July Prayer Dairy
"Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord! O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy! (Psalm 130:1-2)
Give thanks for Caroline and the way God is at work in the hospital and school. Give thanks too that she is safely home on leave and resting with her family.
Pray that God will keep the students and staff safe and well over the summer break.
Pray too for the continued need for new classrooms.
The Compass Centre asks for prayer as they:
seek Godly wisdom as they plan future outreach.
endeavour to be an oasis in a wilderness, a place that is set apart and different
seek courage to speak the truth and share God and His wonderful love in a clear and meaningful way to all who visit, and
appeal for staff to host a Scripture Union camp in July.
Pray for our church family – especially those who are unwell, going through treatment, waiting for procedures, and recovering. Pray they find comfort in knowing they are in our prayers, through our recorded services and any visits and support we give as individuals.
Give thanks for the staff, children and families as Messy Church and Sunday School take a break over the summer.
Give thanks for those involved in all the renovations undertaken in our church building and for the redecorating planned over the coming months.
Give thanks for national church’s ‘Faithful Welcome’ project which is in partnership with the ‘Scottish Faith Action for Refugees’, which is helping congregations support refugees to integrate into Scottish society, especially from Afghanistan and Ukraine.
Pray too for other international matters especially in:
Pakistan, where there are abductions, forced conversions and forced marriages of religious minorities – including Christian women and girls,
Myanmar, where churches are burnt down and church members are often attacked during services and funerals, and
Afghanistan where Christians are persecuted and girls are denied an education, and many are suffering after the recent earthquake.
Continue to pray for all soldiers and civilians caught up in the war in Ukraine.
Pray that a solution may soon be found.
Pray too for the refugees dispersed all over Europe and give thanks for all the help they have received from churches, families and aid agencies.
A prayer for refugees.
May God walk with refugees as God walked with Abraham. May Christ protect those who were forced out of their homeland as Christ experienced displacement since his birth. May the Holy Spirit lead and comfort those who are willing to lose everything but keep the faith. Amen
Thinking about his week’s news, pray for the spiritual state of our country.
Pray for those people, locally and nationally, who have not returned to church since the start of the pandemic. Pray they will feel the need to worship God with others and will turn to God for help. As Psalm 46:1-3 reminds us;
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
Pray for the safety of all our young people here in Blairgowrie over the school holidays. Give thanks for the dedication of school staff as they enjoy their break.
Give thanks for our Boys Brigade group and pray that God will provide leaders and helpers for the Senior Section to enable it to restart in the autumn.
Give thanks for the Sunday School leaders and pray that more children will attend after the holidays.