Prayer Newsletter - May 2016

9 So Hannah arose after they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat by the doorpost of the tabernacle of the LORD. 10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD and wept in anguish. 11 Then she made a vow and said, "O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head."

18 And she said, "Let your maidservant find favor in your sight." So the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.

1st Samuel Chapter 1:9-11, 18

Great is your faithfulness
Lamentations 3:23

Prayer is important for every Christian in our daily walk with the LORD. However daily struggles of life can often make it hard to come and pray as we often try and overcome our problems on our own strength. There are various examples in the Bible of people who despite all their worries, still pray to God. Hannah is a famous example, who in the midst of personal angst shows a good example of still going to pray to God in a quiet place. She prayed to God about her situation and even though she got comments from Eli she remained focus in her plea to God. Afterwards she was able to leave no longer feeling sad and continued with her day.

The month of May sees summer getting even closer, with a number of activities coming to their final month of the session. So please pray for these regular events and the people they reach out to. Please also remember the preparation for Camp 2016, including special events and planning meetings before camp begins on Monday the 4th of July.

1) Specific Prayer Requests


  • Pray for those currently sitting exams during the month of May/June
  • Pray for the long wait until exam results in August
  • Pray for those younger who attend Bethany and the importance of their education

Camp 2016

  • Camp Evening Event - Wednesday 18th May
  • Camp Coffee Night - Friday 10th June
  • Pray for all the work to be done in build-up

Weekly Activities

  • Growing Christians / Bible Class - Fortnightly
  • Incy Wincy's
  • Family Service and Sunday School

2) Any other prayer items?

  1. Church Members
  2. Health
  3. Employment
  4. Gideon's
  5. Middle East Country - Israel
    • The Christian Church is fragmented
    • Jewish Mind-set towards Christianity
    • Conflict in area
  6. Local Christian Workers
  7. Any other prayer requests?
18 And she said, “Let your maidservant find favor in your sight.” So the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.

1 Samuel 1:18