Tuesday 21st May
Please pray for the Bible study taking place today at 4:30pm for any attending the farm projects who want to stay. Growing numbers are attending. Do pray for those leading the Bible study and that it will be a really helpful time for all who come along.
Monday 20th May
Please pray for Pat traveling back to Scotland today following a trustees meeting, that she will have a safe journey.
Sunday 19th May
Please pray for any CFL supporters and volunteers who are really struggling with caring for loved ones who are poorly, and those who have recently been bereaved. Do pray that they will know the Lord’s presence and peace at this time.
Saturday 18th May
Please pray for the CFL trustees and the Exec Committee, meeting today for their AGM. Do pray for God’s richest blessing on their time together, for wisdom and real encouragement.
Friday 17th May
Please pray for the Being There team as they continue to take phone calls from people who are depressed and anxious, and as they visit people who greatly need their support. Do pray for strength for the team of staff and also volunteer befrienders. Pray that they will be encouraged in their work, which is sometimes extremely tough ministry.
Thursday 16th May
Pray for Emily who has been with us for some weeks as a volunteer during her gap year. Pray for God’s blessing on Emily as she leaves CFL tomorrow, and do pray that she will know God’s guidance and blessing in the months and years to come.
Wednesday 15th May
Please pray for those beneficiaries who have just started attending daytime projects at CFL, who are understandably nervous. Do pray that they will settle well. Pray for wisdom as we deal with many referrals and seek to allocate available places to those most in need of therapeutic daytime activities.
Tuesday 14th May
Pray for those working on the horticultural project as staff or volunteers, as they restore and re-landscape areas affected by building work last year, work on the new glasshouse area, plan for future retail sales and work alongside beneficiaries in this very therapeutic environment.
Monday 13th May
Please pray for Tindall House and Wendy Margaret Home this week, as the residents are at home together all week, along with staff and some volunteers, busy with spring cleaning, gardening and a general overhaul of rooms. Please pray that this will be a fun week for the residents, with lots of happy times shared.
Sunday 12th May
Please pray for all our CFL supporters, as a number are facing a very difficult time due to caring for family members who are very ill, or facing other problems. Do pray that they will know Christ’s comfort, and pray that God will be with all those who give so generously of their time and money to support this ministry, that they will in turn be blessed.
Saturday 11th May
Please pray that God will richly bless all our efforts to generate income which will help us to continue to share the love of Jesus with hurting and desperately isolated people on into the future. Pray that the glasshouse will be successfully completed and that this whole venture will be blessed. We have a long waiting list of people wanting to take part in the horticulture project. Pray that we will be able to welcome many to enjoy the wonderful new facilities which will be available.
Friday 10th May
Pray for a CFL presentation being undertaken in Sunderland tonight, and for Chris and Bev who are currently in Spain, visiting a supporting church there and presenting an update on CFL’s ministry.
Thursday 9th May
Pray for wisdom day by day in caring for people whose problems and needs can be complex. Do pray that all the staff and volunteers will always be Christ-like, despite the work being difficult and demanding. Do pray that we will see many more of those in our care come to know the Lord Jesus as their Friend and Saviour.
Tuesday 7th May
Please pray for our Being There team, including our volunteer befrienders, two of whom are saddened today by news of the sudden death of someone they have been visiting for some years now. Our Being There staff and volunteers are an absolute lifeline to people who live alone and who also often feel very alone in life. Their friendship means a huge amount to those they support. Do pray for the team.
Monday 6th May
Please pray for CFL’s Catering Academy project, as the staff prepare to take on new students this coming week. Please also pray for CFL’s Executive Committee, who carry a great deal of responsibility, and pray for wisdom and strength for the tasks they face this week.
Sunday 5th May
Do pray for all the CFL team of staff and volunteers, but also each supporter, as every supporter’s role is vital. Pray that the CFL support groups will be really blessed in their role of encouraging new support, raising funds and, most importantly, praying for CFL.
Saturday 4th May
Do pray for our amazing volunteers, a total lifeline to CFL. Please pray that they will be encouraged in their roles here and will enjoy each visit. When the work is difficult, please pray that they will be encouraged. Thank God for the very enjoyable rededication service and time together last Sunday, when we gathered to thank volunteers and to spend time socially.
