Cramond Kirk October Prayer Diary

CRAMOND KIRK

 

OCTOBER PRAYER DIARY

Some topics for prayer during October :

Crossreach

Pray for the ministry of Queen’s Bay Lodge in Joppa, a care home for older people. Pray for the wellbeing of all who stay, work and visit.

Cramond Kirk

Continue to pray for all aspects of ministry at the Kirk. Much has been done during the past year which has contributed to the life of the church and community. Pray for continued vision and energy bringing God’s love into many lives. Pray also for the future of the Kirk in this time of waiting.

Bethany Christian Trust

Bethany Christian Trust request prayer for the following initiative – ‘Passing the Baton’ is Bethany’s befriending service that helps to support men and women who have experienced homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. Volunteering as a befriender brings many opportunities for personal growth and new friendships as well as the chance to help support someone rebuilding their life after a difficult experience. The ‘Passing the Baton’ programme trains and equips volunteers from the local church in the city to serve God in Edinburgh. Bethany are running on-line Zoom ‘Passing the Baton’ training sessions for Christians who want to become befrienders in Edinburgh. Part 1 on Tuesday, 12 October from 7 pm – 9.15 focuses on why friendship is important, what is transactional analysis and why we need boundaries and confidentiality. Part 2 on Tuesday, 19 October from 7 pm – 9.15 pm looks at what makes a good conversation, listening to understand and support people and helping people to empower themselves to take action. For further details please contact Bethany on 07969 771659 or at ptb@bethanychristiantrust.com

Glasgow COP 26

Pray for this world gathering in Glasgow in November. There is a heightened sense of the strategic importance of this meeting of world leaders for the future of our planet. Pray for all delegates as they seek to find meaningful agreement on the way forward. Pray also for the security services as they seek to protect all those attending and demonstrating. Pray also for young people that their concerns are being addressed and not politely ignored.

An Update on Myanmar

Myanmar’s ruling military junta, which seized power last February, is increasingly under attack from groups of armed civilians across the country as the deposed National Unity Government continues to resist the coup. In a speech last week, the National Unity Government’s acting president, Duwa Lashi La, called on all citizens to “revolt against the rule of the military terrorists led by [coup leader] Ming Aung Hlaing in every corner of the country by declaring the state of emergency.” In response, the military has launched attacks including bombing villages in the border areas. One of the leaders of the Presbyterian Church in Myanmar said, “No place is safe now. We civilians have to face it anyway sooner or later. Kalaymyo [where the Church is headquartered] also will face this one day. Please pray that they will not bomb us.”

Fresh Start

Please pray for the work of Fresh Start as the autumn and winter months approach. Fresh Start were extremely grateful to the Cramond community for all their support with the Harvest collections. The donations allow them to give out over 1,000 food packs, support over 100 individuals attend cooking classes each year and allow 200 members to join the Community Pantry accessing healthy, low-cost food on a weekly basis. All these food-related services are vital in relieving financial pressure and ensuring that people have food in their cupboards. Fresh Start’s new Community Kitchen in North Edinburgh will also provide access to cooking classes, helping people to learn how to cook healthy meals on a budget but will also provide vital social interaction people need to settle into their new community. As the nights draw in, Fresh Start prays their community kitchen will provide a warm, inviting haven for people to cook and enjoy a warm meal with others. Thanks to everyone who continues to support Fresh Start and allows them to provide such crucial services to those in need.

 

 

If you have a prayer request or a favourite prayer which you would care to share in a future Prayer Diary, please e-mail cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk.