Prayer Points    (updated 14th June 2000)

As we live through this time when we are surrounded by great suffering, insecurity, conflict and injustice we can identify with Habakkuk as he calls out to God…

”Why do you make me look at injustice?
    Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?
Destruction and violence are before me;
    there is strife, and conflict abounds.
Therefore the law is paralyzed,
    and justice never prevails.
The wicked hem in the righteous,
    so that justice is perverted.’

 
So all we can do is put our trust in God’s reply to Habakkuk…
   “Look at the nations and watch—
    and be utterly amazed.
For I am going to do something in your days
    that you would not believe,
    even if you were told “    Habakkuk 1 v 5

  

Heavenly Father we bring before you our church family our local community:

  1. families who are new to Open Door, that they will feel connected with us and with You through our online services and kid’sresources
  2. those in education :
  • young people and children who are not returning to school and for any anxiety about not progressing enough without teaching
  • and teachers and all our members who are involved in education
  1.  those who are back to work  
  •  those who have been, or maybe, made redundant
  •  people in management roles that they might  have wisdom and sensitivity when making difficult decisions
  1. - people living alone, especially those who have no family to ‘buddy’ with.
 
 

And we lift these National Issues to you…

  1. Safe easing lockdown and recovery of the economy especially hospitality industry
  2. Children whose  needs are not being met
  3. More unity and wisdom in Government
  4. For Christian organisations across health and education to grow and strengthen their faith, their strength and to minister to their organisations e.g. Christian Ambulance Association
 

We entrust these International Issues to you….

 
  1. Mazwi Village  in Zimbabwe which is led Sarah and Graham Giles
  2. Solwezi School – Jean-Ann & Mel Fish
 Also …. we pray for
  1. USA – political unrest due to racism and the death of George Floyd
  2. China for recovery from the recent flood while CoVid19 is rampant
  3. Brazil – for lives to be protected during the rapid spread of CoVid19 with political unrest and easing lockdown
  4. India – CoVid19 and starvation because of sudden poverty due to lack of work
 
 

Online ODC services: we are praying for ……..

 
  1. Blessing and inspiration for those preparing services each week
  2. Impact of online service each week  on church membership and on our ‘visitors’ –for  readiness to hear His voice and make changes in accordance with Gods will.