21st January 2018
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139: 23 – 24
- Pray for the mental health and inner wellbeing of people affected by leprosy and people with disabilities who are stigmatised. Pray that Pastors and Churches will have positive understanding and attitudes and will embrace and support people affected by leprosy. (Leprosy Mission Prayer Diary for Democratic Republic of Congo)
- In January pray for persecuted Christians in Laos, Chine, Malaysia and India. We pray for people like Sonxi from Laos who face opposition from relatives. Sonxi’s relatives threatened to sell her into the sex trade if she refused to stop going to church. Give thanks that she fled and is now a full-time Christian worker. (Release Prayershield)
- Pray for all who are anxious about their employment at this time. Pray that help will be found for them and that they will receive assistance to find other work or be able to work in a more relaxed atmosphere. Pray for all who use the Foodbank that this will be a temporary ‘fix’ and they will soon not need this help.
- Pray for your own anxieties. Maybe you are worried about children, grandchildren or partner. Take it to the Lord in prayer. He listens and, if we listen to him, the peace will come.
For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise.
(Psalm 47: 7)