“How long are you going to sit around on your hands, putting off taking possession of the land that God, the God of your ancestors, has given you?” Joshua 18 v 3 (The Message)
Meditate on the above. God has given us everything we need for life and faith – is God encouraging you to do anything?
John, Karen, Sean and Liam: pray for the family as John and Liam return from Spring Harvest and Karen and John prepare for a weekend away.
Schools: children and teachers go back to school this week. Pray for the new term. Pray particularly for those children in exam years who are revising and preparing for A levels, AS levels and GCSE’s which start in a month’s time.
Town Council: pray for our councillors and the people who work in local government. Pray that they will make wise and Godly decisions.
Tea and Coffee Rota: thank God for the faithful service of Jeannie Wiseman and her team. Pray for them going forward and ask God if there he would like you to get involved in this team.
Ali and Mick: pray for them as they make final preparations for their wedding in May. Pray that God will keep them safe and that things will go smoothly for them.
Audio Visuals Team: Pray for them and the work that they do making the service accessible for the congregation each Sunday morning. Support them in the work that they do, we only tend to notice when it goes wrong!
Pastoral Team: pray for the pastoral team and the unseen work that they do, and the individuals that they support. Pray for those you know that are ill of in need and finding life difficult at the moment. Ask God what you can do to help and support those people. Pray for the pastoral work that our Small Groups do as part of their regular ministry. Ask God’s blessing on them and their work.
All those who have returned from Spring Harvest: thank God that they were able to have this uninterrupted time with Him. Pray that what they have learnt and the things that God has said to them will make a lasting impression on them. Pray that they will be able to share some of what they have learnt with the church and their small group when they return.
Street Pastors: pray for the faithful work of the Street Pastors and the relationships and trust that they are building in the town. Pray for the Prayer Pastors who support them every week in this work. Pray for the management committee as they make plans for the AGM and seek to guide the work of the Street Pastors in Saffron Walden. Ask God for wisdom and inspiration as they seek a place and plan for the carnival.
Pray for yourself and your own needs. Listen to what God wants to say to you.
Please remember the Street Pastors Clare Holland, Todd Weston & Kevin Streater and Prayer Pastor Avril Streater this week.
Please pray with Churches Together for St. Mary’s Church and St. Mary’s School.