Welcome to the 30-Day Prayer Challenge
You can start with Week 1 whenever you like and use the resources to help you over the next 30 days
Below you’ll find a few pointers for each day’s prayer focus. They are just prompts and a starting point for your prayer – do feel free to pray wherever you feel led.
Bless you as you join us on this prayer journey.
DAY1 – Intimacy with God
As we begin this prayer journey, pray for intimacy with God. It doesn’t happen by accident, but when we encounter God everything changes. Pray for the quieting of your mind, an openness of heart and for God to pour out His Spirit.
DAY2 – Mission Partners
Pray for our friends Andrew & Lucy Amukowa and RUSH Kenya. Pray particularly for the RUSH Academy as they seek to find their footing after Covid providing education to local children and equipping them with tools to break out of the cycle of poverty. Find out more – https://ineeds.org.uk/projects/rush-academy/
DAY3 – Connect Groups
Pray for all of our Connect Groups at Springfield, for intimacy with God, connections within church and influence outside church. Pray for more leaders to step up so that we can start new groups.
DAY4 – Alpha
Pray for alpha at Springfield. Pray particularly for the next course, for a brilliant team to rise up and for guests to encounter the saving grace of Jesus.
DAY5 – Newcomers Group
Pray for the termly newcomers group. Thank God for all the visitors and newcomers at church and pray that there would be many signups for the next group and that those searching would find a true home and family at Springfield.
DAY6 – MiniChurch
Pray for the MiniChurch on Sunday mornings and for all our 0-5s at Springfield. Pray that they would enjoy their time together and have fun learning about Jesus and experiencing him for themselves. Pray for new team members as this vital ministry grows!
DAY7 – Sunday Team
Thank God for all who serve as part of the Sunday Teams at Springfield. For the Welcome Team, Refreshment Team, Worship Team, Visuals Team, Prayer Ministry Team, Set-up Team and the Staff Team who keep everything running behind the scenes. Pray for more volunteers to find a place to serve on Sundays.
DAY1 – Hearing God Speak
As we begin a new week take some time to still you heart and listen for God’s voice. What’s He saying to you today? Maybe He’s reminding you of a verse to encourage you or somebody else? Maybe He’s bringing someone to mind for you to pray for or to demonstrate His love to today?
DAY2 – Mission Partners
Pray for our friends Chris and Veronica & family in Spain working with CMS as missionaries to Spain, North Africa and the Middle East. Pray for more opportunities to share the gospel of Jesus.
DAY3 – Refugee Ministry
Pray for all the work that goes on at the Croydon Refugee Day Centre where a huge number of newly arrived refugees are blessed with food and practical help. Pray also for the work that Rosie and Springfielders have been involved in running – particularly for wisdom looking forward and new team members to help run this vital outreach ministry.
DAY4 – CAP Job Club & CAP Money
Pray for the CAP ministries that are run through Springfield, that God would use them to bring hope to those often forgotten and ignored by society and introduce them to the love of Jesus. Pray for Jean and her teams as they look to restart after Covid and for people to have life-changing encounters with Jesus through this work.
DAY5 – Springfield Church Council (PCC)
Pray for the Springfield Church Council as we meet every other month to make key strategic decisions about where we feel God is leading us as a church. Pray for each member that they would know a fresh revelation of God’s wisdom. Pray for the upcoming AGM in May that new members of PCC would be appointed.
DAY6 – Roadrunners
Pray for Roadrunners on Sunday mornings and for all our 5-11s at Springfield. Pray that they would enjoy their time together and that their faith in Jesus would grow. Pray for new team members as this vital ministry continues to grow!
DAY7 – Sunday Mornings
Pray for our Sunday morning services at St Paul’s Roundshaw. Pray that we would continue to be good hirers and that our services would be lights shining in the centre of Roundshaw drawing many to worship God. Pray for growth in numbers attending, for the depth of our faith, for encounters with God through worship and for God to move powerfully among us.
DAY1 – Come Holy Spirit
Jesus prioritised the presence of God and made space for this by disconnecting with the world in order to connect with God. Today, take some time to just sit, wait and pray ‘Come Holy Spirit’. Ask God to fill you up afresh and to minister to you.
