Praying - 38 people from 24 Churches
The “On the Streets” section highlights many positive interactions out on the streets but there are also some challenging ones. Please thank God that we are able to care for those who are happy and those who are troubled. Please do remember some of the items in prayer so that the Church in Merton can continue to minister into those situations.
Please pray that we would be successful in reaching out to the lost in our town centres and that our volunteers would be strengthened by the Holy Spirit to serve on the streets as well as kept safe by the gracious hand of our heavenly Father.
Given the recent events in our nation there are a number of initiatives seeking to gather people to pray. Revd. Canon Les Isaac OBE, co-founder of Street Pastors, is organising a time of prayer for our nation on Tuesday 4th July from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, SW1P 3DW. Download more details by clicking here.
Given the nature of these events, please particularly pray for the Response Pastors who have been deployed in both Manchester and London, including one from our Merton team. Response Pastors are Street Pastor volunteers who have undertaken additional training to offer a listening ear and a reassuring presence after critical incidents when there are often people gathering on the streets.
Additionally, linked specifically to the work of Street Pastors, there will be a national Prayer Pastors Gathering taking place on Thursday 13th July 2017 from 10am to 5pm at St Marks Church, Kennington in South London. Please get in touch if you’re interested in attending. Tickets cost £20 and can be booked by clicking here. Faith Forster, responsible for Icthus’ Prayer Community, will be speaking.