Moncreiff Parish Church
01355 223328 (Monday - Friday am)
Scottish Charity No. SC016751
“The voice of the Lord is heard on the seas; the glorious God thunders, and his voice echoes over the ocean.”
Psalm 29 v 3
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
Lord, guide us on the Sea of Vacancy.
1st “Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which can never be shaken, never be moved. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people now and forever.”
Psalm 125 v 1 & 2
2nd At this time of change may our elected members of government, local and national, be guided to make wise, considered decisions.
3rd We hold before you, Lord, the members of our Moncreiff Development Group. We thank you for their progress so far and ask your blessing for the road ahead.
4th Thank you for those who appreciate our efforts, who offer friendship and those who walk with us when life is dark.
5th Father God, we pray today for those who are hungry – literally hungry for food to sustain them, but also those hungry for a better way of life. May they be released from addiction or other negative lifestyle and be able to function freely and honestly.
6th Caring Lord, be with all who live in fear, whose homes are not havens of safety, security and love.
7th “Loving God, you see us here, know our names and who we are, though we have never seen you, we believe you are here.”
L A Person and G Strandsjo
8th May the members of our Police, Border Enforcement and Coastguard services carry out their duties in safety and with integrity and dedication.
9th Lord, we pray for those whose vision is deteriorating, we cannot fully imagine the effect on everyday life and the loss of the sights of your beautiful world. Be close to them.
10th “There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them.
There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served.
There are different abilities to perform service, but the same God gives ability to everyone for their particular service.”
1st Corinthians 12 v 4, 5 & 6
11th Strengthen us, Lord, to each do our bit for our church in this time of vacancy. May we see where the need is and offer our time and talents.
12th We pray today for all who have difficulty sleeping at night. Those whose minds simply cannot stop and be at peace, those whose bodies are not free of pain when they lie down, and those who have no bed and no walls to shelter them.
13th We think today of those who are on holiday from work. May they find rest and be strengthened ready to face their tasks again when their holiday is over.
14th Bless all who are involved in Summer Mission projects, and the children to whom they will reach out.
15th Thank you, Lord, for the joys of summer: more daylight, warmth of the sun, the many, many colours that we see around us and the relief afforded to sufferers from SAD.
16th We hold before you, and in our own hearts, those who have lost the one who made life worth living. Give them the courage to face life without that special person.
17th In this time of vacancy help us, Lord, to unite as the family of Moncreiff. Help us to care for each other, enable our friendships to grow and our community to flourish.
18th “Lord, I will lie down in peace and take my rest, for you are with me, forever by my side.” Nick Fawcett
19th May all who are in long term care, in hospital or nursing homes find peace in their hearts and may their carers be kind and thoughtful as they carry out their duties.
20th Thank you, Lord, for our times with friends and families. Bless us and those who share our lives.
21st As we come to worship today let your message reach deep into our hearts and minds. Thank you, Lord.
22nd Father God, bless the homes in our parish, may they be places of love and support where families grow and flourish and loneliness is banished.
23rd MINI MEDITATION: I will be still. I will do nothing. I will just stop and let go. I will rest in God’s presence – and then go with Him into the rest of my day.
24th “Ask where the good way is and walk on it and you will find rest for your souls.” Jeremiah 6 v 16 NIV Edition
25th We thank you for the work of our Session and Board over the winter months while being aware that their tasks don’t just disappear over the summer.
26th May all who live with an abiding sense of hopelessness be freed from it and find peace and release in their hearts.
27th Loving God, we thank you for the many blessings in our lives.
28th Although we are fewer in number than we used to be, we ask you to be present among us in our worship and give us the strength and guidance we need.
29th Thank you, Lord, for the ongoing work of aid agencies and charities. Inspire those who work to alleviate the conditions of those in distress.
30th We thank you, Lord, for our daily bread, for the choice of food we have access to, and for clean water to make our drinks.
31st As we come to the end of another month, we pray for whoever will be our new minister, no matter how far ahead that appointment might be. You, Lord, know who that will be, so we ask you to bless that person, now and in the days to come