EACH DAY THIS MONTH
ABM Prayer Theme:
Pray for all those affected by the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) whether here in Australia, within ABM’s Overseas Partners, or beyond – for the souls of all who have died; for the families and friends they have left behind; for the sick; for those so overwhelmed by anxiety that they have resorted to panic buying and hoarding; for children who are now scared of dying; for those in self-isolation or in quarantine; for those unable to work from home; for those whose businesses have been negatively affected; for those whose income is now reduced or who have been laid off; for those more susceptible to the disease – whether by age or underlying medical condition; for those who are unable, for any reason, to worship in their churches or synagogues, mosques or temples. Give thanks for all the doctors, nurses, and other medical staff who are tending to the sick; for the epidemiologists and other scientists who are working towards a vaccine; for those who show kindness to others through ‘social distancing’, through buying groceries for the elderly, or through phone calls to the isolated; for all those businesses who are able to let their staff work from home; for those who have been buying responsibly in the supermarkets; for those churches who are finding creative ways to engage in worship and prayer online or outside; for all who minister to others in Christ’s name in this season of anxiety.
MONDAY 21 SEPTEMBER - Matthew, apostle, evangelist, and martyr
◊ ABM Prayer for the Day: The Diocese of Rockhampton – The Very Rev Peter Grice (Bishop-Elect), the clergy and people and people, and The Episcopal Church of Sudan
◊ Australian Cycle of Prayer: The Diocese of Rockhampton – The Very Rev Peter Grice (Bishop-Elect), the clergy and people
◊ UN Days: International Day of Peace