This week we hold Cameron, Michael, Lily, Allan, Ruth and Ranjini in our prayers, we think of all of the people in our community who are unwell, grieving, experiencing cancer treatment or who are needing God’s presence this week.
We pray for the work of the Food pantry and give thanks for the work of Alison and the volunteers who continue to support it’s ministry within the community of Gungahlin and surrounds.
We pray for the staff, teachers, leaders and students of the schools in Gungahlin and give thanks for the work they do in supporting students and families.
This week we join with the Canberra Region Presbytery as we pray for the O’Connor Uniting Church
- We give thanks for the witness and worship of this Congregation.
- We pray for the leadership of this congregation and thank God for their service.
- We ask God’s presence and comfort for this congregation as they face the challenges COVID-19 brings to their people and the surrounding community.
- May God continue to work out God’s kingdom through the mission of this congregation.
This week we join in prayer with the National Assembly of the Uniting Church as we pray for
- All First Nations children to grow strong in spirit – for deep connections to culture, family and community.
- Those who are vulnerable in the fight against COVID-19 and for equal and safe access to vaccines.
- Survivors and families grieving the discovery of unmarked graves at residential schools in Canada and the work of the United Church of Canada towards truth-telling and reconciliation.
This week we join in prayer with the World Council of Churches as we pray for Republic of Congo, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe
We are thankful for:
- wildlife and rainforests in these lands, and those who protect this habitat
- the oral traditions, folklore, and good practices that have been preserved
- rich minerals and economic development, although benefits need to be shared more fairly
- healing from exploitative practices that began under colonial rule.
We pray for:
- democratic fair elections and political stability in this region
- economic development that benefits all the people, especially those living in poverty
- preservation of the wildlife and the land
- the witness of the churches and other faith groups in the midst of the challenges.
Continue praying for the world by joining with the World Council of Churches and using their weekly prayer resources.