Moncreiff Parish Church
“The Church is wherever God’s people are praising,
knowing they’re wanted and loved by their Lord.
The Church is wherever Christ’s followers are trying
to live and to share out the good news of God.”
Hymn 522 v 1
“… there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8 v 39
1st “You have changed my sadness into a joyful dance; you have taken away my sorrow and surrounded me with joy.”
Psalm 30 v 11
2nd Healing Lord, we pray today for all who are involved in the current corona virus health emergency – those infected and those caring for them.
3rd We bring before you Amnesty International and its work in Idlib in Syria where the crisis is so great.
4th Thank you, Lord, for all who work with the hungry and homeless. Give them strength as they daily strive to ameliorate the situations they find.
6th We thank you, Lord, for ongoing work of our Moncreiff Development Group; for the success of our plans so far, for the grants they have accessed, and the donations made.
7th Dear Lord, be close to all who are living with the effects of last month’s floods. Give them strength and courage to face what lies ahead.
8th We give thanks today for our freedom to come to worship openly.
9th Heavenly Father, guide our national leaders as they work out where our country goes next in these changing times.
10th We thank you, Lord, for those caring people who volunteer to drive patients to and from hospital appointments.
11th Caring Lord, may all who are working to bring clean, pure drinking water to those who need it achieve their aims.
12th Healing Lord, strengthen and encourage those who work in our health service as they bring care to all who are in need.
13th We pray today for families where relationships are broken. May there be unity, healing and peace in their lives.
14th PERSONAL PRAYER: Father God here I am, just me, just being quiet in your presence before I get on with what lies ahead.
15th Lord, we hold before you all who are mourning at this time. Bring them comfort and let their memories of good times outweigh those which cause pain.
16th We pray today for all refugees and asylum seekers, and for those who have made their homes in this country and now fear they may not be allowed to stay.
17th Loving Lord, bring your healing touch to all whose mental health is compromised, that they may find their way to a place of calm and positivity.
18th “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
Revelation 22 v 13 (NKJ version)
19th May we draw closer together as a congregation and as members of our church family during this time of vacancy.
20th We bring to mind our families, Lord, from the oldest ones we can remember to the youngest ones. Each has an important place in forming into the people we are and building our characters.
21st Loving Lord, we hold before you those who are facing changes and challenges in their homes or in their workplaces.
22nd Bless all who have cared for us, not just mothers but those who have comforted us, prayed for us, helped carry our burdens and befriended us.
23rd As we see new growth and the pattern of the seasons revolving help us to see more clearly the pattern of growth in our own lives.
24th “To wish to be well is a part of becoming well.” Seneca
25th POSITIVE THOUGHT: “What we give to others defines our lives.”
26th Forgiving Lord, may the work being done to rehabilitate offenders be successful in helping them find a more stable way of life.
27th We pray today for new-born babies and their mothers who live in countries where they are very few, or even no health care services.
28th Be close to us, Lord, as we go about our weekend pursuits.
29th Bless today the members of our Nomination Committee and continue to guide them in your way.
30th We thank you, Lord, for the work done by counselling organisations to enable people to come to terms and move on from stressful events.
31st May all who work with young children do so with kindness, compassion, love and understanding.