Under normal circumstances, we regularly pray for people at our services, and St Stephen’s is often open during the week for anyone to drop in to pray, or to be prayed for. However, as all our buildings are currently closed, and our services have moved online, we have instead set up this virtual prayer wall.

If you would like to pray, or like us to pray for you or someone you know, please submit your prayer request below.

(please note, when you press submit they won’t appear on the wall immediately, as they will first go to one of our prayer team).

  • Pray for my friend

    I pray for my friend Raffaella who is exhausted after assisting her husband and her sister in their illness. May God help her to find hope again, through our prayer and love.

    1. I pray again for my friend, everyone is healthy now but she suffers from anxiety after two months of intense stress. I pray that everyone in her family may help each other showing love and smiling, to dissipate the fear they suffered.

  • Prayer for Barnes Lodge

    Mum is a resident in Barnes Lodge. I had a 'phone call today to say they have their first confirmed case of C19. Currently on a 12 week lockdown residents are now isolated to their
    rooms. Staff are working under such unprecedented pressures - would value prayer for residents and staff. I have emailed our MP to liaise with the home and ensure protective equipment arrives in a timely manner, especially with this new update. Thank you. Best Wishes and stay safe.

  • health

    Today (10/4) I have received a letter from NHS telling me that I mut stay indoors for the next 12 weeks from today. I am reeling from shock, my health has been stable for the last 9 years but I do have an underlying lung problem. upto now I have been getting my own shopping and taking a walk once a day. to have to stay in (I live in a flat) is causing me a little anxiety. Please pray for peace. I normally live alone so most of it will be ok but I normally also go out and see people and at present speak to someone albeit from a distance. not being able to do this will be very hard.

  • For peace

    Please pray for our neighbour John who has complex health conditions and is far from well at present and for Sue his wife for rest.

    1. Sadly John passed away last Saturday (18th April) please pray for Sue his wife and his sons

  • Prayer request for my cousin

    Please pray for our cousin Gemma, currently very ill in hospital with Covid 19 and a very bad chest infection. She is in a very high at risk group due to having brittle asthma which in itself has admitted her to hospital many times over the year. Please pray for Gods strength and healing for her, a release from any fear, and for God to use the nurses and doctors as his ministering angels of comfort in her time of great need. Through God who can do all things, AMEN

  • For friends

    Alison went to TW Hospital today for a Covid 19 re-test. She had one last week which was negative, but has symptoms which her Dr thinks are the virus. Husband Peter has been home from work for 10 days because of this.

  • Grandad

    My Grandad's back; he can't do much as he is in a lot of pain all the time.

  • for prayer warriors everywhere

    Lord, we ask for your blessing, wisdom and encouragement for all those at St Stephen's (and all over the nation) who are supporting neighbours, relatives and friends in prayer, through online streaming of services, or through practical help. Thank you for their willingness to serve. Give them strength to remain positive, keep them well, and pour out your Spirit on them as they seek to serve others who are struggling. Let them know your love for them as they continue to offer help, often even when they are weary themselves. In your precious name, Amen.

  • Grandparents and grandchildren

    All the grandparents are missing being able to spend time with their grandchildren, and vice versa. Please pray for all in this situation that relationships are maintained.

  • Financial worries

    Please pray for all those who are worried about how they are going to manage financially, particularly in the gap between losing their income and government help becoming available.

  • Sick Friend: Marilize

    Marilize is currently suffering from COVID-19. She has two young boys. Her husband is taking as best care of her and the boys as possible, but could we please pray for her and the family at this time while she is struggling.

    1. This is Marilize\'s message received today. Please pray a prayer of thanksgiving and praise for His blessings! \"Thank you Lord that I\'m healthy again, thank for the sun, thank You that I have a garden, Thank you for food and a Braai (BBQ) God I\'m so grateful ❤❤❤\"

  • For safety

    Please pray for those across the world who have nowhere to safely shelter and no means to buy food, soap etc.

  • Care Homes - Tonbridge House and Barnes Lodge

    Please pray for the staff - and for all the residents isolated in their rooms.

  • prayer for families

    Dear God, I pray for all the families who are struggling with school work online and for the children who are missing their friends. We pray that families would find time to have fun together, to relax, and that you would help them and bring them comfort. Amen

  • Please pray for Gary who has the virus

    Hi there, Gary (the closest thing I have to a brother) appears to have caught the virus and has weak lungs, with other health complications. He's struggling with breathing, fevers & headaches. Please pray for him & his recovery, and his wife!

    1. Update! As his wife (a nurse) described it, Gary was coughing himself to death and was rushed to hospital by ambulance where he received immediate treatment. He recovered quickly and with some strong medication ended up WALKING home two days later! He said that knowing lots of people were praying was amazing, and he felt an extraordinary sense of peace through it all. He thought that had he not felt that unexpected peace, he probably would have panicked himself to death... THANK YOU for praying!

  • Pray for those who are feeling lonely

    So many people live by themselves and so in this time of isolation may well be feeling very lonely. Pray that they will feel loved and connected to others.

  • Niece and family

    The next door neighbour to my niece died a few days ago from Covid-19, and Lucy and her children had been with them only a few days before. She is therefore anxious for her family, but also as she cannot see the wife in this time of loss.

    1. Lucy contracted Covid-19 and has been ill for nearly 3 weeks now. Her recovery is very slow, and she is not doing well. Thankfully her husband Steve is furloughed so is able to be at home to look after their 4 small children