Hull Youth For Christ
Prayer Requests

January 2019

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.

Please pray for:

The team as we begin planning for the year ahead. Where needed, may God refocus our vision on his will and may He renew our energy to push on and realise that vision for this year.

The children, young people and families that we will have the privilege of sharing Jesus with this year. May this be a year where breakthroughs are made. May momentum build for those who have already begun taking small steps. May the Spirit, working through all those further along their journey, give them the confidence, words and right actions to see God's kingdom grow further in our community.

Trustees and staff as we explore possible ministry partnerships to strengthen and further develop the work.

British Youth for Christ and all the centres across the country committed to sharing Good News relevantly with every young person in Britain. Particularly pray, as they meet together at their annual conference at the start of this month. May God bless their ministry.

A Reflection for the New Year:

It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view.

The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision.

We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God's work. Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of saying that the Kingdom always lies beyond us.

No statement says all that could be said.

No prayer fully expresses our faith.

No confession brings perfection.

No pastoral visit brings wholeness.

No program accomplishes the Church's mission.

No set of goals and objectives includes everything.

This is what we are about.

We plant the seeds that one day will grow.

We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise.

We lay foundations that will need further development.

We provide yeast that produces far beyond our capabilities.

We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.

This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.

It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest.

We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker.

We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs.

We are prophets of a future not our own.

Cardinal Dearden

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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