Please continue to pray for the following people.
Bible Verse for the Week
‘Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”’
Please continue to pray for the following people.
Those feeling unwell, or who are elderly and living with pain.
David Part (MK), David Stevenson (MK), Barny Beddow (LC), Sarah Smith, Ann, (E), Jeannie, Ron
(WL), Mable Brown (WL) and Nelly. For parents, children, partners or carers looking after them.
For those who are sick in mind or spirit. All people suffering with Covid or Long-Covid.
For families who are grieving and coming to terms with the death of a loved one, Irene (WL), Georgina Baker (ML), James Hiscock (LP), Sandra May, (WL), David Carter, Julia Oliver (E), Lyn Dyson (WL), Rebecca Delmar-Morgan (ML), and Hazel Maynard (ML).
We continue to pray for Ukraine
God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment
and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen.
We also pray for the earthquake victims in Turkey and N. Syria
God of mercy, we continue to pray for the people of Turkey
and Syria following the recent earthquakes.
We mourn the death and destruction, and pray for those who have died and those who grieve.
We hold in our hearts those who are injured, and those who have lost loved ones, livelihoods, and homes.
Sustain and guide all responding to this disaster.
Grant those affected courage and resilience, as they rebuild their lives and communities.
Inspire the governments of the world and all aid agencies to unite in their support acting swiftly
and generously, so that help may reach all who are in need. Amen.
Please pray for all refugees in our communities. We share in their sadness of being separated form loved ones at this time and offer the love of fellow Christians as they struggle with the worry over those left behind.
We also pray for the wellbeing of our doctors and nurses, our health care visitors and home help services as well as all who are waiting for hospital appointments, in need of hospital treatment, waiting for an operation or recovering after an operation.
We pray for our care homes and the staff that look after the needs of their residents.
We pray for The Nestling Trust and for Sue who tirelessly continues with her work in Nepal. For the on-going work of their clinics. For the wellbeing of the children in their care and those running the homes. And for the health and safety of street children everywhere.
We pray for our education system and for our schools, head-teachers and all staff as they continue to seek to educate our children in safety and with love.
We pray for our Parliament, and all who seek to serve their communities. We pray for Danny Kruger and our local councillor Dominic Muns.
And everyone suffering from food and fuel poverty or homeless this year
Abba, Father forgive us when we fail you and ourselves.
Monday Holy God, you call us to a journey of faith. Forgive the many faltering steps we have taken and the times when we have turned back. Help us to stay the course and always listen for your voice.
Tuesday Loving Father, you shower us with your love. Remind us often to show love to those around us, especially to the shunned, the homeless, the difficult and the orphan.
Wednesday Gentle Spirit, be our teacher and guide. Help us to help others who may be questioning their own journey of faith or have walked away, finding the path too difficult. Give us the words to say that will give peace to their troubled thoughts.
Thursday Jesus, brother, you walked the path of faith to the cross. Help us to be strong when fear and doubts surround us and temptations fill our eyes. Make clear to us each step on the path that you have laid before us.
Friday Christ, show us your compassion when we are ill or too week to follow you. Carry us in your loving arms. Surround us with your grace and grant us peace until our strength returns or takes us home.
Saturday Son of righteousness, arise in us, fill our longing with your presence. Forgive us our sins that took you to a place of loneliness, pain and death. Help us to accept the things we have done wrong and guide us to be better that we are.
Promises from God.
I have chosen the weak things of this world to confound the strong.
1 Corinthians 1:27
I delight to reveal My kingdom to those with a childlike heart.
I have brought you close through the blood of Christ.
The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead will also give life to you.
From Psalm 51
1 Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against you, you alone, have I sinned,
and done what is evil in your sight.
With all God’s blessings for the season of Lent. Marion