‘In your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepare to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…’ (1 Peter 3:15)
Pray for our church here at SWBC as we seek to be an evangelistic community – reaching out into our communities for God with the good news of hope, love and peace. May lives be transformed by the presence of Jesus as his Holy Spirit works through us as neighbours, friends, colleagues and family members.
Pray for our new government and for councils and councillors across the country. Pray that together we might build a fairer and more caring society. Pray for David Cameron and his new cabinet, and for the other political parties as they play their role in our democratic system. Pray for those people who have become interested in politics because of the recent election, and for those considering joining political parties and engaging in the debate.
Pray for all the churches of Saffron Walden and the surrounding area. Pray for our CTSW plans for a Steve Murray mime event on Saturday 22nd May, 7.30pm at the Friends School.
Pray for our local network of Baptist churches in Ashdon, Great Sampford, and Thaxted and for their ministers (Gavin, Sue, and Wayne), that we may deepen our relationships and find strategic ways of working together in God’s mission in our neighbourhoods.
Pray for the churches and ministries represented by the Eastern Baptist Association (EBA) throughout our region, praying particularly for our Regional ministers: Richard Lewis (Team leader and Northern sector), Simon Goddard (Central sector), and Nick Lear (Southern sector). Pray for David Mayne our EBA Council Moderator, and for the need to find a new Moderator in 2016. Pray for the regional gatherings (and AGM) being held over the next few weeks, and in particular for our central sector event at Bury on 12th July.
Pray for our BMS World Mission workers Liz and Sergio (and daughter Chloe…) as they continue to serve God in Mozambique. Pray for BMS and all its ministries around the world, remembering especially our General Director David Kerrigan (who will be visiting SWBC this September). Continue to pray for Nepal, and all who are living with the painful after-effects of the recent earthquake.
Pray for our Street Pastors as they seek to recruit new volunteers. Pray for good opportunities to interact with people on Friday evenings, particularly as the nights are lighter and (hopefully) warmer.
Pray for all British military personnel serving in conflict zones, praying especially for those from Carver Barracks, and their families, who are currently serving or awaiting deployment to Northern Iraq. Pray for the new Padre (Alex) arriving in May.
Please remember the Street and Prayer Pastors from across the churches this week.
Please pray with Churches Together for Sewards End and Little Walden C of E Churches and Radwinter Primary School.