Prayer Requests – 11th December 2011

Things for you to pray for this week …

  • pray that our Church Christmas cards would be well received and that many would take the time to read the leaflet and attend Christmas events.
  • pray for Christmas card and services to be effective in Bletsoe
  • for everyone involved in preparing for and contributing to our Christmas activities; services, youth activities, children’s  work,  hospitality. Pray for a strong sense of fellowship and mutual support as we seek to give a joyful and truthful witness to those around us.
  • give thanks for a thought provoking, positive discussion at last Monday’s PCC and keep praying as we develop the mission of our church in line with the Living God’s Love initiative from the Bishop of St Albans; Going deeper into God, Transforming communities, Making new disciples.
  • Sam Pentlow, James Tennant, Karen and Gavin Jones, Joshua and Pippy Bailey and other full time Christian workers at a busy time of year to keep healthy and to enjoy their work. Pray that many would understand the good news better this Christmas.
  • all who work with seriously ill and terminally ill patients and for all who have been bereaved
  • at least one extra helper for Fusion youth group, pray for the existing leaders, Sarah Smith, Dave Sheffield, Mark Burnage, Catherine Veitch and Simon Nash and give thanks for the numbers of young people coming. Pray they will enjoy the time and learn from the talks.
  • with so many countries facing elections, protests, fighting or extreme physical challenges pray that God would direct peoples and their leaders towards peaceful and stable conditions and  open doors for many to look beyond this life and seek him. Pray for Christians as they witness
  • continue to pray and give thanks that Bethany, the baby daughter of Hannah and Matthew (close friends of Phil and Amy Chapman), is out of intensive care and pray for her progress
  • Benny Wright, Edward Bean and others coping with intense courses of treatment.
  • give thanks for David Osborne’s recovery and that he has returned to Milton Ernest Nursing Home
  • ourselves during Advent as God makes us more aware of sin that we would see clearly what repentance demands and would know the strength of  the Holy Spirit to live in newness of life.
  • the Christmas special ABC on Wednesday morning, pray for Lynda and the helpers and that a good number of people will attend.
  • for Alex and Karen Somerset in Goa and the work in the shanty town which they will visit (a project begun by New Frontiers.)