Places to focus on in Prayer:
South Sudan which has successfully eradicated the debilitating Guinea Worm, from 20,500 cases to Zero in ten years.
People to focus on in Prayer:
The Myanmar Generals responsible for the violent offensive against, and the ‘ethnic cleansing’ of, the Rohingya Muslims.
We hold before God all who have asked for our prayers
and all those whose names are on the “Remembrance Tree” in Algitha Road.
We pray for :
Visiting preachers – that they may be welcomed by our congregation and their message accepted and responded to.
Remember loved ones who have died and pray for those who grieve.
The Lectionary readings are –
Matthew 22:1-14. Philippians 4:1-9.
Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23. Exodus 32:1-4.
The Lord’s Goodness.
Praise the Lord! Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good; his love is eternal. Who can tell all the great things he has done? Who can praise him enough? Happy are those who obey his commands, who always do what is right.
A Prayer by William Temple (1881-1944).
O God of love, we ask you to give us love;
Love in our thinking, love in our speaking,
Love in our doing, And love in the hidden places of our souls;
Love of those with whom we find it hard to bear,
And love of those who find it hard to bear with us;
Love of those with whom we work,
And love of those with whom we take our ease;
That so at length we may be worthy to dwell with you,