Philip Craven (Chaplain, Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock)
Hospital chaplaincy is a privilege. Praise God that I have the honour to walk with those who struggle, talk with those who despair, and rejoice with those who recover. Please for the work of my chaplaincy colleagues, that we might be sustained emotionally, physically, and spiritually through the often difficult situations we find ourselves called to minister to.
Broughty Ferry Baptist Church
Praise: excellent attendances at Christmas outreach events with encouraging numbers of first-time attenders; growing connections with unchurched families in our area; dedicated service in ministries by many members.
Prayer: for the building extension at our Panmurefield premises and wise use of the larger facilities when completed; for success in funding applications for our exciting new youth initiative ‘Life to the Full’; for wisdom in planning for ongoing witness in the community together with prayer for healing of quite a number of members with health issues.
Broxburn Baptist Church
We believe that God wants us to develop as a Christ-centred community reaching out to and drawing in those on the margins. We believe it will mean working hard and taking risks but with God all things are possible.
Please pray for and with us as we continue to work out what this looks like in practice.
Give thanks for: an openness to change, committed members, regular excellent pulpit supply, new challenges, assistance from Ladywell young folk
Pray for those involved in: Parents and toddlers recently started, Christianity Explored courses running, Monthly Family Fellowship which is ‘church’ for some.
Pray for: energy for and an increase in the small Christian base and that lives will be changed in our community
Buckhaven Baptist Church
We give thanks for the recent baptism in the church and the increase in attendance in the past year. We thank God for our increased links with the community and the success of new ventures: Our Friday morning connections café, Saturday children’s activity club and our monthly testimony evenings. We also thank God continued for existing ministries: messy church, care home outreach, WA and the Tuesday after-school club.
Please pray for more workers for the harvest, for strength for the existing workers so that ‘helps’ may come alongside those ever faithful people to lighten their load, and for musicians so that our monthly evening praise can take shape. In short we ask for your prayers for workers for the harvest, the fields are plentiful here in Buckhaven, but the workers are few.