We give thanks for those who have served on the Church Council for the last year, for our Chair, Treasurer and Secretaries, Matt, Narelle, Jack and JJ. For their faith and their leadership .
We pray for the people who have been nominated to serve on Church Council for the coming year, as we come towards our AGM we pray they feel uplifted and encouraged by the way the community has supported them.
We pray for the congregation of Gungahlin Uniting Church, may we be supportive, encouraging and uplifting to our next Church Council. May we find ways to listen to their leadership, support them in time of hardship and edited by the new things God will do through us and through the ministry and leadership of the Church Council.
We join with the Canberra Region Presbytery as we pray for…
- students among us who are preparing for or underway in their final year 12 exams, in the different systems of the ACT and NSW.
- university students who are completing exams and assignments – and celebrate with those for whom these will mark the end of a course of study.
- our university chaplaincy programs, especially as they minister to stressed or struggling students at this time.
- the families, friends and congregations of our students – we ask God to be with them as they support their students in their studies.
- teachers and lecturers as they mark and support their students in completing their studies.
We join with the National Assembly of the UCA as we pray for
- Those involved in the search and rescue of Cleo Smith. We give thanks for her safe return to her family.
- The COP26 meeting as it continues. We pray for the world leaders and those involved in negotiations to be courageous, for more ambitious targets to emerge and for actions to back the pledges and promises.
- For the Uniting Church as we consider together how our identity and foundations are guiding us into a faithful future.
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.