“Where there is much prayer, there will be much of the Spirit; where there is much of the Spirit, there will be ever-increasing prayer.” [Andrew Murray]

General Prayer Points – 22 July 2021

  • Praise the Lord for there is hope for everyone in him through Christ, our Saviour. Praise him for who he is and what he has done for us.
  • Pray for the powerful work of the Holy Spirit in the church family so the Lord will transform us from glory to glory.
  • Pray for protection for Christians, for our church family, to resist evil and attacks of darkness.
  • Pray for the mighty power of God to overcome the last standing battalions of evil in our lives, so he will renew us by Holy Spirit into the likeness of Jesus Christ.
  • Pray that we will persevere in our faith as we face our challenges while we faithfully act out God’s calling in our lives.
  • Pray for our fellow Christian brothers and sisters in the church family, the ones who you haven’t seen for a long time, the ones that are ill, or face daily battles.
  • Pray for our brothers and sisters in the Cluster Group churches, so Jesus will sustain them, nurture and bless them.
  • Pray for our Cluster Group churches, and their leaders and members to know God’s gracious leadership and guidance in their ministry and fellowships.
    • Murrayfield
      • for God’s rich blessing on worship and fellowship times;
    • Stockbridge
      • for the love they share with their community to bear much fruit and bring blessing and relief;
    • Palmerston Place
      • for God to continue to bless the faithful preaching of His word.
  • Pray for the persecuted Christians and the suffering church in Syria. There have been Christians in Syria from the earliest times of the New Testament, but sadly their number has decreased in the last decade as many fled the recent conflicts and persecution. so today there are only about 677,000 Christians in Syria (c.a. 3.6% of a population of 19 million). Persecution remains extreme both in public and private life for Christians, especially for those from Muslim background. In areas controlled by Islamic extremist groups, public expressions of Christianity are banned, and most churches have been seized or destroyed. In government controlled areas this threat is less, but violent attacks still continue, and COVID-19 has exacerbated many existing vulnerabilities in the past 18 months. The continuing civil war has made the country a breeding ground for Christian persecution. COVID-19 caused further economic crisis, and normal life is almost non-existent, the number of poor people has increased. Many Christians are still internally displaced or refugees. Pray for our brothers and sisters in Syria, giving thanks that the Lord faithfully stood by his people in that land for centuries and in the recent conflicts. Pray that God will show his love for them who suffered so much, bringing unity and joy to his children. Pray that the Lord will lift up and settle his children who are now refugees to find peace and safe home for their families. Pray that Syria will be filled again with the praise and the glory of God.