Prayer Requests – 14th October 2012

Things for you to pray for this week …

  • Saturday 27th 2.30pm for the service to celebrate the marriage of Chris and Haelee Carter, please pray for all involved to have a sense of God’s presence
  • all those who have been bereaved especially the family of Reg Felce (Jack Felce’s brother)
  • give thanks that our harvest gifts have been very thankfully received by Places for People in Bedford and will make a real difference
  • for people facing a new challenge to be open to God’s direction
  • for all who are working to teach or enable the development of farming techniques in places where the harvest is vulnerable to drought or the land is not very fertile. Pray for Christian Development workers with World Vision, Tear Fund, Oxfam, Oasis Christian Aid and others and give God thanks for all that has been achieved over many years
  • pray for God to strengthen home life and for Christians to be godly in private as well as in public. Pray for those getting married to know and follow God’s ways (Laurie Bailey married Judith yesterday in Northern Ireland)
  • the church weekend away (19th –21st October  to be of benefit for the whole congregation and for the speaker Steve Wookey.
  • musicians who give time to rehearse and lead us in our singing to be blessed in the service they give for the sake of others
  • people and communities affected by crime and abuse to look to God as they try to understand the problems caused by selfish rebellion against God that they might find comfort and healing
  • pray for God’s hand to direct the affairs of the Church of England and for our own witness to be thoughtful, gracious and bold during times of high profile controversy and much discussion about the place of religion and faith in our nation also pray for clarity to know how to speak and act when these issues affect our own circle of friendship and family