Prayer Diary: Day 21 of Lent

Please pray for the Wirral Foodbank.  There’s a brief guide to how this and other Foodbanks work here.  As with the other Foodbanks we have been praying for, people of all faiths and none are involved in both the operation of the foodbank, and as users – but Christians have again played a key role in setting it up.  In conjunction with the Trussell Trust, The foodbank is supported by Wirral Churches Together and the Trussell Trust, using churches as local distribution centres and using volunteers from the congregations. The Church Urban Fund is supporting the Foodbank enabling it to employ a part-time warehouse manager/ co-ordinator for an initial period of 6 months to ensure the smooth running of the project in its initial stages.

Pray also for the work Tom Daggett is doing as an intern with Stepney Salvation Army on the Ocean Estate in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.  Tom is a ‘Jellicoe Intern’ with the Contextual Theology Centre, and one of his projects is to draw together people of different faiths to bring a local playground into community ownership.  The nearby E1 Community Church and St Mary’s Cable Street are involved in a similar project (the  Glamis Adventure Playground), which also involves people of all faiths and none – but in which local Christians have played a very significant role.

Give thanks for these and many other quiet and yet significant ways in which Christians help to build and sustain relationships for the common good.

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