“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.
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.
Those who are led by God’s spirit are God’s sons. For the Spirit that God has given you does not make you slaves and cause you to be afraid; instead, the Spirit makes you God’s children, and by the Spirit’s power we cry out to God, “Father! My Father!”
Romans 8: 14 + 15.
O God we come to celebrate that your Holy Spirit is present deep within us, and at the heart of all life. Forgive us when we forget your gift of love made known to us in Jesus, and draw us into your presence.” Ali Newell.
1st “Teach me, Lord, what you want me to do, and I will obey you faithfully; teach me to serve you with complete devotion ”
Psalm 86: 11.
2nd Bless our conversations with those we meet today and let us only say positive things.
3rd We thank you for the dedication of all who have made such amazing discoveries in the field of medical research.
4th Dear Lord, be close to those who have suffered life-changing events and for whom life will never be “normal” again.
5th We hold before you those who form our national government at this time of change.
6th We pray today for those unable to join us in church and share in our worship today.
7th As we begin this working week we pray for our families that they may grow closer to one another.
8th Thank you for those who care for our church buildings and maintain the garden.
9th Dear Lord, we ask you to bring peace and rest to those who are worried, can’t stop their minds from going endlessly over the same thing, and can’t sleep at night.
10th Father God, be present in those countries which are at war, and empower those who seek to make peace.
11th Positive thought:- Look around and take time to notice the flowers and greenery and thank God that we don’t live in a world without these things.
12th We hold before you those whose job it is to undertake forensic investigations. Strengthen them in their harrowing and difficult tasks.
13th We ask you, Lord, that our congregation might grow closer in fellowship.
14th As our schools prepare to re-open bless the children, teachers and the essential back ground staff.
15th May those who are disturbed, in body or mind, find solace and strength.
16th When we prepare and consume our food today let’s thank God for all whose labour brought it to our plates.
17th We pray today for all who are suffering from terminal illness, and those who care for them.
18th Thank you, Lord, for these months of summer, for longer hours of daylight and warmer temperatures. Be with those who cannot leave their homes to experience the changing seasons.
19th Bless our vision of a new sanctuary. Bless our givings in this cause and prosper our plans.
20th Dear Lord, strengthen us and keep us faithful in prayer and worship..
21st Heavenly Father, we ask you to support and sustain us in the week ahead.
22nd Lord, you have given us freewill to make decisions about how we live our lives. Guide us in your direction, help us to hear your voice among all the clamour of daily life.
23rd Today we hold before you our fellow Christians who are now being persecuted for their faith in you. Bring them strength and courage.
24th God was …. In previous generations.
God is … with us now.
God ever will be … world without end.
25th Generous God we thank you for all the blessings in our lives.
26th Encouraging Thought:- Take a few minutes to review this last week, it’s events both big and small. Now ask God’s blessing on the week ahead.
27th Lord God, we remember those who worshipped here in this building in times past and we thank you for them and for the memories we hold.
28th As our words and actions create ripples that move and intersect with the words and actions of others let them be a force for good.
29th “Ask and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks will receive, and anyone who seeks will find, and the door will be opened to him who knocks.”
Matthew 7 : 7 + 8.
30th May we know peace and calm in our hearts, and may we be given strength to face the strains and stresses that lie ahead.
31st “Stay with me,
Remain here with me,
Watch and pray
Watch and pray.” Taize Community