Prayer Requests – 1st January 2017

To Prompt Your Prayers This Week …

  • All those who are contemplating or adjusting to significant life changes in the coming year, such as change of job, moving house, effects of illness, retirement, family relationships, leaving home, bereavement, births, marriages, work responsibilities
  • 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
  • The congregations of Riseley & Bletsoe seeking to develop faithful and effective witness to Christ
  • Pray for the staff and governors of all local schools to work through changes in a way that will benefit local children
  • Courage and trust for Christians under attack as they speak the truth of God’s word, privately or publicly. Pray that in the Church of England there will be a clear commitment to obedience to God’s everlasting word, rather than a faith that changes in line with a constantly changing culture
  • 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 for Christian fellowship
  • For those being baptised soon. Pray for families and guest to grasp the significance of this important step