Prayer Requests – 14th February 2016

To pray for this week…  


  • Local Schools changing from three tier to two tier structure: As the various interested parties work through the implications of all the options under consideration, please pray for God-directed wisdom to bring to the fore the best outcome for children across our area and the continued option of a church primary school


  • For growing effectiveness in children’s and youth work and for youth leaders and ministers to benefit from the training available in such a key area of church life. Give thanks for the opportunities we have with young people and for the volunteers in our own congregation who give such a lot to run all our groups


  • Give thanks that we have begun to receive applications for Road Runners Holiday Club Mar 30-31 Pray for more applications from those who will enjoy it and learn from it. Continue to ask for God’s guidance as we get down to details and  practicalities in the next couple of weeks


  • For those recovering from operations or sickness & for those facing medical procedures in the near future


  • The recently bereaved dealing with  grief at the same time as  coping with the demands of preparing for funerals and adjusting to changes of circumstance


  • The talks and negotiations between countries with very different goals, whose decisions have a heavy impact on such large numbers of families trying to escape the danger of fighting, bombing or oppressive rule. Especially refugees in the confused situation in Syria. Pray for Christian organisations to know best how to give love and practical support in extreme circumstances


  • For scientific pioneers in all fields that they might be lead to knowledge which will be of service in human applications, such as tackling the Zika virus