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.
“Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, ‘Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.’” (Mark 9:35, NIV)
Heavenly Father, thank you for sending your Son to save us. We praise you that he came to be counted as the least, and so was shown to be the very greatest. Please would your Holy Spirit help us to follow his example, and seek to serve those around us. As we do this, please would your kingdom grow through our words and actions. We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.
Please continue to pray today for the Philippines.
Lord God Almighty, we give you thanks for all the blessings of this life; for health and strength, for the beauty of the world, for the kindness and love of family and friends, for opportunities of service, and for the harvest of land and sea. Accept our praise for these your gifts, and make us ever mindful of our dependence on you; for your Son, Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.
Please pray today for Poland.
Lord, as you come down to lift us up, help us to show compassion and sympathy to others. Give to your church a sense of service and humility. May we be obedient to you, seeking to do your will at all times, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Please pray today for Portugal.
Healing Lord, we pray for all who lack well-being, the ill at home or in hospital. We remember those who have no homes or security, no one to care for them, and all who suffer through feeling unwanted or rejected, and deserted. Lord, by your Spirit, make us loving and caring people. Amen.
Please pray today for Puerto Rico.
Almighty God, you are a strong tower to all who put their trust in you: may those who suffer find you their defence; and may they know and feel that there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by whom and through whom we may receive health and salvation, except the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Please pray today for [Qatar]https://www.operationworld.org/country/qata/owtext.html) and Réunion.
Lord Jesus Christ, we thank you
for all the benefits that you have won for us,
for all the pains and insults
that you have borne for us.
Most merciful redeemer,
friend and brother,
may we know you more clearly,
love you more dearly,
and follow you more nearly,
day by day.
Please pray today for Romania.