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 29th November 2020
"I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." 1 Timothy 2: 2 – 4 NIV.
Please continue to pray for Ethiopia where violence in the Tigray Provence is continuing. Pray that peace may come to this area and a lasting agreement will totally stop the violence. Please pray for the peace of the world. Because of Coronavirus, these wars are not being reported on as much, but wars are still going on in many countries.
Please pray for the transition to the next president in the USA. Pray that people will accept the result and the country will pull together again. Pray that President Trump will cease from making comments that are likely to inflame the situation.
Please pray for those countries not properly dealing with the Covid-19 crisis such as USA and Brazil. Pray that all authorities will take the threat to life seriously and do things to protect their populations.
Please pray for poorer countries dealing with Covid-19. They do not have the resources to deal with the virus. Their economies are being affected in a far worse way than the affluent countries and deaths are probably far higher than reported. Pray that when the vaccines are available, they will be given to the people in these poorer countries.
Please pray for authorities as they have to make the final decisions about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Pray also about the plans being made for mass vaccination.
Please pray for our government as it has to make very difficult decisions about things such as what to do after the current lock-down ends very soon, what to do about Christmas and how to deal with the financial problems that have been caused by the epidemic crisis.
Please pray about the growth in fraud during the pandemic. Pray that people will not be trapped by bogus phone calls and emails and that we all will be wary when reading messages from other people.
Please continue to pray about the final stages of discussions between the UK and Europe over a trade deal after we totally leave the EU at the end of this year.
Please pray for the work of the St. Andrews hospice. Pray for the workers as they deal with the extra problems and strains caused by the present pandemic. Also pray for their finances because of a lack of fund-raising events and the temporary closure of their shops.
Please pray for the church in Cuba, still a communist country. Although persecution has lessened since 1990 and there is supposed to be freedom of religion, the government feels threatened by the dramatic growth of protestant churches. One pastor has recently been arrested and imprisoned. There is pressure on Christians and Christian resources are hard to obtain. There is much syncretism (Christianity mixed up with traditional religions) in the Catholic Church. Please pray for increasing unity between the churches as at the moment this is lacking.
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