Prayer Requests – 10th February 2013

Things for you to pray for this week …

  • give thanks for all who have offered themselves in Christian service and especially today give thanks for Phillip and all others who have encouraged us in our Christian life here in Riseley
  • “Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
  • Justin Welby, The Archbishop of Canterbury to be granted wisdom and confidence while being guarded from pride in his new role so that he may give a God honouring witness and effective leadership for the Church of England
  • for all Christians to know how to speak with grace and truth on controversial subjects and to always point to Jesus
  • whatever the final outcome of the proposed legislation redefining marriage, pray that Christians would not lose confidence in the benefit of obeying God’s clear word even when that demands costly self sacrifice. Pray for Christians to give support to one another when facing all kinds of temptations.
  • give thanks for all those who lead and teach our young people and pray that the 23rd February would provide worthwhile help and encouragement
  • Xpedition Force: Give thanks for those who have already offered to help. Pray for a willing support team to enable good quality teaching materials, activities, crafts, refreshments, games, decoration, music etc. within a safe setting.
  • all those who have been bereaved
  • those with elderly or sick relatives to know how much and what kind of support to offer and for wisdom when faced with practical decisions about future care.
  • any who are ill or convalescing after illness or surgery, Helen Minter, Digby Morgan Jones, George Clarke, Barbara Owen, Graham Sollars and Joyce Jackson
  • the workers and leaders of Festive, including Karen Jones, as they follow up this weekend conference, and for all their work in schools and colleges
  • God’s direction for all who are working for peace and the restraint of violence in Syria, Algeria, Mali and many other countries.
  • Christian communities under attack in Kachin Baptist Convention, Burma