Prayer Diary: January - March 2019

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
(Romans 8:28).

CS = Client Services
TBG = Torch Book Group
TFG = Torch Fellowship Group
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


1 TUE - Thanks be to God as we enter Torch's 60th anniversary year

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

3 THU - Torch House's central heating boilers have been replaced. We thank God for his financial provision

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

5 SAT - Pray for wisdom about how to promote Torch holidays

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

8 TUE - Pray that Torch HRC's mission and facilities will be widely known and be a blessing to the South East area

9 WED - Torch Staff Day. Pray for Julia our CEO as she introduces the year ahead

10 THU - Pray for the family, friends and carers of blind or partially sighted people

11 FRI - Pray for the staff and volunteers transcribing books into braille, large print and audio

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

13 SUN - Pray that our website will be well used

14 MON - Pray for the people who are testing the 'synthetic' audio that will enable us to offer some DAISY books on demand

15 TUE - Give thanks for the many Christian publishers who support us by providing books and files for transcription

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

17 THU - Pray a blessing on those receiving books from the small braille libraries in Malawi

18 FRI - Pray for encouragement for our volunteers

19 SAT - Pray for the growth of our telephone services, and the finance to support them

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

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

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

23 WED - Pray for wisdom for those that choose library books for our readers

24 THU - Give thanks for the staff and volunteers who proofread and edit audio recordings

25 FRI - Pray for the Production team to manage well the peaks and troughs of their workload

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

27 SUN - Give thanks for the increasing number of books that we are making available for teens and young adults with sight loss

28 MON - Pray for new ideas and contacts for the Reflections radio programme

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

30 WED - Pray for the vounteers who have completed the training for our Sight Loss Friendly Church workshops

31 THU - Pray for God’s wisdom when tackling I.T. problems


1 FRI - Give thanks for the support of local churches who seek to be Sight Loss Friendly

2 SAT - Pray for the various telephone services that Torch offers to clients

3 SUN - Pray for safety in travel for those working for Torch

4 MON - Pray for those who are moving to new locations. Pray that they will be able to join a church of their choice

5 TUE - Pray as we streamline our processes to improve workflow

6 WED - Pray for the Torch management team who are meeting today

7 THU - Pray for encouragement for our volunteers at Torch HRC

8 FRI - We give thanks for contributors to Journey our audio thought of the week and pray for more

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

10 SUN - Pray especially for the staff based at Torch HRC - for blessings over their work, wisdom and a heart for the Lord and guests

11 MON - Pray for opportunities to run Sight Loss Friendly Church workshops in more churches

12 TUE - Pray for our Staff Retreat happening today

13 WED - Pray for our Trustees Retreat happening today

14 THU - Pray for the authors who are recording an audio version of their book on behalf of Torch

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

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

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

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

19 TUE - Pray that our various work teams support each other and work well together

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

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

22 FRI - Pray that we might be able to source and make available a good range of new books

23 SAT - Pray the telephone system continues to work well

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

25 MON - Pray that more people will subscribe to our accessible Bible reading notes

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

27 WED - Pray that our communications will be timely and helpful to our clients and supporters

28 THU - Please pray for David Shepherd as he develops the transcription services offered by Torch


1 FRI - Thank God for the provision of the equipment that produces the audio books and magazines

2 SAT - Pray for those preparing for the hour-long Reflections Easter programme on RNIB Connect Radio

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

4 MON - Pray for people to fill our volunteer opportunities

5 TUE - As the Spring edition of Torch News begins to reach our clients and supporters, pray that it will be helpful, informative and inspiring

6 WED - Pray for the Torch management team who are meeting today

7 THU - Pray that our computer networks are protected from viruses and hackers

8 FRI - Pray for Carol and Brian as they visit Tonbridge Torch Group tomorrow

9 SAT - Pray for Paul R as he speaks at Corby Torch Group today

10 SUN - Pray for the preparation and planning for the houseparties arranged by the Torch Groups

11 MON - Pray for the staff and volunteers transcribing books into braille, large print and audio

12 TUE - Pray for our dedicated team of staff and volunteers working towards the start of the new holiday season at Torch HRC

13 WED - Pray for accuracy as our Client Services team use the resources ordering system

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 that the I.T. network, PCs and servers work well

16 SAT - Pray for a regular flow of financial provision and for wisdom in its use

17 SUN - Pray for Marilyn Baker as she presents the Reflections radio programmes

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

19 TUE - Pray for a Torch deputation meeting happening today at Crumlin Evangelical Presbyterian Church

20 WED - Pray for more people to subscribe to our magazines

21 THU - Pray for new volunteers who are happy to stay at Torch HRC to provide guiding, practical support and friendship to guests

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

23 SAT - Pray as we continue to build relationships with other sight loss agencies

24 SUN - Pray that our Reflections radio show will encourage and bless people

25 MON - Pray for the Marilyn Baker Ministries Holiday which starts today at Torch HRC

26 TUE - Pray that we may have the opportunity to support many Sight Loss Friendly Churches with our transcription services

27 WED - Pray for Janet C and those responsible for the catering at Torch HRC

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

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

30 SAT - Pray for the leadership meeting of the Northern Ireland Torch Groups

31 SUN - Praise God for our Reflections radio show interviewees

Contact details

Torch House, Torch Way,
Market Harborough,
Leics, LE16 9HL
Tel: 01858 438260
Torch Trust - Reg. Charity No. 1095904