This week we pray for
- Those in our community experiencing issues with their health.
- For those of us still undergoing treatment for various types of Cancer, for those in remission, those of us undergoing chemotherapy and for those who are still working out treatment options for newly diagnosed cancer.
- We pray for people in our community who are in hospital and for their family as they care for each other, for people who are caring for the carers in this time.
- We pray for members in respite.
- We pray for those in our community who are grieving
- We hold the executives, teachers and staff of our schools in our prayers, in particular those in the schools of Gungahlin. May this fortnight be refreshing, renewing and relaxing, may you be with them as they plan for the coming semester.
- Gungahlin College
- Burgmann Anglican School
- Amaroo School
- Gold Creek School
- Good Shepherd School
- Margaret Hendry School
- Holy Spirit School
- St John Paul II College
- Palmerston District Primary School
- Ngunnawal Primary School
- Franklin School
- Harrison Public School
- Mother Teresa School
- Taqwa Achool
- We pray for the ministry of the Gungahlin UCA Playgroup which comes together again this week after having a couple weeks off for school holidays. We pray for Cassandra and for all the parents and children who make up the playgroup community.
This week we join with the Canberra Region Presbytery as we pray for
This week we join in prayer with the Uniting Church in Australia as we pray
- Final preparations for the 16th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia and for the online gatherings taking place this weekend with Assembly agencies and groups as they report on the national life of the Church.
- For healing of this land and her First Nations Peoples.
- The space that enables the gifts and leadership of emerging generations in the Uniting Church to flourish.
This week we join with the World Council of Churches as we pray for Eritrea, Ethiopia
We are thankful for:
- the long centuries of Christian history in Ethiopia and Eritrea
- the current witness and work of Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical churches amid difficult circumstances
- those who have provided humanitarian aid, especially during times of drought and hunger
- those who have worked for peaceful relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
We pray for:
- victims of human rights abuses
- greater understanding and respect among the many ethnic groups
- lasting peace and reconciliation between Ethiopia and Eritrea
- the emergence of more democratic governance that respects human rights and furthers justice for all ethnic groups and minorities.