Friday 3rd May
Pray for the team working on the poultry project. Pray that the team of beneficiaries will get on well together and will develop new skills as they care for the poultry and help in the egg grading room.
Thursday 2nd May
Pray for the Being There team, who are taking some of those in their care on a day trip today. Pray for good weather and for a very enjoyable and safe time for everyone involved. These day trips provide individuals and families with a much needed break, which may be their only form of outing or break during the year.
Wednesday 1st May
Do pray for the greenhouse as work continues to prepare for its use, and pray for the horticulture project in general. Please pray that we will be able to bring in many people to benefit from this wonderful working environment.
Tuesday 30th April
Please pray for the agriculture team, as they catch up with outdoor tasks now that the weather is improving, care for the sheep and lambs in the field, and continue with calving. Those on the project really enjoy the activities. Pray for rich blessing on the staff’s relationship with those in their care.
Monday 29th April
Pray for our Being There team who are seeking to support so many people who are distressed and anxious about the reforms to benefits, who have had their money reduced and who are really struggling to budget adequately, with some now suicidal as a result.
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Sunday 28th April
Do pray for great blessing on our Rededication Service this afternoon, that this will be an inspiring and very happy occasion. Pray that each person will be strengthened in their ministry here at CFL, and pray for volunteers who attend the celebratory tea, that they will really feel appreciated and encouraged by this time spent together.
Saturday 27th April
Do pray for blessing on the team in the Granary, that God would richly bless all our efforts to generate income to sustain the ministry of CFL and to enable us to share the love of Jesus with people in need, on into the future. Pray also for Jake on the horticultural project, as the greenhouses are developed and that area of social enterprise is developed, providing many more opportunities for people to enjoy therapeutic horticultural activities.
Friday 26th April
As we prepare for a Rededication Service for staff and volunteers on Sunday, please pray for all the arrangements, and that this will be a time of great blessing, encouragement and inspiration.
Thursday 25th April
Do pray for those working and volunteering in our two supported homes, for wisdom in dealing with any difficult situations, especially helping the residents to get along together, and for strength and patience each day. Pray also for wisdom in dealing with the significant increase in numbers of people needing to attend daytime activity projects.
Please also pray for our Being There team who are holding their monthly Bible Study tonight for any in their care who would like to come along. This is usually very well attended. Pray for real blessing tonight, as some who usually attend are finding life extremely difficult just now.
Wednesday 24th April
Pray for the Being There team, Cath who manages the team, and all those in their care who are particularly distressed at the moment, especially those who are suicidal, or at risk in other ways at the moment. Pray for strength and peace for the team, as they encounter very difficult situations day by day.
Tuesday 23rd April
Please pray for the Bible Study taking place at 4:30pm today, for any of those attending the farm projects who would like to stay. Tonight they are looking at the theme of, “Jesus said, ‘I am the Light of the World.’” Please pray for Chris as he leads the study and for real blessing on everyone who goes along.
Monday 22nd April
Please join us here at CFL in praying for some of our supporters who are going through an especially difficult time, caring for loved ones who are very poorly. Please pray that, even in very difficult circumstances, they will know the peace of God, which passes all understanding.
Sunday 21st April
Please pray for blessing on the forthcoming Staff and Volunteer Rededication Service next Sunday, 28th April, that this will be a real blessing and encouragement to all who attend.
Saturday 20th April
Pray for the Granary team and for all their efforts to raise income which will help CFL to continue to share the love of Jesus with so many vulnerable people. Pray also for those working in our two supported homes over the weekend, and for great blessing on the ladies and gentlemen living in the homes.
Friday 19th April
Pray for CFL’s equestrian project, for all those who attend and who love this project activity so much. It is crucial that we provide an indoor riding area, so that the project is not subject to cancellation so often due to bad weather. Do pray that God will bless our efforts to raise the funds needed for this important project, which is a lifesaver to so many people.
Thursday 18th April
Please pray for our agricultural team, as lambing is now finished, but calving is in full swing, with the additional work that this brings. There is also a lot of work to be done on the land, now that we are able to get onto the fields. Pray that those involved in the project will find all the work and the improvements in the weather very encouraging.
