Our work is founded on prayer; as a charity we have time set aside in our working day for it and we acknowledge that we can do no worthy thing without God on board.
We would love you to join us in prayer – this page will be regularly updated with situations that need prayer. You can also receive our quarterly prayer diary though the post or receive weekly text alerts with a client's prayer need.
Thank you for supporting our work and vision through your prayers and faithfulness.
Quarterly prayer diary
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Weekly prayer texts
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Prayer week requests - CAP clients and frontline staff
24 January 2017
As always, there’s lots of pray about at CAP, and as it’s prayer week, it’s a perfect opportunity to set aside time to connect with God and press into him with the things that are close to our hearts.
Here are a few prayer requests (names have been hidden for confidentiality reasons) - we’d be so grateful if you would join us in praying for them this week.
- One of our debt clients, S, has made a mistake with his holidays at work and is frightened he’s going to lose his job. Please pray for peace, for the worry to loosen its grip on him, and of course for protection over S’s job.
- When P’s CAP Debt Coach went to visit her at home for the first time, she was still in her PJs and admitted to going back to bed a lot during the day as she can’t face life. P is depressed, lonely and fearful, and has a long way to go with her paperwork. Please pray for Jesus to break into her despair.
- After M’s first CAP visit, he was admitted to hospital with kidney failure and a possible diagnosis of lupus. On top of all this, he’s very distressed about his debt. Please pray for healing, physically, mentally and spiritually, and that CAP can continue to help him get on top of his debts.
- One of our Debt Centre Managers, C, has seen her son J admitted to hospital three times since the beginning of the year. He is off his food, dehydrated and suffered a sudden allergic reaction this week. Please pray for a speedy recovery for J, and for C as she juggles work and childcare.
A week of prayer
20 January 2017
Next week sees the return of our annual prayer week. CAP staff at head office and frontline workers from around the country will be taking time out to speak to God, reflect, and pray for the year ahead. At head office there’s going to be lots going on, including an ongoing livestream to allow head office staff to connect and pray with frontline workers who live far away, and even an overnight prayer-a-thon on Thursday night! We’ll be praying for our clients, our supporters, our needs as an organisation and the wider community, and of course we’ll be making sure we thank God for his stunning faithfulness over the past year(s).
However you’re involved with CAP, whether as a staff member, partner church, client or supporter, we’d love you to get involved in prayer week too. We’ll be updating this page throughout the week with prayer requests - all you need to do is find some time to pray and connect with God.
It’s going to be an incredible, faith-filled, faith-fuelled week which will no doubt have a huge impact.
Thank you in advance for your prayers.
Songs of Praise
06 January 2017
On Sunday (8 January) CAP is featured on Songs of Praise, airing at 1:15pm on BBC One. This is of course a rare opportunity to reach lots and lots of people who may be in need of our help, and also those who are in a position to partner with us and continue to expand our coverage of the UK. Please join us in asking God to really stir the hearts of those watching the episode; to show them why our work tackling UK poverty is so vital.
Let’s also pray for Naomi, Perry and their family as they watch their incredible story being broadcast to the nation!
The final Discovery Break of 2016!
16 December 2016
On Tuesday, a team will be heading to Cloverley Hall in Shropshire for the final Discovery Break of 2016! There are more than 70 clients booked on and lots of festive activities planned, so let’s pray for the families to have a relaxing, enjoyable break amidst the madness of Christmas and, of course, for them to experience God’s love and power. This year CAP Discovery Breaks have seen numerous people making commitments to follow Jesus and lives being completely turned around - let’s not let this one be an exception!
CAP Christmas food hamper appeal
02 December 2016
We’d really appreciate your prayers for our 2016 Christmas hamper appeal which was officially launched last week. These hampers are proven to bring such joy and hope into the lives of our clients and we just want to be able to bless as many families and individuals as possible this year. Please pray for the generosity of our supporters as they consider their giving, for the centre staff and local church members as they pack up the hampers and go out delivering, and of course for the people who will receive them; that these gifts will not only be a practical help, but also show them how much they’re loved and cared for, by us and by God. Pray that the hampers will transform Christmases and lives!