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Week 1 Ephesians 1: 11-23, Luke 6:27-38
4th In him we were also chosen.
God chose to call us and waited lovingly for our response. Give thanks for his love and the fellowship that we share together within St Johns. Pray for all the people and communities helped through the work of TEAR Fund.
5th in accordance with the purpose of his will
Pray that all that we do as members of his body will be in accordance with his will. Ask God to show you how you can share God’s love with those who you meet wherever you are. Pray for our town, district and county councillors and local government officers.
6th I have not stopped giving thanks for you
Give thanks for those who led you to faith and pray for the Fellowship(s) in which that faith was nurtured. Pray for Churches Together in Woodbridge and Melton. Pray for Alpha and tonight’s session on guidance.
7th …may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation
Pray that God will open our eyes to his wisdom and guidance. Pray for the Marriage Preparation Course and those taking part. Pray for couples who are struggling in their relationship with one another.
8th But I tell you who hear me…
Pray that we will not only hear, but will obey our Lord. Pray for the Alpha Day tomorrow and for God’s blessing to fall on all who take part. Pray for the Vision service. Pray for the Town Pastors as they go out this evening. Pray for Healing on the Streets and the team.
Week 2 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 15-17, Luke 20:27-38
11th Stand firm and hold on to the teachings…
Pray that the Lord will fill the members of St Johns with his presence and his joy and that we will hold firm to the faith. Pray for Clive, getting to know the people of St Johns and Bredfield. Pray for the families and friends of those who have lost their lives through war. Pray for CMS and the Robinson family.
12th Our Lord…and God…who loved us
Spend a few minutes giving thanks and praise to God the Father and our Lord Jesus. Pray for our church family children. Pray for our own children and grandchildren. Pray for the residential and care homes in Woodbridge
13th May…God…encourage your hearts
Pray that we will follow the lead of Jesus in all that we do, reaching out to others as he did. Pray for Alpha this evening on resisting evil. Pray for our house groups and their leaders. Pray for the Deanery Synod this evening.
14th …came to Jesus with a question…
Ask God to give you the right words to say when people ask you about your faith or about the gospel. Pray for those who work in our medical centres, hospitals and in the community. Pray for those living with long term disability. Pray for the 11 o’clock congregation.
15th He is not the God of the dead, but of the living…
Ask God to show you and equip you for the work he is calling you to, to bring his message to those who do not know his saving grace. Sunday is Prison’s Sunday. Pray for God’s word to reach into prisons throughout the land and for Finnymusic. Pray for the Town Pastors, going out this evening, that God will use them to bring a blessing on those they meet.
Week 3 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19
18th You …know how you ought to follow our example
Give thanks for those who have given us examples of Christian living – and pray that we too will be a good example. Pray for the 9 o’clock congregation. Pray for Christian Counsellors.
19th We were not idle when we were with you
This could be a call to us to get involved in the life of the church. Is there something you could do? Pray that we will love and care, in the name of Jesus our Saviour, for his broken and hurting people. Pray for Junior Church – the children, the leaders and helpers.
20th …never tire of doing what is right
It can be hard to carry on when there is little sign of progress or appreciation. Ask God to enable us to continue in what we do for his kingdom. Pray for the people living in our parish. Pray for the Wednesday congregation. Pray for “Why and How we tell others” at Alpha tonight.
21st They will lay hands on you and persecute you
Many Christians are being persecuted for their faith or brought before the courts, even in this country. Pray for them. Pray for our local shops and businesses. Pray for the St Johns Leadership Team.
22nd By standing firm you will gain life.
Pray that God will give you the courage to stand firm in the faith. Pray that you can help others see that faith in God and his Son is relevant to living today. Pray for the Town Pastors, their prayer support team and the police. Pray for Healing on the Streets.
Week 4 Colossians 1:11-20, Luke 23:33-43
25th being strengthened with all power
Pray that we will be strengthened in all that we do for God and his church. Pray for our government and for Theresa Coffey our local MP. Pray for Just42 and the work with young people in the area. Pray for the PCC meeting this evening.
26th He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness
Give thanks and worship to Jesus our Lord and Saviour. Pray that God will strengthen our commitment to him and his values. Pray for those in the world who are exploited in order that we in the West can continue our materialistic life style. Pray for Café Church.
27th …there they crucified him…
Our beloved Lord was nailed to a crude cross – to bring us into God’s kingdom. Kneel, if you can, in adoration. Pray for any who you know who find life to be a struggle through ill health, unemployment or concerns about family. Pray for Alpha – “Does God Heal Today?”.
28th The people…sneered at him
Sneering at Jesus, his church and his call to Godly living continues to this day. Pray for revival in this town and nation. Ask God to give us the (non-church) language to tell our friends and neighbours about him. Pray for Clive and the Ministry Team. Pray for the church and people of Bredfield.
29th Jesus, remember me
Come before him now, in honest offering of your heart and soul to him. Pray for the Advent Retreat. Pray for the Town Pastors as they go out and for those who they come alongside.
Bible quotations are taken from the New International Version of the Bible (NIV) 1984