Please continue to pray for the family and friends of Jean D following her funeral and thanksgiving service here last week. Thank God for Jean’s life and her witness here at LMC and pray that Ruth, Andrew and all her family will feel God’s loving presence surrounding and supporting them at this time.

Please pray for all those who are feeling unwell at this time, all who are in hospital or awaiting treatment and all who are now recovering from sickness or operations. We continue to pray for Harold D, Sylvia T, May H, Hazel M, and all others who are suffering in body, mind or spirit.

Please pray about the situation in Iran, praying that things will not escalate further and that God will be in that situation to bring wisdom and resolution.

Pray too for the political situation in our country and pray for leaders and governors throughout the world that they will use their influence wisely and for justice.

Please pray for the situation in Australia, that the bush fires may be halted and no further lives lost. Pray for all those who have lost so much as they try to come to terms with their situation and seek a way forward. Pray that they may receive help and encouragement.

Our circuit prayers are asked for the challenge to faith and recommitment that forms the central part of our Covenant services that we participate in over the next few weeks;’ for a prayerful re-evaluation of our response to God’s call and the roles we undertake in his mission – in and through our church locally, the circuit and wider afield.

Please also pray as the Circuit rolls out the Church Life plan over the coming weeks and months, pray for a clearer vision of God’s purposes for us as we seek to do His work; for the Holy Spirit’s gift of discernment in all the things we decide and for guidance in all our actions. Please continue to pray for our Student minister Pam as she waits to hear the results of the Stationing process for news of her next ministry placing.

Please also thank God that Kathy has had confirmation of her next stationing from next September. Pray for God’s blessing to be upon both Pam and Kathy as they continue in His ministry.