World

Taiwan & China

As tensions have escalated in recent times across the strait, pray for measured leadership and engagement, for graciousness, good will and peace to prevail.
Coronavirus.

Pray for generosity from wealthy nations (like Australia) to be providing more vaccines to poor nations. Pray also that government policies around vaccines would not create division and hostility amongst their citizens, and for graciousness to disagree well with one another during these testing times.

Madagascar

Suffering its worst drought in four decades, pray for the tens of thousands on this island nation facing severe famine and for urgent help from the international community.

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 & Maree Edwards.

Pray for civil debate and discussion, for grace and humility in public discussion around vaccinations so that divisions are not multiplied.
Pray for those suffering with mental health issues and disabilities. Pray that they might have access to the desperately needed resources and services they need.

Pray for our defence forces who serve in such difficult situations. Pray for patience and the just use of force when necessary. Pray for their families and loved ones who sacrifice along with their partners for the good of our nation.

Pray for the education sector and the valuable role they play in our local community.

Church and mission

Parish

Pray as we continue in Ephesians that God would give us all deep encouragement that we are in Christ and deep conviction to live out this reality in all of our lives.

Pray for God to provide a little brother/sister in faith to us each that we may be active participants in Jesus’ call to disciple others and so bless another family member.

Pray for Bishop Matt and Trev in their pastoral care and leadership as HT participates as a vaccination trial site.

Pray for those feeling anxious or isolated as the pandemic continues to influence us all.

Give thanks and pray for the those who volunteer as children’s and youth ministry leaders

Pray for the different groups in our church, this week the 11 am and evening congregations

Diocese

Pray for George Hemmings in his work with children and youth across the diocese.

Mission

Pray for Karen as Chaplain at Girton School and for the students to be open to Jesus.
Pray for the ministry of Bush Church Aid in rural and remote Australia.

Persecuted Church

SAUDI ARABIA: Pray for new believers to find encouragement and community with other believers. Pray that Christians continue to have boldness to share the gospel and for the Saudi church to continue to grow.

Personal

Sick and in need

Jill, Melissa Nemoto, Anne Sanderson, Dorothy Silvester, Tom Glazebrook, Elizabeth Steele, Alan Weeks, Brian Allen, Glenda Waddington, Robyn Bullen, Judy & George Thomas, Kathryn Morse and any others known to us.