This week we continue to pray for those in our community who are seeking healing,
- people healing after surgery
- people healing as they undergo treatment for cancer
- people experiencing pain
- people sick, or unwell
We give thanks for new birth, for families learning to live with new members and learning what it means to take on new roles as mother, father, brother and sister. We give thanks for all who care for new life and new parents, for the doctors, surgeons, nurses, doulas and especially for the midwives.
We join with the Presbytery of the Canberra Region in prayer for the ministries of Uniting – Amala and Mirinjani
- Pray for the families at Amala and Mirinjani and the staff as they have said goodbye to many of our residents recently (we have had 12 deaths at Amala since the 29th of March at Amala and 6 at Mirinjani).
- Pray for the staff may they know God’s strength and hope at this time.
- We are grateful and thankful that all our residents have had their Covid-19 vaccinations with no adverse effects.
- We pray for the family of Roy Barnes a long-time member of our St Columbus Uniting church who passed away at Amala on the 19th of May. His service will be at St Columbus Uniting Church on the 30th of May at 12.30pm
- May we continue to know and trust God’s generosity toward us.
We join the Uniting Church in Australia as we pray for
- Truth-telling and healing in our Church and nation as we acknowledge the wrongs of the past and injustice faced today by our First Nations Peoples.
- A peaceful and just solution to the political tumult in Samoa. May it emerge from this crisis a stronger and united country.
- The Church of Scotland as its General Assembly meeting takes place online this week, for the guidance of God’s love, wisdom and hope.
We join with the World Council of Churches as we pray for Angola & Mozambique
We are thankful for:
- the rich natural resources in these countries, which God intends for the good of all
- the positive developments experienced since years of civil war
- village committees that seek to protect livelihoods and food security of the poor
- how the Lutheran World Federation and partners have pursued land rights in Mozambique.
We pray for:
- better sanitation, health services, and protection of the environment in these lands
- a healing of the lingering scars and memories from colonization and civil wars
- protection of the land rights of the people
- governments that are transparent and further the good of all the people, rather than being captive to foreign and business interests.