Presbytery Prayer TIme
Our Presbytery has appointed Mondays at 8-9pm as a designated time for prayer.This week's Bible passage for meditation is Proverbs 22:6.Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it. (ESV)
The Presbytery Youth & Discipleship Support Worker, Mr Gordon Macleod, has highlighted the situation faced by many of our young people who have left our islands to study in our cities. Some of them may be residing amongst the worrying number who have tested positive for Covid-19. For all of them, having to socially isolate in student accommodation, and being among other students they are not yet familiar with, adds an additional worry to what is often a challenging transition for young people.
Pray for all the young people from our islands who have just left home (or who are soon to leave home) to study in our cities. Being away from the security of home can be a daunting prospect, particularly if it's for the first time, and not being able to build a friends base or support network will make the experience all the more challenging.
Pray that while the majority of churches remain closed and visiting is currently prohibited, that our young people will listen to on-line services, either from their home congregation or by recommending one in the area they have moved to.
Pray that they will be able to settle into a church fellowship and make friends with other Christians.
Pray for their parents. This will be an extremely worrying time for them - keep in touch with those you know to encourage them and to assure them of your interest and prayerful support.
Pray for our young people at the weekly prayer meetings, particularly that they will be given the courage to avoid sinful distractions and maintain a consistent witness to God's grace during their student years.
Pray that God will keep them all in good health and free from Covid-19.