Prayer Requests – 20th October 2013

Things for you to pray for this week…

 

  • Give thanks for all who are involved with leading and supporting our children’s and youth groups. Pray that each one would understand the value of their contribution, persevere and find joy in service. Pray for God’s direction as we plan week by week and also consider strategies for developing and extending meaningful relationships with children and families

 

  • Christians caught in the political and religious tensions in many countries including Syria, Pakistan, Burma, Nigeria. Pray for them to have courage and to know how to be peacemakers as individuals and congregations

 

  • For all the relief and mission agencies who work to bring food and medical support and Christian encouragement to those in desperate circumstances.. Pray for their stamina and good judgement under extreme conditions and that they would receive the financial support needed to continue effectively

 

  • To be alert to those around us who are under pressure. The bereaved, the sick, those with money difficulties, the lonely, depressed, emotionally strained. Pray for sensitivity to know how to be Christ-like in offering encouragement, comfort and support

 

  • Pray those known to us recovering at home after a time in hospital and those who face the challenges of ill health or injury, as well as those who care for them