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).

Last week, our prayers focused on people suffering in situations of tension and for the peacemakers in these places. We invited individuals and organisations working as peacekeepers in Lincolnshire to share their experiences and prayers with us. The Lincoln Street Pastors encourage us "to walk the streets of our own local areas, praying peace into, around, and over them, and over those in the homes we walk past - homes that may be places where peace is not known for many reasons." This is something we can all do as we seek God's blessing on our communities. 

Please pray for all our officers and staff, we ask so much of them and they give to willingly and courageously, please pray that the vaccine become available for front line officers quickly to protect them and their families from the daily risks they must take. As Deputy chaplain to Lincolnshire Police, I would appreciate prayer too!
- Tanya

As Lincoln Street Pastors we usually go out into the City centre streets of night time Lincoln to serve and help those in many situations - sometimes those situations may be ones where peace is missing but as Street Pastors we reach out to help, listen and care as we can - being , we hope, a lived example of the good Samaritan in action, and with our Prayer Pastors praying peace into the situation and our city centre night time streets.

We can't walk those streets at this time but we can each walk the streets of our own local areas, praying peace into, around, and over them, and over those in the homes we walk past - homes that may be places where peace is not known for many reasons. Praying for Gods peace, comfort and protection as we go, and listening and watching for what actions we can take to make peace on earth a real thing as best we can.

So it is Lord, that we lift up in prayer all those for whom peace is a distantly known thing...

Those who struggle with issues of the heart and mind that haunt them and cause them to struggle daily, those for whom the actions of others rob them of peace and leave them bruised and weeping - and we pray for your peace for them, for your Holy Spirit to guide and direct those that can help and protect them - and for those that work with and for them, both in professional and voluntary positions. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
- Lincoln Street Pastors Now

Thank you to those who shared their prayers.

This week (1-7 February), we are making #TimeToPray for all whose work requires them to travel. We invite you to tell us your hopes and prayers for those who make journeys as part of their role and for people in the transport industry. 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]