Prayer Requests – 12th November 2017

Suggestions For Your Prayers…

 

  • All who have been bereaved because of war and those who are remembering family and friends who have served in the military. Pray that Acts of Remembrance might play a part in motivating more people to be peacemakers in every aspect of life.  Pray for God’s strengthening of all national leaders who are seeking  reconciliation and cooperation and ask for his mercy to restrain all that drives nations towards conflict

 

  • Strength and resourcefulness for all who are trying to bring help to those in desperate situations, such as the children suffering with cholera in Yemen, the Christian relief agencies seeking to help the Rohingya in Bangladesh as they escape from Myanmar. Migrants in danger as they travel and that all officials would be compassionate and practical as they meet them. The war scarred countries of the Middle East as Isis continue to be driven out

 

  • Those in our congregation and community who are facing serious illness, undergoing demanding treatment or recovering from surgery. Pray for family members and friends to be able to give practical support and spiritual encouragement when it is needed

 

  • Church leaders at all levels to continue to be lead more by Jesus, lead more like Jesus and lead more to Jesus. Having been reminded on the Away Day that each of us is God’s gift to every other one of us, pray that we would be active in praying for God’s equipping to learn how to function more and more as a healthy body with every part working in harmony as it should

 

  • As the Primary School settles into a more familiar routine, pray for the headteacher and all the staff to work for excellence in standards for the children as well as strengthening the ethos

 

  • God’s direction of the planning needed to prepare for the period of vacancy so that mission and ministry will be able to continue for the good of the whole congregation

 

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Prayer Requests – 5th November 2017

Suggestions For Your Prayers…

 

  • That Remembrance may be a prompt for all of us – especially national leaders, to think and take action for the avoidance of war

 

  • Strength and resourcefulness for all who are trying to bring help to those in desperate situations, such as the children suffering with cholera in Yemen, the Christian relief agencies seeking to help the Rohingya in Bangladesh as they escape from Myanmar. Border staff in Mediterranean countries facing a constant stream of migrants from North Africa. The war scarred countries of the Middle East as Isis are driven out

 

  • Those in our congregation and community who are facing serious illness, undergoing demanding treatment or recovering from surgery. Pray for family members and friends to be able to give practical support and spiritual encouragement when it is needed

 

  • Church leaders at all levels to continue to be lead more by Jesus, lead more like Jesus and lead more to Jesus. Having been reminded on the Away Day that each of us is God’s gift to every other one of us, pray that we would be active in praying for God’s equipping to learn how to function more and more as a healthy body with every part working in harmony as it should

 

  • As the Primary School settles into a more familiar routine, pray for the headteacher and all the staff to work for excellence in standards for the children as well as strengthening the ethos

 

  • That God would call and draw young people to himself through Sunday Groups, ABC, ADAM, Aslan’s Club, Fusion, Omega+ and CYFA

 

  • God’s direction of the planning needed to prepare for the period of vacancy so that mission and ministry will be able to continue for the good of the whole congregation

 

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Prayer Requests – 29th October 2017

Suggestions For Your Prayers…

  • Give thanks for the teaching given at the Church Away Day. Pray that we would be dependent on God as we work through the application of our identity in Christ as a people united through belonging to God, with diverse gifts of equal value to be used for the common good
  • Pray for Crosslinks Mission Partners, Julian and Nicky and their children – learning Spanish, raising funds and looking for a place to live in Valencia – as they prepare for their move next year. Pray that God would work through the political tensions to prepare people to hear the gospel which gives secure citizenship in heaven
  • As cohorts of young people vary from year to year, please pray for God-directed clear thinking about the most effective way for us to provide opportunities for reaching and teaching them. Pray for the leaders working with Sunday groups, ABC, ADAM, Aslan’s Club, Fusion, Omega+ and CYFA to be ready to change or persevere under God’s guidance. For good and godly decisions about future holiday clubs
  • Christians under pressure through circumstance or the effects of ill-health. Those who find it difficult to get out of their homes, the lonely and the fearful. Continue to pray for people recovering after time in hospital or receiving treatment. Give thanks for every recovery from illness and sign of healing
  • Joy in Christian service as we seek to Know Christ and Make Him Known

Prayer Requests – 22nd October 2017

Suggestions For Your Prayers…

  

  • As cohorts of young people vary from year to year please pray for God-directed clear thinking about the most effective way for us to provide opportunities for reaching and teaching them. Pray for the leaders working with Sunday Groups, ABC, ADAM, Aslan’s Club, Fusion, Omega+ and CYFA age groups to be ready to change or persevere under God’s guidance. For good and godly decisions about future Holiday Clubs

 

