Prayers – February 2019

‘Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures for ever; His faithfulness continues throughout all generations.’ Psalm 100: 4-5

As we come before God may we remember His overwhelming love and compassion for His people. Let us bring our praise joining all those who have gone before us. We pray that we will never lose sight of the Holiness, greatness, faithfulness, the unchanging nature of God.

We continue to thank the Lord for His concern for all people and ask for His guidance as we reach out to those around us. Help us to show love to all those we meet regardless of our own prejudices. May the Lord give us the grace to be His hands, feet and mouth in Allington.

‘Sing to God, sing in praise of His name, extol Him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before Him-His name is the Lord. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His Holy dwelling.’ Psalm 68: 4-5.

‘Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.’ 2 Cor 1: 3-4

We thank the Lord again for all that is happening within the Church and ask for His protection as His word is proclaimed week by week. Help us to keep our eyes focussed on Jesus and not be distracted by things around us. May we ‘ grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.’ 2 Peter 3:18

Let us give thanks for the Bible Project and ask the Lord to give understanding to all those taking part and hearing the teaching on Sunday. Help us to continue to hear what ‘the Spirit is saying to the church. Let us have ears to hear.’ But we ask that we not only hear, but act as necessary. May we grow in spirit and truth, not be complacent but seek God’s will for us and turn away from those things that aren’t helpful.

As we near the Brexit date let us pray earnestly for our leaders, that a beneficial agreement will be reached which will allow us to move forward. Let us pray for all those whose deep feelings on this issue are causing hurt to those around them. May we all keep it in perspective and join in praying for a godly outcome.

Please keep praying for all those issues mentioned on the prayer board and also for those who are on the periphery of the church. May their faith be strengthened and their desire to know more of Jesus grow.

‘For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen’ Romans 11:36