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PRAY4CHANGE

Sunday 11th September 2011 to Saturday 10th March 2012


Big Chill

Vicky Shepherd, Supporters’ Administrator vshepherd@urbansaints.org

A fun night for Christians working with children and young people; the event precedes the Youthwork Summit.

Energize

Our resources website loaded with teaching materials and articles.

Energize Live!

A one day event filled with activities and teaching for 8-14s.

Infusion

A course designed to provide teenagers with practical experience of working with children or young people and helps them develop appropriate skills and attitudes for this role.

Ignatian Retreat

A day of prayer and retreat with Mark Yaconelli. Part of the Youthwork Summit event.

Influencers

A mentoring course which aims to enable young people to make a Kingdom impact within their local school.

Kinetic

A mentoring resource aiming to develop and release the leadership potential in young people

Leadership Team

The Directors and senior staff of Urban Saints.

MIMIC

The new website for young people, encouraging them to be imitators of Jesus in their character and actions with challenges to complete, mentoring courses, daily devotionals, opportunities to get involved and to serve.

Radish

A one year discipleship course for 16+

ReAct

11 days of mission with initial training, then family fun days and church outdoors.

ReBuild

11 days of mission in Mexico and South Africa to build a home for a family.

ReDefine

Training for young people who want to be stretched in their relationship with God. [Known as NCounter in Leicester.]

Refresh Days

Times when staff and others come together for a day of learning, worship and prayer.

Regional Volunteers

People who have committed to work within a region in support of group leaders and the young people they reach.

Respond

Short term mission trips organised by Urban Saints Scotland.

Spree

Summer weekends where groups bring their young people to camp, and Urban Saints provide the fun and teaching!

Storyline

A resource which aims to teach un-churched children and young people the story of the Bible in a new way.

Studentscape

A mentoring resource for those going on to University.

Team Gathering

Days when the whole staff team come together.

YL Groups

Groups from Young Life UK and Ireland who have signed up to Energize www.younglife.org

Youthwork Summit

A conference event for Christians working with children and young people. Organised in partnership with Youthwork Magazine and Youthscape.

This edition of Pray4Change sees a new way of praying for our English Regions. There are four key topics for the Regions [Steering Groups, Events, Partnerships and ‘Other’] and each Region has one day per topic.

with Scotland and moving south] and then alphabetically within that. I hope that this helps you to focus your prayers for groups more effectively. Do let us know if you prefer this method or if you have any other ideas that may assist your praying.

Following some of your feedback, we have also organised the groups differently in this edition. Groups are now ordered by Nation or Region [starting

We thank God for all He has done in and through the organisation, and we thank you for the time that you sacrifice to pray for the work of Urban Saints.

Pray4Change Sunday 11th September 2011 to to Saturday 10th March 2012

Our Dream:

“To release a movement of radical young people, committed to taking the good news of Jesus Christ to every generation.”

Our Passion:

“To help young people live lives of faith, hope and love through Jesus Christ.”

Our Culture:

Welcome

Urban Saints’ commitment to Jesus Christ is outworked through…

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Riotous FUN Being a Christian is not dull and boring! We believe that followers of Jesus should show the world how to really party.

Adventurous FAITH Jesus doesn’t invite His followers to ‘play it safe’. He calls us into a radical, risk-embracing, world-changing, danger-accepting, servant-hearted adventure. So we wholeheartedly throw ourselves into the Father’s embrace, the Son’s mission, and the Spirit’s power. Genuine FRIENDSHIP Who wants to do stuff alone? Not us! We’re following Jesus with friends because we recognise we need each other. Life in all its FULLNESS God wants us to be fully alive. So we embrace a life of learning and growing in order to realise our God-given potential through a healthy rhythm of rest, play and work.

Glossary of Terms

Thank You For Praying

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Christians in Schools

Matt Summerfield, Executive Director

Andy Hughes, Welsh Director

Sunday 11th September

Sunday 18th September

Jesus longs for hundreds of thousands of young people and children across the UK and Ireland to know Him as Saviour and Lord. Please pray that God will envision us with what He wants us to do to play our part in His mission. ABROAD: • Bangkok Christ Church, Thailand • Bermuda, Hamilton, Bermuda • Buesingen, Germany • Canada Qualicum Beach, Canada • Canada Summerland, Canada

Monday 12th September

Jesus reminds us of the importance of planning and counting the cost as we launch ourselves in to Kingdom ministry. Please pray that God will give us wisdom in our planning and stewardship so that we are able to develop a ministry plan that will bear fruit for the Kingdom – and fruit that lasts. • Gold Coast North Anglican, Biggera Waters, Queensland, Australia • Lausanne Westlake Church, St Sulpice, Switzerland • Malaysia Good News Fellowship • Texas Trinity, Cypress, USA • Turi, Molo, Kenya

Tuesday 13th September

There is a part for everyone to play in the mission of Jesus. Please pray that every team member across the movement will know the part that God is calling them to play in His Kingdom work, as we co-operate together to see His vision realised. • YWAM In Zambia, Zambia Scotland: • Aberdeen Gerrard Street • Ayr Riverside, South Ayrshire • Broughty Ferry St James, Dundee • Callander, Stirling

Wednesday 14th September

Jesus commands us to pray and never stop. Join us in praying that we will be a persevering people. Praying like it all depends on God and never giving up on what He has called us to do, even though it

will be so hard at times. May His vision be the fuel that helps us keep on keeping on. • Comrie Juniors, Dunfermline, Fife • Comrie Seniors, Dunfermline, Fife • Crieff, Perth And Kinross • Edinburgh Footprints • Ellon St Marys, Aberdeenshire

Thursday 15th September

Jesus expects us to grow and become more like Him. Pray that this new academic year will be a time when we all take our growth and development as followers of Jesus more seriously. • Erskine Church Of The Nazarene • Glasgow Cathcart Baptist Church • Glasgow Jordanhill • Glasgow Jordanhill Parish • Glasgow St Silas

Friday 16th September

Jesus commands us to be ONE. Pray that there will be even greater levels of unity across the movement so that we can move ahead together with passion and commitment to each other, and to our God - For where there is unity, the Lord commands a blessing. • Glasgow West End Vineyard • Glenrothes Baptist, Fife • Inverclyde Youth For Christ • Inverness Kinmylies, Highland • Isle Of Harris - Leverburgh, Isle Of Harris

Saturday 17th September

What is God saying to you about Urban Saints at this time? Pray and write down what God says and then email it to msummerfield@urbansaints.org for him to share with and encourage the rest of the team. • Isle Of Harris - Tarbert • Lenzie, Kirkintilloch • Lenzie Girls, Glasgow • Lenzie Union Parish Church, Glasgow • Leslie Baptist Church, Fife

Special Events This Week:

Fri 16th September: Trustee Meeting, Kestin House. Sat 17th September, AGM and Late Summer Party, Luton.

At the start of a new school year, please pray for schools across the UK and Ireland – that each would be a safe environment for all children and young people and that Jesus would be clearly communicated in day to day school life. • Maddiston, Falkirk, Stirling • Moffat St Andrews, Dumfries & Galloway • Muir Of Ord • Newcastleton Community Church, Scottish Borders • Orkney Christian Centre

Monday 19th September

Pray for Christian staff and pupils in schools – probably among the hardest places to live for Jesus in the UK and Ireland. Pray that they would have strength and courage to live for Him with integrity and share their faith in both words and deeds. Pray especially for those who are excluded or bullied because of their faith. • Paisley Sherwood, Renfrewshire • Renfrew • St Andrews, Fife • Staffin, Portree, Isle Of Skye • Stirling

Tuesday 20th September

Pray for all Christians visiting or volunteering in schools – that the help and support they offer would be well received and point many people to Jesus. Pray especially for assemblies, lessons, chaplaincies and sacred spaces in schools and also for the many schools that have little Christian presence. • Stromness , Orkney • West Kilbride, North Ayrshire • Whitburn South, West Lothian • Wormit, Newport-On-Tay, Fife Ireland: • Ballinamallard, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh

Wednesday 21st September

Pray for all Christian groups in schools – for Christian Unions, after-school Christian clubs etc. Pray for all the leaders – teachers, pupils and volunteers

– that they would know just what to share and how best to do that each week. • Ballyholme, Bangor, Co Down • Bangor Ballyholme, Co Down • Belfast East, Co Antrim • Belfast Knock, Co Antrim • Belfast Malone, Co Antrim

Thursday 22nd September

Pray for Christian head teachers and governors across the UK and Ireland as they are both strategically placed and sometimes in a position of extreme pressure. Pray that their influence on the education of this generation will bring many opportunities for this generation to discover a relationship with God. • Belfast Malvern, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim • Belfast Mcquiston, Co Antrim • Belfast North & Glengormley, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim • Belfast Student Centre, Co Antrim • Belfast Woodvale Methodist, Co Antrim

Friday 23rd September

Pray this term for all those involved in particular visits and outreaches in schools [Bible college students, puppet teams, schools workers/ organisations etc]. Pray for inspiration and also wisdom in knowing what to communicate and the boundaries for doing so. • Belfast Youth Initiatives, Co Antrim • Braniel, Belfast, Co Antrim • Carrickfergus St Colmans, Co Antrim • Carrigaline, Co Cork • Carrigrohane, Co Cork

Saturday 24th September

Pray for all those in government [national and local] with responsibility for education. Pray that the Christian foundations of our education system would be strengthened not eroded and that education would become more Godcentred and less humanist. • Carryduff Saintfield, Co Down • Castlereagh, Belfast, Co Antrim • Cookstown Desertcreat, Co Tyrone • Donaghadee, Co Down • Dromore, Co Down

Week commencing Sunday 18th September

Week commencing Sunday 11th September

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Strategy and Planning

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Regional Steering Groups

Growing Deeper

Mark Arnold, Chief Operating Officer, and English Regional Directors.

