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PRAYER DIARY

July Prayer Diary  2021

 

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples!  Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; tell of all His wondrous works! 

Psalm 105 v1-2

 

Mondays 

Mary’s Meals is now providing life-giving and life-changing school meals to more than 1.8 million of the world’s poorest children.

 

Pray:

  • for all the children who receive the meals, those who prepare them and those who raise funds to enable this work, and

  • the witness and work of this charity will bring hope and strength to the world and to the children who are fed.

 

Home | Mary's Meals UK (marysmeals.org.uk)

 

Tuesdays 

Emotional trauma impacts more than one in seven people worldwide. In the aftermath of human tragedy — war, famine, abuse and more recently pandemic — people lose hope. But Scripture contains a message of hope that can bring healing.

 

The Scottish Bible Society alongside the Trauma Healing Institute and Scottish church leaders have developed a Bible-based Trauma Healing programme as a useful addition to the ministries of churches in Scotland today.

 

Give thanks, and pray for the:

  • 100 people have been trained to lead groups, 

  • 40 healing groups that have been established,

  • More than 160 people who have attended groups.

  • new resources developed to specifically address the Covid-19 outbreak and the 25 online groups which have been running during the pandemic.

Trauma Healing - Scottish Bible Society

 

Wednesdays

Pray for

  • resolution and peace for conflicts around the world,

  • the continuing conflict in the Middle East between Israel and Palestine,

  • the Palestinian Bible Society’s initiative called “Proclaim it!” - that through it the message of the Gospel will be shared effectively and serve to unite the different Christian denominations around God’s Word, and

  • protection for Christians living and working  in Gaza and for favour and grace over their ministry.

Read and Pray Around the World - Scottish Bible Society

Thursdays 

Give thanks for the staff of CrossReach who have served so diligently throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and the faithful supporters of CrossReach who have given of their prayers, energy, talents and financial resources.

 Pray for:

  • strength and wisdom for senior managers both in their daily tasks and as they make plans to ensure CrossReach can continue supporting those who depend on its provision, and

  • those in Government whose job it is to support Social Care services in Scotland. May they find a way through the difficulties and competing priorities so those most in need of support are not further disadvantaged.

 

Fridays 

Continue to pray for Caroline, home now from Tank for a holiday. May she be rested and ready for a new term in school in the autumn.

 

Pray for:

  • her pupils, parents and staff at the school,

  • the hospital staff and for new doctors and nurses to come.

 

Pray too for Ruth and Levi in Mzuzu in Malawi as they work with students in the university there. Continue to keep them safe from Covid-19 and help the students to have the confidence to return to classes safely.

 

Saturdays 

Pray for 

  • our church family here in Blairgowrie, especially those who are unwell, attending or awaiting treatment, recovering or bereaved. 

  • a continued blessing on Benjamin and Marie as they holiday this month,

  • David as he leads the services in July, and

  • those who are leading and attending the early morning Family and Messy Church Services over the summer.

 

Sundays

Pray for:

  • our country as we further ease out of lockdown in the coming months.  Help us all to be sensible and responsible in all our actions as infection rates continue to rise,

  • all those in authority who make the decisions. Grant them wisdom, and

  • and give thanks for, our health and care workers who have worked so hard during the past 18 months. Grant them rest and respite over the summer months.