DAY2 – Mission Partners
Pray for our friends Abigail and Tom in Norway. Abigail works for Operation Mobilisation (OM) and Tom for Mission Aviation Fellowship. Pray for their plans as a couple (thrown into the air!) and for the OM work as they seek to build communities of faith among the least reached communities.
DAY3 – Pastoral Team
Pray for the Pastoral Team – Sarah, Nick, Tim, Wendy, Jenny, Ann, Jon and David – as they pastorally care for Springfield. Pray for compassion, kindness and wisdom and for God to breakthrough and bring healing or transformation for those in our church family who are struggling at the moment.
DAY4 – Roundshaw
Give thanks for the favour shown by God over the last year as doors on Roundshaw continue to open for us. Pray particularly for the ‘Meal & Mediation’ on a Tuesday lunchtime and for the community that is growing. Pray also for the brand new ‘Tea & Toast’ after-school club as it looks to engage with kids and parents on the estate. Finally, pray for a move of God in and through us, that many on Roundshaw would come to know Jesus and new worshipping communities would form.
DAY5 – Our Staff Team
Thank God for our staff team and pray for each of them today – Caitlyn (Youth), David (Curate – Roundshaw, Worship & Alpha), Jean (Christians Against Poverty), Jon (Senior Minister), Luke (Children & Families), Nigel (Administrator), Sarah (Operations, Pastoral & Safeguarding).
DAY6 – Springers
Pray for our Thursday toddler group, Springers (formally known as Tiptoes!). Pray for this new season coming out of Covid (again) – protection for the team, for new relationships to build and grow with parents, and for the love and compassion of Jesus to come through every conversation and everything that we do.
DAY7 – ///the Seven
Pray for evening gatherings at St Paul’s where we make space to connect with God through worship and through prayer and Holy Spirit ministry. Pray for powerful encounters with God, for miracles and for boldness & confidence in practising gifts of the Spirit.
DAY1 – Boldness in Witness
Wherever we go we carry the presence of Jesus into those situations and places. Today, pray for God to use us just like He used the apostles and the early church to be bold in sharing our faith in word and deed. (beware, this is a prayer that God LOVES to answer!)
DAY2 – Mission Partners
This week our mission partner focus is Sutton Schoolwork. We support them financially, in prayer and also some members of Springfield are involved with their ministry. At the moment please pray for the Easter experience – an interactive walkthrough of the Easter story for primary schools – that God would use it to communicate the good news of Jesus to many and that children (and teachers!) would respond with faith in Jesus.
DAY3 – Families Connect
Pray for the new Community for families, working around the difficulties of scheduling anything with younger children! After a rocky start with Covid, pray for Luke & Grace as they lead this, that the group quickly gels and that God would use it grow and make new disciples, as well as encouraging parents.
DAY4 – Local Schools
Pray for all teachers at Springfield that they may live out their faith and be signpost to Jesus in all that they do. Pray for parents and carers dropping children off and picking them up again, for amazing conversations and opportunities to point people to Jesus and bless other parents. Pray for our children and young people that they would be confident in their faith at school. Pray also for the links we have with Foresters, Wallington Primary, Carshalton Girls, Wallington Girls and other schools that God would use these relationships to further His Kingdom.
DAY5 – Young Adults
Pray for our Young Adults community (Emerge), for this new season coming out of Covid for cohesion in the group, new growth, people coming to faith and for deep conversations and connections.
DAY6 – Youth
Pray for our young people (11-18) and for Caitlyn and the team that minister to them and support them. Pray for Sunday mornings that the process of reconnecting after Covid would continue and that numbers would grow again. Pray also for the plans to run Youth Alpha and for the socials and midweek events – for boldness to invite friends and for many to come to know Jesus through this work.
DAY7 – Financial Giving
Thank God for the rich history of provision and generosity at Springfield. Pray particularly for this season that a new Treasurer would step up and that God would continue to give us all that we need.
DAY1 – Inviting people to church
Today, take time to ask God who He may be calling you to invite to church on a Sunday or to an event or group. Make a note of anyone that comes to mind and look for opportunities to connect with them this week.
DAY2 – Mission Partners
Pray for our other Mission Partners – for CAP nationally, that they would continue bringing the hope of Jesus to those who are often forgotten by society. For Trish in Guatemala, for Martin Q working for Wycliffe Bible Translators in Germany, and for Nigel H ministering to Pakistani communities in the UK.