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The washup from lockdown: What can we pray for our churches?

We don’t need to talk to too many church pastors to see that the last two years have been extraordinarily difficult. Of course, there have also been many blessings – and we know that God is always at work for his glory and the good of his people. So as our churches begin their third year under COVID, the ACR thought it would be helpful for us to begin the year by praying for one another.

The Sydney Anglican Diocese is a fellowship of churches partnering together in the gospel for the glory and Kingdom of our great God. There are many ways in which we can and should express this fellowship, and one great way is by praying for one another.

Over the next few weeks, the ACR will be sharing prayer points from various church pastors from within the Sydney Anglican Diocese. Will you join me in praying for these churches? What better way to express our fellowship as churches than by mimicking Paul in his relationship with the Philippian church, always praying with joy for all of you in my every prayer (Phil 1:3-5).

In Christ,
Mike Leite
ACR Editor

Central Villages Anglican Church, Lawson

We’re praising God for the impact his gospel has had on the lives of B and R, two locals who have come to trust Jesus in recent months. Please pray with us that they would be established deeply in the faith.

We’re praising God for the opportunity to revitalise our Kids’ Church ministries post-COVID in order to cope with more kids and a wider age range. Please pray that Nich Powell and his team would do a great job.

We’re asking God to help us be more deliberate about inviting our friends to come and investigate Jesus. Please pray that Hope Explored would be a good catalyst for that happening.

We’re grieving alongside some church members who are very unwell; please pray for the comfort that only Jesus can bring.

Thank you,
Tom Melbourne