23 February

READING:  Exodus 24.12-18;  Matthew 17. 1-9 PRAYER FOR THE WEEK Lord, whatever today or tomorrow brings, help me to take a few moments to remember you on that mountainside, shining, for all to see. May your love, power and presence shine through me, especially when I least expect it. Amen.                                                 ©ROOTS    

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16 February

Readings: Deuteronomy 30:15-20; 1 Cor 3:1-9 Prayer for the week God of all, In you we are changed; By you we are blessed; Through you we are enabled to grow in faith, in maturity, and in usefulness in your world. So may we live in peace, in unity, And in the name of your Son, Jesus […]

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9 February

  READING                Matthew 5:13-20;   1 Corinthians 2: 1-12      PRAYER FOR THE WEEK Dear Lord, I have been afraid to light my lamp; it seems so dull, so uninspiring. I have been afraid to share my faith with others; my words seem so clumsy, so full of me and not of you. […]

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2 February

Bible readings: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12 Prayer for the week God of surprises, You bless the poor and meek to shame the strong, You comfort victims and confound their persecutors, You take the folly of the cross as a royal standard. Help us to live your kingdom values to change the world. Amen.    

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26 January

READING:  Isaiah 9.1-4; Matthew 4.12-23 PRAYER FOR THE WEEK Lord, I have to admit that sometimes, when the way is hard, I do get discouraged and I find it hard to trust. As the fishermen left their nets, trusted and followed, help me to do the same. Amen.                                                 ©ROOTS    

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19 January

Readings: 1 Cor 1:1-9; John 1:29-42 Prayer for the Week Awesome God, When we are at our weakest, As broken people and nations, You break into our company With the caress of your Spirit. Shape and reshape us To live lives of grace; Help us to walk and dance To the rhythm of abundant love. Amen. URC […]

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12 January

READING      Isaiah 42.1-9; Matthew 3.13-17 PRAYER FOR THE WEEK Lord Jesus, When we are confused about things we feel: be our comforter. When don’t understand things that happen to us: be our help. When life seems too hard: be our guide. And when we feel lost: assure us of your love. That we might find new confidence, a new […]

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5 January

Bible readings: Isaiah 60: 1-6; Matthew 2:1-12    Prayer for the week Holy Jesus, Before your infant form Sages bowed the knee And acknowledge your lordship Over all power and wisdom. Grant us also clear vision and courage, In the light of your light, That we may devote our power and potential To your service. Amen (Church […]

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29 December

READING:​ Matthew 2. 13-23   PRAYER FOR THE WEEK: (Roots for Churches) Lord thank you for all the ways you speak to us by your Holy Spirit: through the bible (open hands like book) through your creation (draw a ‘globe’ in the air) in a whisper (cups hands round mouth as if whispering) in a […]

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