We are continuing to join in with The Church of England’s #TimeToPray series of prayer prompts. The weekly themes focus on healing the sick (11 January), praying for Christians of all denominations (18 January), peace in the world (25 January) and all who travel (1 February).

As part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity last week (18-25 January), we focused on making #TimeToPray for all Christians. Christian organisations working together in Lincolnshire responded to help us pray with them for unity across churches to 'Transform Lincoln', for people receiving and giving spiritual and pastoral support through the Faith Responders, and for integrity as we challenge together the powers that injure God's creation and harm His children. You can join in the prayers, here:

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We want to thank God for growing unity across the Churches in the City of Lincoln over the past few years. The Active Faith Network has drawn together Christians from all different denominations to support each other, to pray together, to dream about what could be done when the Church speaks with one voice, yet we believe there is more.

As Christians we are called to not only be active in areas of social justice, but to also work together to create a new future for our city. Our new vision under the banner "Transform Lincoln" will enable the church in Lincoln to work in unity within the
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Prayer: Lord, we thank you that you are continuing to build your kingdom, we want to create SPACE for you to bless our city and see Your Kingdom come in all aspects of Lincoln. Amen
- Siân

Please also remember those Faith Responders who have just been put on standby in case we experience severe flooding during the expected storm. The responders are drawn from all of our Christian family, and are trained to support anyone caught up in an emergency situation. Over the last 15 years we have deployed to a number of flooding incidents, modern slavery situations, as well as a number of training events. Our responders offer spiritual and pastoral support to those affected.
- Andrew

We pray for protection in places immanent of flooding. We pray for resilience for all involved in responding to emergency situations, and we pray for clear communication as parties work together supporting those affected.

Praying for all who are experiencing the unjust reality of hunger across Lincolnshire today, and for volunteers, organisations, food producers, distribution networks, campaigners etc who are working together in response.
- Sarah

Here at the ecumenical Faith and the Environment Lincolnshire, we understand the climate and ecological emergency is one of the most urgent matters of the moment, yet it is easily politicised and polarised. Let’s pray that we will be able to ‘speak the truth in love’ and listen humbly to one another; that we may be able to act urgently, wisely and boldly with integrity, constructively challenging the powers that injure God’s creation and harm God’s children. May we ‘Do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God’.
- Geoff

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Thank you to those who shared their prayers.

This week (25-31 January), we are praying for all who keep peace in the world. As we approach Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27 January, we remember the words of Martin Luther King Jr. "True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice." 

Once again, we invite you to share your hopes and prayers as we consider those suffering in situations of tension and for the peacemakers in these places. We have pinned a post on our Facebook and Twitter pages and look forward to reading your comments. If you do not use social media, you can instead email Sarah Spencer, Discipleship in the World Officer: [email protected]

Resources for Holocaust Memorial Day can be found here. Further resources can be found on the website of the National Holocaust Centre and Museum, based near Newark in Nottinghamshire.