For your prayers in the coming week …
- all the bereaved, especially at this time of remembrance. Pray for parents, children wives and husbands who live everyday with a sense of loss
- those who represent their communities in public service and in political life. For government ministers carrying the burden of decisions affecting millions of lives.
- an awareness of the freedoms and comfort we enjoy so that we may be prayerful for those in politically oppressed or unstable countries and those at war
- individuals with serious health concerns, awaiting tests and test results, recovering from operations, coping with courses of treatment and all who care for them – and pray for the success of every effort being made to tackle the effects and the spread of Ebola, for the mental and physical strength of health workers and for the comfort of all who have been bereaved.