“In union with Christ and through our faith in him we have the boldness to go into God’s presence with all confidence. For this reason I fall on my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth receives its true name,” Ephesians 3 vs. 12, 14 & 15.
Thank you God for our families, whatever shape they come in – blood relatives; foster, step and other extended relationships; our church family; and the family of our heart – all those we feel closest to in the joys and sorrows of life.
1st “I to the hills will lift mine eyes.
From whence doth come mine aid?
My safety cometh from the Lord,
Who heaven and earth hath made. Psalm 23 : 1.
2nd We hold before you, Lord, all who have lost loved ones in the tower block fire in London, all who are now homeless, and those who will carry the traumatic memory of the sights and sounds they encountered for a very long time to come.
3rd “If God sends us on stony paths, he provides us with strong shoes.”
Corrie Ten Boom.
4th Bless us Lord, and refresh us as we enjoy the warmer weather.
5th We think of all who are suffering from bereavement and ask your blessing for them.
6th Dear Lord, bless the work of our Moncreiff Development Group and our fundraisers who are working towards the building of a sanctuary more suited to our needs.
7th Gracious Lord, we hold before you those families who are struggling to meet the costs of their daily lives in these difficult economic times.
8th We think of the Greatness of God who is the Creator of Life, and bring before him all who work in the fields of Bio-science.
9th Thank you for the words and music we will experience in our worship today.
10th Thank you for the faith which enfolds us, and that it is an open, welcoming faith.
11th Dear Lord, we hold before you all who are suffering from mental illness and those who care for them.
12th “Homes are built on the foundation of wisdom and understanding. Where there is knowledge the rooms are furnished with valuable, beautiful things.” Proverbs 24: 3 & 4.
13th Positive Visualisation:- In your mind’s eye see a field of grain ready for harvest, a buzzard on a fence post, and white clouds overhead. Spend a few moments here in the solitude and peace, then, as the bird lifts into the air, pick up where you left off.
14th Today in our quiet time let’s remember those who have been hurt in the terror attacks in Manchester, London and other places.
15th Bless our holidays and our plans for our leisure times.
16th “And the angel said – “I have learned that every man lives not through care of himself but by love.” Leo Tolstoy.
17th Thank you, Lord, for all those who care for us and hold us in their hearts.
18th We hold before you today, Lord, all migrants and refugees who are struggling to find a safe place to live.
19th Bless all whose work assists the travelling public.
20th We pray today for members of the Missionary Aviation Fellowship as the fly workers in and out of difficult places.
21st Father God, feed our thought processes – fill us with unbiased, affectionate and positive mind-sets.
22nd “The apostles said to the Lord “Make our faith greater.” We make that same request today. Luke 17 : 5.
23rd As we come to worship today let your message flow deep into our hearts.
24th Thank you, Lord, for the friendship and fellowship that we find in our daily lives, may we tend them with care and love.
25th As we face setbacks, or plans that didn’t work out, grant us the ability to move forward in trust.
26th Almighty God, you made each one of us a unique being. Help us to grow in your way and fulfil our potential.
27th Thank you Lord, for the listeners – those who not only hear our words but absorb some of our pain and share our pleasure.
28th Bring healing and comfort to all who are suffering from discrimination in their daily lives.
29th Dear Lord we ask you to bless our homes. Let them be places where happiness grows and all are accepted for their flaws as well as their good points.
30th Thank you, Lord, for your gifts of life, for all creation, and for the love, peace and strength our faith brings us.
31st We hold before you all who are in poor health. Bless them and the medical teams who care for them.