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St Andrew’s prayer diary

But those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. Isaiah 40:31 GNB

Sheila May

This diary has been created by Sheila May to help us focus our prayers on matters that mean a lot to us.

When we bring our prayers to God, can we really think about and maybe find out information from the internet or publications so we are more informed and can pray more powerfully? Think about the subject of the day and try to relate personally with it: is there something we should be doing, or is it something you want to find out about? Try speaking to others at St Andrew’s as we all have different knowledge to share.

About this week’s prayer topic

We ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will, with all the wisdom and understanding that his spirit gives. Colossians 1:9 GNB

Today, Thursday 28 May 2020, please pray for:
Premier Christian Radio and other Christian radio stations around the world spreading God’s love and knowledge of him.

And in the days to come please pray for ...

Spiritual growth
Fri 29 May Those with more time than usual; may they spend more time with God through Bible reading, prayer and worship.
Sat 30 May Persecuted Christians worldwide as it becomes even more difficult to meet up and support each other.
UK society
Sun 31 May Tolerance and understanding in time of anxiety, fear and suffering.
Mon 1 Jun The unemployed and those whose jobs look uncertain.
Tue 2 Jun Those whose jobs are overwhelming and so much in demand casing stress and exhaustion, give them strength and resilience. May they feel appreciated.
Wed 3 Jun The sick and bereaved in this lonely time; may they feel God’s love surrounding them and the support of those around them, if only by phone.
Thu 4 Jun Charities such as Samaritans, Age UK, foodbanks and debt relief charities; may they get the financial support they need for the extra requests for help they are receiving.
Fri 5 Jun Local councils and volunteers delivering food, medicines and befriending the housebound and the lonely.
Sat 6 Jun Eothen and Willow Lodge and all care homes for residents and staff: keep them safe and give them loving staff. Pray for relatives who can’t visit.
Sun 7 Jun NHS and support staff, keep them safe, give them strength and may they feel supported.
Mon 8 Jun God's protection for all workers doing vital services in public transport, utilities, shop workers, police, army, food producers, lorry drivers and farmers.
Tue 9 Jun Residents and staff in nursing and care homes.
Wed 10 Jun Those isolating and those dependent on care in the community: may they feel supported and cared for.
Thu 11 Jun The easing of lockdown: may it not be too stressful for those returning to work.
Fri 12 Jun Young families educating and keeping children safe at home.
Sat 13 Jun Treatments and vaccines to be found to fight this infection.
Spiritual growth
Sun 14 Jun our faith in God: may it grow through Bible reading, prayer, worship and sharing our faith with others.
Mon 15 Jun Our minister Craig, our elders and pastoral team supporting and encouraging the congregation.
Tue 16 Jun Thanks for the guidance and support we get from St Andrew’s website, audio and on-line services.
Wed 17 Jun More people seeking God at this time and may they find people to help them with this.
Thu 18 Jun Church leaders everywhere to inspire and lead with wisdom.
Fri 19 Jun God’s love and peace direct our thoughts and actions.
Sat 20 Jun Christian Solidarity Worldwide, working for religious freedom in places such as Nigeria, Cuba, Pakistan and China.
UK Society
Sun 21 Jun Those who are ill and those who are caring for them, family members, paid or unpaid carers.
Mon 22 Jun Those who are housebound, lonely, frail or anxious.
Tue 23 Jun The unemployed and those with financial difficulties.
Wed 24 Jun Sutton Community Works, Trussell Trust and other food banks: may they get enough supplies and volunteers.
Thu 25 Jun Staff and residents of Abbeyfield homes.
Fri 26 Jun Children living in poverty, unstable families, abused and the disabled; may they still get the support they need from councils, Barnardo’s, Mencap, Homestart and other organisations.
Sat 27 Jun Charities such as Age UK, Samaritans, Mind, Citizens Advice and other charities: may they get funding and volunteers to cope with increased demands.
The World
Sun 28 Jun Refugees in camps or displaced from home without proper housing, sanitation or health care.
Mon 29 Jun Governments: may they work together sharing research, knowledge and resources.
Tue 30 Jun Countries most at risk of famine and disease, for charities to have enough funding and be allowed entry to help.
Wed 1 Jul MAF and the Cools family helping to deliver medical supplies to hard to reach places.
Thu 2 Jul World health care systems supported by charities such as Oxfam, Christian Aid, MSF and UNICEF; keep their volunteers safe.
Fri 3 Jul Premier Christian Radio and other Christian radio and TV stations around the world.
Sat 4 Jul Families separated by wars and famine and now the virus as well.

Scripture quotations marked GNB are from the Good News Bible © 1994 published by the Bible Societies/HarperCollins Publishers Ltd UK, Good News Bible © American Bible Society 1966, 1971, 1976, 1992. Used with permission.