On Sundays, we will spend time praying for our common church prayer points rather than thinking about prayer itself. Read through each prayer point before you pray. Then instead of just repeating those words, find the things that you would most like to say to God based on what you read.
1. Give thanks for Ellen Prior as she begins working as the new VET Manager for VBC. Pray that she would settle in quickly to her role and for their family to settle well in Sydney after moving recently from Melbourne. Pray for Niddrie Community Church as they begin Vocational Bible College in Edinburgh, Scotland this month.
2. Give thanks for our ministry staff Stephen, James, Gus, Vincent and Anh, and for God’s work in their lives helping them to grow more like Christ. Pray that God would give them wisdom, faithfulness to his word, strong friendships, spiritual encouragement and perseverance as they lead and shepherd God’s people here in Fairfield and Bossley Park.
3. Pray for the country of Iran (predominantly Muslim) which remains closed to official mission work, and contains some of the largest unreached people groups in the world. Pray for a relaxing of harsh religious freedom laws, peace, and an opening to gospel work. Pray for Christians in Iran to have perseverance and hope despite the persecution they face.