Prayer Notes from Friday 9th April 2021


 


 

  • Pray for the Sunday services. In the morning A. Howat is due to take the Ayr service and F. Moyo the Kilwinning one. The combined evening one on Zoom or YouTube has a message from D. Cranston.


 

  • Remember those in the congregation not well enough to attend the services.


 

  • P. Sneddon has asked for prayer for his friends, Cliff and Elaine W.  Elaine is undergoing a very serious, and potentially life-threatening operation on one of her kidneys.


 

  •  Continue to pray for F. Boyd. She may be resuming chemotherapy today. Pray that the correct decisions may be taken regarding the best treatment.  


 

  • Z. Purvis has been appointed as Programme Leader/ Church History lecturer at ETS.  Pray for him as he settles into his new role, and he seeks familiarity with the Free Church. 


 

  • Give thanks that the number of Covid cases in the UK continues to fall and that the vaccine rollout is going well. Pray that it will not be too long before larger churches in Scotland will be able to open up as restrictions ease. Pray that we will benefit from greater freedoms without taking unnecessary risks.


 

  • Pray for the Queen and others in the Royal family as they mourn Prince Philip who died on Friday morning aged 99. He was the longest –serving consort in British history.


 

  • Pray for an end to the violence which has been seen for many days now in Northern Ireland.


 

  • WEC Please pray for the WEC UK Youth team as they work creatively to keep in contact with former campers and leaders. Please pray for wisdom as the team plan and prepare for a number of summer options, including a camp of some sort in a field and a virtual alternative.


 

  • Dumisani Theological Institute, South Africa Pray that the visiting lecturer for Term Two, Dr. D. Galletta of MT3, will be able to travel for teaching at Dumisani for April and May, and that the courses will be able to be held on campus for these two months.


 

Elgin & Forres Minister: Colin Morison

Located in Elgin we are a small congregation, most of whom travel in from surrounding communities. We have an attractive, accessible building. Prior to lockdown our contact with the local community was through our weekly café, a parent and toddler group and a well-established schools outreach.

  • Please pray with us for new leaders and potential leaders to join our number.

  • As we open up after lockdown pray we would have wisdom to re-start what would be beneficial for the mission of the congregation, and that we would see and take opportunities to share the good news.


 

Cross Minister: Ewen Matheson

Cross Free Church is a congregation in the Ness district (pop. 1200) of the Isle of Lewis. Before the pandemic, we had around one hundred present at each of our two services on the Lord’s Day. Now we join the services as they are live-streamed by the minister from the church, with technical support. The mid-week prayer meeting and a Sunday evening book study fellowship are also online. The WfM and our Sunday School continue online, and one of members has set up an online contact page with suitable Bible items for parents to share with pre-school children.

  • That the live-streamed services and online fellowships: (a) would be used to draw more of our people to follow Jesus, and (b) would help us all to keep our focus on Christ as we await the return to worship together in the church.

  • That our children and young people would be given a grounding in the Christian faith so that they may grow in knowledge and discernment to enable them to make right choices throughout their lives, and entrust their eternal souls to Christ.

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