“Prayer makes a godly person, and puts within them the mind of Christ, the mind of humility, of self-surrender, of service, of pity, and of prayer. If we really pray, we will become more like God, or else we will quit praying.”

E.M. Bounds

General Prayer Points – 27 November 2020

  • Pray for safety and wisdom during this Christmas period that our desire to celebrate with family and friends will not override common sense!
  • Pray for the peace, healing and restoration of those who are ill.
  • Pray for those in the medical profession for strength to cope with the stress on so many levels and for their safety at this time of pandemic.
  • Pray for those affected badly by COVID-19, lost their jobs, are confused, are anxious and fearful, or are lonely in isolation.
  • Pray for those who lost loved ones recently. Pray for Alison and Sheila Morrison, who lost their dad, Malcolm recently.
  • Pray for our church family during this season of Christmas to keep safe as we celebrate God’s gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for our worship services. Pray for the presence of the Holy Spirit; for the clear proclamation of the gospel, that God will open hearts to hear the good news of Christmas; pray that technology (Zoom; AV Desk) will work without interruption, pray for the AV team handling the Desk; Pray for those taking part in the service; Pray for those visiting us that they will receive a warm welcome and feel at home at SSCB.
  • Pray for the young people as they are exploring the practical applications of the Christian faith.
  • Pray for those homeless on the streets as the weather is becoming increasingly wintery.
  • Pray for the persecuted Christians and the suffering church in Morocco. Christians are a tiny percentage of Morocco (32,200 of 36.6 million, less than 0.1%, most of them expatriates). It’s illegal in Morocco to ‘shake the faith of a Muslim’, Christians who speak about their faith are at risk of arrest. Christians have been accused of being disloyal to the king, and there has been a rise in attacks by Islamic militants. Anybody who converts to Christianity from a Muslim background must keep their faith a secret. Christians who do manage to meet together must do so in house churches, as they can’t get permission to meet publicly. Expatriate churches are monitored to make sure Moroccans don’t attend. Expatriates who are accused of sharing their faith can be deported. The number of reported incidents of violence has been increasing in the last year. Pray for God’s protection for our brothers and sisters, granting them His Spirit’s wisdom and strength.