SANDYHILLS CHURCH PRAYER FOCUS JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 2010 In giving and receiving we thank you Lord What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and grief's to bear! GIVE THANKS What a privilege to carry For allowing the Holy Spirit to inspire, Everything to God in prayer! equip and guide us. O what peace we often forfeit, For His Word preached each Sunday. O what needless pain we bear - For our faithful ministry through our All because we do not carry Prayer Chain. Everything to God in prayer! For the short Communion service held for the housebound, bless them all. * * * Sandyhills Church For our missionary partners. Have we trials and temptations? For the toys brought for the Toy service, Is there trouble anywhere? and monies for the alternate gifts. For the provision God makes for us to buy alternative gifts at Christmas time, We should never be discouraged Take it to the Lord in prayer! Prayer Focus Can we find a friend so faithful, for the other countries. Who will all our sorrows share? For the X Groups, with the Nativity service, A Friend Jesus knows our every weakness - didn’t they do well. Take it to the Lord in prayer! For the Inspire magazine, and the true life stories that have brought people to faith. For the intimations printed every week. * * * Are we weak and heavy-laden, For the people who helped make our 25th Anniversary Dinner/Thanksgiving Service, a joy to be there, you will be truly blessed. Cumbered with a load of care? Precious Saviour, still our refuge! There are friends that pretend to be For all who have been bringing their postage stamps to help others. Take it to the Lord in prayer! Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? friends, For the new technical appliances for our shared services. Take it to the Lord in prayer! In His arms He’ll take and shield thee, But there is a friend who sticks For all the children and young families joining us for worship. Thank you Lord. Thou wilt find a solace there. closer than a brother. For the council including the God with Us Prov.18.24. choir to their annual memorial services at Linn and Daldowie. A big thank you, Reg. Charity SDC009460 Glasgow—Sandyhills A friend loves at all times. for all of the people who came. For the blessed time spent with our Prov.17.17. families over the festive period. AT HOME . AFGHANISTAN Pray for our minister Graham, as he Please pray for the BMS workers around preaches us through this New Year. the world at this time, including young peo- Pray also for Clare and Graham for the ple serving on Action Teams. Remember loved shared with baby Zoe’, at Christmas. those feeling far away from loved ones. Pray for the new people who have joined Pray for their personal witness in the the enquirers class, may they be guided places in which they live and may they get by the Holy Spirit, to walk in His ways. 3 Reasons fresh opportunities to share the good news Pray for the evening services that more of Christ the Saviour. Pray that they would people will attend and have fellowship with Why you need Jesus. Jesus loves you! He desires to have a know God’s peace. the others. relationship with you, and to give you a life full of joy MALAWI Pray for the neighbouring churches in and purpose. Why do you need Him in your life? Pray that tackling poverty and improving vacancy at this time, pray the Holy Spirit agriculture and health will remain the big will guide the right person to these 1.Because you have a past. issue for the Malawian government. churches. You can’t go back, but He can. The Bible says, ‘Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for Pray for a good rainfall, so the Pray for the housebound, the people in ever’ (Heb 13:8) He can walk into these places of sin communities can produce a good harvest hospital, or are ill at this time. and failure, wipe the slate clean and give you a new to feed their families. Pray for the X groups starting back after beginning. Pray for the governments to be more the festive season, bless all the leaders. effective. Pray for the House/Bible Study groups 2. Because you need a friend. Jesus knows the worst about you, yet He believes the that more people, will feel prompted to be best. Why? Because He sees you not as you are, but part of the groups. as you will be when He gets through with you. WHAT Pray for the Prayer Warriors, and Prayer A FRIEND! meetings, that more requests will be placed in the Prayer box in the vestibule. 3. Because He holds the Future Who else are you going to trust? In His hands you are Pray for June for her constant diligence safe and secure—today, tomorrow, and for with the intimations. eternity. His Word say’s ‘For I know the plans I have CHILDRENS CORNER Pray for the February communion, for you...plans for good and not for evil, to give you a Pray for children around the world who for many to attend with spirit filled hearts. future and a hope. In those days when you pray I will listen’ (Jer 29: 11-13) have nothing to eat and no clean water Pray for the Glasgow Presbytery and items to drink. If you’d like to begin a personal relationship with under discussion there. Jesus today, please pray this prayer: Pray for the small children who have Pray for the people who have lost love Lord Jesus Christ, I am sorry for the things I have heavy loads to carry, that help will be given. ones, or have been injured during the done wrong in my life. I ask your forgiveness and now Thank God for the birth of Jesus and all spell of winter weather. turn from everything which I know is wrong. Thank you for dying on the cross for me to set me free from my the celebrations over the past months. Pray for transport services and those who Thank God for His love, that we can sins. Please come into my life and fill me with your help to keep them running. Holy Spirit and be with me forever. Thank you Lord share. with others. Pray for the British Red Cross who Jesus, Amen. are the first to arrive in emergencies.