Wednesday 17th April
Do pray for those supported by the Being There team, who are needing to pay additional rent due to housing benefits changes. Some are able to cope with this but some are already on very low incomes, cannot find work and are struggling. Do pray that we will be able to support them and to safeguard those who are very low and troubled because of the changes.
Tuesday 16th April
Please pray for those of our staff team who are pretty poorly with viruses, that they will make a good recovery and that we will be able to manage the work whilst we are short staffed. Please also pray for Emily, who has returned to Leeds to volunteer for a few more weeks, whilst on a gap year.
Monday 15th April
Thank God with us that a someone in our care who is very much in need of a flat has just been offered one. Please pray for all those in our care who are urgently seeking safe accommodation.
Sunday 14th April
Pray that all the CFL staff team will be greatly encouraged today, strengthened in their faith and prepared for the week ahead. Please also pray for those CFL supporters who are caring for poorly family members or partners, who have recently been bereaved, or who are struggling with other situations. Pray that God will bless and be with each member of the wider CFL family.
Saturday 13th April
Please pray for the Granary team, as they build up this social enterprise, in order to be able to fulfill our promise of caring ... for life ... For very vulnerable people. Please also pray for Jake as the work on the glasshouse continues, if the temperatures stay above freezing for a while. Please pray for improved weather, as this is vital to work on the glasshouse and also for work in the fields on the farm. Do pray for wisdom in responding to the numerous requests for places on our various therapeutic daytime activity projects, and in identifying who we are able to help.
Friday 12th April
Do continue to pray for our Being There housing support team, as they are receiving many calls from those they support who are extremely anxious about the benefits changes they are hearing about on the news most days. Do pray for wisdom in how to help and support each person.
Thursday 11th April
Thank God with us for a really successful lambing season this year, and for the wonderful provision of the barn in which the ewes have been able to lamb safely. Thank God for Ian and Mary who have been with us for a few weeks, to provide greatly appreciated help with volunteering, particularly with the lambing “night shift”.
Wednesday 10th April
Do pray for all our volunteers at CFL. We have a whole army of people who are helping us, and without whom we could not cope. Do pray that everyone will be really encouraged in their role and will be blessed by their involvement here.
Tuesday 9th April
Pray for the Bible Study taking place at 4:30 today for any attending the farm projects. Please pray for wisdom for those who lead the study and that it will be a really helpful and enjoyable time for all who come along.
Monday 8th April
Please pray today for our former Chairman of the Trustees, David Kingdon, his wife and all his family, as they have suffered a very sad loss in recent days. Pray that all the family will be comforted by Christ’s love and by the wonderful promise of resurrection in Christ.
Sunday 7th April
Praise God for all those in CFL’s care who have come to know Christ over the past twenty six years, and please pray that we will be able to help them to grow in Christ. Pray that we will be able to help many more become members of a local church, involved and feeling truly accepted into a church family.
Saturday 6th April
Please pray that God will bless our efforts to replace Tindall House with more suitable accommodation for the gentlemen currently resident, along with much-needed accommodation for some of those we support who have significant physical disabilities, and with ‘close by’ supported independent living accommodation. Pray that God will bless these plans and answer our prayers, meeting the needs of the most vulnerable people, beyond all we could ask or imagine.
Friday 5th April
Pray for those supported by the Being There team who still do not have safe, suitable and affordable housing of their own. Some have never had a safe home of their own. Do pray that the team will be able to support these people, and pray that, despite the housing shortage, we will be able to help them to find a real home of their own.
Thursday 4th April
Pray for the agricultural team, who are continuing to be very busy with lambing, and pray for Ian and Mary who are helping them this week. Pray that this will be a really encouraging time for all those on this project. Please join us in praying that the weather will improve, so that the sheep and lambs can be turned out and essential work can be undertaken outside.
Wednesday 3rd April
As all those supported by the Being There team receive various letters this month regarding changes to housing benefits and other benefits, please pray for the team as they support all those in their care. The team’s workload is continuing to increase. Please pray that we will be able to help those who are able to work to find suitable employment, and pray that we will be able to help those who are unable to work to find suitable housing which they can afford, and to secure the correct benefits. Pray especially for those who are very frightened by the changes and who may be at risk from self harm.
Tuesday 2nd April
Please pray for the CFL team who are at Spring Harvest all this week, seeking to find new supporters who will pray for, support and join the extended “family” of Caring For Life. Expanding our support base is vital for CFL’s future.
