‘Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?’ (Psalm 8:1, 3&4)
Pray for one another as members and friends of Saffron Walden Baptist Church. Pray that we might better understand that we are all created in the image and likeness of God. Pray for those who lack confidence in God’s greatness and goodness to them. Pray for those who have too low an opinion of themselves – physically, spiritually, emotionally – for God has made them (and you…) ‘a little lower than the angels’.
Pray for the churches of Saffron Walden and our surrounding villages. Pray for our local cluster of Baptist churches. Pray for their ministers (Gavin at Ashdon, Wayne at Thaxted, and Sue at Great Sampford) and diaconates, members and communities. And pray for our plans to welcome the Thailand BMS World Mission Action Team to the area in May.
Pray for those who are continuing to be badly affected by recent severe weather, in this country and elsewhere. Pray for those who are offering immediate assistance, and for those making longer term plans and decisions to deal with future weather events. And pray for those who are working to challenge and counter the effects of climate change.
Pray for our local schools. Pray for our teachers and students, leadership teams and parents, governing bodies and support staff. Pray that our children may learn in safety and security, and pray that they will be encouraged to fulfil their potential as girls and boys created in the image and likeness of God.
Please remember Kevin Streater as he goes out into the town with Street Pastors on Friday. Please also remember Avril Streater as Prayer Pastor.
Please pray with Churches Together for Our Lady of Compassion Roman Catholic Church and St. Thomas More Primary School.