Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich Kesgrave

Prayer

WEEKLY PRAYER EMAIL - one year on!

For the last year, since the first restrictions, we have been praying together each Wednesday for people and topics that are on our hearts. Initially this replaced our Wednesday morning Prayer service in church during lock-downs and restrictions, and also supplemented the "prayer book" in church, however it has now become wider. In praise to God over this time we have seen so much answered prayer, with around 35 people joining in the weekly prayers.

For each topic raised, we know there is so much prayer from our group, and we can be sure that God knows what is best for each person or item he and will listen and answer. The more people that pray together, the better still, as God has much purpose in us praying together. So if you have a prayer you would like to submit, or if you would like to receive the weekly prayers, please don't hold back and instead please contact.

2 Corinthians 1:11 "You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many."

Each week prayer requests and updates are sent in and gathered together. Examples would be for people who are sick or going through a difficult time, or for a situation that needs prayer. Please be sure that you have permission for us to pray for someone, who may also be made anonymous if preferred, and of course avoid including anything that is confidential- God knows the details anyway.

On Wednesday morning I send out the combined list of prayers, aiming to send these by 8:00am.. These also include some weekly prayers and reflections contributed by Sybil Holbrook or Mary Bendell. For anyone raised to us for prayer, we continue to pray for that person each week until the originator asks us to stop, along with any updates from the originator. In this way we are persistent in prayer and can provide much prayer support through difficult times.

This is different to the prayer chain, which is for more urgent requests that can't wait till next Wednesday (please see next item).

If you would like to receive the weekly prayers email, or if you would like to submit a prayer request for the weekly prayers, please contact [email protected] or 07857 838678.

"Pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you". 1 Thessalonians 5:17

PRAYER CHAIN

If at any time you have an urgent need for prayer, please consider contacting the prayer chain. A team of our ministers and faithful people will provide prayer support quickly, usually the same day or sooner. Prayers are confidential to the prayer chain although if required people can be made anonymous.

If preferred, you can discuss your prayer with Sybil or John first, who can write the prayer for you. Prayer chain requests are not included in the weekly prayers email unless it is requested- so please ask if you wish for your prayer to be included in the weekly prayers.

To send in a request to the prayer chain, contact either Sybil Holbrook or John Wittgreffe as below or email [email protected]

Sybil: [email protected] 07428 001819

John: [email protected] 07857 838678