Lorne Campbell, Ministry Development Director

Sunday 25th September

Sunday 2nd October

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Pray for all of our Regional Steering Groups in England, that God will give them his vision and wisdom, encouraging and equipping them in all that they do across their region. • Dundrod Youth Fellowship, Hillsborough, Co Down • Dungannon, Co Tyrone • Dunmurry, Belfast, Co Antrim • Gilnahirk, Belfast, Co Antrim • Glenavy Youth Fellowship, Ulster

Monday 26th September

[Peter Andrews, East Director]

Give thanks for those faithfully serving on the East Region Steering Group and particularly that God will identify the right person to take on the role of Chair on a permanent basis. • Glengormley Presbyterian, Co Antrim • Hillsborough Parish Church, Dromore, Co Down • Holywood Mixed, Belfast, Co Antrim • Kilcooley, Bangor, Co Down • Knocknagoney, Belfast, Co Antrim

Tuesday 27th September

[Sara Taylor, Midlands Director]

Give thanks to God for equipping the Midlands Regional Steering Group with committed, compassionate and dedicated people, who truly want to see the lives of young people enriched through the love of Christ. • Lisburn City Elim, Co Antrim • Londonderry, Co Londonderry • Lurgan, Craigavon, Co Armagh • Maghera, Co Londonderry • Newtownards, Co Down

Wednesday 28th September

[Richard Townend, North East Director] Praise God for our Regional Steering Group and their commitment and involvement in all of our ministry. Pray for them and their families: Peter Jones, Sharon Prior, Lottie Day, Chris Vale, Claire Hill, and Richard Townend. • Portrush, Co Antrim • Tullylish, Craigavon, Co Armagh • White City, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim

• Whitehead St Patricks, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim • YL Northern Ireland, Bangor, Co Down

Thursday 29th September

[Mark Instone, North West Director]

Please give thanks for a supportive team, praying for new members who will outwork the vision and mission of Urban Saints in the North West, challenging and encouraging in equal measure. North West: • Atherton Howe Bridge, Manchester • Bass Lake, Keswick, Cumbria • Blackburn Ignite, Accrington, Lancashire • Bolton Ainsworth, Bury, Lancashire • Bolton Farnworth, Greater Manchester

Friday 30th September

[Liz Slade, South East Administrator]

Pray for the South East Regional Steering Group as they manage a major change in the region: there will no longer be a Regional Director but a strong emphasis on encouraging clusters composed of Urban Saints groups, churches and other Christian groups. • Burnley, Lancashire • Coniston, Cumbria • Didsbury St James, Manchester • Dukinfield St Johns, Cheshire • Failsworth Salvation Army, Manchester

Saturday 1st October

[Brian Spurling, South West Director]

Please pray for the SW England Steering Group as they grapple with the difficult challenge of providing a range of suitable events and activities for groups in the SW for 2011-12. • Fleetwood Emmanuel, Lancashire • Glossop , Derbyshire • Halton Youth Service, Runcorn, Cheshire • Heaton Moor, Stockport, Greater Manchester • Heswall Parish, Wirral, Merseyside

Thank God for all the people who work to produce our resources which enable leaders to teach their children and young people to live lives of faith, hope and love. • Kendal Holy Trinity, Cumbria • Kendal Methodist, Cumbria • Kendal St Thomas, Cumbria • Kirkby, Liverpool, Merseyside • Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, Lancashire

Monday 3rd October

Pray for MIMIC and the impact that it can have on young people’s lives. Ask God to help leaders identify specific young people they should be discipling and investing in. • Lancaster Alive • Lancaster Ellel • Lancaster Fathers • Lancaster Hest Bank • Leyland St Johns, Lancashire

Tuesday 4th October

Ask God to guide the media team as they consider how to enhance what we are doing and make it even more accessible to children and young people to understand. • Liverpool Grassendale, Merseyside • Liverpool Holy Trinity, Merseyside • Liverpool Salvation, Merseyside • Liverpool St Peters, Merseyside • Liverpool Toxteth, Merseyside

Wednesday 5th October

Pray for creativity as we seek to release a radical movement of young people committed to taking the good news of Jesus Christ to every generation. • Lymm Baptist, Cheshire • Lymm Bethel, Cheshire • Lymm Voice, Cheshire • Macclesfield Hurdsfield, Cheshire • Macclesfield Tytherington, Cheshire

Thursday 6th October

Thank God for Westbrook on the Isle of Wight and the amazing blessing it has been over the years. Ask God to guide us as we seek to continue to fulfil its legacy. • Manchester Burnage St Margarets • Manchester Shalom • Manchester St Brides • Marple All Saints, Stockport, Greater Manchester • Milnthorpe, Cumbria

Friday 7th October

Thank God for all the leaders who give their time to and respond to their calling to serve the children and young people in their town. Pray they receive encouragement today. • Nelson Brierfield, Lancashire • Nelson Central, Lancashire • Nelson St John, Lancashire • Newton Heath, Manchester • Northwich Bethel, Cheshire

Saturday 8th October

Praise God for those who lead and volunteer on residentials, that their service builds on and develops the week-to-week investment made in young people. Pray they will see lasting fruit. • Oldham Sandy Lane, Lancashire • Poynton Baptist, Stockport, Greater Manchester • Preston Hesketh Bank, Lancashire • Ramsbottom Holcombe Brook, Bury, Lancashire • Rochdale New Life, Lancashire

Week commencing Sunday 2nd October

Week commencing Sunday 25th September

[Mark Arnold]

Special Events This Week:

Thu 29th September: Supporters’ Evening, Solihull.

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Scotland

Finance

Charlie Morris, Scottish Director

Celia Macklin, Senior Finance Manager

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Give thanks for three successful Sprees this year, the last two occurring less than a month ago. Pray that faith decisions made at Spree will be strengthened and supported, and the planning teams will be inspired for next year’s Sprees. • Rochdale Salvation Army, Lancashire • Sandbach, Cheshire • Skelmersdale, Lancashire • Staveley, Kendal, Cumbria • The Message Trust, Manchester

Monday 10th October

Please pray for wisdom as plans are formulated for our short term mission trips in 2012 known as Respond. Pray also for groups planning to participate in ReBuild South Africa next July. • Tideswell Baptist, Buxton, Derbyshire • Ulverston Parish, Cumbria • Upton St Mary’s, Wirral, Merseyside • Warrington Dingleway, Cheshire • Warrington Kids Alive, Cheshire

Tuesday 11th October

Give thanks for the people God has called to serve on the Scottish Leadership Team, and pray they will be filled with wisdom, courage and discernment as they start discussing plans for 2012. • Waverton, Chester, Cheshire • Whaley Bridge, High Peak, Derbyshire • Wigan, Lancashire • Wigan Goose Green, Lancashire • Wigan Newtown, Lancashire

Wednesday 12th October

We have faith that God will provide for the ministry to flourish, so thank Him for provision and ask that new supporters will emerge and become connected. • Wilmslow St Bartholomew’s, Cheshire • Winsford Salvation Army, Cheshire • YL Runcorn, Cheshire North East: • Barnard Castle, Durham • Bawtry Evangelical , Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Thursday 13th October

Without leaders meeting weekly with young people and running groups, our plans and vision could never happen. Pray for endurance, patience, excitement and faithful teaching of God’s Word. • Bethany Christian Centre, Houghton-Le-Spring, Tyne & Wear • Beverley, East Riding Of Yorkshire • Beverley Community, East Riding Of Yorkshire • Beverley Kings, East Riding Of Yorkshire • Beverley St Michaels, East Riding Of Yorkshire

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Pray for Charlie and Margaret as they provide the ‘face’ of Urban Saints in Scotland and they strive to deliver God’s plans throughout Scotland. Pray particularly for creativity and innovation, fun and friendliness. • Billingham Crusader Club, North Yorkshire • Bradford Sunbridge Road, West Yorkshire • Bradford Wibsey, West Yorkshire • Burniston Methodist, Scarborough, North Yorkshire • Castleford SA, West Yorkshire

Saturday 15th October

Please ask God to reveal the opportunities that Urban Saints has to work alongside other ministries in Scotland for the sake of His kingdom, as well as playing a significant role in SCYWF, a national forum for Christian youth work organisations. • Chesterfield St Thomas, Derbyshire • Cleethorpes Kings, North East Lincolnshire • Cottingham Christchurch, Hull, East Riding Of Yorkshire • Darlington Elm Ridge, Durham • Doncaster Epworth, South Yorkshire

Sunday 16th October

Thank God for all the resources He gives us and remember His faithful provision over so many years. • Durham St Nicholas • Eaglescliffe Oakwood, Stockton-On-Tees • Gateshead Beacon Lough, Tyne & Wear • Gateshead Felling, Tyne & Wear • Grassington, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Monday 17th October

Pray that we would be good stewards and always recognise that it is God’s money and not our own! • Grimsby City, North East Lincolnshire • Grimsby Neighbourhood Church, North East Lincolnshire • Harrogate Evangelical, North Yorkshire • Harrogate Pentecostal, North Yorkshire • Harrogate St Marks, North Yorkshire

Tuesday 18th October

Please pray as we finalise 2012 budgets that we would know God’s plans and purposes for Urban Saints. • Huddersfield Elim Pentecostal, West Yorkshire • Huddersfield Pennine Circuit, West Yorkshire • Hull New Life, East Riding Of Yorkshire • Hull St John, East Riding Of Yorkshire • Hull Victoria Dock, East Riding Of Yorkshire

Wednesday 19th October

Thank God for the Finance team and pray for our Income Administrator who retired in July. Please pray that we would find the right person to take on her role. • Huntington All Saints And St Andrews, York • Leeds Christ Church, West Yorkshire • Leeds Dayspring, West Yorkshire • Leeds Roundhay, West Yorkshire • Newcastle Elim, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

Thursday 20th October

Please pray for the Finance and Audit Committee as they meet four times a year. Ask God to guide them and give them wisdom in all they do. • Newcastle Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear • Northallerton New Life Baptist, North Yorkshire • Otley, West Yorkshire • Pickering, North Yorkshire • Pickering St Pauls, North Yorkshire

Friday 21st October

Thank God for all our donors who faithfully support the work of Urban Saints. • Redcar Cleveland • Redcar St Peters • Ripon Sunday @ 5, North Yorkshire • Rossington, Doncaster, South Yorkshire • Rotherham Elim, South Yorkshire

Saturday 22nd October

Please pray that groups would have the necessary funds to run their activities. • Saltburn-By-Sea, Redcar & Cleveland • Scarborough St Marks, North Yorkshire • Sheffield Christchurch, South Yorkshire • Sheffield Greenhill, South Yorkshire • Sheffield Polycarps, South Yorkshire

Special Events This Week:

Fri 21st October: Ignatian Retreat and The Big Chill, Manchester. Sat 22nd October: The Youthwork Summit, Manchester. Sat 22nd October: Supporters’ Evening, Warrington.

