Please continue to pray for all those in our fellowship and for friends and family members who are in poor health at this time. We pray for Diane Burgess, Anthony Parkinson, Jean Baxter, Eva Thomas, May Hankin, Bev Sharrock and all who are undergoing hospital treatment or tests. Pray also for the friends and family who seek to support and care for those who are ill, that they may be strengthened and sustained at this time. Please pray too for all those who work in the health services in so many varied roles. Pray that they will receive strength and guidance from God to show compassion and care for all those they treat during their work.
As the week of Prayer for Prisons Week draws to a close please continue to pray for God to bring strength and encouragement to all those in prison. Pray for the prisoners , for those who work in our prisons as wardens and governors. Pray especially for Kathy Lamb and for all prison chaplains in the work and witness they provide, and for all prison visitors and volunteers. Please also pray for the families of those in prison and for their future lives together.
Pray for all those who may also feel imprisoned in other ways – either physically through ill health or loneliness , or mentally and emotionally due to many reasons. Pray that they may find strength from God and that the Holy Spirit will work through others to help those in need.
In our circuit prayers we pray for our work with children and young people and those who have other vulnerabilities, that our ministries can mirror thee compassion and integrity of Jesus’ and be worthy of our Lord’s calling on us; for the wisdom to work within the Safeguarding guidance and maintain good practice in all we do.