Leeds Lent Prayer Diary 2021

Welcome to the 2021 online edition of the Leeds Lent Prayer Diary, brought to you by Leeds Christian Community Trust Project working in close partnership with Leeds Church Institute (LCI). Our theme this year is HOPE.  It’s been a tough year but our hope remains in God through Jesus Christ and we can be confident that God’s promises will be fulfilled.   For the 40 days of Lent, we will be featuring details of a different Leeds project each day. 

We ask for your prayers for the work of each project to bring new signs of life, hope and transformation to the lives of individuals as well as to the city.  Thank you for praying with us.

Day 16: 6th March – Leeds Street Angels

Day 16: 6th March – Leeds Street Angels

Leeds Street AngelsToday we ask you to pray for the work of Leeds Street Angels. Our teams help people to stay safe in the night life of Leeds. In March 2020 we had to postpone our patrols and 2020 has been challenging as we’ve sought new ways to be out in the city...

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Day 16: 6th March – Leeds Street Angels

Day 16: 6th March – Leeds Street Angels

Leeds Street AngelsToday we ask you to pray for the work of Leeds Street Angels. Our teams help people to stay safe in the night life of Leeds. In March 2020 we had to postpone our patrols and 2020 has been challenging as we’ve sought new ways to be out in the city...

Day 15: 5th March – Leeds Food Aid Network

Day 15: 5th March – Leeds Food Aid Network

Leeds Food Aid Network Please pray for the work of Leeds Food Aid Network.  Food providers across the city have done a brilliant job to meet the need of food insecurity and bring hope to many during this pandemic. Give thanks for so many generous people and a...

Day 14:  4th March – Leeds Homeless Charter

Day 14: 4th March – Leeds Homeless Charter

Leeds Homeless CharterPlease pray for people who are currently experiencing isolation, and thank God for the volunteers willing to give their time to support them. In one of our recent Charter Action Groups, a man shared about how he wanted to give up...

Day 13: 3rd March – Meeting Point

Day 13: 3rd March – Meeting Point

Meeting Point Please pray for Meeting Point.  Meeting Point supports refugees and asylum seekers and has remained open throughout the pandemic. We meet practical, emotional and spiritual needs, remembering the words of Jesus, “I was a stranger and you welcomed me”....

Day 12: 2nd March – St Monica’s Housing

Day 12: 2nd March – St Monica’s Housing

St Monica's Housing Please pray for St. Monica’s Housing Ltd., a small charity in Leeds which provides temporary accommodation for destitute asylum seekers. We have two houses, one in Beeston the other in Harehills. Please thank God for all those involved in the work...

Day 11: 1st March – HELP-ESOL in Harehills

Day 11: 1st March – HELP-ESOL in Harehills

HELP-ESOL in HarehillsToday we ask you to pray for our learners and for our very committed staff and volunteers at HELP-ESOL in Harehills. We are thankful to have survived the Covid difficulties of 2020 with the help of a Resilience Grant and have embraced new ways of...

Day 10: 27th February – St George’s Crypt

Day 10: 27th February – St George’s Crypt

St George's Crypt Today we ask you to pray for the work of St George’s Crypt, a Christian charity based in the heart of Leeds. Homeless and vulnerable people come to us for help. St George's Crypt has been running a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, Growing...

Day 9: 26th February: Women Arise

Day 9: 26th February: Women Arise

Women Arise Please pray for the work of Women Arise a project that runs weekly sessions supporting women from immigrant backgrounds with some ESOL added in. Until lockdown began, we were running a course called Flourish. After that it was impossible to continue as we...

Day 8: 25th February – In2Out

Day 8: 25th February – In2Out

In2Out Please pray for In2Out who support participants who want to change and turn away from offending. Working with young people aged 15-21 leaving prison and returning to communities across the North of England, our mentors help participants envisage a better future...

Day 7 – 24th February: The Joanna Project

Day 7 – 24th February: The Joanna Project

Joanna ProjectToday we ask you to pray for the work of Joanna Project.  At Joanna Project we work with women who suffer from a lifetime of disadvantage and are now trapped by addiction and street sex work. The issues they face are complex but we love to journey with...

Day 6: 23rd February – Connecting Crossgates

Day 6: 23rd February – Connecting Crossgates

Connecting CrossgatesToday we pray for Connecting Crossgates, gathering people together for good in Crossgates & East Leeds. Here's Karen talking about the many opportunities to develop their work in the community and respond to the pandemic including; children...

Day 5 – 22nd February: Thinking Faith Network

Day 5 – 22nd February: Thinking Faith Network

Thinking Faith NetworkToday we ask you to pray for the work of Thinking Faith Network. Iron sharpens Iron (ISI) is all about sharpening up as a disciple of Jesus Christ. We are inspiredby Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”  ISI is...

Day 4 – 20th February: Suitcase and Spectacles

Day 4 – 20th February: Suitcase and Spectacles

Suitcase and SpectaclesToday we ask you to pray for the work of Suitcase and Spectacles, a Yorkshire based children’stheatre company, led by author Daniel Ingram-Brown and actor Lynsey Aldrick, specialising in fast-paced, interactive storytelling performances.Here’s...

Day 2 – 18th February: Leeds School of Theology

Day 2 – 18th February: Leeds School of Theology

Leeds School of Theology Today we ask you to pray for the work of Leeds School of Theology, an informal school offering theological education which brings academic theology and missional practice together. We are open to all and offer an exciting opportunity for...