Prayer Harmony - January
Behold I am making all things new. Revelation 21:5
At Epiphany, as we remember the wise men visiting Jesus and worshipping Him as the King they had been seeking, we give thanks that we also are able to bring our gifts and our worship to His feet, constantly looking for Him in our daily lives.
Entering this New Year, we pray for Christian unity, especially during the Week of Prayer, concluding on 26 January at a service at the United Reformed Church. We pray that our focus will be on God’s will for our lives and our churches, rather than our differences.
We pray for the completion of the car park resurfacing, that the workmen will be kept safe from harm, and any difficulties will be easily resolved. We give thanks for the generosity that has meant that all the cost has been found.
We pray for the two charities that have been promoted during the Christmas Services: Tanzania UK Trust, the medical charity that Laura has been connected with; and the African Mission that the Rossingtons are involved with. We pray for the continued safety and health of all who are working in these places as they spread the word of God and the love of Christ.
We pray for the children as they go back to school, especially for those who will face the challenge of external exams next term, as this will be an intense term of work. We pray that they will be able to factor in time for relaxation and rest.
We pray for the ministry team: Mark and Sam; Poppy and Nathan; David and Sue; Peter and Jean; Janet; John and Margaret, and all the Readers, Wardens and their families as they relax again after the Christmas celebrations. We thank God for all their efforts and dedication, bringing meaning and depth to our worship of the new-born King.
We pray for the congregation that meets at 10.45 at Rosemary Lane, and especially for the young families and people who are new to Formby. We pray that they will find love and care, friendship and acceptance, and above all, knowledge of the love of God.
We pray for the emergency services as winter starts to bite. We pray for the safety of the crews, so that they can serve the needy without coming to harm themselves.
‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.’ Matthew 2:2