Prayer Requests – 10th January 2016

To Prompt Your Prayers This Week …

  • Keep praying for the staff & governors of all local schools in this period of tension and uncertainty as consultation responses are considered. Pray that the Christian foundation and ethos of the Lower School would be able to continue for the benefit of many children in the future
  • Ask that God would help those who are ill to know how to pray and that he would enable them to have a deep trust in him even when they cannot see what his good purposes might be. Pray for those who are anticipating medical treatment, that they would be able to make good judgements about practical matters and have a vivid awareness of God’s guidance and strength
  • People concerned for the health and well being of family members, that they would know how to balance the commitment of care and comforting with their everyday responsibilities
  • For God’s mercy to direct the leaders (primates) of national churches in the Anglican Communion and Archbishop Welby meeting in Canterbury from 11th-16th January. Pray there will be a clear commitment to obedience to God’s everlasting word rather than a faith that changes in line with constantly changing culture
  • Anyone dealing with unexpected disappointment at work or home and all those who are adjusting to significant life changes in the coming year such as a change of job, moving house, effects of illness, retirement, family relationships, leaving home, bereavements, births, marriages, work responsibilities. Pray for active dependence upon and trust in God
  • For students returning to their courses and facing exams, that they would have godly priorities and keep work in perspective so that there is time to rest and time for Christian fellowship
  • The recently bereaved
  • All who are detained and the staff at Yarls Wood. Pray for administrators to work efficiently and justly as they process applications for asylum
  • Give thanks for some encouraging answers to prayer for clients at The Stables