We continue to pray for those in out community grieving the loss of loved ones
We continue to pray for healing for those who are unwell, who are going through cancer treatment and for those caring for them
we hold in our prayers this week the teachers, students and staff of the schools in the ACT who are preparing for going back to online learning next week, and face to face later in the term. We hold year 12 students in our prayers in this time also
We pray with the congregations of the Canberra Region Presbytery as we pray for the Yarralumla congregation.
- Our minister Riana Kok is completing her ministry at Yarralumla at the end of September and moving to Melbourne.
- We will now be forming a settlement committee and undertaking the necessary planning and deliberations in seeking a new minister
- Zoom services are keeping us in touch on a weekly basis and we welcome our visiting preachers each week
We join with the National Assembly of the UCA as we pray for
- Older people in our families and communities. May we celebrate their contributions, listen to their experience and learn from their wisdom.
- A commitment from Australian and global leaders to take action on climate change and make decisions that will protect the future of all God’s creation.
- Those still trapped in Afghanistan who are fleeing danger. We pray they find safe passage, protection and welcome.
We pray for our world as we join with the World Council of Churches and pray for Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela
We are thankful for:
- the beauty in these countries, including in their people and cultural traditions
- persistent, patient, prophetic work of churches and ecumenical and other organizations, to establish peace with justice throughout the region, especially in Colombia
- resistance to past colonization, and to practices of today that prioritize economic ideologies over the needs of the people
- efforts by churches and people of goodwill for inclusive and respectful relations in society and government.
We pray for:
- the continued pursuit of peace in Colombia, the fulfilment of agreements reached, the reintegration of insurgents into society, broad and inclusive dialogue for justice, and fair compensation of those victimized by conflict
- the strengthening of democratically elected governments in the region, without pressure from outside interests
- greater respect for the human rights of all, especially vulnerable populations and those who work for the wellbeing of others and of the environment
- an end to the corruption in these societies, and to unsustainable exploitation of their resources.