We pray for all who are grieving the death of a someone they loved. This week in particular we hold Margaret Reeson and family in our prayers.
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 in this time.
This week we join with the Presbytery of Canberra Region as we pray for the Canberra Korean Congregation – Reid
- that every member of the church grows in faith during this difficult time of lock down and Covid situation and look after each other with mature faith,
- that every member of the church unites and endure in faith in strength while we seek a new minister who will lead our church in the future,
- that the LORD guides us in every step of finding a new minister, so the church will work and rejoice together.
- We also pray that LORD have mercy and comfort those suffering and facing persecutions from oppressors and natural disasters.
We join with the Uniting Church in Australia as we pray for
- Those doing the urgent work to provide safety and protection for refugees from Afghanistan.
- Members of the Assembly Standing Committee meeting this weekend for the first time since their election at the 16th Assembly meeting.
- All those who have served and continue to serve on our Church councils and those who are mentoring, equipping and making space for the next generations.
We join in prayer with he World Council of Churches as we pray for Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal
We are thankful for:
- the many ways in which these countries have moved beyond their colonial histories, especially the scars related to slave trade
- this area’s distinctive music and cultural practices of storytelling (griots)
- economic and educational advances that have lifted some out of poverty
- promising transitions into democracy and changes in government leaders
- the persistent, faithful witness of churches in the midst of other faiths.
We pray for:
- those people in these societies who continue to live in abject poverty
- an end to policies, systems, and cultural practices that continue to exploit and marginalize some groups
- the fair election of more just government leaders who respect the rights of all people
- faith communities witnessing and working together for the common good.