Prayer Focus for Our Community
St Barnabas is a church that believes in the power of prayer to make a positive impact on the lives of those who are the focus of that prayer. We have been developing a prayer ministry amongst our regular church members and now hold regular
services which include prayer for healing and wholeness. As your parish church, we are now extending our prayer ministry to include prayer for you, our local community, and for the problems that are affecting your lives.
It is difficult to focus on the people or issues affecting our community unless we are told who or what they are, but our aim is to pray regularly for specific roads within the parish on a rotating basis and we will highlight which roads
are the focus of our prayer here and/or in church, on our weekly newsletter.
In April/May we are praying for all who are affected by the current
coronavirus epidemic, for the recovery of all who become ill, for those that
look after them and for the families that have lost loved ones. We pray for
wisdom, patience and resilience for all who find themselves in isolation or who
live alone and have no one to share their worries. We pray particularly for all
of the children and young people who find their schools and colleges closed and
for the anxiety that they are feeling. We pray too for all of the people worried
about their jobs, or the household bills, or how they will manage to feed
themselves or their family
We give thanks for the hard work and dedication of everyone who
works in our healthcare service or who is a carer looking after the more
vulnerable members of our society, whether young or old and pray for their
protection. We pray for all who are keeping our civil society functioning,
from our emergency services, transport workers, delivery drivers and shop
keepers/workers to our civil servants who are dealing with a the constantly
changing administration of government directives. Finally we pray for our
government and all who hold the key positions in the battle to control the
spread of this disease and in the provision of support for all who have been
affected, asking for courage, wisdom and determination to do what is right for
our nation at this time.
Lord, hear our prayers.
If you have specific family or personal needs that we can pray for, please contact us either by leaving a message on our office telephone 01689821353 or by email to