Hello and welcome to day 70 out of 85 that we have set aside to pray specifically for Ryde and the surrounding areas. My name is Paul Meredith and I am the minster of Ryde Elim Church. Today we focus our prayers and attention toward social workers and all those that care for our communities.
Jesus often worked in people’s lives because he was driven by compassion regarding their needs. In the same way, social workers are often placed in difficult situations that require compassion, wisdom and understanding. So let us pray for those that work with families and help those in our community.
Lord, you word tells that we are to look after those in need, we are to help and provide for those who are without and to plead the course of the widow and the fatherless. Our community is full of such people and families who are in need of help. With that in mind, we pray for the social workers in our community who seek to help and establish frameworks that can bring encouragement and security to those they work with.
We place into your care all our social workers. Give them courage of heart and strength of mind and body. Keep them safe from harm. May they know the gratitude of the clients and their families for all they are doing to heal and help those affected by the coronavirus and other life situations. God of all comfort, may they know your protection and peace. Bless them in these challenging days and bless their families.
We pray that you will be their guide, strength, wisdom, and hope. That they might know your discernment in often very difficult situations. We pray that they will be equipped with the right protective measures to do their job both consistently and effectively. Give them wisdom Lord as they work with people of all ages, especially children and young people.
We ask that they might know your patience during frustrating and difficult time, especially when having to communicate with those they work with and those they have a duty of care over, particularly the cases that require difficult decisions that have to be made. We ask that they might know your compassion for those they connect with that relate to their working environment and that they know they are appreciated by you and those that surround them. Encourage them Lord to be the best they can be, that they feel the worth of their job and the fulfilment of it.
In your name we pray,
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