The Alabaré Monthly Prayer Diary
Jesus said, ‘I have come to bring life, and life in all its fullness’.(John 10.10)
Please use the themes below in your daily corporate and private prayer:
Day 1: That all may move further towards a fulfilling life, letting go of the things that are burdensome and taking up the things that give life. That at Alabaré we may be a Christian sign of hope.
Day 2: For all involved in the Homelessness Service, that practical support is given and received and that care is holistic and humane.
Day 3: For those experiencing poor mental health, that they will not hesitate to seek support and find it – both within our Mental Health team and support at Hope House and Riverside Sanctuary, and beyond.
Day 4: For the Staff and Volunteers within Central Services at Riverside House, for their expertise and valued contribution.
Day 5: For the Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Lord, for holding the vision and wise decision making. For Andrew’s optimism, enthusiasm, and his courage to enable colleagues.
Day 6: For local government officers who oversee allocation of budgets, that they may recognise the extent of local need and design realistic service provision with this in mind.
Day 7: For all involved in the Homes for Veterans Service, that those who find themselves within Alabaré’s doors may find the camaraderie and understanding – as well as support and healing – that has hitherto been missing.
Day 8: For the nurture of Spirituality across Alabaré, that the resources created by the Spirituality Working Group may be widely used.
Day 9: For The Field Kitchen Project, that their activities will both serve as meaningful employment and skills to the service users providing the catering as well as being a tool for engaging with a wider audience.
Day 10: For developing links with local churches that Alabaré may share in and help facilitate their mission in the locality, and benefit from their generous prayer, volunteering and financial support.
Day 11: For the Chair of Trustees, Malcolm Cassells, for wise oversight and maintaining contact with people throughout the charity.
Day 12: For the Income Generation staff within Fundraising and Marketing, that they may build relationships that lead to the generation of finance that progresses the work of Alabaré with people on the margins of society.
Day 13: For the people who are our service users, that they may be courageous in shaping their life as they move towards increased independence.
Day 14: For all Trustees, for their work in their specialised field and collective contribution to strategy and decision making.
Day 15: For the Operational Management Team as they share good practice, offer support to one another and to their teams.
Day 16: For those moving on from Alabaré, that they may leave well and enter into a time of independence with courage and excitement.
Day 17: For the Patrons as they commend the work of Alabaré to people of influence.
Day 18: For all involved in Supported Living Service, that staff and clients may celebrate life with one another and be patient with one another.
Day 19: For all involved within Retail, that they may be places of welcome, high quality goods and service. And that they may generate interest in the work of Alabaré and finance to support this work.
Day 20: For the Ambassadors, in developing networks of support for Alabaré in their locality and specialist field.
Day 21: For the Boots on the Ground team (Veterans and Young People), that their engagement with service users in meaningful tasks and activities will continue to empower and enable the people we work alongside.
Day 22: For those who engage with Alabaré’s Learning Development centres: that clients and staff alike may engage creatively and collaboratively.
Day 23: For the Leadership Team that collectively they may have robust conversations and transparently act with Care, Compassion, Generosity and Respect.
Day 24: For all involved with our Young People’s provision, that we may provide the support they need as they move into adult life.
Day 25: For the HR and Finance team, for their wise stewardship of our resources.
Day 26: For all Volunteers, that they may feel as though they make a valued contribution, and that their learning is of use to their other networks as well as to themselves.
Day 27: For the Voluntary Chaplains, and that they may increase in number and be a listening and trusted presence in the homes that show the love of God.
Day 28: For the Marketing Team within Fundraising and Marketing, for their creativity in communicating the work of Alabaré to all.
Day 29: For a sense of shared working even in remote locations, that Alabaré increasingly becomes a well-networked charity.
Day 30: For those currently being referred to Alabaré, for patience with process, courage with entering a new community, and the receipt of a warm welcome.
Day 31: For the exercise of Care, Compassion, Generosity and Respect across Alabaré in all aspects of our life.