Prayer Diary: July - September 2021

God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.
(Romans 5:5).

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

For prayer updates twice a month please access the Torch Prayer Phone at any time on 01858 438277. The Prayer Phone information is also available on our website torchtrust.org

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.

July

1 THU - Pray for Torch staff team as they gather in person for a day of fellowship, prayer and planning.

2 FRI - Pray for all using their Torch provided Bible reading notes to be blessed this summer.

3 SAT - Pray for the new Torch website as it moves towards completion, that it would be a blessed resource.

4 SUN - Reflections on RNIB radio – pray listeners would be comforted and encouraged in their faith.

5 MON - Each Monday the staff team gather remotely praying for the week ahead, please pray for them and what is before them.

6 TUE - Pray for churches to be welcoming, both before and after fellowship, for blind and partially sighted people.

7 WED - Pray for Paul and his team in the Production department maintaining the dispatch of vital resources.

8 THU - Pray for the ministry in Malawi and the challenge of maintaining their braille embossers.

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 for the increasing need for technical advancement to convey the heart of Torch.

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

13 TUE - Pray for the Torch Together virtual events in 2021, and the safe return to face to face events in 2022.

14 WED - Give thanks for Trustees; give them insight and wisdom needed for these times.

15 THU - Give thanks for responses, and sign-ups to the latest SLFC advertising campaign in the Church Times.

16 FRI - Pray that the new website would be encouraging for supporters and attract new clients.

17 SAT - Give thanks for all our volunteers, many now serving via online technology from their homes.

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 wisdom as Torch develops increasing ways for new clients to gain a greater sense of fellowship within Torch.

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

21 WED - Pray for Keren and the Client Services Team as they engage day by day with clients, to meet their needs.

22 THU - Pray for the Leadership Team, Tim, Paul, Mandy and Michael for strength and protection.

23 FRI - Pray for inspiration for Grace as she produces 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, and the increasing possibilities around online access.

26 MON - Pray for Leonard along with the team of volunteers who engage with our groups, offering prayer and building fellowship.

27 TUE - Pray that our essential financial support is maintained this month to enable our services.

28 WED - Pray for our clients who have newly registered, that they discover from us all they need for their faith journey.

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

30 FRI - Pray for our new male audio readers, that they will cope with the technology

31 SAT - Pray for groups in Malawi who will be visited this weekend, that the fellowship will be blessed.

August

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

2 MON - Pray for James & Ildi the Transcription team who along with faithful volunteers enable resources in all media.

3 TUE - Pray as a new SLFC newsletter is released that it will inform and inspire churches.

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

5 THU - Pray that the new website will enthuse and enable more supporters to donate monthly to the ongoing work of Torch.

6 FRI - Pray for ongoing wisdom of Torch operating post Covid government restrictions, both for staff, TFGs and events.

7 SAT - Pray that we might be able to identify the very best resources to offer through What's New.

8 SUN - Pray for our sisters and brothers in Malawi constantly living with the challenge of drought alongside Covid.

9 MON - Pray for the Client Services Team as they pick up on action requests from over the weekend.

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

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

12 THU - Pray for solicitors dealing with legacies for Torch Trust, that they might be dealt with effectively and efficiently.

13 FRI - Pray for Marilyn as she presents on the Reflections RNIB Connect Sunday radio programme at 9.00 a.m.

14 SAT - Pray for regional sight loss agencies, that we might build ever closer relationships both nationally and through our group and church network.

15 SUN - Pray for Torch CEO Tim Jeffery as he leads the work, that he might be blessed and sustained.

16 MON - Pray for the Sight Village exhibition going virtual in these challenging times.

17 TUE - Pray for Torch's ministry for opportunities for exhibiting as lockdown eases.

18 WED - Pray for more good connections with Christian Bookshops to make resources accessible.

19 THU - Pray for relationships with sight loss agencies strengthening partnerships within the Torch family.

20 FRI - Pray that the new website will be a new channel for accessing Torch's transformational resources.

21 SAT - Pray for Mandy leading the Services team offering a variety of opportunities for blind and partially sighted people on their faith journey.

22 SUN - Pray for the developers of our text-to-speech software, that they will understand our specific requirements.

23 MON - Pray for the new telephone system which is so important for maintaining our services, that it would be effective and beneficial.

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

25 WED - Pray for rest and refreshment for those on holiday, that it may be a time of renewal.

26 THU - Give thanks for the deeper relationships being built with Christian publishers offering new opportunities.

27 FRI - Pray today for the Trustees and Leadership who begin their time away to consider the ministry.

28 SAT - Pray for blessing upon each Trustee and Leader concluding their time together today.

29 SUN - Pray that many will dial in for the latest news on the Prayer Phone for up-to-date prayer needs.

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

31 TUE - Pray for new ideas for Reflections radio programmes.

September

1 WED - Pray for the Malawi Trustees as they consider their important strategic direction.

2 THU - Pray for Becky and Matthew delivering SLFC programme alongside our faithful volunteers.

3 FRI - Pray for the TFGs as they consider possibly starting to meet in person.

4 SAT - Pray for the planning for this year's Torch Thanksgiving event on 25th September.

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

6 MON - Pray with the staff team who gather remotely each week praying for the week ahead.

7 TUE - Give thanks for the blessing our clients make in contributing their gifts to their own church.

8 WED - Pray for preparations as Torch plans to exhibit at the national Christian Resources Exhibition.

9 THU - Pray for reliability of equipment used for recordings now in so many settings.

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

11 SAT - Pray that Torch can continue to develop more opportunities for Christian fellowship and faith building.

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

13 MON - Pray that we will become aware of good books to add to our accessible Christian library.

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

15 WED - Pray for the Central Services Team, Michael, Niall & Suzie who has recently returned to work with Torch.

16 THU - Pray as Thanksgiving Day fast approaches for all the planning taking place.

17 FRI - Pray that more churches can be places where people with sight loss can use their gifts.

18 SAT - Pray that clients feel blessed by accessible versions of the Bible they obtain from us.

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

20 MON - Pray for encouragement and blessing upon Stanley and the staff team in Malawi.

21 TUE - Pray for new people to interview for the Reflectionsradio programme.

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

23 THU - Give thanks for those who are able and willing to commit a monthly gift to Torch.

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

25 SAT - Pray for today's annual Torch Thanksgiving, giving thanks for blessings, and seeking his will for the future.

26 SUN - Pray that accessible formats of The Torch will bring blessing far and wide across the world.

27 MON - Pray for Paul responsible for the technical services across Torch's ministry.

28 TUE - Pray for the TFG regional co-ordinators and local group leaders as they seek to encourage their groups.

29 WED - Pray that the mix of staff working from home and office will find a good balance in the months ahead.

30 THU - Pray for all those who have retired from the staff team in recent times including Carol, Trevor and Sheila.

Contact details

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