We also boast of our troubles, because we know that trouble produces endurance, endurance brings God’s approval, and His approval creates hope.
 
So keep watch over yourselves and over all the flock which the Holy Spirit has placed in your care. Acts 20 : 28
 

Ann's Prayer & Devotions

Please note that there will be no prayer guide from Ann Goodfellow for the next 4 weeks, as she will be overseas on holiday.
 
But if Christ lives in you, the Spirit is life for you because you have been put right with God. . .
 
To show that you are His sons and daughters, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, the Spirit who cries out, “Father, my Father.”   Galatians 4 : 6
 
My prayer is that our fellowship with you as believers will bring about a deeper understanding of every blessing which we have in our life in union with Christ.
 
Every test that you have experienced is the kind that normally comes to people. But God keeps His promise, and He will not allow you to be tested beyond your power to remain firm;       1 Corinthians 10 : 13
 
God is to be trusted, the God who called you to have fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.
 
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in Me will live, even though they die;
 
I am telling you the truth: those who believe in Me will do even greater things, because I am going to the Father.
 
My prayer is that our fellowship with you as believers will bring about a deeper understanding of every blessing which we have in our life in union with Christ.
 
When, however, the Spirit comes, who reveals the truth about God, He will lead you into all the truth.
 
My prayer is that our friendship with you as believers will bring about a deeper understanding of every blessing which we have in our life in union with Christ.
 
So then, dear brothers and sisters, stand firm and steady. Keep busy always in your work for the Lord, since you know that nothing you do in the Lord’s service is ever useless.
 
I pray that your love will keep on growing more and more, together with true knowledge and perfect judgement, so that you will be able to choose what is best.
 
PSALM 104 : 33 - 34

”Listen!” says Jesus. “I am coming soon! Happy are those who obey the prophetic words in this book!”
Revelation 22 : 7

LET US PRAY FOR
Our Ministers
We come Lord, with thankful hearts, for You have given us one who follows You closely and teaches us how to do the same. You have called him and instructed him in the task required for Your church. Bless him Lord, as he spends time before You seeking Your will and way for his own life as well as for the church and people of this congregation. Instruct Him Lord, through Your Holy Spirit of the tasks You require to be fulfilled. Thank You for the time spent in studying Your Word and preparation of the message to bring to Your people in this place. Guide him, guard him and care for him each day, Lord, we pray!

Church
You have blessed us Lord God, as we gather together, to worship You and to praise Your Holy Name. You have given us this place where we come in Your Name, to have fellowship with others who believe, and to help all people to grow through the teachings and fellowship here. Thank You for the love that is shared amongst us as fellow believers, and for the eagerness, to live and grow as Your own. Bless Your church and people, Lord, we pray in Jesus Name!

Church Leaders
There are men and women who have stepped forward to serve You wherever there is a need. Thank You for each one who has willingly taken on the challenge as leader for some activity. You have called them and instructed them, and they have been obedient, desiring to help others grow in their faith and trust in You, Lord! Bless each one who has accepted the responsibility of teaching or instructing others in study of the Word or of life skills as a follower of Jesus Christ.

South Africa
Bless our land and people, Lord, and draw them closer to serve You. We pray for peace and harmony amongst workers who are striking for better working conditions. There are many areas where there are demonstrations that have turned violent and destructive. We pray for an end to that behaviour, and that peaceful discussions could take place to solve the issues that have been raised. Thank You for the rains that have fallen all over our land, and that the dams are full. You provide for our needs, Lord, and we give You thanks and praise for Your continuing loving care for us all!

The Needy
Lord, bless and heal those who are not well. There are many who are in need of Your healing care, and as we name them before You now, we pray for Your hand of blessing upon each one. Hear our prayer, O Lord, we pray, and help all those in need this day. Thank You, Lord!
 
PSALM 27 : 13 - 14
I am sure that God, who began this good work in you, will carry it on until it is finished on the Day of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 1 : 6
 
PSALM 40 : 31

Listen! This is the hour to receive God’s favour; today is the day to be saved.
2 Corinthians 6 : 2b

LET US PRAY FOR
Our Ministers
We pray for blessing for our minister, Lord. May Your favour rest upon Him and Your hand help him each day. You have called him into serving You in this place and community and have taught and guided him each day. Thank You for his dedication and faithfulness, as he cares for the flock You have placed under his leadership. May You help Him by Your Spirit as he prepares the message to bring to Your people, and as he takes care of the administration and concerns of the church. Watch out for him, Lord, and take care of his health and ability to cope with the stress that comes with long hours of service. Bless him and his family, Lord. Thank You!
 
YOUR WORD, O LORD, WILL LAST FOREVER; IT IS ETERNAL IN HEAVEN. YOUR FAITHFULNESS ENDURES THROUGH ALL THE AGES;
 
PSALM 147 : 1
Listen! This is the hour to receive God’s favour; today is the day to be saved!
2 Corinthians 6 : 2