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Prayer Needs (2021/07/21)

Prayer Needs (2021/07/21)

NSC PRAYER LIST 21st July 2021. Prayer requests may be emailed to Mike Rutter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Bible is true: “Forever, O Lord, your word is settled in heaven.” Psalm 119:89. As we survey the world scene with Bible in hand, we know we do not worship an absentee God. He is still working to bring His plans to completion. Never forget: God will speak history’s final word. No matter how foreboding the future, the Christian knows the end of the story – and it is glorious! Don’t lose heart. The best is yet to be!

Peace, perfect peace: “I will give you assured peace in this place. “ Jeremiah 14:13. That is God’s promise to us. Christ is our rock, and we are secure in His hands forever. The storm rages, but our hearts are at rest.

 LET’S JOIN TOGETHER IN PRAYER DAILY AT 17:00. Each evening at this time worship music is being blasted out from the church gate into the community opposite us for 30 minutes as the sun goes down.

We would like to encourage our entire church family to join together in a united daily prayer at 17:00. Even if just for a few minutes. That we may pray for our country with all its current challenges. Pray as you feel led, and as time and circumstances allow you.

For South Africa

  • Praise the Lord that the looting has ceased and a sense of peace and order is returning.


  • That any further senseless unrest would cease.
  • That law and order would be fully restored.
  • For protection of our police and armed forces.
  • For all the emergency personal working long hours.
  • For all our farmers who are still vulnerable at this time.
  • For President Ramaphosa to make wise decisions and demonstrate strong and correct leadership. Pray earnestly for all corruption to be dealt with effectively in the country.
  • For the rebuilding of destroyed businesses and the recovery of the economy.
  • For the prevention of starvation and medicine and medical supplies getting to people who desperately need it.
  • For families who have suffered great loss both in lives and livelihoods.
  • Pray for justice to be brought to bear on those who have orchestrated and encouraged these criminal activities.
  • Pray also that the country can get back quickly to being able to resume the vaccination process that has been stopped.
  • That the pandemic would once again be brought under control. Ask God for His mercy in sparing us from increased infections. Thank Him that the last few days have seen a decrease in infection levels and increase in the recovery rate to almost 90%.
  • That God would continue to do a great work in the hearts and lives of all our people in South Africa, and that we would really turn to Him as He revives our land. 
  • Pray for the ongoing protection of the church property.

Church ministries

  • All our church ministries are currently in lockdown. Pray that we may soon be able to function fully again.


  • Khula: Pray for Ally and her team also facing may challengers with the lockdown restrictions everything has closed.
  • Baby Home: Jenna McKinnon and her staff. That all the little ones stay healthy and free from infection. Also, for the staff who care for these little ones.
  • Charis Care Centre: Renovations of the old Care Centre into a Frail Care Centre are completed. It is anticipated that the first residents could possibly move in on 31st July.
  • Wave of Hope. Pray for Philani Sikobi as he seeks to care for his surfer kids.
  • Safe Place. Pray for all the social workers and the team who operate under challenging situations.
  • Gym and Youth Centre staff. All the gyms have had to close again with level 4 restrictions.

Personal needs (Please be in prayer for the following people and situations)

  • Johan Fourie, who has 4th stage lung and liver cancer. Johan is very weak and no appetite.
  • Christa and Reinhard Kramer’s daughter is still struggling to breathe after having Covid 19.  
  • Denise Maher recovering from a gallbladder op and is still in much pain.
  • Lawrence Smith still needs prayer as he undergoes further tests. He also has diverticulitis.
  • Roxanne Dicken’s parents Richard Atcha still struggling with cancer, and Michelle Atcha battling with her own health issues.
  • Rodney Pretorius continues to suffer from an auto-immune disease. Please pray for him and protection during this Covid 19 season.
  • For protection on people’s lives, properties, and homes with the increase in violence and crime.
  • For God’s protection over NSC property and staff.
  • Evelyn Bemelman mother Roslyn Swindon continues to suffer with cerebral atrophy.
  • We continue in prayerful support for all the families in our church who are journeying through grief having lost loved ones.
  • Dawn Steyn’s is progressing well and has been able to walk a little on her own with a walker. Their son Michael Steyn also progressing well while waiting for a kidney transplant.
  • For John Porter who is being treated for cancer.
  • For Nicky Elliott in her long road of recovery ahead.
  • Dudu Lushaba, her brother-in-law has passed away and they are experiencing a lot of unrest in their area.

 Church & Church Leadership

  • Pray for the Church leadership in these difficult days of the pandemic and unrest. They need Godly wisdom in all their decision making.


  • For our international missionaries. For protection and encouragement. (For security reasons no names mentioned here).
  • Cathy Mather-Pike at Siyakwazi protecting the most vulnerable in our communities.
  • Naomi Charlton teaching in Ethiopia with SIM.
  • Jeanette & Heather. Ministering in Mayotte.
  • Candice Downham volunteering with Cathy Mather-Pike at Siyakwazi until August 2021.


 Remember: God has promised “If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14


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