World

Iran

As the backlash continues over the treatment of women in Iran, pray for safety of protestors and women. Pray for the gospel to transform this nation that all citizens would be seen as precious and worthy of rights.

South Sudan

Pray for peace amidst the longest civil war in the world.  Pray for renewal of broken relationships, for a willingness to choose forgiveness instead of revenge. Pray for just government and appropriate help from the UN and international community to help foster lasting peace.

Afghanistan

One year on from the banning of girls over 12 attending school, the Taliban rules continue to deny girls and young women access to education, work, dignity and opportunities to contribute to wider society for years to come. Pray Jesus would intervene to give Afghani girls a hope and a future.

National and local 

Pray for all levels of government to lead with integrity and wisdom, and to use the many resources we have for the good of all people. This week we focus on the state level and pray for the Premier Daniel Andrews and our local members –Jacinta Allan & Maree Edwards.

Pray for compassionate change to Australia’s refugee and Asylum Seeker policy, for generosity and love to win over fear and distrust.

Pray for a change to the idolatry of sex and sexuality in our culture. Pray for God’s vision for sexual relationships to transform our culture, beginning with his church.

Pray for our young people growing up in a confusing world. Pray for wise use of internet and resources; pray for development of identity upon foundations that matter; pray for God to move and call young Australians to himself.

 

Church and mission

Parish

Pray that we will be a blessing to the communities into which God has planted us.

Pray our church would be a safe place for all who join us as we implement safe church training.

Give thanks and pray for the those who volunteer as small group leaders.

Pray for the different groups in our church, this week the young adults and teenagers.

Diocese

Pray for Vicar General – Elizabeth Dyke

Mission

Pray for Karen as Chaplain at Girton School and for the students to be open to Jesus and his ways.

Pray for our link missionaries Tim & Olivia Mulherin as they learn Khmer language and culture.

Persecuted Church

IRAN: Pray for wisdom for church leaders as they shepherd their congregation. Pray for further growth of the church and that many more will come to know, understand, and share the gospel.

Personal

Sick and in need

Lani Gould, Joy Queripel, Tom Glazebrook, Dawn Moncrieff, Marcia Taylor, Margaret Morris, Lorna Pitson, Judy & George Thomas, Kathryn Morse, Wes Smith, Matthew Lee, Melissa Nemoto, Anne Sanderson, Brian & Gwenda Allen, Robyn Bullen, Glenda Waddington, and any others known to us.

Deceased

David Stewart, Gwen Nener