Our Church at Prayer…

Inviting you to think about our own church community, the wider church, the world!

Sunday 23rd June

This week we pray for and give thanks for the ministry of the Mustard Seed Food Pantry, this week the ministry turned 6 years old having opened on the 20th of June 2013. We give thanks for the people throughout its life that have participated through giving of time, money, prayer, food and hospitality. The community that surrounds the pantry is truly special and we give thanks to God for its life and ministry. We also pray for those in our community who struggle financially, we pray for a time where there is no need for services like the food pantry and people are able to gain a living income and are not stressed out by utility bills or rent, we pray that there will be a time where people are not needing to sleep in cars for lack of other alternatives.

Sunday 2nd June

This week we pray for the community that gathers around the Food Pantry, for the volunteers, for the people involved in Foodbank and OzHarvest, the work they perform and the communities they help feed. In particular we pray for the people in our community for whom the sudden cold and wet weather brings added stress, for those who go without heating, for those who struggle to find a place to sleep, for those without hearing, for those who are sleeping in their cars, for those who struggle to put food on their table and for those who do not have a table.

This week we pray for Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland-  for more democratic and transparent governance in these countries at all levels and effectively countering rape, sexual violence, and other crime.

Sunday 12th May

This week we pray for Jack and Tess as they move closer to the date of their wedding. May they be surrounded by our prayers for them in the coming weeks. May they know God is with them on each step of the journey they take. May the next couple of weeks be filled with the Peace of God and the love of God’s community.

This week we pray for the Monaro Parish- for the programs and projects currently undertaken and the people God reaches through the work and worship of these congregations.

This week we pray for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal- for efforts of governments and others to build up these nations’ economies.

Sunday 14th April

This week we pray for the families, parents and students as they begin their school holiday break, may the time together be blessed and the holiday be rejuvenating. Pray for the teachers and staff of the schools as they prepare for another term educating the young people in our community. Pray for the chaplains in our schools and their ministry as they support the staff and students.

This week we pray for St. Margaret’s Congregation- pray for strategic thinking and visioning between St. Margaret’s and the other congregations of the inner north of Canberra.

This week we pray for Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine- for guidance as these nations work to reconfigure political and economic structures.

Sunday 7th April

This week we pray for ‘Synod’- July 2019, for the speakers and leaders as they prepare to share stories and provide insights to help make decisions together.

This week we pray for Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania- we pray for better relationships among different ethnic groups and traditions.

Sunday 31st March

This week we pray for South Woden congregation- for the programs and projects currently undertaken.

This week we pray for The Balkans- Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia. We pray that religion be a means of healing rather than of further separation and exploitation.

Sunday 10th March

This week we pray for North Belconnen Congregation- for the weekly activities, for the young families’ group, the play group, Teenage Uniting Fellowship, Bible Studies; Craft, walking, movie and dinner groups; North Belconnen Day Centre in their support of senior members of the community; and the Melba Shed.

This week we pray for Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. We pray those who are affluent that they will contribute to making the world and their societies more just for all.

Sunday 24th Feb

This week we pray and give thanks for those involved in University Chaplaincy and student ministry. We recognise the large number of overseas students at ANU and the University of Canberra. Away from home and the support base of their family we give thanks for the pastoral care that helps look after them and welcomes them in to a Christian family.

This week we pray for Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands, for how churches here have overcome barriers and reached out to assure a good life for all.

Sunday 17th Feb

This week we pray for the Marchant family, for Jess, Charlie, Sally as they await the birth of their new family member, may they know God’s peace and love in this exciting time. We also pray for everyone who is expecting birth, the families, the children, the doctors, the midwives, the surgeons and for the nurses involved.

We pray for Sumira and Ethan as they travel overseas to spend some time with family, may their time away be a blessing and may they be kept safe. We look forward to hearing their stories when they return.

This week we pray for Barnabas Ministries.