“The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’ “
This week we especially hold in our prayers:
|– In the current Covid crisis: we pray for:
|– The Life of our Nation:
|– From the World Council of Churches: we pray for Christian Churches in Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda. We pray for:
|– From the Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer we pray for: Pray for The United Church of North India, and for The Most Revd Dr Prem Chand Singh –
Moderator of CNI & Bishop of Jabalpur.
|– From the Winchester Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Chaplaincy: lay and ordained, in prisons, schools, universities, police, hospitals and in our communities; and Anna Chaplains working with older people, and chaplains working with those with disability, and with the deaf & hard of hearing.|
|– In our own Community of Valley Park we pray for :
|– All those known to us who are ill, in hospital, undergoing operations or treatment, or waiting further appointments, or results that may lead to further treatment: and particularly those on our prayer chain at this and particularly those receiving treatment of any kind. Pray also for the medical teams looking after them and for their families as they support them. We pray that our Lord God will be in each situation, and we thank Him for answers to prayers this week and continue to pray for those known to us who are going through difficult times.|
We remember those who have died in recent days, and those who have passed on at this time of year in the past,
those who have lost their lives due to Coronavirus and any past or recent, known personally to us,
and we pray for those who have been bereaved.