Monday 1st April
Please pray for the team working in the Granary, working hard to seek to bring in income which will help us to continue to share the love of Jesus with those who are lost and alone. Please also pray for the team attending Spring Harvest and manning a stand there.
Sunday 31st March
As we celebrate the fact that Christ is risen, please pray that many more of those in the care of CFL will come to know the Lord Jesus as their own Savior, risen Lord and very best Friend.
Saturday 30th March
Please continue to pray for all those in our care who are particularly vulnerable when the weather is extremely cold, and who may struggle to care for themselves properly in these circumstances. Please pray that God will give us great wisdom and will also bless all our efforts to secure the funds which are needed to care for very vulnerable people for life.
Friday 29th March
Please pray for the residents of Tindall House and Wendy Margaret Home over the Easter weekend, that this will be a very special and enjoyable time for them; also a time when each lady and gentleman comes to understand more of the love of Christ for them.
Thursday 28th March
As the team prepare to run a stand at Spring Harvest next week, do pray for all the preparations and pray that this will be a great opportunity to expand CFL’s support base, finding more Christian people who will pray and support the ministry.
Wednesday 27th March
Please pray for our agricultural team; the staff and the gentlemen who attend this project, as the team are busy lambing. Please pray for volunteers Ian and Mary who are here for several weeks, helping the team with lambing and providing vital support which enables the busy staff to get more sleep! Please also pray for a CFL presentation taking place in Lancashire tonight.
Tuesday 26th March
Our farm-based Bible study takes place today at 4:30pm, with a focus on the message of Easter. Please pray for great blessing on our time tonight and on all who come along.
Monday 25th March
Please pray for our Being There housing support team as they provide crucial care and support for vulnerable people across Leeds, whatever the weather! Do pray that we will be able to maintain access to the farm despite snow drifting and that the team will be able to reach all those in their care, despite roads on estates which may not have had snow cleared. Do pray for those in their care who struggle to manage their money or who may not be able to get out when it is icy, and who need to stay warm and well fed in these conditions.
Sunday 24th March
Please pray for our two homes today and for real blessing in the staff and volunteers. Pray for those residents going along to church today, that they will really enjoy their day with their church family and will grow in Christ.
Saturday 23rd March
Please pray for our agricultural team who are busy lambing at present and pray that this will be a very encouraging time for those on the project.
Friday 22nd March
Please pray for the staff working in our two homes today, as the residents are staying at home due to the snow. Please pray that they will have a very happy day together. Please also pray for the Being There team on the roads today in difficult conditions, and pray that they will be able to get to all those in their care who need to be supported today.
Thursday 21st March
Please pray for Peter, our CEO, speaking today at a Conference for holders of the Duke of York Community Initiative Award. Please also pray for A, who has very recently moved into a new flat of his own, and who is vulnerable.
Tuesday 19th March
Please pray with us that we will be able to identify the right staff to work at Tindall House, caring for and supporting the very precious gentlemen who have made this house their home.
Monday 18th March
Please pray for W at Tindall House, as he lost his aunty yesterday.
Sunday 17th March
Please pray today for the whole extended family of Caring For Life; supporters, volunteers, beneficiaries and the staff team, that God will bless and be with each person, especially any who are unwell or struggling for any reason. Pray for those supporters who have contacted us to ask for prayer for a loved one who is ill, and for the strength to provide the care that person needs.
Saturday 16th March
Please pray for the Granary team, as they work hard to bring in income to support the work of CFL. Praise God for the gifts which have enabled the Granary to be opened, and do pray that this venture will be greatly blessed. Do pray that God will richly bless all CFL’s efforts to raise income through the various projects, in order to help to sustain the ministry.
Friday 15th March
Pray for Gayle, one of CFL’s trustees, who is traveling here today to undertake training with the staff and individual work with some of CFL’s beneficiaries. Do pray that Gayle will be blessed in her work here.
Thursday 14th March
Pray for Madge, who supports the Exec team in their work, has lost a family member recently, and has a lot of extra responsibility at this time.
Pray also for Wes who is here visiting from the USA, helping us to progress the work on the large new glasshouses.
