Torch Trust


Prayer Diary October - December 2020

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
(Psalm 27:14).

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

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
twitter: @torchtrust

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


1 THU - Pray that Prayer Diary is used far and wide by our supporters.

2 FRI - Pray that God would extend our scope so we can reach more people with sight loss.

3 SAT - Pray for the audio transcribers of New Daylight as they adjust to the restrictions of social distancing.

4 SUN - Pray that more supporters would be encouraged to support torch financially on a monthly basis.

5 MON - Pray that more clients will subscribe to our accessible Bible Reading Notes.

6 TUE - Pray that the virtual SLFC events will be well received over the coming months.

7 WED - Pray that more people will feel they can talk about sight loss in their church.

8 THU - Pray for the complex machinery that produces accessible Christian literature.

9 FRI - Pray for more volunteers with sight loss to join the Torch team.

10 SAT - Pray for each TFG and give thanks for the support they give to Torch.

11 SUN - Pray that more clients will start to use the free lending library.

12 MON - Pray for those receiving literature from the braille libraries in Malawi.

13 TUE - Pray that God would guide the Trustees and executive team as they lead Torch.

14 WED - Pray that accessible formats of The Torch reaches far and wide across the world.

15 THU - Pray for the right content to come together for the next Torch News.

16 FRI - Pray for our Client Services team as they pray with our clients.

17 SAT - Pray for torch as we network with other organisations.

18 SUN - Pray that more churches will be signposted to the SLFC website.

19 MON - We pray that more people will hear about the work and ministry of Torch.

20 TUE - Pray for the operations team as they steward the finances of Torch.

21 WED - Pray for the transcription work, dealing with book orders and ad hoc requests.

22 THU - Give thanks for our supporters' prayers and encouragement for our ongoing mission.

23 FRI - Pray for all those receiving accessible Bibles that it would strengthen their faith.

24 SAT - Pray for the communications within Torch, that they are timely and encouraging.

25 SUN - Pray for success in seeking further income from different sources.

26 MON - Pray for the TFG's to be able to promote SLFC in their communities.

27 TUE - Pray for those recently diagnosed with sight loss.

28 WED - Pray for the opportunities to tell more people about Torch's ministry.

29 THU - Pray for the ongoing health and well-being of the Torch staff team.

30 FRI - Pray for the production team as they prepare to send out What's New to clients.

31 SAT - Pray for interesting content for the Reflections radio programme.


1 SUN - Pray for our Torch Trust befrienders in Northern Ireland.

2 MON - We pray that churches will order accessible materials ready for Advent.

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

4 WED - Pray for the audio transcribers as they adapt to reading off a screen instead of a print book.

5 THU - Pray that more churches will be inspired to become a SLFC.

6 FRI - Pray that clients are inspired to use the lending library to find books that are a blessing.

7 SAT - Pray for good partnerships with churches, Christian organisations and publishers.

8 SUN - Give thanks for the new client leaflet, that it encourages people with sight loss to contact Client Services.

9 MON - Give thanks that Torch is able to produce the Bethlehem Carol Sheet in various sizes and braille.

10 TUE - Thank God for the production team as they work hard to get everything out in time for Advent.

11 WED - Pray God's blessings on every member of each TFG.

12 THU - Give thanks to the clients and supporters who consider leaving a legacy to Torch.

13 FRI - Pray that sight loss agencies would be aware of Torch and refer individuals to us.

14 SAT - Pray that all Torch technical equipment will run smoothly.

15 SUN - Pray for people to visit the Torch website to see what services we offer.

16 MON - Pray for the virtual SLFC workshops, that they are well received.

17 TUE - Pray for our clients' ongoing health and well-being.

18 WED - Pray for individuals with sight loss that they will be inspired to use their gifts and talents.

19 THU - Give thanks for our relationships with Christian publishers.

20 FRI - Pray the equipment producing large print remains reliable so that deadlines can be met.

21 SAT - Pray that What's New is a real blessing to each client.

22 SUN - Pray for our various publications, that we can find the right content for the right audience.

23 MON - Give thanks for all the Torch volunteers, past and present.

24 TUE - Pray for the future sustainability of Torch.

25 WED - Pray for our Client Services team, for their compassionate and friendly approach.

26 THU - Pray for our growing SLFC network.

27 FRI - Pray for those adjusting to a change in vision.

28 SAT - Pray that more supporters will use the Prayer Phone which is updated every 2 weeks.

29 SUN - Pray for the carers, family and friends of people with sight loss.

30 MON - Pray for the future vision and strategy of Torch.


1 TUE - Thank God for the equipment that produces braille.

2 WED - Pray that churches access the SLFC website and use the resources.

3 THU - Pray for the executive team, that they will be led and guided in the days ahead and into 2021.

4 FRI - We pray for the TFG Regional Coordinators and Leaders and thank God for their service to Torch.

5 SAT - Pray for the staff and volunteers transcribing books into braille, large print and audio.

6 SUN - Thank God for this season of giving and give thanks for all who support Torch financially.

7 MON - Pray that clients feel inspired by the books they read in our free lending library.

8 TUE - Pray for more opportunities to discuss SLFC with church leaders.

9 WED - Pray for the Torch staff team, for reinvigoration going into 2021.

10 THU - Pray for more clients to subscribe to our magazines.

11 FRI - Pray for God's wisdom when tackling IT problems.

12 SAT - Pray for our audio book editors, that their notes to transcribers would be accurate yet encouraging.

13 SUN - Give thanks for the opportunity to broadcast our Reflections radio show every Sunday.

14 MON - Pray for insight and wisdom as we continually review our Christian resources.

15 TUE - Pray God's blessing on all those involved in the Christmas celebration tomorrow.

16 WED - Pray for the Torch virtual Christmas celebration today and that it is a real blessing.

17 THU - Pray for our Client Services team as they offer pastoral support for clients when they call.

18 FRI - Pray that more people with sight loss will be signposted to Torch.

19 SAT - Pray that Torch News has given encouragement to the people who received it across the UK.

20 SUN - As Christmas approaches we pray for those feeling lonely and isolated.

21 MON - Pray for more volunteers to help as SLFC trainers.

22 TUE - Pray that we can build further relationships with sight loss agencies.

23 WED - Give thanks for the churches that are adapting services for people with sight loss this Christmas.

24 THU - Pray for Torch Malawi, may they feel peace and hope this Christmas.

25 FRI - Pray blessings on the whole Torch family this Christmas, let them know God's love today.

26 SAT - Give thanks for the dedication and commitment of all volunteers in 2020.

27 SUN - Pray that the Torch Together events can take place next year and are a real blessing.

28 MON - Pray that churches will share our vision and become places where everybody feels they belong.

29 TUE - Give thanks for the Trustees, for strength and restoration as they guide Torch strategically into 2021.

30 WED - Pray that more supporters will use the prayer diary to pray alongside Torch in the months ahead.

31 THU - Give thanks for the new clients we have been able to help over the last year.

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