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At Christ Church we firmly believe in the power of prayer. If there is something or someone you would like us to pray for, we are here for you. Email: prayer-request@christchurchdownend.com

October One Church One Day, 24 Hours of Prayer

Dear Church Family

It’s that time of the month when we have the opportunity to join together in 24 hours with the Lord in prayer. 

For us, OCOD begins next Friday 1st October 7pm, finishing on Saturday at 7pm, and the verse uniting churches across Bristol under an umbrella of prayer is Proverbs 15:1, ‘A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.’

If you would like to book in please click on the link. https://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/49bf21

Our Mission focus this month is Mission Direct, and Jan and Richard will be leading us in prayer at the 7-8pm Prayer & Praise Together on Zoom. Our Frontline prayer focus is for people working in Animal Welfare and Farming. To gather together in this uplifting time of prayer and worship please click on this link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82448760112 (Meeting ID: 824 4876 0112)


Richard and Jan have provided the prayer points below for Kumi. Please pray
 
For the safety of our friends and partners as Covid infections are high in the Teso region at present.
For the rains to continue to enable planting for the next season’s crops, particularly for the cassava stems we have distributed to 160 families.
For the completion of two construction projects:
The Teachers Homes at Kumi Bazaar School
The Vocational Training Skills unit at St Stephens Child Development Centre
For the health, welfare and education of Andrew, John and Evelyn, three children from one family who have been put before us. They are often abandoned by their mother and then struggle for food, clothing and rent. Andrew is sponsored through Seeds of Hope and we hope to get John and Evelyn into the programme too.
For the work of Kumi Mothers Union in housing vulnerable girls and for their Vocational Training to become independent.
For the programme to help reduce teenage pregnancies through the vulnerability of girls through lockdowns. Help them to avoid pregnancy but also for those who are pregnant to be able to return to education.
For Uganda to be removed from the UK Government Red List and for travel to be possible to Kumi again. We long to see our friends and partners and there are a few things which need our presence to move forward.

If you would like to, please encourage and build up the church by sharing reflections following your time of drawing consciously present to the God who is constantly present to us.

Love and prayers
Diane x 

Praying for the Persecuted Church

Each month Christians from local churches gather to pray for the persecuted church. These meetings take place at 9:30am the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will take place on 18th August and is likely to be via Zoom. If you would like to attend this prayer meeting please call Mary Massey on 0117 9572447

Prayer Resources

At Christ Church we have really benefited from resources coming from the 24-7 prayer movement. At the beginning of 2020 we did a sermon series as a church on prayer, looking at various aspects and types of prayer, using Pete Grieg’s book “How to Pray.” You can find those sermons here or by searching for the “Learning to Live the Life” podcast on various podcast platforms.

You can also find some incredible resources for prayer, whether you are brand new to it or been praying for years, on the prayer course website here.

Prayer Life newsletter archive

This is the archive of the old PDF files of the Prayer Life newsletter. The more recent copies of the newsletter can be found in the block of links that is either at the side or towards the bottom of this page.