work among the homeless (which presumably will become more pressured and in greater demand in the coming months)
creativity for the children's/youth and missionaries in proclaiming the gospel
growth in godliness and prayerful dependence for all BCM workers
provision of funding (remembering the Lord owns the cattle on a thousand hills! He's well able to!)
NHS & Govt
Please see the WhatsApp video by a Christian sister working in the NHS. She gives plenty of ideas for some specific ways we can pray today and this week ahead.
give thanks for the births of Sophie (Steve & Isobel's granddaughter) and Reuben (Joann's fifth great grandson).
pray for Ann and family, for Tim too as he prepares for the funeral next week (15th April).
pray for those who are undergoing treatment for longer term illness (eg. Donna, Sylvia) as well as others known to us who are ill, whether with COVID-19 like symptoms or not. Dot, from Friday Club, was taken to hospital this week. June Fellows has been in and out of hospital and Janet (Gill's mum) came out of Rowley only to have a fall and be admitted to Sandwell.
As we close, let's sing to God, rejoicing in Jesus our King
1 Ride on, ride on in majesty as all the crowds 'Hosanna!' cry: through waving branches slowly ride, O Saviour, to be crucified.
2 Ride on, ride on in majesty, in lowly pomp ride on to die: O Christ, your triumph now begin with captured death, and conquered sin!
3 Ride on, ride on in majesty the angel armies of the sky look down with sad and wondering eyes to see the approaching sacrifice.
4 Ride on, ride on in majesty, the last and fiercest foe defy: the Father on his sapphire throne awaits his own anointed Son.
5 Ride on, ride on in majesty, in lowly pomp ride on to die: bow your meek head to mortal pain, then take, O God, your power and reign!
... the Risen King!
Let Israel say: His love endures for ever
Let the house of Aaron say: His love endures for ever
Let those who fear the Lord say: His love endures for ever