Opening Scripture: Psalm 69:1-6 & 30-36
Let’s give thanks! Items for praise including answered prayer
Prayer for our World
– give thanks for the NHS and the way in which vaccines have been so rapidly deployed.
– pray for all those who have lost loved ones due to the virus, and for all those suffering long term effects
– pray for those who are suffering financial difficulties and family pressures due to the lockdown
– pray for people in countries where health care is unaffordable for a lot of people, for countries where governments are not making the vaccine readily available, and that rich countries will share the vaccines and the finance for them.
– pray for countries where Christians are being significantly persecuted at present – Myanmar (Burma), North Korea, Afghanistan, Somalia, Nigeria.
Prayer for our Town
– for continued positive links between churches through CTF. Praise God for Unity Week and pray for the Lent Course and Easter Services (online again this year)
– for Walton Parish Nursing, Hope Trust, CAP, Basic and other groups ministering to those in our town who are facing significant difficulties right now. Felixstowe has some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in Suffolk and many families are being hit hard by the lockdown. Pray too for community organisations where Christians have input – Felixstowe Helping Hands, FACTS
– for our port as it undergoes pressures due to Brexit and the pandemic – for the Seafarers’ Centre, port Chaplains, particularly Fr Herbert Fadriquela, and the port-side chaplain, Stephen Yelland.
Pray for our Church
– pastoral needs of individuals in the church or people we know
– those isolated without internet and unable to get out and about
– pray for the children from C-Kers as they receive half-term packs
– pray for those in activities we have had to close, particularly community ones associated with WPN
– pray as we plan for the church post-Covid but also for what we continue to do whilst restrictions are in place.
– pray as the Leadership Team starts to consider Ministerial succession and for the Reids as they start retirement planning
– pray for the EBA Regional Team, for Beth Powney the Team Leader and Graeme Ross our own RM and for guidance as they look to replace Nick Lear.