PRAYER TIME NOTES FOR: 21st February 2021
Collect: Lent 1
Heavenly Father, your Son battled with the powers of darkness, and grew closer to you in the desert: help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer that we may witness to your saving love in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Together with the the Parish of Holy Trinity with St Columba, Fareham, we give thanks for their PCC and Wardens who have embraced the challenge of restructuring and change with positivity and open-heartedness.
We join with the parish in praying for their local schools: the extreme pressures the headteachers and staff face to deliver good education safely to children in school and at home.
St John’s Mission of the month: Open Doors
Open Doors is an international ministry which along with its partners seeks to serve persecuted Christians and churches worldwide. We pray for Christians who are persecuted and marginalised and often are ‘last in line’ for food, aid, or treatments (including corona virus treatments) because of their faith. Some are even blamed for the virus
Prayer for our discipleship:
Sovereign God, when we are led astray, call us back and help us to walk your way more faithfully so we may serve you in quiet confidence, this day and always. Amen.