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 & "Thy Kingdom Come"
for Week Commencing Sunday 31st May 2020
"Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking (reverently) and (the door) will be opened to you. For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, (the door) will be opened." Matthew 7: 7 – 8 (Amplified Bible).
I hope that many of us are now taking part in the "Thy Kingdom Come" prayer initiative.
If you have not it is still not too late. We do not need to keep within the dates specified. People around us need to hear the Gospel and respond to the love of God. The decision to follow Jesus is the most important decision than anyone can make. Please pray for the names on your list and do not stop when the 10 days are over.
Please pray for all those places in the world where there are wars and violence going on. Particularly remember Syria, Yemen and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Pray that Governments will know how to tackle the terrorism that threatens so many countries in the world including our own.
Please pray about the rising tensions in Minneapolis USA after the death of an arrested black man.
Please pray about racism all over the world. In the current epidemic attacks against Asian people have increased, especially in the USA. Pray that people will really accept that we are all basically the same whatever our ethnic background or skin colour.
Please continue to pray for the Governments of the world as they deal with the effects of Covid 19. Pray that they will have wisdom to deal with it in the right way.
Please continue to pray for scientists that are evaluating the use of drugs to treat the Coronavirus and vaccinations against it. Pray that some of these things will be successful and we will have a vaccination for it as soon as possible.
Please pray for all those that have or are going to or fear that they will lose jobs due the Coronavirus pandemic. Airlines and tourism firms are beginning to announce job losses.
Please pray for the church in the British Virgin Islands. In this country, tourism and offshore finance bring a lot of pleasure-seeking visitors and illegal (and too often undesirable) immigrants, with the inevitable moral impact on island life. Pray for the witness of the church both to tourists and immigrants. Church attendance is high, many professing Christianity, but the lifestyle of many is not a good witness.
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 01472 878688 and leave a message or
Make a web request by filling in the form below