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Prayer Diary

JUNE 2021

I will say unto my Lord, he is my refuge and fortress. My God, in Him will I trust.

He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under his wings shalt thou

trust.

His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, nor for the arrow that flieth by day.

Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness….

For he shall give his Angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 

From PSALM 91, KING JAMES BIBLE

 

 

Tuesday June 1-5

…He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust.

As we come nearer to more freedom to move around and mix with more of our friends and family, give thanks for the wonderful research into the vaccines that are saving so many lives. 

Pray for those near to you, who may have struggled with illness, loneliness and fear. 

Pray for those who are homeless or risk losing theirs due to new unemployment after furlough ceases. Pray for those who are able to work from home but miss the experience of sharing ideas and fellowship.

1st June, Bible Study at 8.00pm, led by Pauline; a time for reading, thinking and discussing.  Pray for those who cannot attend and for those who do.  Give thanks for Pauline’s discipleship, faith and willingness to serve.

This week, on 3rd June, we can remember with our Anglican and Roman Catholic brothers and sisters Corpus Christie, which remembers Jesus sharing the communion of Bread and Wine with His disciples for the first time.

On 5th June, we can take part in World Environment Day, to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.   Many of us have been exploring our area on walks, to try to keep us healthy and sane.  Look around you, and see what wonders God has done in His creation.

 

Sunday 6-12

…  I will say unto my Lord, He is my refuge and fortress. My God, in Him will I trust.

6th June, Communion Sunday.  Give thanks for the opportunity to share with each other on Zoom, as we worship and praise God together. 

Pray for our Congregation. Pray that we can put our trust in God, to help us to keep ourselves and others safe, happy and well mentally.  

Some see each other via Zoom each week: pray for them and also for those who are unable to use this facility.  Use our weekly update on our website and share with others the joy of community, sharing and caring for each other.   

It’s Child Safety Week, where everyone is encouraged to think about those who have children to care for, and for Children throughout the world who do not have homes, water, warmth or food to sustain them.  Pray for families everywhere.

8th June, World Oceans Day.  Another day to think about our environment, and how the whole of our planet needs to work together to ensure the survival of all life.

  

Sunday 13-19

… Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, nor for the arrow that flieth by day.

Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness….

Pray for the people of India and other countries severely hit by Covid 19. 

 

Pray for sufficient supplies, and enough medical staff to handle the many millions of vaccinations needed.  Give thanks for those who are striving to keep people safe and well, at a huge cost to their own wellbeing.  

 

Sunday 20-26

The Disciples had gathered and listened to their last teaching from their Lord.  And when He was finished, He was taken up and a cloud hid Him from their sight.   Acts 1

We have never in our human lives seen Jesus.  But the disciples had lived with Him for 3 years.  Give thanks for their devotion, discipleship and how they continued to follow His teaching so that we may walk in the Light.

…For He shall give His Angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

20th June, Father’s Day.  Pray that fathers everywhere are given the chances they need to care for their families so that they may be able to live productive, joyous lives, free from fears and terrors. 

21st June, Summer Solstice.  Give thanks for the creation of our planet, the land, sea and skies that together give us food, shelter, light, rain, survival, even in these times of pandemic, fear and sadness.

 

Give thanks that we are blessed by God to live our lives in His creation, and pray that we use it properly, to sustain those who depend on us, and those who share our responsibilities. 

 

Sunday 27-30

…His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Our faith can sustain us through many troubles, joys; all of life’s events and happenings.  As we get to the end of this month, pray for those you may not have seen, or been able to visit over many, many months. 

 

Give thanks for modern communications, so that we have been able to contact many, and keep in touch.  Quest groups have continued, and many other meetings away from our Church activities. 

Pray for David and Ineka, and give thanks for their service.  Pray for Pauline, Phil, Anne and Valerie who are maintaining our services, helping us to worship, pray and sing of our God. 

Give thanks for all who are sharing in these Zoom events.  Who knows, writing this in May, we can hopefully be meeting sometime soon in our own Sanctuary.  Pray for this to come as soon as possible, so that we may meet and share our love of our God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit together, as we continue to discover ways to strengthen our faith and knowledge, to shield us from temptation and sin. 

 

Thank God for His words to us through the Bible and Jesus.