Week commencing Sunday 16th October

Week commencing Sunday 9th October

Sunday 9th October

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Ireland

Lyn Ellis, Resources Manager

Wilson Beare, Irish Director

Week commencing Sunday 23rd October

Sunday 23rd October

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Please pray for the writers of all our resources, that God will continue to inspire them with exciting and adventurous words and ideas, that will equip leaders and encourage young people to follow Him. • Skipton, North Yorkshire • Stockton Elim Pentecostal Church, Stockton-On-Tees • Stockton Norton, Stockton-On-Tees • Sunderland Hill View, Tyne & Wear • Wilsden Urban Saints, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Monday 24th October

Thursday 27th October

Please pray for the Group Leaders and Mentors who are working with young people, that these relationships will reflect Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 11:1 “Imitate me, as I imitate Christ”. • Oswestry Cabin Lane, Shropshire • Rhos Family Church, Colwyn Bay, Conwy • Rhyl Sussex Street Baptist, Denbighshire • Rossett, Wrexham • Ruthin CF, Denbighshire

Friday 28th October

Pray for Urban Saints group leaders as they use Energize and MIMIC, that they will deliver programmes which will both attract young people and help them to develop in their faith. • Yarm Methodist, North Yorkshire • York Clifton • York Gateway North Wales: • Beddgelert, Caernarfon, Gwynedd • Caernarfon, Gwynedd

As children and young people are influenced by MIMIC and Energize, please pray that their walk with God today will help them to grow into men and women of God, to take their place as the Christian leaders of tomorrow. • Tywyn, Gwynedd • Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, Shropshire • Wrexham Acton South Wales: • Abergavenny, Monmouthshire • Abertillery, Monmouthshire

Tuesday 25th October

Saturday 29th October

Please pray for the continued development of Energize meeting plans, that they will be relevant and useful to youth and children’s workers, who will spread the word so that the site will be used to equip more and more leaders. • Conwy • Denbigh St Thomas • Kinmel Bay, Rhyl, Denbighshire • Llanbedr, Gwynedd • Llanberis, Gwynedd

Wednesday 26th October

Today, please pray for young people as they log on to MIMIC, that God will speak to them as they watch a video message or take up one of the challenges. • Llandderfel Clwb Plant, Bala, Gwynedd • Llandudno West Shore, Conwy • Llanelwy CF, St Asaph, Denbighshire • Llanfyllin, Powys • Mold KCC, Flintshire

Thank God for the talented creators and designers of our web-based resources, and ask Him to bless them as they continue to make our dreams a reality. • Abertridwr • Barry, Vale Of Glamorgan • Bridgend Bethlehem, Vale Of Glamorgan • Bridgend Nolton, Vale Of Glamorgan • Bridgend Youth Ablaze, Vale Of Glamorgan

Sunday 30th October

Pray for all young people who went away this summer or were involved in camp or outreach. Please pray for them on their return that they can process their experiences and see God’s faithful hand at work in each situation. • Brynmawr Family Church, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent • Caerphilly Elim • Caerphilly Gateway • Caerphilly Mount Carmel • Caerphilly Penyrheol

Monday 31st October

Pray for our groups that meet each week, that our leaders and volunteers will feel encouraged, refreshed, inspired and equipped in their roles, and that the young people would come to faith, grow in their faith and would have opportunity to share their faith with others. • Cardiff Beacon • Cardiff Grangetown Baptist • Cardiff Highfields • Cardiff Llandaff • Cardiff Rumney

Tuesday 1st November

Please pray for groups that are struggling to recruit leaders and face the real possibility of closure. Pray that God would raise up new leaders with a sense of calling to this ministry, to stand in the gap and see a generation won for Christ. • Cardiff St Denys • Cardiff Thornhill • Cardiff Tredegarville Baptist Church • Neyland, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire • Magor Baptist, Caldicot, Monmouthshire

Wednesday 2nd November

Give thanks for the faithfulness of the committee in Ireland. Pray that they feel refreshed, encouraged and equipped in their role. Please pray for them specifically as they begin to seek God’s vision for working south of the border. • Mountain Ash Vibe, Rhondda Cynon Taf • Penarth Tabernacle, Vale Of Glamorgan

• Port Talbot Baglan, Neath • Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf • South Wales Revive, Cardiff

Thursday 3rd November

Continue to thank God for the thriving camps and house parties programme which develop young people in their faith. Pray for our new camp, Rock School, which is just around the corner; that many would come and they would grow in their musical gifting and be stretched in their faith. • Swansea City • Swansea Parklands • Tonypandy, Rhondda Cynon Taf • Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil Midlands: • Abingdon Christ Church, Oxfordshire

Friday 4th November

Give thanks for the faithful financial support of so many, without whom the work wouldn’t happen. In these financially challenging times please pray that God would continue to move people to support the work financially. • Acocks Green, Birmingham, West Midlands • Aldridge St Thomas, Walsall, West Midlands • Ashby Holy Trinity, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire • Attleborough Holy Trinity, Nuneaton, Warwickshire • Banbury Hook Norton, Oxfordshire

Saturday 5th November

Give thanks for the growing events programme over the year. Pray that all groups will support these events and will be encouraged by other leaders and young people and that this would be the time where a sense of family is created, friendships grow and that fellowship and “craic” is had by all. • Banbury Middleton Cheney • Bedworth Team Ministry, Warwickshire • Bewdley Baptist, Worcestershire • Bidford Baptist, Bidford On Avon • Birmingham Cannon Street

Week commencing Sunday 30th October

MIMIC and Energize

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Staff & Leadership Teams

Phil Hulks, Cluster Development Director

Liz Doré, Team Director

Sunday 6th November

Sunday 13th November

We pray that this current generation of young people will be a catalyst for uniting the church in our nation and mobilising them to reach our communities with the good news of the Gospel. • Birmingham Christian Fellowship, West Midlands • Birmingham CLC, West Midlands • Birmingham Kings Heath, West Midlands • Birmingham Kings Norton, West Midlands • Birmingham Salvation Army, West Midlands

Monday 7th November

We pray for the various ReDefine youth weekends that will be taking place over the next couple of weeks. Cause our young people to rise up and be the generation you are calling them to be. • Bridgnorth, Shropshire • Brierley Hill Lakeside, West Midlands • Brownsover, Rugby, Warwickshire • Burton All Saints, Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire • Burton On Trent, Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire

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We pray that churches and groups will unite across our villages, towns and cities to reach out to the generation of young people in their area who do not know God. • Charlbury, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire • Cheltenham, Gloucestershire • Cheltenham Apostles, Gloucestershire • Cheltenham Extreme, Gloucestershire • Cheltenham Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Wednesday 9th November

We give thanks for the many transformed lives as a result of this year’s ReAct projects. We ask for your favour and blessing on those involved in planning ReAct 2012.

• Chesterton Elim, Newcastle-UnderLyme, Staffordshire • Corby Hope, Northamptonshire • Coventry Lawrence Saunders, West Midlands • Coventry Mosaic, West Midlands • Coventry Vineyard, West Midlands

Thursday 10th November

We thank you for the new ‘Father’s Love’ DVD and ask that this message will impact thousands of people over the coming year as young people distribute the DVDs to people in their community. • Derby Melbourne, Derbyshire • Derby St Stephens, Derbyshire • Desford St Martins, Leicester • Didcot All Saints, Oxfordshire • Didcot Kings Church, Oxfordshire

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We pray for the ‘Growing Together’ vision evening that will be taking place over the next few months. May new clusters [churches and groups working together] get established as a result of these evenings. • Dudley Straits, West Midlands • Dunchurch, Rugby, Warwickshire • Gloucester Abbeydale • Gloucester Elim • Gloucester Grange

Saturday 12th November

Just as a young lad led Samson to the pillars, where he got his strength back, we ask that the youth of our nation will lead the church to the place where it will receive its anointing back. • Gorsley Youth, Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire • Groby, Leicester • Halesowen Zion, West Midlands • Harborough Evangelical, Market Harborough, Leicestershire • Hereford Baptist

Special Events This Week:

Sat 12th November: Supporters’ Evening, Bristol.

