We pray for ourselves:
- Thank God for the Good News of Jesus Christ, for us and for the fallen world we live in. It is by grace alone that we are accepted into God’s family. We are amazed by the love that God has for us – even though we fail Him so often, we are accepted by Him when we repent and trust in Jesus.
- Thank God for the gift of prayer through which we can approach God at all times and wherever we may be.
- Pray for personal growth in our spiritual life in the midst of hard times such as during this pandemic lockdown. For a real sense of His presence and our obedience to His wishes. To truly make Him first in our life and above all else.
- Thank God for the freedom we have as believers. Pray that we would not take that freedom for granted, nor abuse it, but would use it for the worship of God, and for the benefits of other brothers and sisters.
We pray for one another:
- Pray for how we interact with one another, and for our collective worship. Pray for spiritual understanding, and for the right sense of inclusion and freedom in worship.
- Thank God for our church SCCC, and His Blessings on SCCC for the past 48 years.
- Pray for our fellow brothers and sisters in this Covid19 pandemic. Pray in particular for those who are ill and isolated. Pray that God will be close to them, God’s hope to be with them, and for His comfort and healing on them.
- Pray for the Church’s effort to recruit a new church pastor. Pray that God will send the right person to us, and that the church council will pray and seek God’s wisdom and leading in the recruitment process.
- For the Church’s ongoing repair work, for wisdom to make full use of the building and make it a suitable place for ministry and for worship, and to glorify His Name. For good work to be done by the workmen, and protection on them from accidents.
- Pray for our church deacons, Thank God for their willingness to serve, that they will keep close to God, to trust His leading and to be aware of their calling and responsibilities.
- Pray for churches in UK as well as other countries gradually reopening their doors for worship, for God’s protection on their congregations against infection by the Covid19 virus.
Pray for the UK and for the world:
- Pray for those who are in the frontline of the fight against the disease. Give thanks for God’s protection on them. Pray that they would continue to rely on God alone in their work, and serve unreservedly.
- Pray for the UK, for the authorities and government and the ongoing easing of the Covid19 lockdown here, and pray against a second wave of infection.
- Pray that people will keep to the government’s guidelines and aware of one another’s health and well-being. Pray that schools will reopen to our children this month, that workers will return to their posts, and for the economy too.
- That God will continue to protect the weak and the vulnerable, that lonely, depressed people will turn to Jesus Christ and enjoy God’s presence and rest.
- Pray that God will give His peace to the weary, His comfort to those who are mourning, and His salvation to those who are lost.
- Pray for God’s mercy in this Covid19 pandemic all over the world, especially in the USA, India, Brazil, Australia, etc. where more people are falling ill from the illness.
- Pray for the Hong Kong residents who are thinking about migrating to the UK, for them to trust in God and not panic, and for them to make decisions on solid grounds.
- For the people of Belarus and the current unrest.