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St Andrew’s prayer diary

It is love, then, that you should strive for. Set your hearts on spiritual gifts, especially the gift of proclaiming God’s message. 1 Corinthians 14:1 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

He will cover you with his wings; you will be safe in his care; his faithfulness will protect and defend you. Psalm 91:4 GNB

Today, Monday 2 August 2021, please pray for:
Countries less able to deal with the health crisis of the coronavirus.

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

The world
Tue 3 Aug The poor and hungry in developing countries getting less help from struggling governments.
Wed 4 Aug Persecuted minorities in countries such as Muslims in Myanmar, India and China and Christians in Sri Lanka and Turkey.
Thu 5 Aug Children orphaned separated from parents by famine or in war zones.
Fri 6 Aug Victims of trafficking or abuse.
Sat 7 Aug For world governments to share knowledge and resources.
UK Society
Sun 8 Aug The bereaved and lonely, may friends and family know the best way to support them.
Mon 9 Aug Homeless of all ages with many becoming homeless due to the coronavirus.
Tue 10 Aug Victims of domestic abuse.
Wed 11 Aug Those with mental health issues and their families trying to support them.
Thu 12 Aug People living with debt, some for the first time.
Fri 13 Aug Those living with addictions.
Sat 14 Aug Single parents and their children; many children lost one parent recently.
St Andrew’s missionaries and charities
Sun 15 Aug Bibi Nédellec with Wycliffe Bible Translators now living back in France.
Mon 16 Aug The Cools family working for Mission Aviation Fellowship in Australia.
Tue 17 Aug Sutton SchoolsWork: Simon Ellingham, Sarah Skinner and Kate Canning.
Wed 18 Aug Navigators, spreading the gospel
Thu 19 Aug Sutton Community Works including the foodbank and street pastors.
Fri 20 Aug Tearfund, a Christian charity fighting poverty and injustice in more than 50 countries.
Sat 21 Aug The Bible Society translating and distributing the Bible worldwide.
Water
Sun 22 Aug Thanks that we have plenty of clean water, may Water Aid get enough funds to help get water supplies to parts of the world in need.
Mon 23 Aug Areas of the world prone to flooding like Bangladesh are getting worse with climate change.
Tue 24 Aug Drought areas of world like Africa where people struggle to grow enough food and farmers struggle to make a living; may education and new farming methods help them.
Wed 25 Aug Fishermen: keep them safe and able to sustain a living.
Thu 26 Aug May water be used more and more for renewable energy.
Fri 27 Aug Developing new ways to farm and garden that reduces amount of water needed.
Sat 28 Aug Thanks that we can enjoy water in rivers, lakes and seas for our pleasure.
Healthcare worldwide
Sun 29 Aug For governments to share knowledge and resources.
Mon 30 Aug Help be given to get vaccines to hard to reach places: Mission Aviation Fellowship is doing this.
Tue 31 Aug Education for more medical staff in poorer countries.
Wed 1 Sep Adequate funds for charities like Christian Aid and Oxfam so they can help with healthcare in countries that need it.
Thu 2 Sep Leprosy Mission educating and helping with treatments.
Fri 3 Sep Malaria: getting netting to keep children safe and finding new ways to kill the mosquitoes.
Sat 4 Sep The charity Sightsavers, treating eye disease in children and adults around the world.

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.