World – Pray for countries which continue to experience acts of terrorism across the World, help us in our fear and uncertainty and bless us with the knowledge that we are secure in God’s love. Pray for all the people who continue to feel unsafe in the place that they call home, that God will grant them peace and happiness. Following the hurricane in Texas, pray for all those affected and give them strength, courage and the resolve to heal. In a time of increasing tensions between America and North Korea, pray that they will be guided by God to find a peaceful path.
UK – Pray for the victims of the ongoing acts of terrorism across our country and for strength for all those who work for peace. Pray for the young people across our country who have received exam results this week and are making decisions about their future, that they will be guided by God’s love. Pray for the Church in our country and for Christians to be a force for good in the places where they live and work.
Church and Community – As many families across our community prepare to return to education, pray for them to be guided by God’s hand to make the most of the opportunities before them. Pray for us to have compassion and love for all those in our community and that in the spirit of forgiveness we will see only good in others and bear no grudges. Pray for all those within St James who give up their time and energy to ensure the Church is a welcoming and engaging place to worship.
Sick and Bereaved – Pray for all those known to us who are unwell at this time, particularly Philip, Bobby, Jax, Paula, Savannah, Pat, Paul, Sylvia, Jean G and Jean D. Pray for all those who have been bereaved this week, that they will know God’s love and tenderness at this difficult time.