Anglican Communion Pray for the laity, clergy, and bishops of the whole Anglican Communion worldwide, and especially Archbishop Justin of Canterbury.
Bahrain: St Christopher’s Cathedral is in Central Manama with services on Friday and Sunday, and in Awali, the
oil compound, on Saturday mornings. We are a relatively small, but very international community, hosting many other congregations of varying traditions who use our compound during the week.
In this time of financial crisis give thanks for generous financial support for the Cathedral from people outside the church.
With the economic downturn a number of congregation members have lost jobs and have had to leave the country. We rejoice that they stay in touch, and we rejoice that others are stepping up to keep things going and that our fellowship is strong.
After a whole year of church lock-down we are preparing for the day when we will be allowed to open the compound again. We need God’s special wisdom to manage the transition wisely and appropriately. closer to God through worship, discussion, biblical reflection and prayer.
Facing a financial crisis, we look forward to the time when we will be allowed to renew fund-raising events to recover and move into the future. Pray for creative ideas and continued help from the society in which we live.
Let us pray that as the local economy picks up and new people come to Bahrain looking for jobs, our ministry may extend broadly to welcome as many as possible into the Church community.
Heavenly Father, we give thanks for your grace and presence in our midst, strengthening us to do your work in all things and for the privilege of testifying to your love and power.