Serenity prayer

Submitted by Ian Reid on 19 April, 2022

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity

To accept the things I cannot change;

Courage to change the things I can;

And wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;

Enjoying one moment at a time;

Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;

Taking, as He did, this sinful world

Trusting that He will make all things right If I surrender to His Will;

So that I may be reasonably happy in this life

And supremely happy with Him Forever and ever in the next.


Anzac day prayer

Submitted by Ian Reid on 19 April, 2022

Gracious and loving God, the cross of Christ is the sign of your desire for justice and peace for all.

Open our minds to your vision as we remember all who suffered through Australia and New Zealand’s involvement in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

Grant all servicepersons who sacrificed health and life for the good of all, the gift of your deep peace.

May we who inherit the freedom for which they fought become instruments of your peace in our homes, workplaces and world.

We ask this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen

April babies

Submitted by Daphne Bate on 11 April, 2022

Heavenly Father,

We ask that you will watch over each and every baby that will come into this world during April and those who will return to you without having taken a breath no matter what the environment they are in.

Provide health, courage and strength to each mother and parent throughout and few the beginnings of their lives as parents.

Each child and each birth is special but we ask particularly for those who are trying to escape to safer places to have and to nuture their children as we also do for those known to us.

We ask remembering the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus, who was born in a stable and spent the first 12 years of his life as a refugee in a foreign land, and in His Name.


Continued Prayer For peace

Submitted by Ian Reid on 28 February, 2022

Prayer for peace in Ukraine

Holy and Gracious God

We pray for the people of Ukraine and the people of Russia; for their countries and their leaders.

We pray for all those who are afraid; that your everlasting arms hold them in this time of great fear.

We pray for all those who have the power over life and death; that they will choose for all people life, and life in all its fullness.

We pray for those who choose war; that they will remember that you direct your people to turn our swords into ploughshares and seek for peace.

We pray for leaders on the world stage; that they are inspired by the wisdom and courage of Christ. Above all, Lord, today we pray for peace for Ukraine.

And we ask this in the name of your blessed Son.

Lord have mercy. Amen

Prayer For peace

Submitted by Ian Reid on 25 February, 2022

A Prayer for World Peace

Lord Jesus, You came that the world might know the peace that You have experienced with the Father eternally. Yet,

You taught us that in this life there will be wars and rumors of wars. Nations will rise against nations as violence works itself out in the world.

However, through You, the world may be saved.

O Lord, send Your spirit into the hearts of all men, that the world might know true peace through Your abundant mercy.


Prayer For Serenity

Submitted by Ian Reid on 24 February, 2022

Prayer For Serenity

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

the courage to change the things I can,

and the wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;

taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;

trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next.


The Serenity Prayer, Reinhold Niebuhr

Hay family praise and prayer

Submitted by Daphne Bate for the Hay Family on 22 February, 2022

Requests from David's February Newsletter:

For those who pray:

Praise God:

  • for the safe arrival of the Leung family
  • for the temporary extension to our visas, allowing us to leave for Home Assignment
  • for Eddy being able to return and help while we are on Home Assignment
  • for the provision of tuition fees for Puleng

Please pray:

  • that our new visas are granted soon
  • for safe travel to Australia, 7 to 9 March
  • that we have a fruitful time of catching up with supporters during Home Assignment
  • that we are able to have some good rest during Home Assignment
  • that Joey. Lois and family continue to settle in well at iKhethelo
  • Puleng at the International Hotel School

Flora's visit the doctor for full medical

Submitted by Daphne Bate for Michele Black on 17 February, 2022

Michele has sent a message requesting prayer for Flora... here is part of the message:

Dear faithful pryaer warriors,

We feel so loved and supported by you being on our side and praying fervently for us.

Here is little prayer point for our tomorrow morning / your evening. 

Many blessings,

Michele and Flora. 


This sweet little girl has gone to bed tonight unbeknown to her that in the morning she needs to go and have a full medical, Chest X-Rays, Blood tests - all the things she fears the most. Please pray for her little heart, not to be brave, but to not earn anymore fear from needles, blood tests and x-rays. Pray for understanding that for her to visit Nanna and Pa she just has to do this.

We Praise God that we were told an adoption Visa could take up to two years to hear back from Home Affairs - we heard from them after two weeks! Thank you for praying friends. As my lawyer clearly stated this morning, the medical does not imply that the Visa has been approved, but it certainly is the last requirement before making a Visa approval.

The full message will be added to the App and Website and a Notification sent to all of our mailing list for Michele.

Prayer For comfort

Submitted by Ian Reid on 3 February, 2022

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

Please pray for the peace of God to be the experience for two families we are ministering to presently.

Both families have suffered sudden loss of loved ones.

A family whose 23yr old daughter was killed in a fatal car accident last Sunday evening, and also another family mourning the tragic death of a 25yr old father of 2 who died in very sad circumstances on the same day.

We as a church community have been of assistance to both families through various support ministries and I am involved in the process of Pastoral care for both also.

They were not part of our worshipping community but certainly knew of our love and concern for them and that we serve them from a place of God's love.

Please pray for both families and for the heartbroken loved ones who mourn their deaths. Especially the very young children.

Please pray for me and those attending to their many need presently.

Please pray for the comfort of God to dwell in all their lives.


Pastor Ian Reid

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