Torch Trust

Prayer Diary for April - June 2021

With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all. (Acts 4:33)

Key:
TFG = Torch Fellowship Group
SLFC = Sight Loss Friendly Church.

Contents

April

1 THU - Pray that Torch can be a place to discover what it means to be a 'fool for Christ'.

2 FRI - Pray for all using their Torch provided Bible reading notes this Good Friday.

3 SAT - Pray for the Client Services team as they respond to client's prayer requests.

4 SUN - Reflections on RNIB radio – pray listeners understand more of what Jesus rising means for them.

5 MON - Pray for rest and renewal of all Torch Staff on this public holiday.

6 TUE - Pray for the team which audio records Premier Christianity to a tight deadline.

7 WED - Give thanks for the Production department maintaining dispatch through all lockdowns.

8 THU - Pray for the minitsry in Malawi and that we wil have the funds to support it.

9 FRI - We pray that our clients will receive the help and support they need this month.

10 SAT - Pray for our increasing presence and engagement on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

11 SUN - Pray that the staff beginning a new week tomorrow will be richly bleassed.

12 MON - Pray that we might find new Christian trusts to support the ministry of Torch.

13 TUE - Pray for the planning and content for the emerging Torch Together virtual events in 2021.

14 WED - Give thanks for the time and dedication given by our Trustees; give them wisdom at this time.

15 THU - Pray for SLFC Training happening via Zoom today and in the weeks to come.

16 FRI - Pray for wisdom and openings for advertising our SLFC programme for best response.

17 SAT - Give thanks for all our volunteers; bless them in these challenging days.

18 SUN - Thank God for 'Articles for the Blind' free postage without which we would be severely limited in what we can provide.