Wednesday 13th March
Please pray for the gentlemen living in Tindall House, especially as we are shortstaffed at present. Pray that they will feel happy and secure with all those who are supporting and helping them; pray also for John as he supports them, and that we will soon be able to recruit the staff members we need.
Tuesday 12th March
Do pray for the Bible Study taking place today at the end of the afternoon, that God will really bless that time and help all who attend to to get to know the Lord Jesus better. Please also pray for Jonathan, traveling to Eastbourne tonight to undertake a presentation of CFL’s work in that area. Pray for safe travel for Jonathan and for Martyn who will be going with him.
Monday 11th March
Please pray for our Being There team today, as they go out on visits to lonely and vulnerable people across the city of Leeds. Pray for wisdom in helping those who are deeply anxious about benefits claims, or how to find work, and for those who urgently need a safe home.
Sunday 10th March
Today, Mothering Sunday, can be a difficult time for those in CFL’s care who have had very unkind, even cruel, abusive and rejecting treatment by their mums. Pray that they will feel secure in the love and care they receive at Caring For Life and will feel very much a part of the family of CFL.
Saturday 9th March
Do continue to pray for John who works on the Being There team and his wife, Hilary, who has been extremely poorly. Pray for Hilary’s continued recovery.
Friday 8th March
Pray for Jake, heading up the horticulture project, as spring draws nearer and there is a great deal of work to be done. Please also pray that the weather will be suitable for work to continue on the glasshouse.
Thursday 7th March
Pray for the Computing and Media project, for the ladies and gentlemen involved and the staff. Please pray that as prayer bulletins and DVDs are sent out, they will be a real encouragement to supporters.
Wednesday 6th March
Pray for the Being There housing support team and for all the vulnerable people in their care. An especial prayer point is for us to be able to locate suitable, affordable and safe housing for those who do not yet have a home of their own, and for those who are very anxious due to letters they are receiving about changes to benefits. Please pray that the team will be able to help each person through the changes.
Tuesday 5th March
Pray for Tindall House, our supported home for gentlemen. Please pray for each resident and that we will be able to recruit the right staff to join this team and help to care for the gentlemen.
Monday 4th March
Please pray for CFL’s staff team as they meet at teatime today. The monthly staff meeting is an important time of sharing, updating and planning. Do pray that God will bless and encourage the whole team as they meet.
Sunday 3rd March
Do pray that, as we seek to follow in the footsteps of the Lord Jesus, the Lord will pour out his blessings on us, in His grace and goodness, meeting our needs and enabling us to care for so many people who have nowhere else to turn.
Saturday 2nd March
Pray for CFL’s two supported homes, providing a real home for vulnerable ladies and gentlemen. Please pray that we will be able to expand this provision, as the need is great, and the needs of some residents are also changing. Pray also that we will be able to provide supported independent living accommodation, for those who feel able to move on but do need support close by.
Friday 1st March
Pray for all those supporters undertaking Pause for a Cause coffee mornings around the time of CFL’s birthday. Do also pray for the CFL support groups being run around the UK, providing vital prayer support, sometimes seeking to raise funds and seeking to help us grow our support base.
Thursday 28th February
Today is CFL’s 26th birthday. Praise God for all He has done through this ministry. To God be all the glory! Our faith is in Him.
Wednesday 27th February
Pray for CFL’s Being There housing support team. CFL has undertaken this type of work since commencing its ministry, and now faces a need which is greater than ever. Pray we will be able to find safe housing for those who are homeless, and will be able to continue the long term support which is so vital for vulnerable people. Please especially pray for wisdom for the team in helping those most affected by benefits changes.
Tuesday 26th February
Over the years, we have been blessed to see many people come to faith in Christ, finding Him to be their best friend. Do pray that, as we share the love of Jesus day by day, many more will come to faith in Christ.
Monday 25th February
CFL celebrates its twenty sixth birthday this week. Please join us this week in praying for the very vulnerable people in our care. Tragically, there is far less suitable housing for homeless people now than there was when we began the work of CFL. Please pray that God will bless our work and give us faith to expect great things from God and to attempt great things for Him.
Sunday 24th February
Please pray that God will pour down blessing on the work of Caring For Life, so that we can follow in the footsteps of Jesus, sharing his love with those who are hungry, homeless and helpless.
