I hope that these emails and prayers are useful, and that you are able to spend a few minutes at noon each day, as we pray together as a church family. Please do keep sending your prayer suggestions to me, so that we can make sure we are praying around the needs, burdens and encouragements of our whole church family.
“His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus… .Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: ‘This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!’” (Mark 9:3-4,7)
Father God, thank you for this glimpse the disciples had of our Saviour Jesus’s glory, and for the times when we ourselves feel close to heaven. Please help us to know that we are still close to you, through Jesus, when we are walking harder paths of suffering. Help us to deny ourselves and to follow wherever you lead, with our eyes on your glory. Amen
Please also pray today for Nigeria.
We pray today for those who are grieving loved ones. Please keep and carry these precious people in their sadness and loss. Cover them with your great wings of love, give their weary hearts rest and their minds sound sleep. Lord, lift their eyes so that they may catch a glimpse of eternity, and be comforted by the promise of heaven. We ask all this in the precious name of Jesus. Amen
Please continue to pray today for Nigeria.
Father God, thank You for the men and women who serve our country in leadership roles, and for their families. Give them wisdom on how to best represent everyone in these difficult times, with needs changing daily. Father, we also ask that You give our leaders courage so that even when it’s hard, they would continue to boldly represent their constituents’ needs and those of the most vulnerable. Amen
Please pray today for Norway.
Saviour Jesus, as we read of increasing lockdown measures and are tempted to worry about the future, please give us peace, and help us to remember that you walk with us every day. Please would you comfort us, and help us to comfort those around us in your name. Amen
Please pray today for Oman.
May this eternal truth be always on our hearts,
That the God who breathed this world into being,
Placed stars into the heavens
And designed a butterfly’s wing,
Is the God who entrusted his son
to the care of ordinary people,
became vulnerable that we might know
how strong is the wonder of Love.
A mystery so deep it is impossible to grasp.
A mystery so beautiful it is impossible to ignore.
Please pray today for Pakistan.
Please help our church family today, Lord, to love and support each other, whether we are staying at home or coming to meet in our church buildings. Please would you help us to encourage each other in our walk with you. Amen
Please continue to pray today for Pakistan.