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 2nd May 2021
"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.
Please pray for the country of India as it struggles with the Covid pandemic. Pray that the number of infections and deaths will soon go down dramatically. Pray also that the people will get the oxygen and respirators that they need. Thank God for the international help that they are receiving but pray that it will quickly get to the people that need it and that more countries will be willing to give.
Please pray for those countries that cannot afford vaccine against Covid. Pray that countries will be more and more willing to give vaccine to these countries. Remember experts have said that the pandemic will not really be under control until every country has a high number of people vaccinated.
Please pray for the hospices in this country which are struggling to keep going due to a lack of finance because of fund raising events not taking place in the pandemic.
Pray that people will give to this worthy cause.
Please pray about the rising number of stabbings in the UK. This is now affecting Grimsby with at least two recent cases. Pray that people will not feel that they have got to carry a knife to protect themselves. Pray about the apparent rise in anger in people that is encouraging this epidemic.
Please pray about the killing of big animals for sport or tusks and horn for eastern (particularly Chinese) medicine. To give an example, if the present level of killings caries on we could soon have no wild elephants. Also pray for the increasing lack of wild habitat for many animals due to land being used for logging and farming. Often this farming is unsustainable because the land can only be used for one or two years before it is worn out.
Please pray about the Brazilian government’s refusal to stop the Brazilian rain forest being destroyed. This not only affects the position about wild animals but also increases rising world temperatures as rain forests are one of the ways the world deals with excess carbon dioxide, the main cause of global warming.
As we approach ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ (Ascension to Pentecost 13th – 23rd May) each of us can select or continue to pray for our 5 people to discover the love of God and the salvation that Jesus brings. Please use the prayer journals that have been produced to help us pray this year. They will be distributed by email or paper copy. If you do not receive yours or need a paper copy, please phone me, Chris Norman. Also, phone if you know someone who needs a copy who may not be receiving one. We are bringing encouraged this year to pray for people who have been listening or watching services who are not connected to churches that they will connect to a church and become a real follower of Jesus Christ. Pray that churches will re-establish links with those who have lost contact with the church during the pandemic.
Please pray for the church in Equatorial Guinea. This is a small country on the west coast of Africa. It has great oil wealth, but this has only benefited very few people making them very rich but leaving the majority of people very poor. There is also considerable corruption in the country. A year after independence from Spain a strongly communist, atheist government came to power. It tried to destroy the church. Today the country is trying to establish multi-party democracy.
After the period of repression of the church under the communist rulers there is now limited but increasing freedom. In colonial days nearly the whole population was baptised Catholic but today protestant churches are growing. Like a lot of other African countries there is still a problem as people mix up Christianity with their traditional belief systems.
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