Thank God for our Trustees who oversee the work of Urban Saints. Pray that they will know God’s guidance and wisdom in all of the decisions they make. Pray for unity as they work together to fulfil the aims of Urban Saints. • Kettering Christ The King • Kettering Grafton Underwood • Kettering St Andrews • Kingstanding, Birmingham, West Midlands • Kingston Bagpuize, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Monday 14th November

Most of our Trustees work full time in roles outside of Urban Saints. Please pray for them as they balance the challenge of work, family and volunteering time. Pray for God’s favour on, and for fulfilment in, all aspects of their lives. • Kingswinford, West Midlands • Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire • Knighton Evangelical, Leicester • Leamington St Marys • Leicester Aylestone Baptist

Tuesday 15th November

The Leadership Team hold responsibility for the day to day running of the organisation. Please pray that this task will be ‘light’ and that they will know God’s equipping and enabling in this role. • Leicester Barrow, Barrow Upon Soar • Leicester Holy Trinity • Leicester Meadows • Lilbourne, Rugby, Warwickshire • Lincoln Access

Wednesday 16th November

Pray for the Leadership Team as they work on strategy for the future, that they would have inspiration and insight from God. Pray that the plans that are developed will be effective in realising our dream to release and equip a movement of radical young people who will take the Good News to every generation. • Lincoln New Life • Lincoln Salvation Army

• Lincoln Swallowbeck • Lincoln TCM • Long Hanborough, Witney, Oxfordshire

Thursday 17th November

Urban Saints employs just over 40 people in various roles both in the Support Centre and regionally/ nationally. Please pray that each person would be fulfilled in the role they have been called to and that God would equip them for the tasks they do. • Loughborough Oasis, Leicestershire • Loughborough Quorn, Leicestershire • Mansfield St Johns, Nottinghamshire • Market Bosworth, Nuneaton, Warwickshire • Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Friday 18th November

Many of the employed team work remotely from the Support Centre. Please pray that they will have good connections with people around them so that they don’t feel isolated. Also pray for safety for all those who have to travel as part of their role. • Melton Mowbray St Marys, Waltham On The Wolds, Leicestershire • Milton & Steventon, Abingdon, Oxfordshire • Minchinhampton Baptist, Stroud, Gloucestershire • Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire • Newcastle St Giles, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire

Saturday 19th November

Thank God for all the volunteers who give their time to help out at the Support Centre. Pray that they will feel valued as members of the team and that God will bless them and their families as they give in this very practical way. • North Cotswolds Cell, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire • Northampton Broadmead • Northampton Emmanuel • Northampton Kingdom Life Church • Northampton St Giles

Week commencing Sunday 13th November

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Partnerships across the English Regions

Vicky Shepherd, Supporters’ Administrator

Matt Summerfield, Executive Director, and English Regional Directors.

Week commencing Sunday 20th November

Sunday 20th November

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Thank God for the relationships between young people and the leaders of their youth group. Ask Him to give leaders wisdom for how to develop these relationships. • Nottingham Bestwood • Nottingham Bingham • Nottingham Compton Acres • Nottingham Kings • Nottingham LYFT

Monday 21st November

Pray for young people who find it difficult to build relationships, for those who are shy or marginalized. • Nottingham NTCG • Nottingham Ruddington • Nottingham St Johns • Nottingham Vineyard • Oadby, Leicester

Tuesday 22nd November

Pray for relationships between young people and other members of the church. Ask God to open people’s eyes that they might see each other the way He sees them. • Oxford East • Radley Benefice, Oxford • Redditch Oasis, Worcestershire • Ross, Ross On Wye, Herefordshire • Rushden Park Road, Northamptonshire

Wednesday 23rd November

Thank God for young Christian couples and ask Him to help them as they set an example for other children to follow. • Shrewsbury Riversway, Shropshire • Silverdale Elim, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire • Smethwick Raglan Urban Saints, West Midlands • Solihull, West Midlands • Solihull Knowle, West Midlands

Thursday 24th November

Pray for the relationships that children and young people have with their parents. Ask God to pour understanding into the hearts of parents and their children, that they might know how best to love and care for each other. • Stafford Elim • Stourbridge, West Midlands • Swadlincote, Derbyshire • Tamworth Coton, Staffordshire • Telford St Johns, Shropshire

Friday 25th November

Pray for the relationship children and young people have with their Heavenly Father. Pray that this will be very real for them and will not be measured against the expectations of others. • Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire • Tewkesbury Holy Trinity, Gloucestershire • Thame Barley Hill, Oxfordshire • Thrapston, Kettering, Northamptonshire • Walsall Aldridge, West Midlands

Saturday 26th November

Pray for the relationships children and young people have with each other. Pray for good friendships that encourage and support one another. • Walsall Bradford Street, West Midlands • Walsall Delves, West Midlands • Walsall Evangelical, West Midlands • Walsall WS3, West Midlands • Wantage, Oxfordshire

Special Events This Week:

Thu 24 November: Refresh Day, Kestin House. Sat 26th November: Trustee Meeting, Kestin House. Sat 26th November: Supporters’ Evening, Chelmsford. th

Sunday 27th November [Matt Summerfield]

In Philippians 1:5 Paul expresses his joy at the partnership in the gospel that he enjoys with the church in Philippi. It’s a great reminder that we’re all in this together regardless of our role. Please pray for continuing partnerships with individuals, churches and organisations which will be catalytic in seeing more young people come to be followers of Jesus. • West Bromwich Marsh Lane • Whitwick, Coalville, Leicestershire • Wolverhampton Holy Trinity • Wolverhampton St Josephs • Wolverhampton Tabernacle

Monday 28th November

[Peter Andrews, East Director]

Please pray for progress in the formalisation of a youth leaders’ training network in Cambridge and that this will prove a model which can be used to set up similar networks elsewhere in the region. • Worcester St Peters East: • Acton Oaktree, London • Aston Clinton, Aylesbury • Aylesbury Long Crendon • Barking Kings, Essex

Tuesday 29th November

[Sara Taylor, Midlands Director]

Pray for doors to open and further partnerships to arise. Thank God for the wondrous joint venture with Girls Brigade, and the opportunity to build the self-esteem of teenage girls. • Barking St Erkenwald, Essex • Barkingside & Hainault Churches 4 Youth, Woodford Green, Essex • Barkingside St Laurence, Ilford, Essex • Barnack, Stamford, Lincolnshire • Barton-Le-Clay St Nicholas, Bedford

Wednesday 30th November

[Richard Townend, North East Director] Pray for the development of clusters, and the key partnerships with churches and other organisations like Scripture Union

and YFC. Pray that we can enlarge God’s kingdom through collaborative working. • Beccles, Halesworth, Suffolk • Bedford Christchurch • Berkhamsted Northchurch • Billericay Baptist, Essex • Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Thursday 1st December

[Mark Instone, North West Director]

Please give thanks for the effective partnerships we are blessed with in the North West, for the shared vision and values and pray for an increased vision to see God’s kingdom extended across this region. • Boston Holy Trinity, Lincolnshire • Braintree Elim, Essex • Brentwood, Essex • Brentwood New Harvest, Essex • Bricket Wood St Lukes, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Friday 2nd December

[Liz Slade, South East Administrator]

We thank you for the increasing number of churches that are partnering with us to reach out to young people in their areas. We claim the blessing that you promise in Psalm 133, where there is unity. • Buckhurst Hill, Essex • Buckhurst Hill St Johns, Essex • Burlington Baptist, Ipswich, Suffolk • Burnt Oak, Edgware, Middlesex • Burnt Oak [BOCF], Edgware, Middlesex

Saturday 3rd December

[Brian Spurling, South West Director] We are grateful to God for the strength of the partnership with SWYM in SW England. Please pray for us as we begin to plan the 2012 Spree weekend with them and also develop the Rise Up mentoring programme for teenagers. • Bury St Edmunds West Road, Suffolk • Cambridge Community • Cambridge Queen Edith Chapel • Chelmsford, Essex • Chelmsford Broomfield Road, Essex

Week commencing Sunday 27th November

Children & Young People Relationships

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Growing Louder

Lou Bailey, Project Manager

Matt Summerfield, Executive Director

Week commencing Sunday 4th December

Sunday 4th December

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Paul reminds us to present our requests to God ‘with thanksgiving’ in Phil 4:6. Give thanks for the many, many prayers which God answered during the summer holiday season. Bring a specific answer to prayer [holidays related if you can!] to mind now and thank God for His faithfulness. • Chelmsford Central Baptist, Essex • Chelmsford Christchurch, Essex • Chelmsford Community Church, Essex • Chelmsford St Michaels, Essex • Chigwell All Saints, Essex

Monday 5th December

Praise God for all the young people and children who gave their lives to Christ this summer. Pray for strength and protection during these early months of their Christian faith. • Cockfosters Christchurch, Barnet, Hertfordshire • Colchester Baptist, Essex • Colchester Central, Essex • Colchester Community, Essex • Colchester Dedham, Essex

Tuesday 6th December

Pray for all the Holiday and Spree leaders and their core teams. Give thanks for their sacrificial service. Pray for refreshment and vision as they plan ahead for 2012. • Colchester Methodist, Essex • Colchester Plume Avenue, Essex • Colchester St Johns With St Lukes, Essex • Colchester Stanway, Essex • Deeping St James, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Wednesday 7th December

Pray for the New Year House Parties around the country that are fast approaching. Pray for many young people to come to know Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Pray for safety and fun. Pray for those leading them – that they will be guided by God in all they plan and that they will have opportunity to rest during this busy season.

