Prayers For Our Son and Nephew Simon

Submitted by Kaye britten on 23 March, 2021

Dear Prayer Chain

Pplease pray for Simon as he has his 2nd scan on Friday this week.

Prayers that the treatment he is receiving is successful in reducing the cancer. Our thanks and love Kaye

Prayer of Thanksgivng on Easter Sunday

Submitted by Ian Reid on 23 March, 2021

An Easter Prayer Loving

Lord, today we remember the veil of darkness transforming to the brightest light. The most dreadful end becoming the most beautiful beginning.

We remember with trembling hearts the depths of despair fading to reveal hope everlasting. The curse of death defeated by eternal life.

Today we remember with thankfulness your willingness to be pierced for our sins.

We sing with abounding joy of your miraculous rise, from death’s tomb to resplendent life.

Thank you for the promise of heaven and your generous invitation of eternal life for all.

Amen.

Good Friday Prayer

Submitted by Ian Reid on 23 March, 2021

Prayer for Good Friday

Suitable as a invocation prayer

Father, As we gather together today, we remember the supreme sacrifice of our beautiful King, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Led like a lamb to the slaughter, clothed in humility and grace, he willing offered himself to death so that we might live forever.

We are truly thankful for the extent of his love, stretched out on a cruel wooden cross.

We dwell on the pain he bore for us and are truly grateful for the forgiveness that he offers.

As we worship and praise now, help us to live in the wonder of this goodness and marvel at his endless grace.

Amen.

Requests from the Hay family February 2021 Newsletter

Submitted by Daphne Bate for the Hay family on 1 March, 2021

Praise God:

• all at iKhethelo have remained safe from COVID-19

• that the second wave of COVID-19 infections in South Africa has passed

• for the provision of the generator

• for our recent holiday and the timing of the beaches reopening

Please pray:

• for continued protection over the village from coronavirus

• for the children who finished school in 2020 and will now be living independently - for their plans for work and further study

• for healing for Andrew that there is no second wave of infections in South Africa

Requests from Michele Black's February Newsletter

Submitted by Daphne Bate for Michele Black on 23 February, 2021

That the last leg of our adoption process does continue to go smoothly.

• That Australia decides to open up their borders so we can actually fly home.

• That flight prices will decrease and become more affordable.

• For my sweet girls heart as she processes all the bitter sweetness of seeing Nanna and Pa

in Straylia, but saying goodbye to her world over here - her Theogene and all her things. Just

today she was asking what we would sell and what we could take with us.

• For my patience to continue - this last leg seems the hardest to wait for.

• That Rwanda would reply to emails and work promptly on all aspects of our case.

• That when the time comes we can leave well.

A Prayer to pray for those for whom prayer isn't easy

Submitted by Ian Reid on 20 February, 2021

The lorica of St Patrick

I arise today

Through the strength of heaven; Light of the sun, Splendor of fire, Speed of lightning, Swiftness of the wind, Depth of the sea, Stability of the earth, Firmness of the rock.

I arise today

Through God's strength to pilot me; God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to guide me, God's eye to look before me, God's ear to hear me, God's word to speak for me, God's hand to guard me, God's way to lie before me, God's shield to protect me, God's hosts to save me Afar and anear, Alone or in a mulitude.

Christ shield me today Against wounding Christ with me,

Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me,

Christ beneath me, Christ above me,

Christ on my right, Christ on my left,

Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,

Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,

Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,

Christ in the eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me.

I arise today

Through the mighty strength Of the Lord of creation. (St. Patrick, 387-461)

A Christmas Prayer

Submitted by Ian Reid on 15 December, 2020

A Christmas Prayer

Jesus, the Light of the World, as we celebrate your birth, may we begin to see the world in the light of understanding you give us.

As you chose the lowly, the outcasts, and the poor to receive the greatest news the world had ever known, so may we worship you in meekness of heart.

May we also remember our brothers and sisters less fortunate than ourselves in this season of giving.

Amen. — Karen L. Oberst

The Joy Of Generosity

Submitted by Ian Reid on 10 December, 2020

The Joy of Generosity

Please pray for all those families in our local community receiving Christmas COG vouchers over recent days.

In the main single parent families who have made contact over some years, but many new to us in 2020.

We are so thrilled to prayerfully and practically offer assistance to a wide range of people in all kinds of circumstances.

What a great privilege to serve God in this way.

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction,

and to keep oneself unstained from the world. James 1:27

No Waste Of Effort

Submitted by Ian Reid on 8 December, 2020

Never a waste of effort!

Praise God for a young mother of 3 that we are able to bless with a Christmas Cog voucher recently.

This family were just so overwhelmed that we as a church would help make this period of the year a little more special.

Why would we bother?

Well here's why! She responded by saying "please pass on our thanks, we just didn't have much of anything this year after I lost my job in the travel industry. It's been so hard and so long, this is going to help so much."

Sometimes we think acts of kindness are a bit wasted but let's remember that God uses it all express His love toward all people.

Thank you Tuggeranong Baptist Church for the difference you make in our community!

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58

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