Praying together for: Barking and Dagenham Street Pastors

Street Pastors are a Christian response to community issues engaging with people on the streets by caring, listening and offering practical help where possible. They have a strong partnership foundation with local service providers, charities, local police and the borough council.The project was launched in Barking & Dagenham in April 2008 with Christians volunteering from a number of churches throughout the borough giving their time to making a difference in their community. The Street Pastors carry out evening patrols every two weeks on Fridays and Saturdays within various wards of the borough.

Prayers Points

  1. Pray that more people will offer themselves as Volunteers and train as street pastors
  2. Pray for Trainers as they train more street pastors who join the project
  3. Pray for safety of street pastors while working on the streets.
  4. Pray that those who get help through Street pastors will see the love of Christ and accept Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.
  5. Pray that the team will expand to have Rail pastors, response teams, school pastors, prayers pastors, etc to serve this part of London.
  6. Pray for continued support financially to recruit more pastors and trainers & extension of the services

“Street Pastors is about Christians rolling up their sleeves and getting involved in practically responding to the problems of crime and safety. They are like beacons on our streets and I want to see them shining brightly in every constituency.”  - David Burrowes, Patron of Ascension Trust

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