19 MON - Pray for Torch Together events happening virtually during these times.

20 TUE - Thank God for the prayer and financial support provided by our TFGs

21 WED - Pray for Trustees as they meet for the Torch AGM today.

22 THU - Pray for the Leadership Team for wisdom, guidance and discernment.

23 FRI - Pray for Ildi as she adds finishing touches to Reflections programmes.

24 SAT - Pray for the Torch Befrienders in Northern Ireland as they support those with Sight Loss.

25 SUN - Pray for the free lending library, as new books are added to refresh our clients faith journey.

26 MON - Pray for Ildi and James in the Transcription team as they prepare resources for our clients.

27 TUE - Pray that our financial support is maintanied to support all the services we offer.

28 WED - Pray for our clients who have newly registered, that they will be blessed beyond their imagining.

29 THU - Pray for our suppliers and contractors enabling us to work as we do from Torch House.

30 FRI - Pray for the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and Trustees.

May

1 SAT - Pray that grants will be found to sustain the ministry of Torch.

2 SUN - Pray for the Client Services team helping clients with their order selection.

3 MON - Pray for new ideas and relevant stories for Reflections.

4 TUE - Pray for TFG Leaders and the ways in which they are able to keep in touch with their members.

5 WED - Pray that more supporters may be able to donate monthly to the ongoing work of Torch.

6 THU - Give thanks for the new CD copier and pray for protection on all our well-used machinery.

7 FRI - Pray that we might be able to identify the very best resources to bless and build up our clients.

8 SAT - Pray for our sisters and brothers in Malawi in these challenging times.

9 SUN - Pray for the increasing sustainability of Torch in this financial year.

10 MON - Pray for the audio editors, for their powers of concentration.

11 TUE - We pray that our clients will find the What's New magazine interesting and informative.

12 WED - Praise God for those who commit to support the ministry of Torch by way of a legacy.

13 THU - Pray for Marilyn as she pesents and shares her thoughts about Jesus on the Reflections radio programme.

14 FRI - Pray that sight loss agencies would be aware of Torch and refer individuals to us to receive our services.

15 SAT - Pray for guidance on the use of smart speaker technology, such as Alexa, for Torch audio.

16 SUN - Pray for God's guidance as the ministry of Torch adapts to the needs of the world about us.

17 MON - Pray for Torch's developing new website to better serve and promote the Christian faith in our world today.

18 TUE - Pray for the regular SLFC tatser sessions to catch the imagination of church leaders.

19 WED - Thank God for the many relationships and partnerships within the Torch family.

20 THU - Give thanks for the continued prayer support for the ministry of Torch.

21 FRI - Pray for Mandy Blow, recently appointed to the Leadership as Head of Services.

22 SAT - Pray a blessing on those groups in Africa receiving visits from Torch Malawi.

23 SUN - Pray for reliability of the I.T. and telephone systems so important for maintaining our services.

24 MON - Pray for the increased awareness of Torch among the churches of the UK.

25 TUE - Tuesday is often a day the Leadership meets; pray they would each be blessed today.

26 WED - Give thanks for the ongoing relationships with publishers to enable Torch to make resources available.

27 THU - Thank God for the TFGs who through these difficult times have found ways to meet virtually.

28 FRI - Pray for those who are inspired to write Christian books for our blessing.

29 SAT - Pray that supporters will use the Prayer Phone for up-to-date prayer needs.

30 SUN - Give thanks for all those with sight loss benefitting from church fellowship this day.

31 MON - Give thanks for a public holiday; time to rest and be renewed in Christ.

June

1 TUE - Pray for the Trustees as they consider the important stratgic direction for the next period of Torch's ministry.

2 WED - Pray that churches consider the needs of those with sight loss in their worship times.

3 THU - Pray for the virtual Torch Together events whilst physical gatherings are not possible.

4 FRI - Give thanks for Christian publishers willing to freely share their materials with us to make them accessible.

5 SAT - Give thanks for those able to commit regularly to Torch's work in service, prayer and giving.

6 SUN - Reflections on RNIB Connect at 9.00 a.m. Pray for listeners to be blessed today.

7 MON - Give thanks for the blessing our clients make in their own church fellowships.

8 TUE - Pray for Torch's ministry exhibiting today and tomorrow at Sight Village.

9 WED - Pray for more good connections today at Sight Village.

10 THU - Pray for new partnerships Torch can make with other Christian groups and organisations.

11 FRI - Pray that Torch can continue to develop more events and services our clients can access from their homes.

12 SAT - Pray for each member of each TFG, that they will know God's love and peace during these times.

13 SUN - Pray for the audio transcribers, that their delivery will help a book's message come alive.

14 MON - Pray for those with sight loss discovering Christ, that there is a SLFC nearby.

15 TUE - Pray for the Client Services team as they pray with all who ask for it.

16 WED - Pray today as we invite you join with the whole of Torch in this year's Annual Day of Prayer.

17 THU - Pray that churches are a place where people with sight loss can use their gifts.

18 FRI - Pray that clients feel blessed by the books they borrow from our free lending library.

19 SAT - Pray that the content of Torch News will inspire more people to support the work of Torch.

20 SUN - Pray for encouragement and blessing upon the volunteers in Malawi.

21 MON - Pray for people as we interview them for the Reflections radio programme.

22 TUE - Pray for guidance for those who choose library books for our readers.

23 WED - Pray for the regular flow of financial resources to enable Torch's ministry.

24 THU - Pray that the IT network, PCs and servers continue to work well.

25 FRI - Pray for those who receive large print books and magazines, that they are blessed as they read.

26 SAT - Pray that accessible formats of The Torch reach far and wide across the world.

27 SUN - Pray for the Leadership team, that they will guided and blessed in all that they do.

28 MON - Give thanks for TFG regional co-ordinators and local group leaders.

29 TUE - Pray that the staff working from their own homes feel connected, staying healthy and safe.

30 WED - Pray for Ann Barraclough, the voice of Daily Bread, following David Ling's retirement.

Thank you for supporting us through prayer and your generous gifts

Torch relies on the generosity of our faithful supporters, and your financial gifts to Torch are vital for our ministry. Your support enables those with sight loss to grow in faith and thrive in Christian community.

£45 enables Torch to provide Premier Christianity in an accessible version to someone with sight loss for a year.

£90 is the cost to Torch for each client to have full access to our lending library of accessible Christian literature.

Torch Trust, Torch House, Torch Way, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9HL
Tel: 01858 438260
email: info@torchtrust.org
web: torchtrust.org
facebook.com/torchtrust
twitter: @torchtrust

The Torch Trust for the Blind. A company limited by Guarantee. Registered in England number: 4616526. Registered charity number: 1095904

To be removed from future email editions of this publication please reply and put UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.