Saturday 23rd February
Pray for those CFL supports who are extremely vulnerable to others, people who are easily preyed on, and who are ever more vulnerable in our society. Do pray that CFL will be able to expand its Being There team of pastoral support workers, and also to provide more safe supported housing for those who are too vulnerable to live alone. Pray for rich blessing on the work of the Granary, as we seek to earn income to support this vital work with people who are lost and at risk.
Friday 22nd February
Please pray for Jake and his team of horticulture volunteers, as they care for all the people attending the horticulture project, and as Jake also prepares for the finishing and opening of the large new glasshouse. Do pray that this will be able to completed soon, and that it will provide many more places for beneficiaries to enjoy this project, and much-needed income for the Trust.
Thursday 21st February
Pray for our Being There team as they cope with a busy workload and support many acutely vulnerable people. Pray for those in their care who desperately need a safe home of their own, but who are affected by the significant shortage of housing. Please pray that they will be kept safe where they are living now, until better accommodation can be found.
Wednesday 20th February
Do pray for those we support through the Being There team, who are very anxious about various changes to benefits. Those on the lowest benefits, who will soon receive less money, and who cannot find work, are getting extremely anxious, especially as letters regarding changes are starting to arrive.
Tuesday 19th February
Please pray for Alex, Emily and Ellie, who are all young volunteers with us for a while, helping with various tasks. Pray for them, that this time away from home will be a good opportunity to experience Christian ministry, being part of a team, and will be helpful to them in the future.
Monday 18th February
Please pray for all CFL’s volunteers. Their help is extremely important to us, and with our having a growing number of volunteers, it is no small task to ensure that everyone is welcomed and supported. Please pray that God will richly bless all that volunteers do here at CFL, and that they will be encouraged.
Sunday 17th February
Please pray for all those supported by CFL, especially any who have been attending Bible Studies, or asking questions about who Jesus is, but who do not yet know Him as their own Lord and Saviour. Do pray that we will see many coming to faith in Christ in the coming weeks and months.
Saturday 16th February
Do pray for CFL’s Trustees meeting today, that God will encourage them and give them wisdom as they meet with the Exec Committee to look at the Trust’s work.
Friday 15th February
Do pray for all CFL’s volunteers, including those who work today and on other days as befrienders for people living alone in the community. Working as part of the Being There team, our befrienders help those who need some extra support and practical help.
Thursday 14th February
Please continue to pray for John Lintern, from our Being there team, and his wife and family, as Hilary has been extremely poorly and is still recovering. Do pray that God will continue to bless and uphold them as a family, and their church as they help to support them.
Wednesday 13th February
Please pray that we will be able to find the right staff we need to work at Tindall House, and pray for all the staff and volunteers helping during this period of short staffing. Do pray for the gentlemen who live in this home, that they will feel secure and happy, and will continue to make progress in their lives. Thank God with us that this is a home where vulnerable gentlemen have come to know the love of Christ for themselves.
Tuesday 12th February
Please pray for the Bible Study taking place tonight at the Farm, for any attending the farm projects who are interested in staying on. Do pray that this will be a really encouraging and helpful time, as we look at who Jesus is. Pray that this will really help those who are seeking Christ and wanting to know more.
Monday 11th February
Please pray for CFL’s agricultural project; for Steve and for Chris as they work with gentlemen in caring for the livestock and the land at Crag House Farm. It can be hard work when all the animals are in for the winter, when the fields are too wet to work, and when areas have to be kept free of snow as well. Please especially pray for their relationships with those attending the project, and for safety in all their work.
Sunday 10th February
Please pray with us that as Crag House Farm, the home of Caring For Life, stands on a hill and is lit up at night time, this place will be a place which truly shares the love of Jesus, in every way and on every project, bringing the light and love of Christ into the lives of people who are suffering.
Saturday 9th February
Do pray for staff working at the weekends, covering tasks on the farm, or in the Granary on Saturdays. Please pray for God’s blessing on all our efforts to increase our self-generated income, in order to enable us to sustain our ministry and to care for many more people in the coming months and years.
Friday 8th February
Please pray for Wendy Margaret home, for the staff and for each resident. Praise god that so many of the residents of both Tindall House and Wendy Margaret home have come to faith in Christ, and do pray for blessing on these two special homes.
