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Prayer

 

Please join with us in praying for the following people from Trinity Church...

 

Pray for our national and local leaders as they grapple with difficult decisions.

"Dear friends, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well." (3 John 1:2)
From our Church family, remember...
Marjorie E (please see the members page for an update),
 Francis D, Wendy R, Joy, Jo and Mike B, Reg and Elizabeth K, Katherine H, Elaine H 
for health concerns
Those who are in hospital recovering and awaiting test results
We give thanks...
For the full recovery of Sheilah L' friend Isobel
Please remember...
Philip M - awaiting a transplant 
A friend of Sheilah L Jackie, who has a family member Gordon, diagnosed with cancer
Front line staff in the battle against the Covid pandemic at home and abroad
Pray for the continued safety and well-being for all members of the church and their families 
Please email me (link below) if you know of others who need our prayers at this time.
ACAT PRAYER CASES
Once each year ACAT search for updates on prayer cases sent out over the last year.  Below is a list of names for 2020 with the latest information they have.

2020

January - Esraa Abdel Fattah,  journalist and political activist detained and held in Egypt.

February - Niloufar Bayani, environmentalist and researcher in Iran.  10 year prison sentence in November 2019 for ‘sowing corruption on earth’ & ‘collaborating with the USA’.March 2020: sentence upheld. Tortured physically and psychologically and threatened with sexual assault.

March - Ibrahim Ezz El-Din, architectural planning engineer and researcher for the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedom. Held in preventive detention and tortured while detained. 27th December 2020: Moved from prison to police station after Cairo Criminal Court ordered his release. 2nd January 2021: Charged with belonging to a terrorist group.

April - Pastor John Cao, a US/ Chinese pastor sentenced in China to 7 years for illegal crossing of the border to Myanmar.

May – Konstantin Kotov,  Russian human rights defender sentenced to 18 months in prison for peaceful protest. December 2020: released from prison. 17th January 2021: detained in an airport café awaiting the return of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

June - Aklilu Desbele, imprisoned in Eritrea since 2008 for sharing his Christian faith.

July – Lujain al-Hathloul,  women human rights defender in Saudi Arabia, detained without trial since May 2018. December 2020:  sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison. January 2021: some of her sentence suspended & may be released in a few months.

August - Mohamad Ramadan and Husain Moosa, sentenced to death in Bahrain for killing a policeman.  Confessions made while tortured.

September - Déogratias Mushayidi,  sentenced to life imprisonment in 2010 in Rwanda for working for peaceful political change.

October - Marfa Rabkova, human rights defender arrested in Belarus. January 2-21: still held in pre-trial detention.

November – Qin Defu, China, Elder of Early Rain Covenant Church. Sentenced to 4 years in prison in 2017 for printing Christian material without permission.

December – Asif Pervaiz, sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan.

 
Merciful God,
we entrust to your tender care
those who are ill or in pain,
knowing that whenever danger threatens
your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe.
Comfort and heal them,
and restore them to health and strength;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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