If you're homeless then the approach of Christmas might not be something to get excited about. And yet here at CCM we won't be ignoring the season of Advent, because it comes with a message of hope which can transform lives. So as staff and volunteers work together to be light in the darkness, will you play your part as one of our prayer support team?
We've assembled a CCM Advent Calendar to help you. It's an outline to enable you to pray each day through December. Just as the good news came first to those outside looking after the sheep, so we ask God that he will become known on the streets of Bristol.
"The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness a light will shine." (Isa. 9:2)
Dark and cold on the outside, without hope on the inside. As we start Advent, please pray for those without homes who make our premises their temporary shelter.
Sat Dec 1st – While Bristol is out shopping pray for those chance encounters with those for whom the street has become their home.
Sun Dec 2nd – Advent Sunday. Let's look forward to His coming and pray that our clients will be amongst those who will see His return.
Mon Dec 3rd – Thank God for all the gifts being donated by Bristolians this year. Remember those who regularly visit Carpenter House bearing gifts.
Tues Dec 4th – Pray for those in alcoholic addiction who make use of the Wet Clinic medical services on a Tuesday.
Wed Dec 5th – Please pray wisdom for our Trustees as they keep looking, if not for a star, for God's guidance for this ministry.
Thurs Dec 6th – Bristol in action – rejoice with our 450+ volunteers who have found satisfaction in serving others.
Fri Dec 7th – Give thanks for "My Time" which is the regular Friday meeting point for the women who we get to know via the Spring of Hope.
“Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’” (Matt. 1:23)
The impossible becomes the possible. Dare to pray for miraculous healing and transformation for every service user we help.
Sat Dec 8th – It's a day off for staff. Pray for rest and refreshment before another week begins. See them here.
Sun Dec 9th – Pray for the women who have discovered a place of their own at the Spring of Hope.
Mon Dec 10th – Pray that amongst the busyness something of the Christmas Spirit will take hold in the Wild Goose.
Tues Dec 11th – Remember those who must use our four food bank outlets this week. May they find the love of Jesus in this season.
Wed Dec 12th – Pray for Esther and her team as they engage with service users facing a bleak Christmas.
Thurs Dec 13th – As always the offices above the Goose will be busy. Please remember the staff keeping the wheels turning.
Fri Dec 14th – Members of the Life Recovery Group will be meeting tonight. Pray that they will find hope as they share their struggles.
Next week's prayers will be published on Friday.