24 May 2020
We pray for our relationship with God:
- We pray that we would marvel at the absolute power of God, and we will see Him as the place of absolute safety, and not anything else. We pray that we will see also the crucial importance of a relationship with Him, and take steps in protecting it and growing it.
- Pray that we will rest in God’s sovereignty and justice. We pray that the Holy Spirit will give us a deep trust in the ultimate fairness of God: that He is not indifferent to injustice, but will act on it in the Last Day. We pray that we will lift up our grievances honestly to Him, and to pray against the oppression in the world.
- Pray that we will learn to be joyful in praising God, even in the midst of difficulties. We pray that we would see the preciousness of God in the Last Days.
We pray for our fellow brothers and sisters:
- Try to speak to a friend of yours within the church family and pray for him / her, via the phone, that God will look after them and provide them with their daily needs.
- Pray for the families within the church: that they will take time to re-evaluate what’s really important in life, and to rely on God for comfort, strength, and the renewal of family bonds.
- Pray for our brothers and sisters in the volunteering sector. Pray that they would have perseverance as weariness kicks in, and that the most vulnerable in communities would continue to be supported through their work.
We pray for the world:
- Pray for wisdom on how to maintain safe operations, and that retailers would strike the right balance between keeping staff safe and protecting their long-term livelihoods.
- Pray for social workers to quickly understand where the risks are in a given situation, and for their stamina. Pray that people in the local neighbourhood would have eyes and ears open to what may be going on.
- Start a conversation with a friend or a neighbour (using suitable means), and offer to pray for them.