Pray with us for the Mid-North Coast and our Chaplains

Dear friends,

Will you continue to pray with us?

Please pray for Coffs Harbour and the surrounding areas
The scale of the fire around Coffs Harbour is hard to picture or understand. The scale of people needing to leave their homes for safety in a community of around 80,000 is hard to comprehend. Harbourside Presbyterian Church in Coffs Harbour has around twelve families who have sought safety away from their own homes. Please pray for them and for the many others in the area who are in the same situation, that they would find comfort and support and that they would not be too anxious as today passes.

Coffs Harbour has been engulfed in smoke for a week. The conditions are difficult and people are tired. Please pray for those whose health is being affected by the present circumstances, that they would have the medical care and support that they need. Please pray for those who are exhausted as today progresses, that they would be able to keep going and not make mistakes due to their tiredness. Pray that they would be able to get some rest.

Please pray for God’s people in Coffs Harbour and our brothers and sisters at Harbourside. Pray that they would be a blessing to those around them. Pray that they would have wisdom to know how best to care for people. Pray that they would be sustained by our great God as they show compassion to their neighbours.

Pray that God in His mercy would grant a change in the wind direction sooner than predicted and that the people of Coffs Harbour and the surrounding areas would be safe.

Please pray for Kempsey and South West Rocks
Bryan Kim says, “We live among people who have been affected and we wish to be loving witnesses to Jesus. Also several of our own members are anxious about their own properties, so please pray that they might know the peace of God that surpasses all understanding.”

Please pray for our Chaplains
The Presbyterian Church has a number of emergency services chaplains on stand by for the week with the threatening fire conditions.

Some of our RFS chaplains are visiting fire stations so that they are available to crews on standby. Please pray for them as they are out in the community. Pray especially for those caring for people in recently affected fire areas in the north of the State and in the Blue Mountains where there are many who are anxious given the history of fires.

Our Ambulance chaplains are at their annual conference this week and could be activated over the next 48 hours if circumstances require them. Please pray for them in the hope that they will not be needed in the coming days.

Pray for our disaster recovery chaplains, who are supporting some of the local communities affected by the fires on the mid north coast, that they and their churches may be able to provide both support and fresh hope to those who have lost their homes and other property, and those who are grieving and anxious.

Kind regards,

Liz McClean
CEO, Jericho Road