¨ Let us pray that the God of hope may fill each one of us with all joy and peace as we trust in Him.
¨ For services during the Summer; for those leading or speaking; preparing the church; and those who have a ministry of welcome.
¨ For the services in Residential or Nursing Homes in the village; for various teams who lead services and visit the elderly.
¨ For Venture Camps and other children’s and young people’s summer camps, for those going to Venture camps from All Saints on 5-12 August to Maidwell 2; and 11-18 August to Stanbridge Earls 4.
¨ For those who are unwell, especially those who live alone; for those who are in hospital for various treatments or for surgery; pray that they may know our love and practical care at this time.
¨ For the weary and tired who find life challenging; for those who are sometimes in despair and see little purpose to their lives.
¨ For those nearing the end of their lives, pray they may know the comfort and peace of Jesus; for those who are bereaved and feel desolate and abandoned.
¨ For the Shipwrecked Holiday Bible Club between Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 August.
¨ For the elderly, especially the housebound or those becoming increasing frail; pray especially for them at this holiday time, when so many friends and neighbours are away.
¨ For the caring ministry of our church; that we may be seen as a body of people who will ‘go the second mile’; give and not count the cost; and will ‘be Jesus’ to those in any kind of need.
¨ For the All Saints’ ministry to children and young people; give thanks for those who lead and teach; pray for our outreach and for the many young people who have no knowledge or under-standing of the Christian faith and become disconnected from ‘church’.
¨ For those who have recently be-come parents, may we give them our love, prayers and support.
¨ Give thanks for all our young people; for those who cheer us with their enthusiasm for life and pray for those who sometimes give us pain. Pray especially for those who are unwell.
¨ For those who will be receiving their GCSE and A-level results, and must subsequently make decisions about their future.
¨ For family life with all its ups and downs; pray for those who are away on holiday and for those who are staying at home for whatever reason; for those affected by the financial difficulties the country is suffering.
¨ For families to value, respect and care for one other; for families where there are broken relation-ships, hurt and unbearable strain.
¨ For the various activities taking place this month (see back page); for those who lead groups or have specific responsibilities in All Saints and are taking a break this August, pray for refreshment and renewed energy.
¨ For staff and leaders as they think ahead to the new term’s activities.
¨ For fresh ways of bringing Jesus Christ to one another and to those who have no knowledge of Him; for the evangelistic ministry of All Saints, that it may be vibrant and full of the joy of knowing Jesus as Saviour and Lord; pray especially for ‘Cornerstone’ on Sunday evenings.
¨ For those marrying at All Saints in August: Phil Saltmarsh and Jenny Devine (3 Aug.); Simon Skillicorn and Laura Webb (25 Aug.); Sean Perkins and Karen Farnhill (1 Sept). Give thanks for God’s love for them, for bringing them together; for their ongoing commitment to one another and to God.
Even though All Saints’ News will not be published in August please keep Lu Seymour (412076) or Annie Hance (487540) informed of any special need for prayer.