Prayer Diary

Prayer Diary June 2023

Psalm 85:6 “Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?

1st Beginning tomorrow is a 3-days District preachers’ seminar. May those who attend come with expectant hearts and a humility to learn to become better preachers of the word to God’s glory.

2nd The WA is collecting warm clothing for distribution to those in need of this. Pray for discernment as you give to this cause at the collection on Sunday.

3rd The Matthew Rusike week begins on Monday. We thank God for all who care for orphans especially grandparents and may we also care for the carers.

4th Psalm 80:19 “Restore us, Lord God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.

5th Pray for children – of all ages, who are writing their exams in these next few weeks. May they come out with the results which their work and input deserve. May there be no leakages of papers which compromise the results.

6th We will pray each week for congregational reps. They are the ones who represent us the congregation to the steward body and help us understand the workings of the church. Do you know them?

7th Pray for the worship team, at this point in time some members are scattered physically from each other. Thank God for the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in the music and words.

8th John Makgatho and Phatisa Sihwa are congregational reps faithfully serving us in different areas.

9th The financial situation in the country continues to deteriorate. There does not seem to be a man – made solution to this and it is causing a great deal of hardship and despair. Ask God to intervene in and resolve the situation.

10th The Holy Communion service is tomorrow. Many feel we do not share holy communion often enough. May we be conscious of the unity we share through this sacrament.

11th Habakkuk 3:2 “Lord, I have heard the report about You, and I was afraid. Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years, In the midst of the years make it known. In anger remember mercy.

12th We pray for ourselves and each other as people who call ourselves Christians. May we not be tempted to do things, which in the ordinary course of life, we wouldn’t do. May we not bend our ethics and reputations.

13th Pray for Methuseli Nyoni and Tatenda Mafa – congregational reps. May they grow in maturity and responsibility.

14th Pray for all those who are involved in the health sector. They are under tremendous pressure. Many are leaving the profession here and taking up jobs in other countries. This is a loss for us.

15th We pray for the children who attend Hillside Methodist Church either with a family member or independently. May the church encourage them and teach them well. May people step forward to teach them and lead them in activities.

16th Sunday sees the celebration of Father’s Day. We thank God for those fathers who guard and guide and who are present in their children’s lives. Also for those who want to be involved but for some reasons are unable to be.

17th Think of those in our congregation who are single for whatever reason. Singleness is often viewed as unfulfilled and lonely but is not necessarily so. Pray that Hillside Methodist Church is an inclusive body of believers where all are valued.

18th Isaiah 57:15 “For this is what the high and exalted One says :…. “I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.

19th Congregational reps Lucyson Moyana and Faith Gondongwe. We thank God for them.

20th Have you made plans to attend the Circuit Prayer day at Hillside Dams on Saturday? Pray for all who are involved in the planning of it.

21st Pray for couples, particularly where specific pressures lead to each person leading and living a separate life from the other. Ask God how you can walk alongside them.

22nd Now that the election date has been set there will be an increase in rallies and rhetoric. Pray we may set an example of acting and speaking with integrity. Pray we may be people of peace in both.

23rd We pray for the ongoing problems with water and electricity in our country particularly in Bulawayo. We may think we know the solution but only God can resolve it.

24th May the time at Hillside Dams be a rich time of prayer, with a good attendance. May we listen to God, more than speaking to Him. May there be an opportunity for each person’s voice to be heard.

25th Acts 3:19 “Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”

26th The National body of the WA celebrates 100 years of the organization at Bulawayo Central on Saturday. May God be given glory in this celebration.

27th Pray for strength in all areas of life for Revs Phiri, Sibanda and James. Give thanks to God for them as they serve us.

28th Singatsho Madyegaswa and Godfrey Makuvaza are the remaining congregational reps. Make we seek to support them in their duties.

29th We pray for our government and municipalities, those in elected positions. May they understand that they are ultimately responsible to God for their personal and professional conduct.

30th Pray that you may know and depend upon the Lord of Revival and Restoration, Psalms 85:6, in all areas of your life.