Prayer Requests – 28th August 2011

Things for you to pray for this week … 

  • give thanks for a joyful wedding for Paul and Anna Slater here last Saturday and pray for all newly married couples. Give thanks that Harry Ferdinando (married a few weeks ago) has found work and pray for those who are still searching
  • Sarah Williams at New Forest B Venture. Give thanks for a good time for Jordan Simm at Casterton Venture in the Lake District
  • the bereaved, especially remembering Liam Bailey and his family following the sudden death of his mother Gelda this week
  • Joyce Hay, Sue William’s mother in Airedale House in Bedford, Doris Neil in Lilibet House in Bedford. Jack Hancock coping with several health issues. Anne Osborne at home adjusting to a new routine
  • ministers and churches in riot affected city areas to display the character of Christ in the way they seek to support and help the  recovery
  • workers trying to deal with the outbreak of cholera among Somalian refugees in the midst of the problems of famine in the horn of Africa
  • all who are seeking peace in places of unrest and violent conflict to persevere and for Christians to have the courage to live out God’s love in such places, including Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, the new countries of North and South Sudan, Nigeria, Zimbabwe 
  • please remember Toby Need from Riseley in Afghanistan with the Royal Marines
  • Martin and Roline Hargreaves, Jo and Mark Newman preparing for children to be born
  • school pupils handling their exam results and those who are now preparing for a move to university to resolve to live Christianly in a new setting. Pray for all who have had disappointments or who need to change their plans to do so carefully and with deliberate trust in God for the future 
  • the lower school staff and head teacher preparing for a disrupted start to term because of building work
  • all the leaders of young people’s groups preparing for the new term in a couple of weeks both on Sundays and the school clubs and youth clubs during the week
  • that God would give us a fresh understanding of what it means to praise him