed because they were used by Russian criminals. As the economy has collapsed the church has grown. Please pray that the country will build its economy again and that the church will continue to grow.
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