Sunday 9 May
Dear Lord: I am ready to follow you courageously today but give me the strength I need to do this. Help me not to forget you nor turn from your ways, but that all I do would be done by your power and for your glory. We ask for the online groups and services this weekend to be so helpful for people as you build faith, build your church, and reach out to others. Amen.
Monday 10th May
At the start of this new week we recommit ourselves to the Lord and pray again that he would continue to do his work within us for our sanctification, and that he would use us for his purposes wherever we are and in whatever we do.
Tuesday 11th May
We pray for the Annual Parochial Church Meeting tonight, that it would be a time of looking forward and rededicating ourselves to God's work in our area.
Wednesday 12th May
After the outcome of last Thursday's elections, we pray for all those taking up office, from parish to national level, and especially for those doing so for the first time, asking that you would guide them and also protect them against the temptations that come to those with any level of authority and responsibility.
Thursday 13th May
We continue to pray for our world, and especially around the pandemic. We remember those countries which have been especially badly hit, and pray for wisdom, guidance and moral strength for all those with special responsibility for dealing with the pandemic. Pray also that the lifting of some restrictions next week in the UK will not lead to irresponsible and selfish behaviour.
Friday 14th May
We pray today for the work being done among the younger members of St John's, in particular the children's and youth work, and also for the young adults group. We pray for strength and continued vision and enthusiasm for the leaders, and that through all the group activities the members would come to know Jesus more and more.
Saturday 15th May
We pray today for senior members of St John's, in particular for those who have recently come to faith or who are still looking. We thank you also for long lives spent in Christian service, and ask that we would be inspired by and learn from these.
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- Gift & Kathryn Asiku, working for Wycliffe Bible Translators in Uganda.
- Andrew & Maria Leake, involved in the creation of care through the Church Missionary Society in Argentina
- Jony & Jenny Bertin, leading an Anglican Church in Rosario in Argentina
- Tearfund (The United Mission to Nepal)
- CPAS (Ventures and Falcon Camps for young people)
- Church Army (The Marylebone Project providing shelter and support for women in London)
- St Catherine's Hospice
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