Special Page for Pentecost
Sunday, 31st - Pentecost Sunday
‘Rejoice in the Lord always.
I will say it again, Rejoice!
Let your gentleness be evident to all.
The Lord is near.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer
and petition, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will
guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 4: 4 – 7)
“Give to us, O Lord, in these days, your joy, your gentleness, your presence
and your peace. May we make you known from our homes and from our
hearts. Even when our church buildings are silent, may your praise
resound from joy – filled lives.”
“Father God, please bless all who are preaching and teaching and
reading your Word on-line today across our country. Bless those who lead
services and prayers. Bless all who listen in. May today be a wonderful
day for all your beloved people across our land. And may many who don’t
yet know you hear something of your love and of the Good News this day.”
➢ Please pray that today, at Pentecost, many who have turned
away in the past may return to the Lord and seek His
face, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
• Thank God that we can lean on each other at this time. Pray that
we would gain God’s strength through our church family.
• Pray for ourselves and each other. Pray that we might be active
in picking up the phone and staying in touch with each other.
PLEASE TAKE SOME TIME TODAY TO PRAY FOR OUR VARIOUS MINISTRIES
AT THIS TIME, AND THOSE INVOLVED WITH THEM –
- Pray for all that the office produces.
- Pray for all those phoning round to encourage each other.
- Pray for our Food Share team, working from the hall.
- Pray for our first attempts to meet with each other via Zoom.
- Pray for our clubs and activities for children and young people on-line - Little Fishes, Searchlights, Good Fruit Club, j10.
- Pray for our attempts to reach out through “Ask a Pastor”.
- Pray for Wed Worshippers & our Thursday “Lent” Meetings.
- Pray for our main Sunday Morning Service.
- Pray for our Service for Families (4pm).
- Pray for our Evening Prayers, that especially at this time we would want to pray together.
PLEASE TAKE SOME TIME TODAY TO PRAY FOR OUR MISSION LINKS –
- Gift and Katherine in Uganda, working with Bible translation.
- The whole of the Lunyole Bible translation team.
- Catherine Porter planning to come home to this country (for a year) from Japan in July.
- Mark and Ruth working with Betel in Birmingham.
- Nick Brewerton, working with UCCF in Manchester.
PLEASE TAKE SOME TIME TODAY TO PRAY FOR ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY THE
PRESENT SITUATION –
- For those who are ill;
- For those caring for them and helping them;
- For those whose jobs put them in danger;
- For those whose jobs and businesses have been badly affected by the present circumstances;
- For all those who have to stay at home;
- For all those isolated, lonely or missing people;
- For all those in need, in many ways.
Mon 1st – Sun 14th June
This fortnight it’s Mission Matters prayer again…
MONDAY 1st Sharing the Gospel
Thank God that we can share Jesus with our neighbours without fear.
AND pray for those that are grieving, especially those we know at this time - that they may find comfort in our Lord and Saviour.
TUESDAY 2nd Wycliffe
Thank God that Wycliffe’s translation work continues despite the pandemic.
AND pray for “Ask a Pastor” going out on YouTube this evening - pray for many to be listening in and to be helped by wisdom from the Bible.
WEDNESDAY 3rd Wycliffe
Pray that many would be drawn to use scripture apps at the moment.
AND pray for Hannah as she organises to meet with j10 on Zoom tonight.
THURSDAY 4th MAF’s work
Pray for MAF as they try to adapt and keep each flying programme running.
ALSO pray for Hannah and Rachel as they produce Searchlights.
FRIDAY 5th Betel UK
Thank God for the continued provision “in abundance” for the work, even though they have had to close most of the businesses that they run.
AND pray for Little Fishes families - that they would watch on Fri mornings.
SATURDAY 6th Mark, Ruth & family (Betel)
Give thanks for Mark, Ruth, Harvey and Sophia, and pray that they can prioritise what needs doing and have wisdom how best to use their time.
AND pray for all preparing for our Sunday services (especially technology).
SUNDAY 7th Mission links
(All can be found on our web site under ‘Mission Support).
Pray for each one by name – pray especially for Rev. Enoch Wanderra’s broken leg.
AND pray for each of our services today on YouTube – 10.30am, 4pm, 6pm
MONDAY 8th Tearfund
Give thanks for the “rise in spiritual hunger” at this time and pray for churches to be able to respond to this in their role in the wider society.
AND pray for Ti as he continues to do the Good Fruit Club (Mon, Wed, Fri).
TUESDAY 9th Wycliffe
Pray for everyone serving with Wycliffe worldwide - for those that have returned home and for those that have stayed in their host country
AND pray for all who work for our church office – that they cope with the changes and the new ways in which we have to work at the moment.
WEDNESDAY 10th MAF
Please pray for MAF flying nurses to village clinics to administer vaccines and educate about the virus.
Also, thank God for Stuart King, co-founder of MAF, who recently turned 98.
AND pray for Wed Worshippers: for encouragement as they “meet” today.
THURSDAY 11th Tearfund
Pray for the work of Tearfund with the poorest people across the world.
Pray for all living in poverty.
AND please pray for our staff and ministry teams at church at this time - that we’ve wisdom to know how best to minster to people at the moment.
FRIDAY 12th Betel
Give thanks for God’s protection on people in Betel houses. Pray for continued safety and the continued provision for people’s needs just now.
AND pray for Clive and the Food Share team as they meet the needs of people in our town - pray that people would continue to feel God’s love.
SATURDAY 13th Mission Links
Pray for those we know in Uganda – Gift, Kathryn and family, Aristarchus (working on the Banyole translation project) and Enoch with his broken leg!
AND pray for all in our church family who are ill or sad at this time.
SUNDAY 14th WEC
Pray for Catherine, planning to come home from Japan for a year, for Nick as he has had to adapt his work, & for Wendy and Flora, who has been ill.
AND pray for all who watch our YouTube channel today – especially for those who do not yet know Jesus. Pray for the Gospel to be heard.