17th June 2018 

Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. Redeem me from human oppression, that I may obey your precepts.
Psalm 119:133-134 (NIV)

  • Pray for the family of Rev Tinashe Chimvuni’s family in Zimbabwe who died unexpectedly. Mr Chimvuni was Presbytery Clerk to the Uniting Presbyterial Church of Southern Africa. With the election in Zimbabwe having been set for 30th July, pray for a smooth election with the first time in 38 years Mr Mugabe not on the ballot. Pray for a peaceful outcome in a land of continuing tensions and pray that wise leaders will be elected.
  • Prayer for Sudan from Christian Aid

We pray for the many casualties of war in South Sudan – for those bereaved or injured by the conflict; for those bereft of their homes and livelihoods; for those in need of medical treatment.

We pray for the work of Christian Aid and its partners – for the distribution of food, fishing gear and seeds; for soap, mosquito nets and water; for a safe place for children.

We pray for the work of the church in bringing peace, for a listening ear and understanding heart, for productive negotiations and lasting peace, for strength to walk the long road to rebuilding and reconciliation.  (World Mission Council E-news)

  • Pray for the CrossReach Counselling Services in Inverness and Buckie. A generic service of counselling to people of all ages in both areas and to children and young people in Inverness is provided. In Inverness they have been working in schools. Pray that this will have an impact on the youngsters as a result of therapy. Pray also for the work done in Inverness Prison to help inmates to try to turn their lives around and look to a more positive future.
  • Pray that we may always value the contribution of the more senior members of our community. People may become frail physically but still have an amazing amount of wisdom and experience to pass on to us. Help us ensure that the elderly never feel useless and no longer wanted.

The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise. The Lord is all I have, and so I put my hope in him.
(from Lamentations 3)