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ADOPTION AND FOSTERING

Home for Good is a national Christian charity focusing on adoption and fostering. Home for Good in the Bath area is a Genesis project, raising the profile of fostering and adoption in our local churches and working closely with the council. THANK YOU GOD that new families are adopting and fostering children in the area, supported by their churches.

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PRAY FOR

  • Children who are waiting to be adopted or fostered
  • Good homes for waiting children
  • People considering adopting or fostering
  • Church communities that are supporting families with fostered and adopted children

Deuteronomy 10:18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.

 

A CLEAN AND SAFE CITY

Our world heritage city of Bath stands in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Remember the many people employed to keep our area clean, safe and environmentally friendly. Praise God for the parks staff, gardeners, refuse workers and street cleaners who work to keep up the standard. Think of people and places in Bath to bless. Bless the streets where you live, your work places and the places where you relax.

PRAY FOR

  • Safety for all the people keeping our streets clean
  • That the beauty of our city will be maintained well, and appreciated by all

May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels. Psalm 122:7.

 

BABIES

Over 1700 babies are born each year in Bath in the Princess Anne Maternity unit.
Many Churches run parenting courses, crèches, toddler groups, and other support groups. Surgeries and hospitals provide antenatal and postnatal care.

PRAY FOR

  • God’s blessing on all new babies
  • Guidance and wisdom for new parents and families
  • Health care workers and Churches as they support the families
  • Toddler groups and preschool groups run by Churches and other community groups

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13

 

CHAPLAINS

Chaplaincy teams support students, patients and staff in universities, Bath College, hospitals, hospice, police, council and schools. Pray that chaplains will seek God’s face and inspiration as they comfort and guide; also for good networking with clergy.

 

Pray that chaplaincy teams in hospital, university and schools might have opportunity to come alongside people. Pray for new chaplaincy teams.

 

The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; The Lord turn his face towards you and give you peace. Numbers 6. 24-26

 

CHURCH LEADERS

Our Church Leaders have been rediscovering how to lead churches during our various lockdowns, using new skills to reach their congregations and pastor their people.

PRAY FOR

  • God’s protection and blessing on each leader and their family and for a good home/work balance
  • More wisdom, discernment and vision as they lead their own churches and join with others to lead the church in Bath
  • God's kingdom to come. God's will be done
  • Persecuted church throughout the world that they will not lose hope

Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with His own blood.Acts 20: 28

 

OLDER PEOPLE

Each of us face a unique challenge as we grow older. Churches often provide support and social life for older members just as the more mature give encouragement and wisdom to the young.

PRAY FOR

  • God’s blessing and protection for all elderly people
  • Those caring for the elderly especially if they are old themselves
  • People with dementia
  • Lonely and isolated older people
  • People in care homes
  • Church activities for the elderly
  • People too old or ill to go to church

Psalm 52:8 – I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.

 

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Our emergency fire and ambulance crews perform a vital service to our community. They are on call 24 hours a day and have to take risks and face devastating scenes.
The blue flashing lights of fire engines and ambulances in our streets is a 24/7 sight.  When you see one, pray for the unseen situation and ask God to help. Pray for the paramedics, ambulance drivers and firefighters; good communications between services; quick thinking, good decision-making; swift response and safety.

PRAY FOR

  • All emergency services and those who put their lives at risk
  • Good pastoral care
  • Wise decision making
  • Swift response and safety
  • Good communication between services at times when they need to work together

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:11.

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