Thursday 7th February
Please pray that we will be able to recruit a suitable staff member who feels called to work at Tindall House, to help us with the staffing shortage there. Pray for the gentlemen of Tindall House, and for rich blessing on the staff and volunteers who are supporting them.
Wednesday 6th February
Please pray for John, who works on our Being There team, and his family, as his wife has been seriously ill. Do pray for her full recovery, for strength for John, and for the Being There team covering for John when he needs to be at home caring for his family.
Tuesday 5th February
Please pray for our Being There housing support team. Many of those in their care are very worried about housing benefit changes and changes to benefits in general. This year will see a lot of changes, and some people who are particularly vulnerable are starting to become very anxious. Please pray that the team will be able to encourage and reassure them, and pray that knowing their support worker is there to help will enable people to be less anxious. Please also pray for those in the team’s care who are seeking employment, that they will find suitable work.
Monday 4th February
Please pray for our staff team meeting tonight. This is a great opportunity for fellowship and sharing plus praying together; also for looking together at the various changes going on in benefits reforms, the housing situation and other issues, all of which impact on the most vulnerable people in CFL’s care, and on the staff supporting them. Please pray that the meeting will be a helpful time.
Sunday 3rd February
Praise God for all those who have come to faith in Christ through the love of Jesus being gently shared with them, and experiencing His love here at CFL. Do pray that God will encourage and inspire all our staff and volunteers today, also our praying supporters, so that we are strengthened for the week ahead.
Saturday 2nd February
Please pray with us that God will answer our prayers beyond all we can ask or imagine, enabling us to sustain all our current work with vulnerable adults and to expand our provision for the increasing number of hurting people who have nowhere else to turn.
Friday 1st February
Do pray for the Computing and Media team as they care for beneficiaries on the project and produce literature and DVDs to help to show the work of CFL to supporters and the general public. Please also pray for Jake on the horticultural project, as he and his team of volunteers care for those who attend the project each week, work hard to landscape areas and continue to grow seedlings and plants, whilst work on the new glasshouse continues.
Thursday 31st January
Pray for K, who is in urgent need of a safe home of his own, and for the Being There team as they support him. Also for D, and for others who are struggling in accommodation which is not safe or secure for them.
Wednesday 30th January
Pray for Pam, who is undertaking assemblies in a local school all this week, as part of Homelessness Week. Please pray for the whole PR team in their work, and pray that we will be able to grow CFL’ s support base, which is so crucial to us.
Tuesday 29th January
Please pray for the Bible Study this afternoon for any attending the various farm projects, and for Peter who is leading it. Please pray that we will be able to help young Christians and those who are seeking Christ to understand the Bible more clearly.
Monday 28th January
Please pray for Emily who has come to CFL to volunteer for a few weeks, and for all those who volunteer at Caring For Life and who are such a lifeline for us.
Sunday 27th January
Pray for Emily who will be coming to Leeds tomorrow to volunteer for several weeks. Please pray that today will be a real blessing to all CFL’s staff, volunteers and supporters; also all those in CFL’s care who know and love the Lord Jesus. Pray that our faith will be strengthened and that we will be encouraged by God’s love.
Saturday 26th January
Please pray for Jonathan who is undertaking CFL presentations and preaching in Liverpool this weekend. Pray for all our supporters, that God will bless and encourage them in their prayers and support.
Friday 25th January
Do pray for the vulnerable and lonely people CFL is seeking to house through the work of the Being There team, especially those who have never had a safe home of their own. Suitable housing is very hard to find. Do pray for CFL’s plans to expand its own housing provision, that God will answer our prayers and meet this desperate need, in ways beyond all we can ask or imagine.
Thursday 24th January
Please pray for the Finance Team at CFL, including Alex who is helping at the moment, as they deal with a large volume of work. Do also pray for the Computing and Media team at CFL, and for those who attend this therapeutic project. Please pray that the literature, DVDs and prayer bulletins produced will be of real help in building up our Christian support base.
Wednesday 23rd January
Pray for CFL’s Art and Craft project: Many different people attend this project each week and really enjoy the activities and the support they enjoy from Abi and her volunteers. Pray that as quiet one to one conversations are enjoyed, each person coming to the project will feel really loved and cared for, and will experience something of the love of Jesus here.
