Prayer Diary
April - June 2018

From:-
TORCH TRUST, Torch House, Torch Way, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9HL, U.K.
Telephone: +44(0)1858 438260, Fax: +44(0)1858 438275, email: info@torchtrust.org
The Torch Trust for the Blind, registered charity number 1095904.

The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.
(Isaiah 40:8).

Key:
Torch HRC = Torch Holiday & Retreat Centre

REMEMBER! The Torch Prayer Phone can be accessed at any time on 01858 438277. The Prayer Phone information is also available on our website at www.torchtrust.org

April

1 SUN - Pray for the hour-long Easter special Reflections programme broadcast on RNIB Connect Radio

2 MON - Pray for the Client Services team as they take the Torch holiday bookings

3 TUE - Pray for the staff and volunteers transcribing books into braille, large print and audio

4 WED - Pray for our growing Sight Loss Friendly Church network

5 THU - Pray for our dedicated team of staff and volunteers working to ensure the holidays are well run and provide the best possible experience for guests

6 FRI - Pray for the recruitment of Torch staff and volunteers. Pray that the right people are selected, and that those who are not, soon find the role God is calling them to

7 SAT - Pray for our clients who feel alone, left out, or no longer able to take part in things they used to enjoy

8 SUN - Pray for those responsible for the catering at Torch HRC

9 MON - Pray for God’s wisdom when tackling I.T. problems

10 TUE - Pray for those attending the Torch group holiday in Scarborough

11 WED - Pray blessing on those receiving books from the small braille libraries in Malawi

12 THU - Thank God for his financial provision over all the years and for all our donors who give to the work of Torch

13 FRI - Pray for wisdom for those that choose library books for our readers

14 SAT - Pray for Carol and Brian as they visit the Cambridge Torch Group today

15 SUN - Pray for wisdom about how to promote Torch holidays

16 MON - Pray for the Bedford Torch Group holiday that starts today at Torch HRC

17 TUE - Pray for our stand at Sight Village in Exeter today

18 WED - Pray for our Client Services team as they respond to the many letters and emails from clients

19 THU - Pray for the growth of our TorchTalk telephone groups, and the finance to support them

20 FRI - Pray for the Journeying With by Phone volunteers as they establish supportive relationships with their clients

21 SAT - Pray for the health and wellbeing of our staff and volunteers

22 SUN - Pray for the recruitment of new volunteer audio readers and editors

23 MON - Pray for the Flower Power Gardening Break that starts today at Torch HRC

24 TUE - Thank God for the provision of the equipment that produces the audio books and magazines

25 WED - Give thanks for Journey Thought for the Week contributors and pray that people will be blessed through these thoughts

26 THU - Pray for those new to sight loss who live in developing countries and cannot easily access support services

27 FRI - Pray for wisdom as we consider new ways of sharing the work of Torch on social media

28 SAT - Give thanks for the support of local churches where a Journeying With scheme is being run

29 SUN - Pray for progress as we explore new ways of delivering audio books to mobile phones and tablets

30 MON - Pray for more people to subscribe to Premier Christianity, Torch News, The Torch, What’s New, and Christian Today Digest magazines

May

1 TUE - Pray for our Resources team as they input and correct data in readiness for the launch of Torch's new online eShop

