‘Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his great power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.’ (Ephesians 3:20-21)
Pray for one another as members and friends of Saffron Walden Baptist Church. Pray that we might learn what it is to wait on God, to be encouraged in waiting on God. Pray that we might go on being filled with the Holy Spirit, as individuals and as a church. Pray that God will lead us into the Spirit-filled unity of being God’s church in this place.
Pray that God will guide us and inspire us to know how best we may serve him as a church in the coming years. Give thanks for our ministry among older people, particularly for our lunch club as they meet for the last time this session on 14th July. And give thanks for the growing number of young children who are part of our church. Pray particularly for our Tiddlywinks as we seek to find new key leaders and helpers for September.
Pray for the churches of Saffron Walden and our surrounding villages. Pray especially for our friends at Gold Street and their minister Jonathan Burton as they currently worship at SWCHS, and as they seek God’s way forward regarding buying a new building. Give thanks for their whole-hearted involvement with Street Pastors. Pray for their plans to run another Alpha course this autumn (together with ourselves at SWBC).
Pray for the ongoing preparations for VBS (w/c 4th August) and for all who are already committed to working there, and for those who are still needed to fill a few additional support roles. Pray for the hundreds of children involved, that they may have a fantastically fun, safe and enriching experience. (Don’t forget the VBS commissioning service on Sunday 3rd August at 4pm in the main tent at Newport School)
Pray for our local network of Baptist churches. Pray for their ministers (Gavin at Ashdon, Wayne at Thaxted, and Sue at Great Sampford) and diaconates, members and communities. Give thanks for Gavin’s first year as a minister in training, and as we gather with the folk at Ashdon for their Celebration Service on Saturday 19th July. May God bless us as we gather to worship together at great Sampford on Sunday 20th July, and for Sue as she leads a Songs of praise at The Bluebell, Hempstead on Sunday 27th July. Pray for us as a group of churches as we seek to be God’s salt and light in our communities.
Pray for Liz, Sergio and Chloe settling in to their new community in Mozambique. Pray for BMS World Mission as it seeks to serve the church worldwide and support our missionaries and the national partners with whom they work. Pray for the developing opportunities in North Korea, and for the welfare of all the people of this challenging country. Pray for peace and justice for the peoples of Israel and Palestine during this time of heightened conflict. Lord, have mercy…
Please remember this week’s Street Pastor Quentin Dawe and Prayer Jenny Dawe.
Please pray with Churches Together for S/W Salvation Army Corps. and Katherine Semar Infant and Junior Schools.