Tuesday 22nd January
Please pray for our Being There team as they go out and about visiting people across Leeds, in some difficult driving conditions. Do pray that they will be able to help all those in their care to stay safe and warm, as those with poor budgetting skills do struggle to ensure that they have electric and gas available and to stay warm in the bad weather.
Sunday 20th January
Please pray particularly for our two supported homes, Tindall House and Wendy Margaret Home, for each resident and for everyone to enjoy a happy weekend together. Please pray for those who have come to faith in Christ, that they will grow in Him and be really encouraged in their Christian faith.
Saturday 19th January
Please pray for all CFL’s Support Groups throughout the UK, or those who organise and host the groups and for all who attend, that they will be really encouraged. Pray also for Zoe in her new role at CFL as first point of contact for churches and supporters, and do pray that we will be able to build up our support base in the months ahead.
Friday 18th January
Pray for Cath and the Being There team, especially during the particularly cold weather; for safety on the roads and wisdom in helping those in their care to stay warm and to budget for heating costs. Pray for Cath as she supports the team of staff and befrienders, and manages situations.
Thursday 17th January
As new beneficiaries settle into the Catering Academy project, please pray that this will go really well, and pray for the staff as they get to know those in their care.
Wednesday 16th January
As new beneficiaries settle into the Catering Academy project, please pray that this will go really well, and pray for the staff as they get to know those in their care.
Tuesday 15th January
Please pray for the Bible Study being held this evening for some of those who attend the farm projects. As work continues on the new glasshouses, enabling us to take more beneficiaries onto the horticulture project, and to maximize income we can earn for the Trust’s work, please pray that the work will be able to go ahead despite the weather.
Monday 14th January
With the snowy weather, please pray for safety on all the farm projects and for safety on the roads for staff traveling to visit people, or to and from work. Please also pray for Alex, who has joined us today for six months.
Sunday 13th January
Please pray that today will be a real encouragement for staff and volunteers, as they prepare for the week’s ministry ahead. Pray also for those working in our homes, and those undertaking essential duties on the farm projects.
Saturday 12th January
Do pray for those in CFL’s care who are very vulnerable at this time of the year; feeling low after Christmas and during the dark evenings. Pray for those with a history of self harm, that they will be kept safe.
Friday 11th January
Pray for CFL’s Executive team, who are meeting today to discuss CFL’s future residential provision.
Thursday 10th January
Pray for our two supported homes, Tindall House and Wendy Margaret Home. Do pray for each resident and for the staff and volunteers caring for them. Please pray for Alan who was baptised on Sunday.
Wednesday 9th January
This week, several new young people are starting to attend projects at Crag House Farm. Please pray that they really enjoy their time here and settle well into project activities.
Tuesday 8th January
Pray for the Bible Study being held later today for any of the ladies or gentlemen attending the various projects at the farm. The Bible Studies are well attended. Do pray that it will really help those who are seeking to understand more about who Jesus is.
Monday 7th January
Please pray for the Being There housing support team, as they are currently taking on new referrals of people who need a great deal of support.
Sunday 6th January
Please pray that God will in his grace meet all CFL’s needs, enabling us to continue and expand our ministry to those who need to hear of and experience the love of Jesus.
Saturday 5th January
Do pray for the wide extended family of CFL supporters, some of whom are knowing very difficult times. Pray that God will comfort and be close to them at this time.
Friday 4th January
Pray for the music project here at Crag House Farm and for Ros heading up that project. The choir were very thrilled to have made their first CD. Do pray for all who attend the project, that they will enjoy the music activities and will benefit from the therapeutic environment.
Thursday 3rd January
It is increasingly difficult to find suitable homes for the very vulnerable people we are seeking to support. Please pray for wisdom in finding the right accommodation for those who need to live in a safe area, away from any who might prey on them.
Wednesday 2nd January
Do pray that as we enter this new year, we at Caring For Life will have huge vision, courage and determination to continue to share the love of Jesus and to find ways of expanding this ministry in order to meet the need we are faced with.
Tuesday 1st January
Praise God for all his goodness and blessings. Praise Him for all those we have been able to house and care for during the last twelve months. Praise God for all those who have begun to attend projects at the farm in the past year, and for whom life now has new meaning. Praise God for all those who previously felt alone in life, but who now know that they belong to a large and caring family.