Prayer Requests – 21st April 2013

Things for you to pray for this week …

  • teaching staff at schools colleges and universities to be aware of their responsibility as they influence their pupils and students. Pray especially for the Christian ethos of our Lower School to be a reality in every sphere of school life
  • pupils and students as they prepare for public exams and finals
  • everyone who is feeling weary or losing patience because of their own ill health or the circumstances affecting someone close to them
  • all who face danger in the course of their work especially the emergency services and the police
  • all who have been bereaved and especially those affected by sudden accidents or disaster situations; the explosion in Texas, the earthquake in China
  • individuals, communities, cities dealing with the shock of acts of terrorism as in Boston this week, Norway last year and those with painful memories arising from acts of War currently or in the past, such as the destruction of the ghetto in Warsaw
  • national leaders and representatives who are considering how best to deal with escalating troubles or military threats. Libya,  Syria,  North Korea, Iraq
  • Please pray for Bethany  White as she prepares to go to Tokyo, Japan, for a Kid’s Outreach mission trip, 15th July-7th August. She hopes to be prepared for future long-term work with OMF. Please pray for the training, finance, culture/language barrier and the people she meets. Thank you
  • Pray for Bible by the Beach and those preparing talks and seminars and children’s teaching. Also for The London Men’s Convention to build up godly men
  • everyone in our congregation who teaches in the children’s and youth groups and the leaders as they plan the teaching programme and rotas
  • for our congregation to be joyful and thankful as we share in serving God. For the Annual Meeting to be a reminder of God’s provision and God’s purpose
  • confidence in the resurrection to result in obedience to Jesus Christ and strength to face trial