Prayer Requests – 17th March 2013

Things for you to pray for this week …

  • that our agreed aim to “Know Christ and make him known” will be pursued by each individual Christian and by the whole congregation.
  • pray for the follow up to our joint Bletsoe and Riseley PCC meeting and continue to pray for the effective deployment of ministers in the Sharnbrook Deanery. Pray for God’s leading to enable vibrant Christian witness across villages of North Bedfordshire.
  • an Oak Hill mission team coming to Christ Church, Bedford, later this week. Pray that many would hear and respond to the gospel and that members of the church would be granted boldness to invite others to the events.
  • give thanks for the applications to attend holiday club, currently only 7 places left. Pray they will be filled but that there won’t be more children who are unable to come.
  • people who are grieving
  • give thanks for those who have had the encouragement of healing and recovery pray for those who are sick to persevere with patience and trust in God
  • wisdom for those who are trying to find the best way to bring an end to the suffering of people in Syria and  Afghanistan.  Pray for Christians in a village community in Lahore, Pakistan, which has just been violently attacked and virtually destroyed.
  • China—new leader, President  Xi Jin Ping
  • that God would be powerfully at work through every portrayal of the cross and resurrection during Easter and that every person in our congregation would be strengthened in faith