‘Our town is blessed with a vibrant Christian community, but that sense of team spirit and oneness with God needs protection and I pray that the evil one will not beset us with discouragement & that the momentum we have as God’s people will be maintained, Obeying Gods will’ -

Martin Davison, Salvation Army

‘THY KINGDOM COME!’


10-20 May 2018


As part of a Global Wave of Prayer you are warmly invited to take part in a Prayer Journey for BARROW

Almighty God,

You have called us to be your people. Lead your church forward to become the church you want us to be, so that we can share your love effectively with the people in our community, by the reality of our faith in You, the caring service we give, the joyful worship we offer, the loving fellowship we share, and the clear message we proclaim;

for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Amen

Jesus said, “I have come that they
may have life in all its fullness”
(John 10:10)

See here how you can pray each day.

10 - MAY GRACE CHURCH
Give thanks that God has sustained us and grown us through our first 6 months of life in Barrow.
We’re conscious that for Grace Church to grow and be sustainable long-term, we need a group of disciples who are committed to Grace Church as their church. Pray with us that as God’s word is taught, He would provide this!

10 MAY - TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH

Thanksgiving for the team of volunteers running Messy Church and for the many new families with whom relationships are being built.
For God’s guidance as we seek the way ahead making the building sustainable for the future.

11 MAY - HARTINGTON ST. METHODIST CHURCH

Thanksgiving for the growth of Messy Church and that some families are attending ‘Messy More’ the following Sunday.
Prayer for guidance as we consider how best to make use of the church building and grounds for the growth of God’s Kingdom in Hindpool.

11 MAY - ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH

Give thanks for new people coming to worship at St. George’s and for the growing number meeting during the week for Bible study and fellowship.
Pray for the finance to install a new heating system and improve the church hall as part of the vision to ensure our buildings are fit for the purpose of worship and outreach.

 

12 MAY - ST.MARKS CHURCH
Thanks for the provision of Rev. Tony Ford as our new leader and for in our ministry and mission among the community & to the peoples of Barrow.
We ask that God will be active in and through our fellowship, to His glory.

 

12 MAY - ST. AIDAN’S CHURCH
Give thanks for God’s generous provision in enabling St. Aidan’s to be reopened with a Community Cafe—a reminder that God can do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine.
Pray for the provision of a Team Vicar to serve, oversee and build on existing outreach, and to develop new opportunities to ‘know Jesus better & make Him better known’ across Newbarns and the surrounding area.

 

13 MAY - ST.JOHN’S CHURCH, BARROW ISLAND
Give thanks for new beginnings with Rev. Andy Batchelor & for engagement with Barrow Island School
Pray for a needy and deprived community and for growth in numbers.

13 MAY - VICKERSTOWN METHODIST CHURCH

Thanks for the church’s place & role in the community and the faithful people who make that possible.Pray and hope for more people to come to faith & get involved in building God’s Kingdom in Barrow!

 

14 MAY - ST.PAUL’S CHURCH

Praise God for outreach opportunities to children and young people through assemblies, ‘Open the Book’, ‘the bus’, Experience Easter, ‘Who let the Dads out’, Network Youth Church, and PAIS. Pray that as a church family and as individuals the people of St. Paul’s will be focussed on the Lord, actively seeking His guidance as Derek and Debs prepare to leave and once they have left.

15 MAY - BEACON HILL METHODIST CHURCH
Give thanks for the Rev. Ron Wilson as he retires.
Pray for the Rev Zena Smith as she plans to join them in August/September.

 

15 MAY - 

EMMANUEL COMMUNITY CHURCH, HOLY FAMILY, SACRED HEART, OUR LADY OF FURNESS, RISEDALE GOSPEL HALL, SPRINGMOUNT, BARROW CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, ST COLUMBA’S WALNEY

16 MAY - RAMSDEN ST. UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
We give thanks for our ‘FLASHBACKS’ programme which involves local schools. Pray for the close community in which our church is set.

16 MAY ST.MARY’S CHURCH, WALNEY
Give thanks for growth in faith and commitment and diversity in worship.
Pray for transformed hearts and wholehearted engagement with mission. Also, for both a construc-tive approach and openness to how God is bringing us together.

17 MAY - NETWORK YOUTH CHURCH BARROW
Praise God for the fruitful work being done in some local schools especially by the PAIS interns.
Pray that young people as they ask the BIG Ques-tions about faith, that God will help them under-stand and respond to Him.

17 MAY - ABBEY ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH
Thanks for fellowship opportunities and especially with the folk at Ramsey Park.
We ask for your prayers as we work with families and ask “What next?”

18 MAY - ST JAMES and ST FRANCIS
Pray for the staff and children of St.James and for our links to Brisbane Park Infants & Ormsgill Sch.
Pray for the opening of doors to the Ormsgill estate and for future holiday lunch provision.

18 MAY - THE SALVATION ARMY

‘The Salvation Army perspective missional prayers reflect the need to support those who feel unloved and forgotten, not just the homeless, but those who are lonely or are suffering from addiction or mental health issues.....God has wonderful ways of healing that can bring transformation as people feel uncon-ditionally loved and valued for who they are. Prayers for Christian unity and appropriate enthusiasm and joy as God further reveals His mission to us all.

 

19 MAY (OR DAILY) - Prayers for the local Council,
Healthcare, Education, Social Care, Industry & Employment...
We pray for God’s Kingdom to be established in hearts and lives across Barrow and beyond…


LOCAL GOVERNMENT... asking God to give them guidance and wisdom in all their planning and decision making for the ‘common good’ of the town.
 

HEALTHCARE … we pray for those in the NHS working to provide good healthcare provision. We pray especially for Furness General Hospital, doctor’s surgeries and health centres across the town.
 

EDUCATION … we pray for staff and students across
the town and for initiatives taken by the church to take God’s Good News into all places of education, especially for Open The Book, the Pais Team, and those who lead assemblies or serve as governors.

 

SOCIAL CARE… that the welfare and provision for appropriate care will be available to those in need of it; we especially pray for local residential homes, refuges and places which offer supported living. Pray too for those agencies and charities who support those in need.
 

INDUSTRY/EMPLOYMENT… We thank God for the
diversity of industry within the town and for those who invest finance and expertise. We pray all will be valued and given the opportunity for work.

 

20 MAY - 3 pm PENTECOST IN THE PARK
 

ADDITIONAL PRAYER POINTS…

For his Borough of Barrow and for all who live here: for the work of the Mayor and the Councillors of this town and the surrounding area, and for all who bear responsibility in the ordering of our common life; for a vision of community which inspires our labours, & for the use of our gifts in the service of God’s people: For the nations of the world, their peace, stability, and concord; for Elizabeth our Queen, for the High Court of Parliament; for John Woodcock our own Member; for all involved in education, welfare, healthcare, recreation, upholding the law, industry and commerce throughout the area – Almighty God, please give to each wisdom in recognising their accountability to you and integrity in service. For all places of worship & for those who minister to the spiritual needs of our town; for growth in mutual understanding between diverse traditions, and for the unity of all people under the headship of Christ.For all in need and those who care for them; for those without shelter or work and the agencies which seek to help them; for the sick, the lonely and the despairing, the aged and the distressed;for all who suffer through violence, addiction,crime, exploitation, or neglect.

 

Pray for Street Angels, Barrow Foodbank, The Well & CAP.Merciful Father, in Jesus Christ you have shown us that the secret of happiness is a heart set free from selfish desires: protect us from self-interest and inspire us to follow His example as we join together in prayer for the life of our community

MAY THY KINGDOM COME in Barrow.

Amen.