19 January 2020
We pray for our relationship with God:
- We praise Jesus for who He is: our Lord and God who cannot be domesticated by our human habits and actions, but also challenges our arrogance and comforts us in our hardships.
- For us to stand up for Jesus boldly in the midst of hard decisions, confident that a life of witnessing to our family, to our colleagues and to our neighbours about Jesus is in fact life to the full.
- For us to put away all our falsehoods and to keep coming to Jesus and to church in weakness, in repentance, and in trust.
We pray for our fellow brothers and sisters:
- Pray for the Small Group you are part of: that they will be united around the plan of God for His church, and relate to one another as true brothers and sisters in Christ.
- We pray for the Leadership Training on 18 January, for a real sense of partnership in the Gospel, a generosity for Leaders to share gifts and resources with one another, and a gentleness to bear with one another in weakness.
- We pray for the health of our Advisory Pastor, Paddy Mallon, so that he will recover from his illness.
- We pray for the sense of helplessness arose from the Australian wild fire will be channelled into a real seeking of God and an urgency to pray to God for deliverance. We pray that the Gospel will continue to comfort Christians, and the Australian churches to be gentle and diligent in their ministry.
We pray for the world:
- Think of one family member of yours who is not a Christian. Pray that he / she will encounter a new Christian this week, so that he / she can see more of the truth of Jesus in his / her life.
- We pray for the families and friends who lost their loved ones in the plane crash in Iran. We pray against any escalation of tension in the geographical area, as well as for government officials to have a humility to admit mistakes and make changes that are in line with God’s will.
- We give thanks for a relatively peaceful election in Taiwan, and we pray for the President of Taiwan, that she will govern Taiwan justly and wisely.