17 November 2019
We pray for our relationship with God:
- We praise God as the Life-Giver, who gives life and cares for the entire Creation with His love and power.
- For us to trust God as our loving Father, who will provide our daily bread every single day.
- For us to seek God’s Kingdom and His righteousness, and not too persistent in worrying over our material possessions.
We pray for our fellow brothers and sisters:
- We pray for our fellow church members: that they will diligently seek God’s will through recognising God’s sovereignty in this Creation, through reading the Bible and through praying.
- We give thanks for those brothers and sisters in the church who are struggling with stress, facing uncertainty about their careers, or searching for wisdom at their workplace. We entrust them to God’s Fatherly care.
- We pray for the Christian organisation Open Doors as they support persecuted Christians from all around the world materially and spiritually.
- We pray for the Christian environmental organisation A Rocha as they grieve the passing of their founder Miranda and their CEO Chris by a fatal road accident. We also pray for Peter, Miranda’s husband, who is also involved in the accident.
We pray for the world:
- We pray for Hong Kong university students: for their burden to be lifted up and their hurt to be comforted. We pray also for the families of the students who are affected by the recent injuries and fatalities, that they will be cared by our Father God too.
- We pray for the local election campaigns in Sheffield. We pray for all the individuals who are willing to stand as MPs and we pray for a fear of God in all of them and a compassion for people in all of them.
- We pray for the flood in and around Sheffield. We pray for safe travels for all residents and excess rain to be stopped. We also pray for the emergency services to arrive at the places most affected by the rain so that they can exercise aid swiftly.
- We pray for the youths in the UK. We pray that they will feel safe in the streets, in the schools and at home. We pray that they will follow good role models and encounter much grace as they grow up into adulthood.