Please join with us in praying for Christ Church Balham, led by Andy Palmer…
Give thanks to God for:
- Continuing fellowship being possible because of the internet – we are live-streaming on our YouTube channel, both on Sundays and midweek with daily morning devotions.
- A pre-existing network of healthy and engaged Connect Groups, who are working hard to ensure that nobody ‘falls off the back of the truck’ in this season.
- A number of families who have invited into their homes those who live alone or with unbelievers in order that they might isolate together.
- A godly and wise eldership and staff team, who have had to adjust quickly to a very fluid situation.
Please pray for:
- The lockdown to result in a more prayerful devotion to the Lord and care for others.
- Our YouTube channel to be watched by those who perhaps wouldn’t normally come to church on a Sunday, and that through this they would see their need for a Saviour from sin and death.
- No worst-case scenario, which is not that someone in our church might die as a result of infection (tragic though that would be), but that someone in our church might fall away owing to a lack of fellowship and encouragement. We are particularly concerned for those who live alone, suffer with mental health issues, or have recently joined the church.
- The economic downturn not to hinder raising the remaining £150,000 of funds needed towards our Assistant Minister housing fund – but praise God that around £200,000 has already been pledged.