Each week in our prayer time and sharing time, we share the concerns and joys on our hearts at that time. A group of people at St Luke’s have a special call to the ministry of prayer and these are the ways they are upholding the congregation and our community to God in prayer this week. You might like to join these prayers too in a quiet moment.
Praise and Thanksgiving.
- Praise God for each new day and the dramatic changes we see in nature during Spring time, when the birds are nesting, the gardens are lovely, the weather reveals its diversity and beauty.
A vision of God’s renewal of creation.
2) As we recognise Mental Health week, we say thank you for those people who work in this area, may they be strong as they support those who are struggling at this challenging time.
3) Praise and thanks for all people who care for and support our elderly, single parents, homeless, unemployed, business owners who are losing hope, those who have lost a loved one and the sick, that they will be granted patience and a caring heart for all they serve.
4) Thanksgiving for the return to school of students and teachers, that the joy of reunion will be a blessing and encouragement for all. Pray for the energy required to readjust to school life five days a week.
5) Give thanks for celebrations of new life, special birthdays and positive COVID 19 results in the state.
1) Pray for all students doing VCE as they return to school for these two weeks. Give them the time and clarity to review work done at home and to ask those questions that they may now have. Pray that they will be virus free before and during exam time.
2) Continue to prayer for all of those we know of who are unwell, having treatment or are recovering from operations or lost a loved one. May they know God’s peace and strength for the journey ahead.
3) Pray for families who are caring from a distance at the moment. Those in lockdown in Melbourne who have families living interstate or in other cities in Victoria. Pray for single parents who don’t have family support and those for whom English is a second language.
4) Prayer for peace in the world. For those citizens living in war-torn countries. That as they approach winter and the suffering that brings, they will find relief from the stress and worry they endure. Pray especially for the children and older people who have no escape.
5) Pray that talks involving many Middle Middle-East countries will bring stability and peace to the area, and for those where the virus has surged again
6) Pray for the USA during their up-coming elections. Guide people toward a peaceful response post-election.
7) Pray for the upcoming Church Council meeting and elections. That those approached will pray-fully consider serving God in this capacity.
May peace and love fill your heart.