Moncreiff Parish Church
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Scottish Charity No. SC016751
22nd Father God, we put into your hands those known to us who are in poor health, have suffered a bereavement or are struggling with life in any way. Bring them healing and peace.
23rd Thank you God that we have clean water and wholesome food in our shops. Help us not to take it for granted when so many parts of your world do not have these things.
24th Loving Lord, we thank you that we have free and open access to come to worship and to own and read the Bible. We hold before you all who do not have these freedoms.
25th We pray for all who have suffered life-changing injuries. Bring them whatever healing is possible and give them the courage they need to face what lies ahead.
26th “Abba, Father, I am here for you, for myself, for the world, for this moment. I am here.” Angela Ashwin
27th Healing Lord, we thank you for all who work in our Health Service and for our free access to treatment at point of need.
28th We thank you, Lord, for the appearance of new growth in our gardens, for the warming of the earth, for the longer hours of daylight, and for the subsequent rise in our spirits after the dark months of winter.
“Your word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path”
Psalm 119 v 105
God has given me life; I choose to live it.
God has offered me peace; I choose to accept it.
God has given me a guiding light; I choose to follow it.
1st “May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you. God has blessed us; may all people everywhere honour him.” . Psalm 67 v 5 & 7
2nd Father God, inspire all who are involved in ongoing negotiations over the future of our country to make their decisions with wisdom and calmness.
3rd Draw the members of your world-wide church together, Lord, that we might follow you in every walk of life.
4th Dear Lord, bless the members of our uniformed organisations – the leaders who give their time, the children who come along and the homes they come from.
5th Thank you, Lord, for those who hold us in their hearts, who share our joys and our sorrows, and who encourage us as we go through life.
6th “Praise God, the Source of life and birth;
praise God, the Word who came to earth;
praise God, the Spirit, holy flame:
all glory, honour to God’s name.” Ruth C Duck
7th We pray for all who don’t have access to clean water, and for the work of those agencies striving to alleviate this situation throughout the world.
8th Compassionate God, we ask your blessing on all whose daily lives are limited by disability. May they find ways to cope with their difficulties, and may their pain be relieved.
9th “Loving God, we pray now for the unity of the breathing world that we and all your creatures may live together in harmony and peace in the name of Jesus.” Tony Burnham
10th Bless today your church both in Calderwood and in its outreach activities in Scotland and in the wider world.
11th Lord Jesus, different things lie closest to each of our hearts – we pray today for whatever and whoever we each hold dear.
12th Father God we ask for your guidance for teachers, youth leaders and all who influence our children and young people.
13th “It is no good pretending that our body and soul are totally different parts of us. All that we are and do in the body, we do in the soul.” May we each become a more unified person. . . J Thompson
14th Caring Lord, we hold before those homes where there are family disagreements. May those things which unite them take precedence over those which cause discord.
May we pray today for all who are mourning a loved one. May they be comforted and strengthened in the days ahead.
16th May all who are held in the grip of addiction receive the help that they need to be free of it.
17th Bless of who preach your message today. May they feed and nourish their hearers in the week to come.
18th Thank you for the comfort that comes from a warming drink shared with a friend. Bless our Coffee Shop volunteers who provide just such a cuppa on a Sunday after worship and on week-day mornings.
19th We pray today for those who have little or no control over the events which are shaping their lives. May they be enabled to see beyond the immediate events and trust in you.
20th MINI MEDITATION: “The Lord is my strong defender; he is the one who has saved me.” Exodus 15 v 2
21st Healing Lord, we ask your blessing and healing for babies who are born early and struggling to survive. Bless also their parents and the medical staff who care for them.
22nd May the members of our Development Group and those who are offering advice and help be enthused and encouraged as they plan our way ahead.
23rd As we enjoy our leisure time this weekend, we thank you, Lord, for the range of opportunities open to us.
24th Creator God, we think today of those who carry out research in the field of Bio Science. May their work be used only for the good of humanity.
25th Bless all who use our halls, and the other community spaces in our town. Thank you that we have these resources which foster opportunities to meet others and grow friendships.
26th Martin Luther King said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘what are you doing for others?’”
27th Dear Lord, we hold before you our children, those who come to Faith Builders, those who attend our local schools and especially the little ones who are too young to know much about life. May they all be healthy and well-loved.
28th Bless and guide those present at Board and Session meetings in their discussions and decisions.
29th We hold before you, Lord, all who are worried about the future and its effect on their lives and workplaces at this time.
30th May all who feel alone and abandoned come to know your love and your presence in their lives.
31st As British Summer Time begins may we use the re-timed hours of daylight in a positive way