Posted by: celticanglican | July 11, 2013

Thursday Prayer Requests (St. Benedict of Nursia)

Father, we pray for your holy Catholic Church;
That we all may be one.

We pray for our friends in Christ:

Grant that every member of the Church may truly and humbly serve you;

That your Name may be glorified by all people

  • Please take a moment to pray fervently for Egypt. Ask the Lord to bring about democracy so that the Christians, secularists and moderate Muslims can live in safety and peace within their communities. May there be an end to the bloodshed and suffering of innocent people, including the abduction of Christian girls for the purpose of forceful marriage and conversion. “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles” (Psalm 34:17)
  • Please pray that the Spirit of the Lord will arouse passionate indignation in all Malaysians who treasure personal liberty and the fundamental human rights of children so this bill will not pass, thus providing necessary protection of the country’s children. May the Malaysian Church look to the ‘Lord of Hosts’ for wisdom and strength as they face this fierce spiritual battle. Pray that our faithful Lord will establish justice for the children and their parents whose rights have been severely threatened. “Let the little children come to Me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the Kingdom of Heaven” (Matthew 19:14 ESV)
  • Pray that the governing authorities of Sri Lanka, including the police, will act swiftly and decisively to curb this anti-Christian violence. Ultimately, may God’s peace, protection and blessings be upon the pastor, his family, the New Life Church congregation, and also the members of the Methodist congregation, as they continue to reach out to others in their communities (including their enemies) with His redeeming love.
  • Iraq: Thankfully, our God of righteousness is on the side of those who are oppressed, treated unjustly, rejected and persecuted. He promises to be especially near to the brokenhearted, providing them much needed comfort, encouragement and help, also working through the compassionate response and prayers of those who share His heart. Please pray for the Lord’s healing to be manifested in the lives of both wounded guards, and all others who have been affected by the series of church attacks. May He mightily intervene on behalf of His people, providing them protection, deliverance, justice and the reassurance of His abiding presence.
  • Bakhytzhan, Asia Bibi (prisoners for Christ)
  • Lighthouse Christian Fellowship and their VBS class
  • LCF Christian Teen Camp
  • Ministry of the Bleeding Heart
  • Agape Orphanage and Mission Work Crisis Centre
  • Christians living in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan

We pray for all bishops, priests, and deacons;
That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and
Sacraments.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for:

We pray for all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world;
That there may be justice and peace on the earth.

We also pray for the US states of:

Give us grace to do your will in all that we undertake;
That our works may find favor in your sight.

Have compassion on those who suffer from any grief or trouble;
That they may be delivered from their distress

  • Clinton (open heart surgery)
  • Roxane (severe head injury after car accident, on life support), pray for parents and cousin William
  • Gayle (cutaneous Lieshmeniasis complications)
  • John (continued gout difficulties)
  • Ruth (blood infection problems)
  • Russell (financial blessings & guidance)
  • Mary (gallstones, can’t have surgery)
  • A lady with an unspoken request
  • Sonya (infection)
  • Norman (financial blessings)
  • Walter (serious fall, not expected to make it) and family
  • Pasqulina (cancer)
  • Gerlinde (spine cancer)
  • Aubrey (body cancer)
  • Jessica (lung cancer)
  • Naomil (lung cancer)
  • Christa (car problems)
  • Lori (financial problems)
  • A man whose addict wife left him and his children penniless
  • Sharon (sunstroke)
  • Katherine (cancer)
  • Dave (diabetic, a horse stepped on his leg)
  • Randy (diabetic with foot and leg pain)
  • Deborah (vertigo)
  • J. John’s daughter (having a baby)
  • Maria (high cholesterol, blood sugar issues)
  • Linda (leg and knee pain)
  • a 6 month old baby with an inoperable liver tumor
  • Madeline and all missing children
  • Steve (several blockages, will need bypass surgery), please also pray for Maurina, Joe, Ann and Glenda, family members

Give to the departed eternal rest.
Let light perpetual shine upon them.

  • Chris (RIP+), God’s comfort for parents David, Cindy and the rest of the family, and girlfriend Holly

We praise you for your saints who have entered into joy;
May we also come to share in your heavenly kingdom.

Let us pray for our own needs and those of others.
Let’s give thanks for:

  • That Ray’s grandmother came through her surgery okay
  • Keith and Helen’s happy marriage
  • Joyce’s cousin’s wife’s successful surgery
  • Zachary’s recovery from an infection

O God, by whose grace your servant Benedict, kindled with the flame of your love, became a burning and a shining light in your Church: Grant that we also may be aflame with the spirit of love and discipline, and walk before you as children of light; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The prayers are from The Book of Common Prayer.

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