Fortnightly Prayer Diary
Mission Matters Prayer Sheet
A different style of prayer diary this fortnight…
This Sunday in church I hope that you got your latest edition of “Mission Matters”.
It’s a wonderful booklet that brings us up to date with many ways that God is at work, in Clacton and across the world - some things we are involved with here in church and others that our mission partners do. I thought that it would be good to take this fortnight to pray prayers inspired by what’s in “Mission Matters” – it’s a really good chance to pray for some areas where we might otherwise not be sure what to ask for. So let’s pray, with thankfulness, for God’s work, in its many forms. Mark.
PS Let me know what you think about this fortnight’s style of diary.
SATURDAY 8th Read what Jackie said about WEC (p.12-13)…
Pray for WEC’s work in the Middle East: that the unreached will be reached
ALSO, pray for St Mark’s - it’s being decorated for Christmas today.
SUNDAY 9th Read Keith’s article about leadership (p.6-8)…
Pray that God would move us to serve in new ways, with the gifts he gives.
ALSO, pray for the Nativity Carol Service at St Mark’s this morning (10.30).
CHRISTMAS PRAYER SHEET
I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING UNTIL SUNDAY 6TH JANUARY
WHEN OUR NEXT PRAYER DIARY COMES OUT
Why not read part of Luke chs.1&2 each day
EACH DAY PRAY FOR:
The next couple of special services or events (see the calendar on the welcome page)
People who have already been to one of these - that they respond to the Good News they heard.
Our plans for the new year -
- “New Year… new start” Services on 6th Jan
- Tea Time Church (x2) & the Afternoon Service
- Christianity Explored courses
Ourselves: that we would know the joy of the Christmas message once more
Pray something inspired by your Bible reading today
ALSO PRAY FOR A SPECIAL THEME EACH DAY:
MON: our local schools - for all who will be coming to a school service; then for good rests for everyone!
TUE: our mission partners - Mark and Ruth at Betel, Gift and Kathryn in Uganda, Catherine in Japan.
WED: our country & its leaders (especially at this time)
our town - and for a Great Awakening here
THU: persecuted Christians across the world
(see Open Doors website for more details)
FRI: our church - for holiness; for real unity; for our buildings; for our outreach across the parish
SAT: other local churches - those in our town, and the others who are part of our deanery
SUN: the world and its leaders - for peace, justice, wise decisions, and for the gospel to go forward