- For those journeying with illness and undergoing medical treatment, in particular those undergoing cancer treatment and those entering the end stages of life at this time. Where it’s possible we pray for healing, in all cases we pray for your peace, presence and warm embrace to be known.
- For the Boys Brigade and Girls Brigade. For the leaders that support the ministry and care for the young people involved. We pray for young people’s spiritual and personal growth, that their sense of call and connection to god continues to be supported. We give thanks for the ways they’ve continued to build and support the community during lockdown.
- For the Gungahlin UCA Playgroup and the families who have formed community around it, especially for families who struggle with money and support, may we be able to continue to provide a welcoming place where they find community and care. For the parents and kids, may they find a place of joy and wonder as they play together.
- For the continued ministry of the food pantry, its management team and the community of volunteers who support it.
- We continue to pray for the staff, teachers, students and families of the schools in the ACT, in particular the schools in Gungahlin who are teaching online this term. It’s a very stressful time and we give thanks for the work the teachers are putting in to support students and families in this time and pray that they find space to rest over the coming holiday period.
- For the congregation, and the church council as they begin the process of developing a profile, discerning vision and preparing to call a new ministry agent into the congregation.
We join in prayer with the Canberra Region Presbytery as we pray for Weston Creek Uniting Church
- Pray for the wellbeing of all in our Congregation and the wider community in these challenging times, particularly those at higher risk, those anxious to return to normal life and those dealing with health issues, grief, hardships, and other challenges that life brings their way.
- Give thanks for the continued involvement of our members in Ministry and Mission within and beyond our Church, especially those who are working hard to provide worship resources and support for members of the congregation at this time.
- Pray also as we seek to move forward and return to face to face worship.
- Pray for those unable to join in on-line services.
- Pray for those around the world who continue to live in difficultcircumstances and for those who seek to help and support them.
We join with the National Assembly of the UCA as we pray for
- Peace with creation, with each other and in our global community. May those who are damaged by war and trauma know welcome, healing and justice.
- Those engaged in acts of care and compassion for the most vulnerable in our community right now.
- Rev Mark Kickett, the National Interim Chair of UAICC, and all our Congress leaders engaged in ministry, growing faith and leadership and working for justice and healing.
We join with the World Council of Churches as we pray for Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru
We are thankful for:
- the distinctive rhythms, music, dance, food and natural medicine in this area
- the beauty of the region, forests, mountains, rivers, lakes, and ocean coastlines, and especially indigenous peoples’ relationship with, and care for, the natural environment
- churches who witness and work both ecumenically and with those of other faiths to build relationships of trust and commitment amid ongoing injustice and oppression
- the diversity of languages and cultures flourishing in the region despite disruptions that have occurred through colonization, and political and economic turmoil.
We pray for:
- Christians to have the courage, imagination and energy to build bridges of peace and understanding against conflict and division, and to pursue justice for the poor, marginalized and dispossessed
- an end of corruption in all levels of the society, including economic exploitation which impoverishes and hinders economic growth from benefitting all.
- immigrants and refugees seeking a new home, and those who accompany and support them
- coca farmers to find sustainable incomes from other crops, for an end to drug trafficking, and effective assistance for those who are addicted.