• Dereham Baptist, Norfolk • Diss Hopton, Norfolk • Downham Market, Norfolk • Dunstable, Bedfordshire • Dunstable Community, Bedfordshire

Thursday 8th December

The 2012 holiday programme promotion will start shortly. Pray that all the residential experiences are promoted in the best possible way and that many groups and individuals will book on. • Dunstable NXT Gen, Bedfordshire • Dunstable Salvation, Bedfordshire • Ealing Haven Green, London • Earls Colne Baptist, Colchester, Essex • Edmonton, London

Friday 9th December

Give thanks to God for the growth seen in Sprees in recent years – both the number running and the number at each Spree. Pray for God’s continued blessing on all residential experiences. • Edmonton CDM, London • Ely Chapel Street, Cambridgeshire • Enfield Baptist, Middlesex • Enfield Christ Ambassadors, Middlesex • Epping Forest Community Church, Loughton, Essex

Saturday 10th December

Pray for those considering the strategic options for holidays beyond 2012. Pray for God’s wisdom and insight as they think about the future. • Epping St Johns, Essex • Eye The Vine, Suffolk • Flitwick Methodist, Bedford • Granborough, Buckingham • Grays Chafford Hundred, Essex

Sunday 11th December

We sense that God is revealing a fresh strategy for seeing many children and young people become passionate followers of Jesus in the decade to come. Please pray that we will have wisdom and courage as we press ahead with the vision the Lord is giving us. • Great Barton, Bury St Edmunds • Greenford, Middlesex • Greenford Gospel Church, Middlesex • Haddenham St Marys, Aylesbury • Hadleigh Baptist, Benfleet, Essex

Monday 12th December

2 Timothy 2:12 reminds us of the importance of passing on our faith to others, who in turn will pass it on. Join us in praying that we will see 2 Timothy 2:12 practically outworked in every group across the country as we seek to obey Jesus’ command in Matthew 28:18-20 to make disciples. • Harlow St Stephens, Essex • Harpenden Crabtree, Hertfordshire • Harrow Elmfield, Middlesex • Havering Christian Fellowship, Hornchurch, Essex • Hayes, Middlesex

Tuesday 13th December

Ananias became the first person to mentor and disciple Paul. Pray that more children and young people will have guides/mentors who will intentionally help them grow in their faith through doing life together. May God also bless you with relationships like this. • Hemel Crossover, Hemel Hempstead • Hemel Lookout, Hemel Hempstead • Hemel New, Hemel Hempstead • Hertford Community, Ware • Hitchin Urban Saints, Hertfordshire

Wednesday 14th December

Paul was blessed to have Barnabus as a running mate. Someone who would encourage and cheer him on – and hold him accountable for being like Jesus. We all need ‘running mates’ who run with us in the race of faith. Pray that this generation of young people will cheer

each other on and hold each other accountable for living like Jesus in the world. May God also bless you with ‘running mates’. • Hitchin Walsworth Road, Hertfordshire • Honey Hill St Marys, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk • Hornchurch Fusion, Essex • Hornchurch Holy Cross, Essex • Hornchurch St Andrews, Essex

Thursday 15th December

Paul invested his life in growing Timothy as a follower of Jesus, and leader of the church. Pray that young people will share the Jesus that they know with others so that they become baton carriers of the faith too. May God also bless you with people you can disciple. • Ilford Christian Centre, Essex • Ipswich, Suffolk • Ipswich CFC, Suffolk • Ipswich Community, Suffolk • Ipswich Rushmere Baptist, Suffolk

Friday 16th December

We long to see new levels of impactful disciple-making happen in our world today. This world needs radical followers of Jesus who are learning and growing, through the power of the Spirit. Agree with us in prayer that the church will step up its investment to true disciple-making across every aspect of life. • Ipswich Rushmere St Andrews, Suffolk • Ipswich St Johns, Suffolk • Ipswich Triangle, Suffolk • Kilburn Salvation Army, London • Kings Langley Christchurch

Saturday 17th December

What is God saying to you about Urban Saints at this time? Pray and write down what God says and then email it to msummerfield@urbansaints.org for him to share with and encourage the rest of the team. • Leigh Energize, Leigh On Sea, Essex • Leighton Buzzard New Life • Leighton Buzzard Trinity, Bedfordshire • Letchworth, Hertfordshire • Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire

Week commencing Sunday 11th December

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Wales

Bernie Wheeler, Westbrook Duty Manager

Andy Hughes, Welsh Director

Sunday 18th December

Sunday 25th December

Please pray for increased awareness of all that Westbrook has to offer and for more opportunities to engage with new contacts and groups on both the island and nationally. Please pray for an increase in occupancy rates during 2012. • Letchworth St Pauls, Hertfordshire • Lewsey Christian Centre, Luton • London Barnsbury • London Foursquare • London Latymer

Monday 19th December

Give thanks for the ongoing Christian ministry of Westbrook and for the spiritual impact on all the young (and not so young!) who come there. Over the year, many guests will hold meetings where the Christian faith is shared; please pray for the influence of these on all those that hear them. • London Magdalene Academy • London Salvation For Chinese Church • London Stonebridge Park • London Wood Green • Luton 1st Girls Brigade, Bedfordshire

Tuesday 20th December

Please give thanks for all the groups, churches and schools that have stayed at Westbrook during recent months and for the many bookings that have already come in for 2012. Please pray for positive ongoing connections with all our contacts. • Luton Christ Divine, Bedfordshire • Luton Christchurch, Bedfordshire • Luton Christian Fellowship • Luton Church Of God In Christ • Luton Greenhouse, Bedfordshire

Wednesday 21 December st

Please pray for Tony Roberts as Centre Manager and the whole staff team currently working at Westbrook. Please pray for strength, energy and adequate rest as, at times, they work long and unsociable hours. Pray for God’s direction and for wisdom in all the practical decisions that have to be made and for the ongoing business of running the residential centre from day to day.

• Luton Hightown, Bedfordshire • Luton Kingdom Arena, Bedfordshire • Luton LCET, Bedfordshire • Luton Limbury Baptist, Bedfordshire • Luton Ramridge Baptist, Bedfordshire

Thursday 22nd December

Give thanks for the Urban Saints holidays over the summer (Westbrook Wackiness and Wholly Wonderful Westbrook) and the opportunity for many young people to access for the first time the varied facilities at the centre. • Luton Redeemed Christian Church Of God, Bedfordshire • Luton St Hughs, Bedfordshire • Luton St Marys, Bedfordshire • Luton True Vine, Bedfordshire • Maldon Fullbridge, Essex

Friday 23rd December

Please also pray for the Westbrook Committee plus the many other faithful supporters of the centre and for increased connection with (and development of) the ‘Friends of Westbrook’ and ‘Diamond Club’. Please pray increased interest in Westbrook through communication tools such as the website and Facebook. • Markyate Baptist, St Albans • Mildenhall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk • Mill End Baptist Church, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire • Mill Hill, London • Milton Keynes Netherfield

Saturday 24th December

Please pray for provision of finance and wisdom as Westbrook continues to balance improving and developing its visitors’ facilities whilst also maintaining the house and grounds. • Mistley Trinity, Essex • Mundesley, Norwich, Norfolk • Northwood Emmanuel Church • Norwich Mulbarton, Norfolk • Norwich Windsor Road, Norfolk

Please pray for the thousands of children and their teachers who have just seen our Puppet Christmas Roadshow in primary schools across Wales. Pray that today, what they’ve just heard of the true message of Christmas will come to mind and that they would turn to Jesus. • Norwich Witard Road Baptist, Norfolk • Over, Cambridge • Peterborough Bretton, Cambridgeshire • Peterborough Kingsgate, Cambridgeshire • Peterborough Werrington, Cambridgeshire

Monday 26th December

Pray for the hundreds of volunteer group leaders across Wales. Ask God to bless them and their families in this time of rest and refreshment and to prepare and inspire them for all He has in store for them in the New Year. • Ramsey, Harwich, Essex • Rayleigh Baptist, Essex • Rayners Lane, Harrow, Middlesex • Redbourn Christchurch, St Albans, Hertfordshire • Rochford Ashingdon, Essex

Tuesday 27th December

Please pray for all those young people across Wales who have heard the Good News of Jesus over this last year. Pray that, in the midst of these school holidays, they will be reminded of what they’ve heard and respond to Him anew. • Rochford Community, Essex • Romford, Essex • Romford S4G, Essex • Romford Shepherds, Essex • Royston Ignite, Hertfordshire

Wednesday 28th December

Pray for the thousands of children and young people in Wales who have not heard the Good News during this last year. Pray that many, many more Churches up and down the nation of Wales will awaken to the call of God to ‘pass it on’ to the next generation and that a mighty army will arise as you pray. • Sandridge St Leonards, St Albans,

Hertfordshire • Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire • Sheringham, Norfolk • Shipdham, Thetford, Norfolk • Shoeburyness, Essex

Thursday 29th December

Pray for all those involved in New Year House Parties both in Wales and elsewhere this holiday. Pray that the young people will come with open ears to hear the word of God and open hearts to respond to His call on their lives. Pray for wisdom and stamina for the leaders. • Southend Steps, Southend-On-Sea, Essex • Southend Vineyard, Southend On Sea, Essex • St Albans, Hertfordshire • St Albans Dagnall Street, Hertfordshire • St Albans St Pauls, Hertfordshire

Friday 30th December

Pray for all the inter-group events and camps etc planned for the next year in Wales – that each and every child, young person and leader who comes may have an extraordinary encounter with God that is life-changing. Pray for myself and Alyson Godfrey and for the Wales Committee as we support and coordinate this work. • St Neots River, Cambridgeshire • Stevenage Bunyan Baptist, Hertfordshire • Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich, Norfolk • Stonebridge St Michaels, London • Stowmarket Cedars, Suffolk

Saturday 31st December

Please pray for all the resources of heaven to be released to equip us – power, energy, volunteers, protection, guidance, finances, inspiration and so much more - that we may see God’s Kingdom come in Wales as it is in heaven [just as Jesus taught us to pray]. • Stowmarket Forge, Suffolk • Swavesey, Cambridge • Thetford Fountain Of Life, Norfolk • Toddington Life, Dunstable, Bedfordshire • Tottenham, London

Week commencing Sunday 25th December

Week commencing Sunday 18th December

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Growing Wider

Esther O’Sullivan, Volunteer Support Administrator

John Fudge, Global Development Director

Sunday 1st January

Sunday 8th January

Welcome to 2012! We would like to wish all our volunteers and supporters a very happy and fulfilled New Year. • Walthamstow Greenleaf Road Baptist, London • Walton, Walton-On-The-Naze, Essex • Waterbeach, Cambridge • Watford Carpenters, Hertfordshire • Watford St Lukes, Hertfordshire

