20th January 2019
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. Jeremiah 17:7 (ESV)
- Pray for the persecuted Church worldwide. In January, prayers are requested for Christians in Nigeria, Eritrea, Malaysia, North Korea, Afghanistan and China. Pray for Christians in Malaysia who are living under Sharia Those who are arrested for contravening Sharia are often sent to rehabilitation centres, where they are reportedly offered financial incentives to convert to Islam. Pray that they will be given strength to resist this pressure. (Prayershield Release)
- Give thanks to God for the gift of each day. Help everyone who works for CrossReach to live each day according to God’s will. Pray for those who work at Cale House, Inverness, supported accommodation for 22 people experiencing homelessness in an alcohol and substance-free environment. Pray for wisdom and grace as they minister to those God brings to the service. (Prayer Diary of CrossReach)
- Pray for all politicians. Pray that they will know God in their hearts and look to His Word for the way to follow. Pray for every one of them who are having to make difficult decisions on behalf of our country. May they try to do God’s will for the citizens, rich and poor.
- On this Souper Sundae, we pray for those who are infected by HIV/AIDS and those who are affected by it through ill health or discrimination. Pray that they will be able to afford the nutritious food which will help them to use the retro-virus drugs to better effect. We give thanks that the rate of infection of HIV/AIDS across the world is slowing down. Help us to be generous in our support of the Church’s programme to assist both worldwide and in our own country.
When God prompts you to pray for someone else, don’t wait. Do it! Your prayers may be the only one thing standing between that person and catastrophe. Read 2 Thessalonians 3:1 (God’s little book of Peace)