4th March 2014
Dear Prayer Partners,
Here are this week’s prayer requests….
' For a well-attended gathering of Street Angels for the Fish & Chips supper and good discussions on the way forward for the Street Angels teams.
' For positive relations with the police, ambulance service, CCTV control operators, taxi marshals and door men and women. We pray this continues and that all those who have different professional responsibilities on the High Street carry out their work with God’s blessing and His protection.
' For the discussions that one of the Street Angels teams had outside one of the bars, which lasted over 30 minutes, and gave the Street Angels an opportunity to pray openly with two of them. We give thanks for God showing through this single encounter with these young people that He can work through the Street Angels in unexpected but powerful ways.
' For J, a young man the Street Angels encountered late into the shift on his way home. He really appreciated the work of the Street Angels and was very vocal in enlisting the support of passing strangers for their work as they stood talking to him. May he come to know Jesus and use his verbal skills as an evangelist for the Lord.
' That the Street Angels and the police reached a large group of men at the same time as a fight was about to start, and that their combined presence, and the overwhelming presence of God in the situation, diffused the tension and sent everyone safely and peacefully away from the High Street.
' For the many other fleeting contacts the Street Angels had with girls and boys as they passed the teams, who offered the Street Angels their support and encouragement. Praise God!
' That God continues to have his hand on the Street Angels and will guide them to a pattern of working that fits in with His plan for Watford and the High Street. That they are filled with the patience and endurance of our Lord in the work they do. That they acknowledge the joy of helping people but also recognise that on those quiet nights they will only know in Heaven how their physical presence on the High Street helped prevent things happening to individuals or groups of people. When they stand for the presence of the Lord on a quiet High Street let His love, peace, comfort and protection shine from them. We pray for more volunteers, enhanced commitment from existing volunteers, and for continued positive interventions in the lives of those they meet on the town.
' For A that she continues her journey towards a meaningful relationship with God through Jesus. That she continues to experience the joy of her new son and that she continues her transformation from a life on the edge of drink and drugs to one centred on her family and on her faith. We pray that they are protected and that A’s plans for her son’s baptism come to fruition.
' For P that she also has a family life surrounded by the love of Jesus, and that she also is able to see the joy of her young son as a joy given by and through Christ Jesus. That she comes into a strong faith from her current position of openness but non-belief.
' For J, for his openness with the Street Angels and interest in what they do and represent. J was openly a ‘non-believer’ but happy to accept prayer. When they finished their short prayer he said that he felt a warmth and joy and that he could see the joy in the faces of the Street Angels. We thank God for allowing J to feel his presence and we pray that J thinks about this encounter and that it nudges and spurs him towards a relationship with Jesus.
' For the young nurse, that he is guided in his caring profession and that he continues to provide love and care for those he comes into contact with.
' For the group of young teachers that the Street Angels met and that they were able to get them safely home.
' We pray for all teachers, that they love, care and guide their classes with a love that comes from God through Jesus and the Holy Spirit and that they can rest in the Lord when anxious, stressed and worn out by the pressures of their jobs.
' We pray for G and his friends, that they got home safely after drinking too much.
' For the homeless community that they are safe on the streets and that the various agencies work together to move all those on the street into permanent accommodation with all the support they need for their addictions and mental/physical problems.
' For continued healing for Katherine’s ankle.
' For healing for D’s back, J’s knees R’s knees and for protection for all the teams mentally, spiritually and physically.
Thank you for your faithful prayer support,