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.
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Mark 10:14-15
Father God, please help us to receive your kingdom like little children this week: would we trust you completely, depend on you completely, and accept that all we have to offer you is our gratitude. Please help us to live full of child-like joy in your love and goodness. Amen
Please also pray today for Saudi Arabia.
We pray for all whose lives have been touched by tragedy and grief. For those who mourn, immerse them in your love and lead them through this darkness into your arms, and light. For those who comfort, be in both the words they use and all that’s left unspoken; fill each heart with love. We ask this through Jesus Christ, whose own suffering brought us life, here and for eternity. Amen
Please continue to pray today for Saudi Arabia.
Almighty God, as COVID data, strategies and regulations seem to become ever more confusing and difficult, we remember that you are the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. We thank you that although we do not know the future or the wisest path, you do, Please would you help us to give you our worries and fears, and accept the peace we have in knowing we are in your loving hands. Amen
Please also pray today for Senegal.
Lord Jesus, we pray for our parish of Northaw and Cuffley. We thank you for our community and the blessings we have living here. Please would you help us bring your blessings, which are greater and more long-lasting than any other, to our friends and family here. Amen
Please also pray today for the Seychelles.
Lord of Heaven, we pray today for our government, both national and local. Please would you help the leaders to make wise decisions, weighing up fairly the many different needs we have across our country. Amen
Please also pray today for Serbia.
Lord Jesus, we thought earlier on this week of your acceptance and love for the little children who were brought to you. As half term begins, we pray for the children we know and care for, and for those who we don’t know but especially need your care and blessing over this break, whatever form it takes. Please would pupils and staff be able to rest well and prepare well while schools are closed this week. Amen
Please also pray today for Sierra Leone.