There is a lot to pray for in a church. We suggest that you have a structure in your prayer life. Pray for specific things or people at specific times or days. Have a Prayer Diary (like a weekly or monthly diary) and commit yourself to pray for the dirt prayer points each day. To assist you with this here is our suggestion for a prayer diary for our church and church family.
Sunday Activities – Sunday Club, Sunday Service, Inspire
Pray for the Holy Spirit’s blessing and anointing on this special time of worship; that young and old will be drawn closer to Jesus and for a great sense of fellowship.
Pray for all those leading and participating that they may also be lead and anointed by the Holy Spirit, praying particularly for the preacher as they lead worship, Youth Worker as he leads the young people at Inspire and the Sunday Club team leading the Sunday Club. Pray that all the technical aspects of AV and ZOOM will work well.
Weekly Activities – Home Groups, Fellowship Thursday, Rock Solid, Kirk Session
Pray for the Home Group Leaders as they plan and lead these sessions and for all those participating that we all grow in our faith and increase in our discipleship. Please pray that others may be drawn to join the home groups and for opportunities to invite people to join and grow together.
Pray that more people will join in with the “Fellowship Thursday” and be blessed.
Pray that our young folk will continue to grow via Rock Solid and that more will join in the fun and pray for Philip and Alex as they lead this vital ministry with our young folk who are the church of today and tomorrow, that they grow in the Lord.
Pray that all the technical aspects of ZOOM will work well.
Pray for the Kirk Session as they work and pray to lead SSCB through the lockdown and how we respond to the future while being the church of Christ.
Pray that we will discern the need in our community and God’s ways He wants us to engage and minister His love and grace in those specific needs.
Pastoral Care Groups
There are a number of people who are making calls and visits to church members, and others to ensure that they are well and safe during lockdown and self isolation. Give thanks and pray for all our members and those who are carrying out this ministry, especially for Joan Brown who is doing a great job coordinating this ministry.
Those who are ill / in isolation
Pray for those you know that are ill and struggling with isolation and for those who care for them.
Please continue to uphold all those are putting themselves on the “Frontline” to support others at this time: NHS / Carers / Police / Teachers / Shop workers etc, especially those members of our church family and their own families at home.
Please pray for our Community in Comely Bank and the surrounding area that in these times of concern, that they might turn to God for answers and that we at SSCB might have the opportunity to share our faith in Jesus.