Monday 2nd January

Please pray that as we begin this New Year our leaders are filled with inspiration for how to connect with the young people in their care, firm relationships will be formed and fun will be had in all that they do. • Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire • Welwyn St Mary’s, Knebworth, Hertfordshire • Wendover St Mary’s, Buckinghamshire • Westcliff West Leigh, Leigh On Sea, Essex • Woodford Wells, Woodford Green, Essex

Tuesday 3rd January

Please pray for energy, wisdom and our Father’s guidance for all our leaders as they work to bring His word to the young people in their communities. • YL Hertford • YL Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire South West: • Alresford, Hampshire • Andover Buzz, Hampshire • Andover Salvation Army, Hampshire

Wednesday 4th January

Please pray our leaders will find support in their day to day relationships and that if they need to contact us as an organisation, we will be able to help them in any way they need, to enable them to carry out their roles effectively. • Axminster, Devon • Barnstaple Fremington, Devon • Bath All Saints • Bath Citadel • Bath City

Thursday 5th January

Life as a leader is not always easy. Please pray for our leaders when discipline is required, that they will know God’s hand on them, guiding them in the best way to deal with difficult situations and that young people will accept the actions which are taken. • Bath Combe Down • Bath Peasedown • Bishops Waltham Kings, Southampton • Blandford Evangelical, Blandford Forum, Dorset • Blandford Forum, Dorset

Friday 6th January

Praise God for a wonderful training trip to The Philippines, undertaken by David Hooper and Ray King. (Pray for David’s health.) Pastor Welly and his team are translating the materials and have plans for delivering further training without our direct support. • Bristol Fishponds • Bristol Sea Mills • Bristol Vineyard • Bude, Cornwall • Burton Christchurch, Dorset

Monday 9th January

Please pray that our leaders will have the wonderful experience of seeing many of their young people come to God; that they will be able to nurture and guide those that come to the Lord and see them grow to pass the baton onto future generations. • Blandford Forum Parish, Dorset • Bournemouth Community, Dorset • Bournemouth Vineyard, Dorset • Bransgore, Christchurch, Dorset • Bridgwater Salvation Army, Somerset

Praise God for a wonderful training conference in Mexico, where church leaders and young people’s workers enthusiastically took to our course. Pray for the development of indigenous trainers in the future, and for the possibility of taking the training to Apache reservations in the near future. • Calne, Wiltshire • Cerne Abbas Dorchester, Dorset • Chard Forefront, Somerset • Cheddar Baptist, Somerset • Chippenham St Pauls, Wiltshire

Saturday 7th January

Tuesday 10th January

Many of our leaders give up their free time. Please pray that in this sacrifice they and their families will find joy, peace, encouragement and support from our Lord. • Bristol Alove • Bristol Ashton • Bristol Cairns Road • Bristol Citadel Salvation Army • Bristol Ebenezer

Praise God for an amazing training trip to Thailand and Sri Lanka. Pray that in both countries the Church’s impact among young people will be greatly enhanced. • Chippenham Station Hill, Wiltshire • Christchurch TFCC, Dorset • Christchurch Twynham, Dorset • Chudleigh Parish Church • Clevedon Living Waters

Wednesday 11th January

ReBuild: With high numbers (we expect over 200) and high costs this represents a big financial risk; pray that our management is good, and that God provides fully for each participant. • Corfe Mullen St Nicholas • Corsham, Wiltshire • Creech St Michael, Taunton, Somerset • Dawlish, Devon • Eastleigh Baptist, Hampshire

Thursday 12th January

Praise God for what happened on Rebuild Mexico 2011. 132 people came, 40+ young people born again, some wonderful healings, 6 houses built for poor families, a smooth trip, which achieved a break even budget position. Pray that Phil Hulks will continue to know God’s guidance in leading the Mexico project. • Exeter St Andrews, Cullompton, Devon • Exeter Stoke Valley, Devon • Falmouth Alove, Cornwall • Ferndown Pinehurst, Dorset • Hemyock, Cullompton, Devon

Friday 13th January

Rebuild South Africa is planned for 2012, led by Mark Arnold. Pray for the right participants, and for each to have their lives transformed by the experience. • Jersey St Andrews, St Helier • Jersey St Aubins, Channel Islands • Long Ashton, Bristol • Lymington, Hampshire • Lymington St Lukes, Hampshire

Saturday 14th January

Energize is our extremely effective web based resource for youth leaders. Being web-based it is accessible anywhere in the world and we are keen to appropriately share it through partnerships in both the developed and developing world. Pray for us to identify great partners, and make this great tool available all over the planet. • Lyndhurst Baptist, Hampshire • Malmesbury, Wiltshire • Marchwood Gospel Church, Southampton • Middlezoy, Bridgwater, Somerset • Midsomer Norton, Bath

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Week commencing Sunday 1st January 2012

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Safety and Protection

Vicky Shepherd, Supporters’ Administrator

Mark Arnold, Chief Operating Officer

Sunday 15th January

Thursday 19th January

Sunday 22nd January

Friday 20th January

Monday 23rd January

Thank God for your family today. Ask Him to protect them and to encourage them. Ask God to direct you in how you can best support your family using the gifts He has given you. • Mutley, Plymouth, Devon • Nailsea Baptist, North Somerset • Nailsea Holy Trinity, Bristol • Nether Stowey, Bridgwater, Somerset • Paignton Riviera, Devon

Monday 16th January

Pray for new parents today. Thank God for the joy of new life and for His promise that He knows each and every new life in detail. • Plymouth Cattedown, Devon • Plymouth Chaddlewood, Devon • Plymouth Hope Baptist, Devon • Plymouth St Pancras, Devon • Poole, Dorset

Tuesday 17th January

Pray for families that have difficult circumstances to cope with. Ask God to be especially close to them and thank Him for being all that they need. • Ringwood Poulner Baptist, Hampshire • Roborough, Plymouth, Devon • Salisbury Harnham Free, Wiltshire • Salisbury St Francis, Wiltshire • Salisbury St Marks, Wiltshire

Wednesday 18th January

Thank God for siblings and the way they often influence and support one another; may that sphere of influence result in more people knowing Christ. • Seaton Christian Fellowship, Devon • Shaldon, Devon • Southampton Baptist • Southampton Community • Southampton Hedge End

Thank God for those who provide a family to those in need. Ask Him to lead those who really need a family to the people who can provide one. • Southampton Portswood • Southampton Salvation Army • Southampton St Marks • Southampton Thornhill Baptist • Swanage Methodist Pray for broken families today. Ask God to bring His restoration and healing to those relationships. Pray especially for His guidance for those in these situations. • Swindon Freshbrook, Wiltshire • Swindon Highworth St Michaels, Wiltshire • Swindon Upper Stratton Baptist, Wiltshire • Taunton Fivehead, Somerset • Taunton St James, Somerset

Saturday 21st January

Pray for families who have recently lost loved ones. Ask God to cover them with His peace and love and to be the support they need in their grief. • Taunton St Peters, Somerset • Taunton Trull, Somerset • Tiverton Community, Devon • Torquay Hele, Devon • Torrington Community Church, Devon

Give thanks to God for his abundant protection and blessing in all that Urban Saints has done and been connected with during 2011. • Trowbridge, Wiltshire • Trowbridge Capernaum, Wiltshire • Trowbridge Maranatha, Wiltshire • Truro Light And Life, Cornwall • Truro St Kea, Cornwall

Thursday 26th January

Pray that during 2012 Urban Saints does not have to make any significant claims on our insurance policy, and that our excellent relationship with our insurers continues to be strong. • Alton Four Marks, Hampshire • Ashford Park Farm, Kent • Ashford Teen, Kent • Ashford Willesborough, Kent • Balham Community, London

Pray for those that carry child protection responsibility within our groups, experiences and partnerships, as well as centrally. Pray for wisdom to make the right decisions when dealing with child protection incidents, and diligence in ensuring the protection of children and young people. • Twyford St Mary’s, Winchester, Hampshire • Uplyme, Lyme Regis, Dorset • Waltham Chase, Southampton • Warminster Baptist, Wiltshire • Wedmore Bagley Baptist, Somerset

Friday 27th January

Tuesday 24 January

Pray that throughout this year, Urban Saints will continue to know God’s amazing protection and blessing in all that we do, and that he will keep all who are connected with Urban Saints safe from harm. • Blackheath St Michaels, London • Bolney, Haywards Heath, West Sussex • Bracknell Easthampstead, Berkshire • Brading, Isle Of Wight • Brentford Bless, Middlesex

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Pray for safety in all of our groups and experiences. Pray that no harm will come to either the children and young people, or their leaders, while engaged in Urban Saints activities. • Wellington, Somerset • Weston Worle, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset • Weston-Super-Mare St Pauls, North Somerset • Wimborne Lantern, Dorset • Wimborne St Johns, Dorset

Wednesday 25th January

Pray that in the increasingly litigious environment in which we live, Urban Saints will be protected from malicious or unwarranted legal action. • Woolavington, Bridgwater, Somerset • Yatton, Bristol • Yeovil Community, Somerset • Yeovil St James, Somerset South East: • Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey

Pray for God’s protection over all of the buildings and halls etc. belonging to Urban Saints across the country. Pray that they will be kept safe from both accidental and malicious damage and that the work done in them will not be interrupted. • Basingstoke Chineham, Hampshire • Battle, East Sussex • Bexleyheath , Kent • Billingshurst, West Sussex • Blackboys, Uckfield, East Sussex

Saturday 28th January

Special Events This Week:

Wed 25th January: Leadership Team Meetings, Luton. Thu 26th and Friday 27th January: Staff Team Gathering, Luton. Sat 28th January: Trustee Meeting, Kestin House.

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Growing Stronger

Vicky Shepherd, Supporters’ Administrator, and English Regional Directors.