2 WED - Pray for the Torch Trustees meeting today

3 THU - Pray for the radio team during the Reflections recording day

4 FRI - Pray for the Bible by the Beach holiday that starts today at Torch HRC

5 SAT - Pray for the Exeter and Exmouth Torch Conference in Sidmouth

6 SUN - Pray for more clients to be reached through the Journeying With by Phone scheme

7 MON - Pray that the I.T. network, PCs and servers work well

8 TUE - Pray for more people to find out about Torch and what we can provide

9 WED - Pray that new Torch Groups will begin in our towns and cities

10 THU - Give thanks for our Resources volunteers: Paulene, Sheila and Jill

11 FRI - Pray for the Torch HRC team as they prepare for the holidays; pray for wisdom, imagination and energy

12 SAT - Pray for Carol and Brian as they visit the Corby Torch Group today

13 SUN - Pray for more Journeying With referrals

14 MON - Pray for the Marilyn Baker Ministries holiday starting today at Torch HRC

15 TUE - Give thanks for good working relationships between Torch and Christian publishers

16 WED - Pray for our Client Services team for sensitivity when clients in distress contact us

17 THU - Thank God for the provision of the equipment that produces braille

18 FRI - Pray for wisdom as Torch supports more remote workers

19 SAT - Pray for the provision of materials to produce and send out braille, large print and audio magazines worldwide

20 SUN - Pray for the increasing benefit from Torch’s financial accounting system, Xero, in helping to focus resources

21 MON - Pray for the meeting of unexpected needs which can arise in Torch’s premises at Torch House and Torch HRC

22 TUE - Give thanks for a continuing growth in the list of new books that Torch now offers ‘on request’

23 WED - Pray the telephone system continues to work well

24 THU - Pray the equipment producing large print remains reliable so that deadlines can be kept

25 FRI - Pray for this weekend's Big Church Day Out - A Christian music festival that takes place in Wiston, West Sussex

26 SAT - Pray that clients will be more aware of the facility to ask Torch for specific books to be made accessible

27 SUN - Pray for the Reflections Radio Podcast and CD that they will reach and bless more people

28 MON - Pray for more people to find out about, and come to, Torch holidays

29 TUE - Pray for guidance and sensitivity as we look for ways to utilise synthetic speech on some audio recordings

30 WED - Pray for Torch as we network with other organisations

31 THU - Pray for our new volunteer audio editors and transcribers as they develop their skills

June

1 FRI - Give thanks for the development of the Journeying With by Phone scheme and for the newly trained volunteers

2 SAT - Pray for our regional co-ordinators as they promote Torch and serve the Torch Groups

3 SUN - Pray that our computer networks are protected from viruses and hackers

4 MON - Pray for people to fill our volunteer opportunities

5 TUE - Give praise for the accessible Christian books, magazines and Bible-reading notes in the Torch library or available to purchase

6 WED - Pray for Torch's Annual Prayer Day today

7 THU - Pray for those attending our Volunteer Network Day at Torch House

8 FRI - Pray for the preparation and planning for the houseparties arranged by the Torch Groups

9 SAT - Pray for Carol and Brian as they visit Aylesbury Torch Group today

10 SUN - Give praise for the encouragement we receive from clients who value the Journeying With by Phone support

11 MON - Pray for Marilyn Baker as she presents the Reflections radio programmes

12 TUE - Pray for accuracy as our Client Services team use the resources ordering system

13 WED - Pray for safety and protection for all of the property and sites that Torch owns or uses

14 THU - Pray for each contact overseas that has literature from Torch that they will be blessed and built up in their faith

15 FRI - Pray for Jan T and her work with co-ordinating the TorchTalk telephone groups

16 SAT - Give thanks for the support of local Churches where a Journeying With scheme is being run

17 SUN - Pray for more people to find out about Torch HRC as a venue, and for an increase in centre bookings

18 MON - Pray that our Reflections radio show will encourage and bless people

19 TUE - Pray for those who receive large print books and magazines, that they will be blessed and encouraged by the words they are reading

20 WED - Pray for wisdom and sensitivity for Journeying With by Phone volunteers as they befriend clients

21 THU - Pray for the Activity Holiday No 1 that starts today at Torch HRC

22 FRI - Pray for continued good working relationships with our I.T. support company

23 SAT - Pray for the encouragement of those actively supporting people with sight loss in difficult circumstances throughout the world

24 SUN - Pray for all those coming to terms with sight loss

25 MON - Praise God for our Reflections radio show interviewees

26 TUE - Pray that the audio production equipment remains reliable so that deadlines can be kept

27 WED - Give thanks for those able to commit regularly to Torch’s work in time, service, prayer and giving

28 THU - Give thanks for each Journeying With co-ordinator

29 FRI - Pray that more authors would volunteer to record their books for our audio library

30 SAT - Pray for individuals who want to become sight loss champions in their churches

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