As we look to the future, thank you to those who replied to the question I posed concerning what it has been in these daily emails that folk have valued. Certainly, the daily list of concerns to pray about, and the opportunity to be reminded to pray for our sisters & brothers within our church family was seen as important. As Jess and I plan through the rest of this year, we are looking rationalise correspondence from church, perhaps offering as an alternative, a daily text service, whereby these names and concerns can be easily shared. Watch this space! In the meantime;
Keep in touch
Keep the faith
- Mark this time as one set aside for God by focusing on your breathing.
- Count to 5 as you breathe in, hold your breath for another 5, and then exhale slowly again counting to 5.
- You might want to think about the things you want to receive from God: holding a word in your mind as you breathe in, and equally share with Him a word concerning something particular that you want to hand over and leave with Him (perhaps a worry, care, concern or failing) when you breathe out.
An argument arose among them as to which one of them was the greatest. But Jesus, aware of their inner thoughts, took a little child and put it by his side, and said to them, ‘Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me; for the least among all of you is the greatest.’
John answered, ‘Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.’ But Jesus said to him, ‘Do not stop him; for whoever is not against you is for you.’ Luke 9:46-50
- Do you feel valued by Jesus?
- Do you think God soley works through His church?
“Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.” George Herbert
Church family: Alison, Michelle and Claudine and Malique Dilu, Anna, Daniella and Danet Varughuse
For the “little ones” –those whose needs might be overlooked by the world
For the governors of Medlock school as they meet this evening, and for wisdom for all school leaders.
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.
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.