Jo Slater, Supporters’ Manager

Sunday 29th January

Week commencing Sunday 29th January

[Vicky Shepherd]

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Pray for the various regions of England, that whatever they do will be to God’s glory and that God will be the common ground that draws them together. • Bridge Benefice Youth, Canterbury, Kent • Brighton St Peter’s, East Sussex • Bromley, Kent • Bromley Holmcroft Church, Kent • Bromley Town, Kent

Monday 30th January

[Peter Andrews, East Director]

We are now taking bookings for Midlands & East Spree this summer. Please join us in praying that, after seeing over 500 young people and leaders attending in recent years, this year will break through the 600 barrier. • Calleva Reading, Berkshire • Camberwell Community, London • Canterbury Salvation Army, Kent • Canterbury St Andrews, Kent • Canterbury Stelling, Kent

Tuesday 31st January

[Sara Taylor – Midlands]

Pray for the holiday leaders in the Midlands region. Ask God to guide them, be a source of strength and provide fresh, innovative ways to engage with the young people during residentials. • Canterbury Vineyard, Kent • Carshalton 21CC, Surrey • Carshalton Methodist, Surrey • Caterham, Surrey • Chichester Grace, West Sussex

Wednesday 1st February

[Richard Townend, North East Director] In the last year, we have developed partnerships, grown the number of groups, established clusters, provided improved training and refined our communications. Praise God for this. In the year ahead, we would like to grow the number of volunteers, enhance our emerging leaders programme, and raise the barometer of prayer in the region. Please pray for this.

• Chichester Immanuel, West Sussex • Chichester North Mundham • Chilworth, Guildford, Surrey • Chislehurst Christchurch, Kent • Cliftonville Holy Trinity, Margate, Kent

Thursday 2nd February

[Mark Instone, North West Director]

Please give thanks for a fantastic year of blessing and encouragement in 2011, giving thanks especially for what He has planned for us to do this year. Please pray we will be mindful of His will in all we do. • Cosham Portsmouth, Hampshire • Cove COGS, Farnborough, Hampshire • Cowes, Isle Of Wight • Cranbrook St Dunstans, Kent • Crawley Christ The Lord, West Sussex

Friday 3 February rd

[Liz Slade, South East Administrator]

Several groups in the South East Region have members who have complex and difficult family lives. Pray that the group leaders would have wisdom in knowing how best to support these families and build bridges to them. • Crawley St Andrews, West Sussex • Crofton, Orpington, Kent • Croydon Croham Road • Croydon Emmanuel

Saturday 4th February

[Brian Spurling, South West Director]

Please pray about the future use of the Studland camp site in Dorset and also for the Studland Management Group who look after the site throughout the year. God has greatly blessed many holidays at Studland over the years - please pray that this ministry would continue for many years to come. • Croydon Grace, Surrey • Darby Green, Camberley, Surrey • Deal St Georges, Kent • Dorking The Vine, Surrey • Dormansland, Lingfield, Surrey

Sunday 5th February

Join with us in thanking the Lord for our rich heritage of supporters. We are so grateful for all those who have supported the movement for a lifetime. Pray that these people will know how very much they are valued and appreciated. • East Grinstead Trinity, West Sussex • Eastbourne FCF, East Sussex • Eastbourne IGI Youth, East Sussex • Eastbourne Old Town, East Sussex • Eastbourne Players, East Sussex

Monday 6th February

Thank God for all who pray for the ministry, many of whom pray daily. Pray that these prayers would be ‘powerful and effective’ as the kingdom is built, and pray we would all continue to have listening ears as we pray. • Eastbourne Shinewater, East Sussex • Egham St Johns, Surrey • Emsworth, Hampshire • Emsworth St Johns, Hampshire • Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey

Tuesday 7th February

Thank the Lord for all who give financially and sacrificially to Urban Saints, and pray that God would bless them for their giving. Pray that God would touch the hearts of those whom He wants to give to Urban Saints and that people would have wisdom in where to direct their giving. • Epsom Christchurch, Surrey • Epsom Kings Church, Surrey • Ewell AKA Stoneleigh, Epsom, Surrey • Ewell Generation, Epsom, Surrey • Fareham Locks Heath, Hampshire

Wednesday 8th February

Pray for a rich blessing in attracting new supporters to Urban Saints. Give thanks for the many people we have a little contact with already, and pray that, if appropriate, they would support us in a stronger way.

• Farnham Vineyard, Surrey • Fetcham St Marys, Leatherhead, Surrey • Finchampstead St James, Wokingham, • Fittleworth, Pulborough, West Sussex • Fleet St Johns, Hook, Hampshire

Thursday 9th February

Pray for parents of the children and young people whom we reach, and pray for God’s blessing in attracting their direct support, if appropriate. • Folkestone Alove, Kent • Folkestone Seabrook, Kent • Folkestone Urban Saints, Kent • Gipsy Hill, London • Godalming, Surrey

Friday 10th February

Pray that ‘older’ young people will be modelled good behaviour in how to support. Pray they will be encouraged to serve, lead young people, pray and give financially, as appropriate. • Godalming Busbridge, Surrey • Godstone, Surrey • Gravesend Northfleet, Kent • Gravesend South Street, Kent • Gravesend St Georges, Kent

Saturday 11th February

Pray that God will continue to resource His plans with Urban Saints by drawing in all the necessary finances. Pray for the team to be open to new areas of income and to build good relationships with new donors. Praise Him for His constant hand of support. • Guildford Boys, Surrey • Guildford Christchurch, Surrey • Hampton Baptist Church, Middlesex • Handcross St Marys, Haywards Heath, West Sussex • Haslemere 3 Counties, Surrey

Week commencing Sunday 5th February

English Regions

Special Events This Week:

Fri 3rd to Sun 5th February: Hand in Hand Conference [Children’s and Family Ministry], Eastbourne.

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Vicky Shepherd, Supporters’ Administrator

Week commencing Sunday 12th February

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Thank God for His promise in Psalm 139, that He knows us before we are born. Pray that young people would know this promise and know how much they are valued. • Haslemere Immerse, Surrey • Hastings St Helens, East Sussex • Hawkhurst, Cranbrook, Kent • Haywards Heath, West Sussex • Haywards Heath Ruwach, West Sussex

Monday 13th February

Pray for those young people who don’t feel they know who they are. Ask God to show them the desires He has for them. • Heathfield Kings, East Sussex • Heathfield Welcome, East Sussex • Henfield Community, West Sussex • Herne Bay Baptist, Kent • Hextable St Peters, Swanley, Kent

Tuesday 14th February

Thank God for young people who have chosen to live how God wants them to. Pray that they would have the courage to go where God calls them. • Horley, Surrey • Horsham Christ Hospital C.U, West Sussex • Horsham Christian Life, West Sussex • Horsham St Marks, West Sussex • Horsham Trafalgar Road, West Sussex

Wednesday 15th February

Pray for young people as they interact with others, that they would respect those who have a different identity from themselves. • Hounslow Maswell, Middlesex • Hove Off The Fence, East Sussex • Kingswood, Maidstone, Kent • Laleham All Saints, Staines, Middlesex • Lancing, West Sussex

Thursday 16th February

Pray for young people who currently find their identity in drugs, alcohol and unhealthy relationships. Ask God to surround them with people who will show them a better way. • Leatherhead Pioneer, Surrey • Lewes All Saints, Maidstone, Kent • Leybourne Respect, Kent • Lindfield All Saints, Haywards Heath, West Sussex • Liphook, Hampshire

Friday 17th February

Thank God for those young people who have influence over their peers. May they use their influence wisely. • Littlehampton Evangelical, Brighton, East Sussex • London Beacon • London Lee • London Thamesmead • London Wesleyan

Saturday 18th February

Pray for younger children as they begin to discover their identity. Pray for God’s wisdom for those who work with them, that they would know how to communicate well. • Loose All Saints, Maidstone, Kent • Loose Baptist, Maidstone, Kent • Maidenhead, Berkshire • Maidstone Allington, Kent • Maidstone North, Kent

Special Events This Week:

Fri 17th February: Leadership Team Meeting, Luton.

Regional Events

Dan Shepherd, Media Co-ordinator, and English Regional Directors

Sunday 19th February [Dan Shepherd]

Pray for events across the Regions, that they would provide good opportunities to connect with leaders, young people and supporters. • Maresfield St Bartholomews, Uckfield, East Sussex • Margate New Life, Kent • Mayfield, East Sussex • Merstham, Merstham , Surrey • Mickleham, Dorking, Surrey

Monday 20th February

[Peter Andrews, East Director]

Please pray for our Big Splash swimming gala next month – for a good turnout and a great event - and that, in Olympic year, more groups will recognise the opportunity presented by sport for engaging with young people. • Milford, Godalming, Surrey • Morden St Theresa, Surrey • Mortimer, Reading, Berkshire • New Malden St Johns, Surrey • Newbury St Nicolas, Berkshire

Tuesday 21st February

[Sara Taylor, Midlands Director]

Pray that we will truly impact the lives of teenage girls during our Shine weekend by helping them to explore their gifts and learn to see themselves through God’s eyes. • Newhaven St Michaels, Seaford, East Sussex • Normandy, Guildford, Surrey • Northbrook New Community Church, Worthing, West Sussex • Northolt Grange Baptist, Middlesex • Okewood St Johns, Dorking, Surrey

Wednesday 22nd February

[Richard Townend, North East Director] The Big Night Out returns to Lightwater Valley on Saturday 19th May. Pray for the core team as they plan for the evening. We hope it will be bigger, better and even more blessed than the 2011 event!

