17th March 2019
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1
- Please pray for the victims, injured and families of those caught up in the dreadful terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand.
- In March we are asked to pray for the persecuted church in India, Iraq and Egypt. Pray for the many families who have had to leave their homes in Upper Egypt because of threats against them and their children and demands that they convert to Islam. Pray for the children who are targeted for abuse and rejection at school. Pray that God will be their ”refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble”(Psalm 46:1)
- Dear God, we thank you for everyone who took on the Mean Bean Challenge to support those who have so little. Participating in this challenge where only rice and beans are eaten for five days help the fundraisers and their supporters gain insight into the physical and emotional side-effects of an inadequate diet. (Tearfund Prayer Diary)
- Almighty God, whose glory is beyond the clouds; far above the highest mountain top yet surrounds us every day; everywhere, we praise you for the wonderful world you have created in which you have set us. Teach us to care for one another and for all creation responsibly and lovingly. Teach us to live in your righteousness, that all the earth and its peoples may flourish. Let us be agents of your great transformation, being and becoming your faithful people as we follow Christ, our Lord. (World Mission Council)
- Remember this week all the families who use the Perth Prison Visitors Support and Advice Centre. The centre is beside the prison providing a welcoming environment and it offers non-judgemental help and advice. Pray for the children who come to the centre that they may feel welcome, understood and accepted as they engage with staff and activities.(CrossReach Prayer Diary)
God, be my joy and strength; God, be my light and guide; God, be my hope and peace; God, be with me this day and forever. (David Adam, Walking in the Light, Kevin Mayhew, 2005)