1 John 5: 14
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us."
Many people only come to church once a year, to a Christmas service.
Please pray for everyone who comes through our doors this Christmas to meet with our King and for those who pick up an Alpha invitation, to respond to His call.
Please pray in particular for these services -
Sun 16th December Carols by Candlelight
Tues 18th Carol Service at Dorking Hospital
Tues 18th Priory Carol Service at St Pauls
Fri 21st Work Out Christmas Special
Sun 23rd A slice of Life from Churches Worldwide
Christmas Eve 4pm Crib Service
Christmas Eve 11pm Holy Communion
Christmas Day 9am Holy Communion
Christmas Day 10.30 Christmas Celebration
Please pray for / with our World Church partners. Here is what they are praying for -
Jeremy and Kate E / Jenny and Stuart O
Only a quarter of our world’s population will be celebrating Christ’s coming this Christmas. Why? - the others haven’t heard the Good News. Pray for them and for those who spread that News.
Open Doors, Centre de la Reconciliation
For those living in time of trouble around the world– pray for wisdom and understanding for those in government, bringing a solution to suffering and peace throughout the world. Pray for refugees, that they will find a place of safety and security.
The Marces and Cacouris families and Rachel Tolhurst
For those of our partners working in South America poverty is the major local issue, with Government instability in many countries a compounding issue. Let’s pray for ways to minister Christ’s justice and peace in the crippling poverty.
During December, a huge conference for young people has been organised by Joshua Opondo in Kisumu Kenya. Pray for those taking part – both speakers and youth, and that many give their lives to the Lord.
New Hope Orphanage
Children at New Hope Orphanage in Kenya will be celebrating the birth of Christ but with limited available resources, it will be very different from most celebrations in the UK. Pray that God’s love is felt by all.
Emmanuel Hospital Association
Trafficking is commonplace in poor areas of India. Pray that the projects put in place by Emmanuel Hospital Association will enable children to be reunited with their families, and those families will be able support them and to grow sufficient food for all.
For many of the young refugees in Lille, this will be their first experience of Christmas. Pray they may be touched by the light and love of Christ in their contact with believers this Christmas.
Please pray about the ongoing preparation for the overseas trips to New Hope and Kisumu in Kenya and EHA India in 2019.
"God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil." - Mother Teresa