'Prayer Wheels' in August 2020

The topics below are being carried around the circuit by 'prayer wheels' - communicated by one person telephoning another across the area.  If you would like to participate, please complete the contact form on this website, or contact Deacon Jen Woodfin.  Your responsibility will be to receive a telephone call with news of the topic (and one of the circuit churches to pray for) and to make another call to pass on the news.  And, of course, to do the praying!

               

Thursday 3rd September: We have been praying today for Hingham Methodist Church and for the ongoing search for a vaccine for coronavirus. Tomorrow is the last day for our Prayer Wheels and we will be praying for our whole Circuit as churches prepare to re-open on Sunday.

Wednesday 2nd September: We have been praying today for all the schoolchildren returning to school - the primary age children and the year sevens at Secondary School. The church we have been holding in prayer has been Sculthorpe & Fakenham Methodist Church - not re-opening yet but still hoping to carry out proposed building refurbishment.

Tuesday 1st September: Today in our Prayer Wheels we have been praying for the Methodist Church, its churches, ministers, and people, as another Connexional year begins. The Circuit Church we have been holding in prayer has been Litcham Methodist Church.

Tuesday August 25th: Today in our Prayer Wheels we have been praying for those caught up in the devastating wild fires in California. The circuit Church for which we have been praying has been Thursford Methodist Church.

Monday August 24th: Today in our Prayer Wheels we have been praying for people attending hospital for outpatient appointments and for those undergoing serious treatment unrelated to Covid-19. The Chapel we have been praying for has been Wendling Methodist Church - one of our small chapels that will open in mid-October.

Friday August 21st: Today we have been praying for people in our Methodist Circuit as the 6 week plan (from September 6th) has been circulated and preachers have been noting their appointments. The Circuit Church we have been praying for has been Sporle Methodist Church.

Thursday August 20th: Today we have been praying for students getting their exam results and for those who are still having to wait. The Circuit Church that has been our focus has been Wells & Wighton Methodist Church - preparing to open at the beginning of October.

Wednesday August 19th: Today we have been praying for Matt Hancock (the Cabinet Minister responsible for health) and the government's scientific and medical advisors.  The Circuit Church we have been praying for has been Garvestone Methodist Church who have been already open for private prayer and are very well prepared to begin services.

Tuesday August 18th: Today we have been holding in prayer (in our Prayer Wheels) the situation in Belarus and the disputed election there. The Church in our Circuit that we have been praying for has been Watton Methodist Church - like others, preparing to re-open in early September and, also, to host a 'Coffee in the Car Park' on the Saturday before (September 5th).

Monday August 17th:  Today we have been holding in prayer the extreme weather conditions experienced by us and by other parts of the world. That leads naturally on to the issue of Climate Change and the resolve of the world to do something about it. Lots of prayer needed... The Church in our Circuit that we have been praying for has been Stibbard Methodist Church - like others, preparing to re-open in early September.

Friday August 14th: Our Prayer Wheels today have been praying for Rev Betty and for her 'farewell service' that will be held via Zoom on Sunday morning. The Church we have been holding in prayer has been Trinity Church in Dereham - preparing to re-open and preparing for the change in minister.

Thursday August 13th: Today in our Prayer Wheels we have been praying for the students getting their 'A' level grades and for everyone having to cope with the system this year. The Circuit church we have been praying for has been Great Ellingham - a small chapel hoping to re-open on 6th September.

Wednesday August 12th: Today in our Prayer Wheels we prayed for Brazil which recently became the second country to pass the 100,000 mark in its coronavirus death toll.  The church we held in prayer was the small chapel at Fulmodeston - not planning to re-open just yet.

Tuesday August 11th: Today in our Prayer Wheels we prayed for migrants making the dangerous channel crossing and for the border force as they deal with difficult situations. The circuit church we held in prayer today was Beetley Methodist Church.

Monday August 10th: Today we have been praying for the first attempt at making a circuit plan for September. Not all the circuit churches will be opening and not all the preachers will be preaching and there will only be planned preachers every other week. This process needs lots of prayer! The church which was our focus was Swaffham Methodist Church because it is re-opening this week for two funerals - one this morning and one tomorrow morning. Please hold in prayer the families of Margaret Sampson and Joy Howard.

Friday August 7th: Today we have been praying for people in our country in the excessive heat. For their safety and health and protection. The church focus for prayer has been Holt Methodist Church who are going through the processes involved in re-opening as well as continuing with their development project.

Thursday August 6th: Today - in our Prayer Wheel - we have been praying for peace in the world on the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. The church focus for prayer has been Toftwood Methodist Church in Dereham. Please pray for the children and families who were attending Toftwood's Messy Church before the lockdown and for Rev Betty, unable to say goodbye to them before she retires.

Wednesday August 5th: We have been praying for the people of Beirut and, particularly, the doctors and nurses and other staff in the hospitals that have been overwhelmed. The church focus for prayer has been Saham Hills Methodist Church where half of the dozen or so congregation are looking forward to starting services again.

Tuesday August 4th: We have been praying for the 938 people diagnosed with coronavirus yesterday and for those who will have been diagnosed today. 

We have also been praying for the newly formed 'Pilgrim Methodist Church: Blakeney & Walsingham' as it is in a time of transition with planned changes ahead as well as the impact of coronavirus.

Monday August 3rd: Pray for our prayer month and the involvement of significant numbers of circuit members. 

Please also pray for the members and friends of Gressenhall Methodist Church, particularly at this difficult time of deciding whether or not to open in September.


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