Welcare is a Christian charity, and our work is underpinned by prayer.
Many staff, children and families we work with, schools and churches have requested that we share prayer requests more widely and we created a prayer wall to reflect the hopes and fears of the community we serve.
Please send prayer requests to firstname.lastname@example.org and our staff will post requests on the wall. We only offer prayers for those who have given their consent and never share names or identifying personal circumstances.
A Prayer for Welcare
Living God, you have made us in your own image and we live and grow best in companionship with others: bless the work of Welcare with parents, carers and children. May Welcare staff, volunteers and supporters continue to provide places and spaces where trust is grown, understanding enabled, relationships developed, new confidence found, and potential released. Amen.
Lord we pray some change in the availability of long-term (not just short-term) support for children who have suffered trauma.
Thank you Lord that a family that were receiving serious local threats have been rehoused speedily.
Dear Father God
We pray for the many people whose lives have been torn apart by conflict in Gaza and Israel.
We remember especially those who have died, those who are grieving, the injured and those now without food, shelter or medical supplies.
We pray also for those who have the power to bring peace. May they be touched by a spirit of compassion and kindness.
Lord hear us.
Father God, we lift up before you a member of the Welcare team at East Surrey having surgery today – for wisdom and skill for the surgeons and for a full recovery. And we pray for the team as they manage the extended period of her absence.
Dear Lord, we thank you that a child has finally been granted a place at a specialist school after an 18 month approval process and we pray that they would thrive there.
Dear Lord, we pray for parents of neuro divergent children and the extra strain the school holidays place on these families. We ask for patience and for opportunities to have fun times together.
Father God, we ask that you would protect the many vulnerable young mums navigating independent life in this country for the first time, that they remain safe from harm.
Dear Lord, we pray for parents living with attention-seeking children, that they have the confidence and authority to parent effectively.
Lord we give thanks for our Friends of Welcare and all Parish Reps for their tenacious and much-appreciated support of our work. Strengthen them and uphold them in their busy and varied lives.
- Lord we pray for children affected by Domestic Abuse and for Welcare in East Surrey’s current Children Overcoming Domestic Abuse course to provide a permanent positive impact on children and parents.
Thank you that we have been able to purchase some essential items for families as a result of the generosity of various grant giving Trusts.
Dear Father, we pray for all children of school age who, for whatever reason, are not in school. That they are kept safe and that their parents are given strength to deal with the situation.
Lord , we ask for wisdom and discernment for Welcare staff as they make decisions in difficult circumstances.
We pray that you would comfort children who have experienced trauma, that they would have access to specialist help and that they would find security and love in ongoing relationships.
Dear Lord, please help those recently bereaved to be able to find the time and space to mourn their loved ones. May they be able to remember the good times amidst their sadness.
Thank you that a child has finally accepted the Welcare worker’s involvement and they are now able to talk about issues and difficulties.
Father, we ask that school places come available for children who have specialist needs, so that their needs can be met.
Thank you for the improvement in the relationship between a Welcare worker and a child so that now the worker is accepted they can begin to work with the child.
We pray for resilience for the workers as they hold large numbers of complex caseloads and for wisdom over managing the high levels of risk involved.
Please pray for the happiness and safety of all children living away from home for whatever reason. May they feel secure, safe and supported in their surroundings.
Please look after my son as he deals with upsetting and traumatic events in the course of his work. May the appropriate support be made available to him and may he feel able to accept it
Pray for world peace, that the government does more for nature biodiversity, prayer and support for all in need.
Prayers and hopes for all families struggling at the moment.
You are not alone.
Please ask for help when you need it.
I pray for a brighter future for all children both locally and abroad, that they may all have access to food, education and a happy homelife.
For all those suffering in whatever way – please bring them specific comfort. For all that is joyful. Please let this be shared and experienced where it is needed
I pray that Welcare may have the funds to employ more staff so that they can help more people who have needs.
Thank you for your continuing provision for Welcare.
Bless the Welcare team.
Bless the families who are served by Welcare.
As Welcare reach out to families in their time of need I pray knowledge of your love for them will be known and give them hope & peace.
I pray that God will hear our prayers for Ukraine. I hope that the world will love others with more care for others. I hope Christians keep their faith
I hope that my sister can find the strength and bravery to support herself and her children through the difficulties they face
I hope that as we emerge from the pandemic we find the power to build a kinder and fairer world, where people show love and respect to one another and care for each other. Lord in your mercy hear our prayer.
My fear is fear itself. And feeling like I have none, like I am alone.
My hopes are to live a happy life and have a bright future.
And that Welcare keep doing the great things they are doing with families everywhere
Thank you for everyone who helps other people.
Please give all the teachers and parents and people who support children the power to reach out and help
I hope the world shall stay together in harmony.
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