Prayer Diary
June

 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

2 Corinthians 3:17

 

Please pray for the following

 

Faith is ..

Remembering I am indispensable to GOD when I feel I only clutter up the landscape

 

 

Give thanks that at long last Mark has been given a definite diagnosis and pray that he will receive the treatment he needs to enjoy better heath

 

Mark, Caroline, Rachel and Ben that they may enjoy good quality family time to enable them continue to serve our parish as well as they do

 

The PCC as they continue to meet to make important decisions on our behalf and for us all to support them with our talents because we all have a role to play

 

The easing of Lockdown this month will be able to go ahead so that the Nation can enjoy ‘normal’ activities

 

 

Faith is ..

The handle by which I take God’s promises and apply them to my particular problems

 

All who work in the medical profession, the police, and fire workers who serve our Country with such dedication

 

 

 

India as they struggle to cope with Covid, that they will get help from other countries with oxygen and other essential equipment

 

The Vaccine production to be maintained as we continue to vaccinate the population and for vaccines to be produced so other countries will receive sufficient supplies

 

Leaders of our Home Groups who have done a valiant job in keeping in touch with their members via Zoom

 

 

Faith is ..

Doing the right thing regardless of the consequences, knowing God will turn the ultimate effect to good.

 

 

Jim who has stood in at short notice to lead and preach when Mark has been unwell and for Barbara and Bill as they play their part brilliantly on the sermon rota. Pray too for all those who read and lead in prayer.  

 

The Diocese to appoint a Pioneer Minister/Development Worker for St B’s to enable the Gospel to be shared more widely

 

Church growth in the whole Parish both spiritually and numerically and for the return of Home Groups in the near future

 

More children to come along to our Churches, when we are able to open properly, and for sufficient helpers to run groups for different ages

 

Relaxation of rules so that we may meet in Church and sing!!

 

More people will be allowed to attend funerals and for all who mourn the loss of loved ones that they may be comforted

 

The economy to improve greatly and the High Streets will be saved, and that online firms will pay a fair amount of tax after seeing good trade during Lockdowns

 

 

Refiner’s fire,

My heart’s one desire

is to be holy,

Set apart for You, Lord.

I choose to be holy,

Set apart for You, my master,

Ready to do your will.

Brian Doerksen

 

All those who long for holidays may be able to enjoy breaks and for the tourist industry in holiday resorts in this Country flourish which will help our economy

 

Those in Care Homes that their health and wellbeing will improve greatly as they enjoy more freedom in seeing friends and family and being able to enjoy time out of the Care Home

 

 

For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that He has chosen you, because our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, in the Holy Spirit, and with full assurance.

1 Thessalonians 1: 4/5

 

Those who are homeless and living on the streets that they will be able to find permanent shelter and be given hope for the future

 

So many who are in need because they are lonely, abandoned or refugees that they will find comfort in their troubles and find a permanent home

 

The Government and all MPs and local councillors to serve the people they represent with dedication and integrity

 

The Queen and the Royal Family as they continue to serve our Country and raise the spirits of all those they meet

 

Any problems with trading and especially in Northern Island can be sorted out so that we can enjoy good relations with other Countries for the benefit of all

 

Protesters, that they will do so peacefully and not cause unnecessary damage and for the Police, who find themselves in a difficult position, that they will not be harmed

 

Our Missionary partners abroad who are unable to travel home or meet with family that they may feel the Lord’s touch as they serve Him so faithfully

 

Those who suffer from mental health issues that Jesus will reveal himself to them and they will know He walks alongside them.

 

The many people who are awaiting operations will be able to get them to put them out of their pain and for the NHS to cope with the enormous backlog

 

The Archbishops and Bishops will lead the way so that we may see many coming to faith and having a relationship with Jesus

 

Freedom of speech not to be eroded as we remember that we do not have the right not to be offended when often it isn’t intended

 

The media that they will be more balanced and positive in their reporting so that we receive a fair knowledge of the current news