  • Those who find it difficult to get out of their homes, the lonely and the fearful. Continue to pray for people recovering after time in hospital or receiving treatment. Give thanks for every recovery from illness and signs of healing

 

  • Organisations seeking to provide support for people with mental health issues and those who are suicidal. Especially pray for the staff and work of the Stables seeing more people suffering in this way

 

  • For all teachers and especially those connected to our congregation as they face heavy demands on their time and expectations of pupils parents and colleagues. Pray for them to show consistent Christian character that will be a witness to those around them

 

  • Politicians to remember their representative role and to know how to exercise their influence to serve and speak up for the needs of all including the vulnerable. Pray for God to raise up people who will speak clearly, lead and act in accordance with his good ways and against those ideas which undermine stability and good relationships in society

 

  • Give thanks for the number of people able to attend our church Away Day at Kimbolton  and for all the planning and organisational work that has been done. Pray for our speaker as he prepares, that God would direct him with words that will build us up for “Living as the people of God” – and pray for him and the family during this challenging  time of getting ready to move abroad to Spain

 

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Prayer Requests – 1st October 2017

Suggestions For Your Prayers…

 

  • Ask for God’s merciful direction of those who govern our nation and for political parties to be drawn to principles and goals that will genuinely be for the benefit of our society in accordance with God’s ways

 

  • God’s provision and protection of biblically faithful ministry at all levels of church life and witness. For all who are in mission situations to know they are not alone especially in the face of persecution or overwhelming need

 

  • For the individuals whose choice of words and actions are so critical for the conduct of international relations. Pray that God would make them attentive to wise advisers and grant discernment to see the path to peace and reconciliation along with courage and boldness to bring them about

 

  • For those in authority and individuals coping with the continuing impact of earthquakes in Mexico; hurricanes in the Caribbean and USA; tens of thousands of children with cholera in Yemen; the ongoing flow of migrants, including the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar to Bangladesh

 

  • Pray for those carrying responsibility during these important early stages of establishing effective management and a strong ethos at the Primary School

 

  • Those recovering after time in hospital or receiving treatment. For any who feel their strength is failing that they would lean on God. For all who are giving medical or care support to do so with discernment and sensitivity

 

  • For bereaved Christians, as they remember loved ones, that God would grant them comfort through confidence in his promises

 

  • The PCC developing our Mission Action Plan and considering important questions of how to honour God in accordance with his word, using the gifts and resources he has given us

 

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Prayer Requests – 24th September 2017

Suggestions For Your Prayers…

 

  • For the individuals whose choice of words and actions are so critical for the conduct of international relations. Pray that God would make them attentive to wise advisers and grant discernment to see the path to peace and reconciliation along with courage and boldness to bring them about

 

  • For those in authority and individuals coping with the continuing impact of earthquakes in Mexico; hurricanes in the Carribean and USA; tens of thousands of children with cholera in Yemen; the ongoing flow of migrants, including the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar to Bangladesh

 

  • The first Governor’s meeting at the Primary School on Monday. Pray for those carrying responsibility during these important early stages of establishing effective management and a strong ethos for staff and pupils

 

  • For everyone with health concerns, awaiting or having received test results, working out practical implications of treatment. That carers may be sensitive to give the right support, That all involved would look to God for spiritual strength and learn how to lean on him with complete trust

 

  • The PCC developing our Mission Action Plan and considering the important questions of how to honour God as we work to know Christ and make Him known using the gifts and resources God has given in accordance with his word

 

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Prayer Requests – 17th September 2017

Suggestions For Your Prayers…

 

  • Give thanks that Riseley CE Primary School is now open and functioning. Pray for all staff and pupils learning how best to use the new and old buildings. Pray for the pupils and parents for whom it is a new feature, to be quickly reassured about fitting in to a Church School. Also for the school ethos to be positively and well established

 

  • The continuing impact of hurricanes in the Carribean and USA; earthquake in Mexico; continuing crisis (especially for chidren) in Yemen. The ongoing flow of migrants from one desperate place to another, including the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar to Bangladesh. For God to raise up peacemakers in political conflicts

 

  • All students and pupils beginning new courses. Pray for our returning students to continue in Christian fellowship and to grow as godly disciples. For Festive as they seek new staff and use opportunities to support individuals and CUs in 6th Form and Technical Colleges

 

  • For everyone with health concerns, awaiting or having received test results, working out practical implications of treatment. That carers may be sensitive to give the right support, That all involved would look to God for spiritual strength and learn how to lean on him with complete trust

 

  • Staff at the Stables bearing the emotional burden of caring for vulnerable clients. For and those with management responsibility

 

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