Pause, Ponder and Pray is changing to a daily prayer text from Monday next week. We will also send out Midweek Musings once a week.
Just to correct the information I sent out yesterday. If you have previously signed up for Midweek Musings and on that form you gave us permission to contact you by text message, you will automatically receive the daily prayer text and Midweek Musings from next week. If you have not yet done this but would like to receive the prayer texts and Midweek Musings, please get in touch with Gordon and we will add you to the list.
Take a moment now to recognise that you are in the presence of God. It might help to slow your breathing. Take a few deep breaths in and out.
Let’s pray together:
The Lord is with us. Let us praise his name together.
We say together our family prayer:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Today’s reading is Luke 11:1-4
He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say:
Father, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins,
for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.
And do not bring us to the time of trial.”
- How easy do you find it to pray?
- How might the pattern Jesus taught his disciples be useful for you in prayer?
- What is Jesus saying to you today?
Lord Jesus, thank you that you teach us to pray. Help me to keep prayer as a priority in my life. Amen
Say a prayer today for those who are struggling to connect with God.
On our church list today we pray for:
Let’s finish by praying this prayer:
In darkness and in light,
In trouble and in joy,
Help us, heavenly Father,
to trust your love,
to serve your purpose,
and to praise your name
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen