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Prayer for a new bishop6th October 2019

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 4:2)

  • Please pray for those entrusted with the responsibility of appointing a new bishop – the Electoral College and the House of Bishops – that they will prayerfully look to God for his leading and provision.
  • For God’s choice of a new bishop and that He would prepare that person for the role.
  • O almighty God, who by thy Holy Spirit dost move the hearts of thy people; May it please thee so to direct the counsels of those who are appointed to choose a bishop for this Church and diocese, that we may be given a pastor who in faithfulness and wisdom shall lead thy flock in the way of holiness; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

(Prayer During the Vacancy of a See, BCP 2004)

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Drumbo13th October 2019

Rector: Mervyn Jamison, Pastoral Assistant: Jack Wilson

  • Pray for the Rector and Select Vestry
  • Please pray for continued growth in our children’s and youth ministry: HTB Youth (Friday night youth club) Sunday School, Genesis: AM (Sunday morning Bible Group) and Genesis: PM (Sunday evening Youth Fellowship). Pray for the leaders and especially our Pastoral Assistant Jack Wilson.
  • Pray for the launch of our new Men’s group ‘MAN–UP’ to complement our existing and growing ministries: Ladies Guild, Stitch and Yarn, Art Group, St Mirren Group.
  • Please pray as we continue to establish our Hall as the centre of the community with activities such as Table Tennis, Badminton and Pilates classes growing in popularity.  
  • For our mission and outreach as we seek to grow our congregation both spiritually and numerically.
  • Pray for more and new opportunities that share the message of the Gospel in the Ballylesson Community.
  • As the parish moves from the planning phase into the tendering and eventually building of a new rectory, please pray for a smooth process.

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Dundonald20th October 2019

Rector: Tim Anderson, Associate Minister: Jonny Beare

Please pray for:

  • ABC (Adults, Babies and Children). Give thanks for ABC that meets on Thursday mornings and for Ruth who leads it. Pray for many opportunities to share the gospel with new parents and that the Lord will raise up more volunteers to help with this ministry.
  • Young People. Give thanks to God for the HUB (Youth Fellowship), Girl Club, and QuAC (Dundonald High School ministry). Pray for the development of a Boy’s Bible Study Group and that our Young People will be courageous in standing for Jesus amongst their friends in school.
  • 2020 Mission with Glen Scrivener. Pray for the group that are planning this and that the Lord will be preparing hearts and lives for this gospel outreach opportunity.
  • The G2 Project – Gospel Growth and Godly Growth. This is a 10–year mission initiative at St. Elizabeth’s that began in 2017 with 10 specific targets to aim at. Pray for wisdom and focus as we do this.

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Glen Community Church27th October 2019

Ordained Local Minister: Stephen Doherty

Thankfulness to the Lord…

  • That He has planted so many servant hearts in local people who so willingly and freely serve Him and His church with such a great energy and passion.
  • That He continues to bless us with new Christians whilst enabling us, as a church family, to nurture them in their journey of faith and support those who are preparing for adult baptism.
  • That He will equip our faith community to develop its growth as disciple–making disciples and grow in the areas of the priority prayers…prayerfully, compassionately and numerically.

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