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Let’s pray…    

Sun 29 March - Sat 4 April 2020

Sunday 29 March

On this day on which we are used to gathering together to worship God, pray:

  • that those who will be participating in acts of worship in their homes delivered through a range of media will know God’s presence and hear him speak into our present situation;

  • that those who cannot access worship will know God’s presence and find strength through reading his Word and comfort in prayer;  

 

Monday 30 March

On this day which usually marks the beginning of a new school week, pray:

  • that children struggling with the loss of routine may experience a sense of calm in their loss of the familiar;

  • that parents working from home and looking after children will be able to juggle responsibilities;

  • that teachers preparing work to send home will be able to be creative in supplying learning outside the classroom.

 

 

Tuesday 31 March

Remember PCI’s global mission workers and other overseas mission personnel, praying:

  • that they will know God’s strength and peace as they minister far from home in a global pandemic;

  • that they will find opportunities to show Christ’s love and share his gospel;

  • that their families back at home will trust in God to watch over their loved ones overseas.

 

Wednesday 1 April

Pray for frontline workers and for effectiveness in the essential tasks they are carrying out, asking:

  • that medical staff would find energy and strength and be enabled to use their gifts and skills to help those most in need;

  • that food suppliers and retailers would be able to cope with the extra pressure of delivery, stocking shelves and selling to customers in stressful circumstances.

 

Thursday 2 April

Pray for society in lockdown, asking:

  • God’s patience as many spend an unusual amount of time indoors;

  • God’s peace for those who feel especially stressed by the situation;

  • God’s presence for those who feel most isolated and alone.

 

Friday 3 April

Pray for those who give a lead in church life at this time, or seek to bring a timely word through the These Three Remain initiative, for:

  • the Moderator, Dr William Henry, as he speaks into this unprecedented situation and is called upon to respond to changing circumstances;

  • the Clerk of the General Assembly, Rev Trevor Gribben, as he liaises with public health officials and has to craft suitable advice for congregations in a rapidly changing situation;

  • those who contribute to the daily Tides devotional and to other materials intended to support congregations and their members at this time.

 

Saturday 4 April

Remember PCI’s Residential Homes, asking:

  • God’s strength for staff in testing and trying circumstances;

  • God’s peace for residents at an upsetting time;

  • God’s wisdom for those who oversee the work of the various facilities as they are called upon to make wise decisions for the good of residents and their families.