nine days of prayer: day three
Today, Bishop Michael will be at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Church Street, Chesterton ST5 7HJ from 7.30pm for
Prayer followed by a Harvest Supper. Please let Revd Simon Boxall (01782 562479) know if you intend to come as space is limited.
An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless – not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.
Pray for Bishop Michael to be an elder who is blameless.
Pray that he will always be faithful to his wife and give his time and care to his family.
Pray that his family will support and encourage him in his ministry.
Pray that he will show hospitality to many.
Pray that he will be self-controlled and disciplined in his life and faith.
Pray that he will hold firmly to the true gospel and refute those who oppose sound doctrine.