The Prayer Calendar for June is now available

The Prayer Calendar for June is now available to download. With one item for every day of the month, please use this to inform your praying for the many churches, agencies and individuals who are faithfully serving the Lord both in the UK and around the world. Thank you!

Another very convenient way of accessing the calendar is via the mobile app PrayerMate. Sign up for the daily feed here. Use this app for your mobile device and subscribe to our calendar to receive the prayer item for each day direct to your phone or tablet.

Prayer Calendar - June 2017

Manchester - a call to prayer

Further information about the terrorist act in Manchester is coming to light and the status of the terror threat alert has been raised. We are also hearing heart-rending stories from family members of those who were killed in the attack.

We continue to call on the church to be active in prayer and service.

Ralph Cunnington, from City Church Manchester (an Affinity member church), says:

“Pray for us as a church as we seek to hold out the hope of the gospel to a hurting community; pray that we would be peacemakers with tensions that might arise in the weeks to come; pray for those who are emotionally scarred by what they saw in the attack; and that God would bring good out of this great evil.”

The Manchester Bombing

A terrible atrocity was committed in Manchester last night.

A group, as yet unidentified, set off an explosive device at a concert. What was especially cruel about this attack is the fact that it was mostly young people at this event - mothers and daughters; school friends on an evening out. Twenty-two have been killed and many more injured.

We extend our sorrow and sympathy to family and friends of the victims. We express our support for the emergency services dealing with the aftermath and to the security services seeking to investigate the perpetrators.

We pray for God to bring comfort and consolation to those who grieve. We pray for God in his mercy to grant us peace and safety. And we look forward to the day when Jesus returns and righteousness and justice will be established forever.

May your church, Lord Jesus, bring a message of hope in the darkness.

Graham Nicholls (Director, Affinity)