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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

Vine Church Surry Hills

We would love for you to pray for our three church goals this year: (1) that community would get rebuilt after two difficult years in lockdown; (2) that we would move into our renovated church and use it effectively for mission and see 20 people come to faith this year; and (3) that we would create a culture of leadership at church where staff are equipping the saints for the works of ministry.

We would also love for you to pray for the new staff joining our team this year: Matt Straw, Grant and Lauren van der Merwe as well as a bunch of open positions we are recruiting for in Next Gen and Admin. Please pray that God would unite our team around the gospel and that we would come to a shared understanding of how we are advancing the mission in Surry Hills.

Thank you,
Toby Neal