Hull Youth For Christ
Prayer Requests

December 2018

Hull Youth for Christ works in the Boulevard area of West Hull with links to other ministries across the city. Please support our work through prayer to see changes in the lives of young people and their families who face many challenging circumstances.

Lord God,
In Jesus, you came in the body:
Flesh of our flesh, bone of our bone,
One with us in searing pain and delirious laughter.
We thank you that you did not remain an idea,
even a religious idea,
But walked, wept and washed feet among us.

By your love,
Change our ideas, especially our religious ideas,
Into living signs of your work and will.
Through our lives and by our prayers,
Your kingdom come.

Please pray for:

Our reverse advent calendar, which will not only share the Christmas story with our Breakfast Club families but give them the opportunity to give to those in need at this time of year.

Our Christmas assemblies in the week beginning 10th December at our local primary schools.

Adam’s family as they grieve and adjust to life without him.

The team as we take a much needed break to celebrate Christmas with our families.

Give thanks for:

All the opportunities that December brings to share our faith in Jesus and the significance of his coming.

The service to celebrate Adam’s life attended by over 300 members of family and friends.

For our volunteers and all that they have given to the work over this last year. We simply couldn’t run our activities without them.

Prayer Focus

Each month we will endeavour to share a bit more detail about a young person or adult that we are supporting and ask you to pray for them as much as possible throughout the month. Names are changed to maintain confidentiality.

For many of our families it is not one big issue that makes life challenging, but the seemingly endless smaller things coming one after another that wear people down and leave them struggling to cope with daily life. Layla is a good example of such a situation. She has 5 children, 3 of them with her ex-partner and 2 younger ones with her current partner Craig. Her eldest child lives with his Dad as he has a difficult relationship with Craig, a fact that puts a lot of pressure on the mother son relationship. One of her other children has a congenital heart problem which means regular health appointments and extra challenges. Layla is often overwhelmed by the day to day of parenting 5 children on a minimal income She stopped working when she had her youngest child but is keen to get back to work. She has a difficult relationship with her sister and family and feels constantly put down and discouraged by them. This is a source of a lot of pressure for Layla. Layla’s partner Craig has 2 children from another relationship who live with their Mum. They are currently at risk of being taken in to care and Craig is considering applying for custody of them. As a result of all of these background challenges when the children come home with head lice or want money to attend a class trip or are ill and crabby it can often feel like the straw that broke the camel’s back. Please pray for Layla, and the many other parents like her, particularly during this extra pressured Christmas period.

Thank you so much for your prayer support, it is such an encouragement to us and so vital for the work that we do here.

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