World

Afghanistan

As coalition forces withdraw from Afghanistan, pray for the security personnel left behind and in danger of Taliban attack. Pray for wise leadership, for justice and peace in this nation.

Ethiopia

In the volatile and inaccessible Tigray region, famine is threatening the lives of five million Ethiopians. Pray for the world community to prioritize food aid to reach those in need, for safe passage to get the food to where it is needed, and for peace and justice to descend on the region.  

Coronavirus

Pray for a greater equality in the distribution of vaccines so that poorer nations at risk of having to cease their vaccination programs for a lack of supply would be enabled to continue.

China

Pray for international relations with China, especially in our region. Pray for wisdom in how to engage and interact and for Chinese leadership to use their power and influence for good ends in God’s mercy.

National and local 

Pray for the small businesses of our town – for their prosperity and that they might continue to be a good source of employment

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 federal level and pray for the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and our local member Lisa Chesters as well as all members of federal parliament.

Pray for young people as they return to school this week. Pray for a healthy sense of self-worth and resilience to unrealistic expectations promoted by social media. 

Pray for spouses/partners and children affected by domestic abuse – for their safety and for an end to this scourge on families.

Church and mission

Parish

Pray for opportunities to strengthened connections with the community, both individually and as a church. 

Give thanks and pray for the those who volunteer as money counters & office volunteers.

Pray for Trev, the wardens and parish council as they seek to steward our resources well.

Pray for our homegroups ministry to flourish in discipleship and in relationships.

Pray for the different groups in our church, this week the Playgroups resuming after holidays.

Diocese

Pray for the team at the Registry: for wisdom, energy and insight for their work.

Mission

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

Pray for our link missionaries Steph & Josh Mackenzie (along with Ezekiel and Eleanor) moving to the NT this month.

Persecuted Church 

SOMALIA: Pray that God will continue to build His Kingdom in this part of the world. Pray for spiritual growth and that Somali Christians can find safe ways to gather together.

Personal 

Sick and in need

Myrtle Shay, Alan Weeks, Leona Atkinson, Anne Sanderson, Brian Allen, Glenda Waddington, Robyn Bullen, Judy & George Thomas and any others known to us.