This week we pray for everyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one, in particular we hold the family of Ranjini and Basil as well as the family of Pam and Frank in our prayers.
We pray for the teachers and students of NAVITAS as they continue to teach and learn in our building during the week.
We hold in our prayers everyone experiencing cancer at the moment, we pray for healing, we pray for peace, we pray for strength and we pray for hope. We hold their families in our prayers as they support and love them. We lift up their specialists, doctors, plastic surgeons, oncologists, nurses, social workers, chaplains and carers as they treat and care for their patients.
This week we join in prayer with the Canberra Region Presbytery as we pray for the Sapphire Coast Congregations – Merimbula and Wyndham
- We pray for Rahumah and her family. Rahumah is a 10-year old Ugandan girl, sponsored by Merimbula Uniting Church Op Shop. Rahumah always asks that we pray for her to have good health and a good performance in class. Her family are also heavily affected by Covid 19 restrictions and Rahumah misses her friends
- Please pray for the people in Europe affected by huge floods, for those who have lost loved ones and all those left homeless by the devastation.
- Please pray for Graeme and Meena Clugston at Lalgadh Leprosy hospital in Nepal. Merimbula Uniting Church supports this hospital.
- Please pray for Micah and Katie Van Zweeden working with Youth With A Mission in Perth. Merimbula Uniting Church supports this young couple and the work they do.
- Please pray for people world-wide who are affected by Covid. People losing businesses, work, homes, family members who have died. Pray for an end to Covid.
- Pray for our minister Jean Shannon as she ministers to us each week, pray for church family members whose health is failing.
This week we join in prayer with the National Assembly of the Uniting church in Australia as we pray for
- The people of Fiji and Indonesia as they grapple with COVID-19 outbreaks. For those who are sick or grieving loved ones, those plunged into poverty and those working to contain the spread. We pray particularly for our church partners who are working to provide for people’s needs, deliver messages of safety and provide pastoral care.
- Those in Australia impacted by the latest COVID-19 outbreaks and lockdowns. May we find ways to look out for and support one another.
This week we join in prayer with the World Council of Churches as we pray for Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda
We are thankful for:
- the abundant natural resources in the DRC and the mountainous beauty of Rwanda
- those who have worked for healing and reconciliation in Rwanda, especially after the genocide
- the tireless efforts of churches and community organizations, working with the support of humanitarian organizations, to improve the living conditions of the people
We pray for:
- an end to poverty and hunger, and improved access to health services, especially for the young, that they might have hope for their future
- an end to rebel movements across borders and the political instability this stirs up
- just economic development that does not exploit Creation and people
- democratic election of less corrupt governments that work for the sake of all.