For the gift of the Spirit whose presence assures, comforts, strengthens and equips us. Rejoice that the Spirit who was there at creation and through whom Christ was risen is at work in our lives.
Our mission partnerships with Texas and Lithuania; our involvement in world-wide mission through BMS World Mission and links which our churches have with many other mission initiatives around the world. Here in the North East we are helping to change the wider world.
We thank God for the privilege of learning and that education is free for our children and young people.
A greater openness to grow in the Spirit, that his presence within and amongst us may be clearly evident, and that all churches would lovingly and powerfully move forward with the Spirit's enabling.
The strengthening of our mission partnerships, especially for wisdom regarding our Texas partnership, with the initial five year covenant now having come to an end. Also ask God to deepen and develop our partnerships for mission with one another across the NBA. Pray for the proposed mission week in Bishop Auckland from July 20th - 26th - for this project to be the starting point of a greater movement of internal mission teams serving one another across our region.
All our young people who are sitting exams over the next few months that they may be able to think clearly, work diligently and handle with all the tensions and anxiety of this time.
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