• Orpington, Kent • Paddock Wood St Andrews, Tonbridge, Kent • Peacehaven, East Sussex • Peckham Blenheim Grove, London • Petersfield, Hampshire

Thursday 23rd February

[Mark Instone, North West Director]

Please pray for our teams and partners as we plan for One Summer Knight in June and Spree in July; that we will plan well and effectively and that the events are a real blessing to all involved. • Petersfield URC, Hampshire • Portslade, Brighton, East Sussex • Purley, Surrey • Ramsgate Living Waters Christian Community Church, Kent • Reading Argyle, Berkshire

Friday 24th February

[Liz Slade, South East Administrator]

We thank you for the many events that took place in the South East in 2011 and for the many young lives that have been transformed. We pray for the events being planned for this year. • Reading Brookside, Berkshire • Reading Greyfriars, Berkshire • Reading Hope Community, Berkshire • Reading St James, Berkshire • Reading St John & St Stephen, Berkshire

Saturday 25th February

[Brian Spurling, South West Director]

Please pray for the YouthWork SW Conference taking place in Exeter on Feb 25th and for our main speakers, Matt Summerfield and Rachel Gardner. Please pray that everyone who attends may be refreshed and re-envisioned in their work with young people. • Reading St Laurence, Berkshire • Reading Woodley, Berkshire • Reading Wycliffe Baptist, Berkshire • Redhill Baptist, Surrey • Redhill St Bedes, Surrey

Week commencing Sunday 19th February

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Paul Windo, Communications Manager

Esther O’Sullivan, Volunteer Support Administrator

Sunday 26th February

Sunday 4th March

Please pray for the Urban Saints advertising campaigns - that we can spread the word about the great things that God is doing at this time through the movement. • Reigate And Redhill Kidz Church, Surrey • Reigate Sparkfish, Surrey • Rochester Borstal, Kent • Romney Marsh, New Romney, Kent • Rustington, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Monday 27th February

Exhibitions are a great opportunity to meet, encourage and equip volunteers [both current and future]. Pray that we use these events well and send out a clear message from our stands. • Sanderstead URC, Surrey • Seaford, East Sussex • Sevenoaks St Botolphs, Kent • Sevenoaks St Georges, Kent • Sevenoaks Town, Kent

Tuesday 28th February

We’re really blessed to have a video team at Urban Saints so pray that God will bless us with great creativity, wisdom and good humour to know how to use this powerful medium most effectively. • Shepperton Jubilee, Middlesex • Sidcup Avery Hill, Kent • Sittingbourne, Kent • Slough Baptist, Berkshire • Slough Burnham, Berkshire

Wednesday 29th February

Ask God to guide us we explore the world of social media - including Facebook and Twitter - to connect with, encourage and support youth and children’s leaders. • Sompting Community, Lancing, West Sussex • South Basingstoke Community Church, Hampshire • South Kent Community, Folkestone, Kent • Southern Cross, Brighton, East Sussex • Southwater Community Church, Horsham, West Sussex

Thursday 1st March

The Urban Saints promotional literature and leaflets contain a lot of useful information. Please pray that we will design them to connect with and offer solutions to youth and children’s leaders all over the nations. • St Leonards Wellington, St LeonardsOn-Sea, East Sussex • St Leonards Westfield, St LeonardsOn-Sea, East Sussex • Streatham Baptist, London • Streatham Mitcham Lane • Sunbury St Saviours, Sunbury On Thames, Middlesex

Friday 2nd March

Pray that God will help us use our national and regional events to raise awareness of what we do in Urban Saints. Pray that these will be both fun and highly memorable and will lead to future connections too! • Sunningdale, Berkshire • Surbiton Christchurch, Surrey • Sutton Chiltern, Surrey • Sutton SCWT, Surrey • Sutton Unitedlife, Surrey

Saturday 3rd March

A great way to share about Urban Saints is face-to-face or in front of a crowd so please pray today that, as a team, we get plenty of opportunities to meet with people and speak about the work at local churches. • Swanley Hope Community, Kent • Tadworth Merland Rise, Surrey • Tenterden, Kent • Tenterden Trinity Baptist, Kent • Thornton Heath Glo 7 Urban Saints, Surrey

Please pray for fun, excitement and good friendships for both young people and leaders as they attend and run our groups, and that relationships will deepen as those involved grow with our Lord. • Tonbridge Baptist, Kent • Tonbridge St Peters, Kent • Tooting New Testament, London • Tunbridge Wells St James, Kent • Tunbridge Wells St Marys, Kent

Monday 5th March

Please pray that the young people who attend our groups will feel able [in the strength of our Lord] to reach out to friends and family with the good news they have heard during group study times. • Tunbridge Wells St Philips, Kent • Tunbridge Wells TLC, Tunbride Wells, Kent • Uckfield, East Sussex • Virginia Water Christ Church, Surrey

Tuesday 6th March

Please pray for God’s inspiration and guidance on the running of our weekly groups, and that leaders will find new and exciting ways of communicating with their young people. • Wargrave St Marys, Reading, Berkshire • Waterlooville, Hampshire • Waterlooville Cowplain, Hampshire • Weald, Horsham, West Sussex

Wednesday 7th March

Please pray for safety and enjoyment as both leaders and young people take part in activities and that relationships will be cemented during fun times. • West Ewell, Epsom, Surrey • West Norwood Chatsworth, London • West Wickham And Shirley, Kent • West Wickham Christian Fellowship

Thursday 8th March

Running groups is often costly - please pray for God’s provision for the work of our groups and that money will never be an obstacle to young people being able to hear about the word of Jesus • West Wickham Coney Hall, Kent • West Wickham Coney Hill, Kent • Whitstable, Kent • Wimbledon Hillside, London

Friday 9th March

Please pray for safe, suitable premises that are large enough for our groups’ needs. Also, please pray for good relationships between leaders and those who provide the premises. • Wimbledon Kairos, London • Woking, Surrey • Wokingham Vineyard, Crowthorne, Berkshire • Woodley Emmanuel, Reading, Berkshire

Saturday 10th March

Please pray that as young people attend our groups they will fall in love with Jesus and will want to follow him. • Worthing Maybridge, West Sussex • Worthing St Georges, West Sussex • YL Cobham, Surrey • YL Surrey / Berks, Virginia Water, Surrey

Week commencing Sunday 4th March

Week commencing Sunday 26th February

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Urban Saints Weekly Prayer Guide

Prayer Requests

Week Commencing

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Prayer Requests

Sunday 18 Dec

Westbrook

Thank God for His blessing on this place. Ask Him to open doors for new bookings.

Sunday 25th Dec

Wales

Pray for the work of Urban Saints in Wales.

Sunday 1st Jan

Energize Leaders

Pray for God’s guidance and refreshing for our group leaders.

Sunday 8th Jan

Growing Wider

Thank God for the opportunities He provided in 2011. Ask Him to open new doors in 2012.

Strategy/Planning Pray for God’s envisioning.

Sunday 18 Sept

Christians in School

Pray for Christians [adults and children] in schools across the UK and Ireland.

Sunday 25th Sept

Regional Steering Groups

Pray for God’s guidance and blessing over our Regional Steering Groups.

Sunday 2nd Oct

Growing Deeper

Pray for leaders as they help children and young people learn more about Jesus.

Sunday 9th Oct

Scotland

Pray for the work of Urban Saints in Scotland.

Sunday 16th Oct

Finance

Pray that we would be good stewards of God’s money.

Sunday 15th Jan

Parents and Families

Sunday 23rd Oct

MIMIC and Energize

Pray that our resources would be helpful and would reach those who need them.

Thank God for families. Ask Him to provide all that is needed for families across the UK and Ireland.

Sunday 22nd Jan

Safety and Protection

Ireland

Pray for the work of Urban Saints in Ireland.

Pray for God’s continued protection for all our children, young people and leaders.

Sunday 29th Jan

English Regions

Pray for unity across churches as we work together to share the message of the gospel.

Thank God for Regional Directors who know and understand the Regions they serve.

Sunday 5th Feb

Growing Stronger

Thank God for our supporters. Ask Him to guide us in the best way to support them in return.

Sunday 12th Feb

Children and Young People – Identity

Pray for young people to have the strength to be who God made them to be.

Sunday 19th Feb

Regional Events

Praise God for the excitement of big events! May they all come under His protection.

Sunday 26th Feb

Media and Marketing

Thank God for a gifted Media team. Ask God to guide them in how to make best use of the technology and media available to them.

Sunday 4th March

Energize Groups

Ask God to provide for the practical needs of our groups. Pray that children and young people will fall in love with Him through what they learn.

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Growing Together

Staff and Pray for God’s direction and provision Leadership Teams for the Leadership Team and Urban Saints staff and volunteers. Children and Young People Relationships

Pray that children and young people would learn how to relate well to others.

Partnerships across the English Regions

Thank God for partnership opportunities across the regions.

Sunday 4 Dec

Holidays

Pray for New Year Houseparties.

Sunday 11 Dec

Growing Louder

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Our Three Year Priorities Growing Deeper: Matt 28:18-20

“A movement of Jesus followers” Serve over 1,100 groups/churches with a generational* outreach and disciple-making toolkit of experiences**, resources, training and support, helping them in their work with children and young people.

Growing Together: Psalm 133

“A movement of co-workers” Envision and equip over 300 communities*** where at least 3 churches are working together to develop and implement a strategy to reach and disciple the children and young people in their locality, so that they in turn may be a catalyst to mobilize the church to reach every household with the Father’s love and power.

Growing Louder: 2 Timothy 2:2

“A movement of baton carriers” Develop a movement of 3,900 emerging leaders [children and young people] who are committed to make disciples of at least three people.

Growing Wider: Acts 1:8

“A movement of global missionaries” Serve the global church by [a] enabling over 1,200 young people to experience an overseas

community project, and [b] providing resources, training and support for indigenous mission [particularly in developing nations].

Growing Stronger: Philippians 1:3-6

“A movement of partners” To mobilize 5,000 passionate prayer and financial supporters, enabling the work to grow and thrive. * From 5 to 25 year olds ** Experiences include weekly groups, events, holidays, community projects and training programmes *** A community could be a town/village/cluster etc.

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