Prayer diary from January 2010

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Friday, 01 January 2010

New Year Prayers: God of new beginnings, we thank you for the year ahead and for new opportunities to bless and be blessed. We offer you our lives, our time, our energies and talents and pray that you will transform us and use us to transform others. God of new beginnings, we thank you.

Saturday, 02 January 2010

Sudan, Yei Diocese: Pray for the staff of the Martha Primary Health Care Centre and Yei Vocational Training College,that both facilities will run well, develop new programmes and continue to serve the needs of their local communities.

Sunday, 03 January 2010

Sudan, Yei Diocese: Pray for the preparations for the Diocesan Synod, which takes place later this month. Pray also for the successful completion of the school construction and health projects in the diocese.

Monday, 04 January 2010

Kenya, All Saint’s Cathedral Nairobi,Urban Development Programme: Please pray for healing in Kenya, as the country seeks to recover from the post-election violence of almost two years ago. Concessions may be hard for many to make, but are needed for the future of the country. Please pray that a spirit of reconciliation and co-operation may be found.

Tuesday, 05 January 2010

Kenya, All Saint’s Cathedral Nairobi,Urban Development Programme: Thank God for the youth and the students from the UDP, working hard for a better future. Please pray for those who have taken national exams, as they await the results in January, which will determine whether they can enter secondary schools or colleges.

Wednesday, 06 January 2010

DR Congo, Diocese of North Kivu: Please pray for the Diocese of North Kivu and for Bishop Enoch as he seeks to develop the theological training of the clergy as well as increase the developmental activities of the Diocese. In particular, pray for the income generation projects, that they would bring dignity, hope and security.

Thursday, 07 January 2010

DR Congo, Diocese of Bukavu: Pray for Bishop Bahati, as he seeks to work holistically with the people and communities of Bukavu in order to improve the quality of life for the many poor and marginalised people. Pray that those who are still experiencing the atrocities of war will know God’s presence and peace.

Friday, 08 January 2010

DR Congo, Diocese of Kindu: Please pray for Bishop Masimango, as he encourages the reawakening of evangelistic activities and social action in his vast Diocese. Pray for the many small remote communities with no pastor nor access to even the basic facilities we take for granted.

Saturday, 09 January 2010

Nepal, Human Development Community Services, Mark and Ali Gill: Mark and Ali will be returning to Nepal this week for a further term of service with HDCS. Pray for their final preparations and for the process of once again saying goodbye to family and friends. Ask God to give them His peace as they go.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Nepal, Human Development Community Services, Mark and Ali Gill:Pray for Mark and Ali’s family. For Danny, studying in Australia, for Sarah Maya, on her global travels and for Mark and Ali’s mothers in Belfast and Portadown. Pray that they will know God’s presence and peace.