22nd October 2017
God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Psalm 46: 1-3
- Pray for all those who have been victims of recent storms, floods, forest fires and other natural disasters, and for all those, members of armed services and emergency services and individuals, who brave the elements to help those in need.
- Thank God for the daily work of the Mulanje Mission Hospital in Malawi and the commitment of staff to providing good quality care. Remember especially nursing and clinical teams, providing the best care they can in difficult circumstances. (World Mission Council)
- Pray for all those affected by conflict, in far away places and closer to home. Pray particularly for the hundreds of thousands of refugees from Myanmar flooding into Bangladesh, and for the Bangladeshi authorities, the international organisations and the local population who are doing their best to support them. Ask that governments and individual people in countries not directly affected may be stirred to provide the aid that is urgently required.
- Give thanks for family, friends and neighbours, and pray for any who are bereaved, unwell, anxious or afraid at this time.
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. Isaiah 12:2