Living Church Prayer – 22 July 2021

Blessed is the one
    who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
    or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
    whatever they do prospers.

Psalm 1:1-3

Thank you God that in you we yield fruit, and prosper. Help us to walk in step with you, help us to delight in the law of the Lord.

For the World

  • Pray for South Africa – that they can find sustainable and lasting peace. Pray for those affected by the unrest over the last few weeks, that they might find peace in God. Pray for those in positions of leadership, that they might find humility and wisdom to lead a way forward. Pray for those that are grieving for death and destruction that in God they might find comfort.

For our Country

  • Pray for those affected by the current COVID outbreak around the country. That those that are ill might be healed, that those that are anxious, angry, or scared might find comfort and peace in you.
  • Pray for wisdom for the leaders of our country, and our states, as they make decisions on managing the current outbreak

Pray for our Denomination

  • Pray for PCQ General Assembly – that as a body of believers from all over QLD, there might be unity, humility, patience, and love presiding over discussions this week
  • Continue to lift up the trustees of PCQ – Phil Strong, Stuart Hoadley, and Paul Cotton – may God encourage and sustain them.
  • Pray for wisdom and patience for those involved in the receivership
  • Continue to comfort those that are hurting and grieving for what is happening in our denomination

Pray for our Church

  • Pray as we hear the message this week – that we will be inspired to live as salt of the earth, and light of the world
  • Pray that God would bring people to explore Christianity with us.
  • Pray that God would use our church to bring people to himself

Pray for our Mission Partners

  • Pray for Linda McKerrell – that she continues to trust in God’s plan for her; thanks for the chance to rest physically and spiritually; pray for COVID situation in Taiwan, that restrictions can lift soo; Praise God for the saving work going on in Donggang. For more details, see the post
  • Pray for the Manders – Thanks that Emilie has resumed in person lessons at university; Pray for Saeko as she prepares to finish up and retire from OMF; Thanks that Steve’s handover process has been finalised. For a full update from the Manders in Japan, see the post