Prayer

World

Myanmar

Pray for a return to democracy, for safety for those protesting and those risking their own lives to help the injured. Pray too for wisdom from the international community in how to use their influence for peace in this nation.  

Coronavirus

Pray in God’s mercy to make effective the strategies to flatten the curve across the world. Pray especially for those living in poverty, high density or unstable environments. Pray for production, rollout and effectiveness of vaccines around the world. Pray those in greatest need will be cared for generously and with priority by nations who have much. 

Climate and Environment

Pray for scientists working on innovation and clean energy production; pray for investment into and prioritisation of environmental work worldwide; and pray for climate change refugees becoming dispossessed because of rising sea levels. 

National and local 

Pray for all levels of government to lead with integrity and wisdom, and to use the many resources we have for the good of all people. This week we focus on the state level and pray for the Premier Daniel Andrews and our local members –Jacinta Allan and Maree Edwards.

Pray for compassionate change to Australia’s refugee and Asylum Seeker policy, for generosity and love to win over fear and distrust, and for Karen Andrews the new Home Affairs minister.

Pray for all those cleaning up and recovering from the floods.

Give thanks for increasing availability and rollout of covid vaccines across the nation. 

Pray for greater equality and understanding in our culture around how women are treated and respected.

Church and mission

Parish

Pray for our families, neighbours, colleagues and friends and for opportunities to share Jesus’ love this Easter.

Pray that we will be a blessing to the communities into which God has planted us.

Pray our church would be a safe place for all who join us as we implement safe church training.

Give thanks and pray for the those who volunteer as small group leaders.

Pray for the different groups in our church, this week the young adults and teenagers.

Diocese

Give thanks and pray for Finance and Investments Committee.

Mission

Pray for Karen as Chaplain at Girton School and for the students to be open to Jesus and his ways.

Pray for the ministry of Bush Church Aid in rural and remote Australia.

Persecuted Church

IRAN: Pray for wisdom for church leaders as they shepherd their congregation. Pray for further growth of the church and that many more will come to know, understand, and share the gospel.

Personal

Sick and in need

Evelyn Minney, Leona Atkinson, Anne Sanderson, Ella James, Brian Allen, Glenda Waddington, Robyn Bullen, Judy and George Thomas, Lorenzo Santalucia and any others known to us.