Pray for encouragement for church members as people in Kobe are requested to refrain from going out if possible. Pray for fellowship opportunities and growth in time with God. 
 Pray for elders, deacons, and pastors as they seek to care for the spiritual well-being of church members, both in prayer and in service. 
 Pray for witness opportunities through this time and that current connections with people wouldn’t be lost due to an extended time of events being postponed. 
 Pray for Kobe Theological Hall as it will have online classes starting next Thursday (May 14th). Pray that it would run smoothly and that students would enjoy learning and fellowshipping with God and with each other. 

Praise God for the Mukonoso congregation as they have elected two new elders. Pray for the work and growth of the church. 

Pray for the Kasumigaoka congregation as it is seeking a pastor (currently has two pastors from other congregations serving there). There is also one elder in the Kasumigaoka congregation. Pray for the shepherding/guidance of the members and their growth. 

Pray for the youth in the church (not many youth, so Christian fellowship within their age group is limited).

Pray for spiritual rest in the Lord and physical rest as well for church members. It is not unusual for some to be always busy. Pray for their encouragement and strength to continue (and adequate rest). “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Gal 6:9

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