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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15 December 3rd Advent

Bible readings: Isaiah 35:1-10; Matthew 11:2-11 Prayer for the week Loving God, Father, Son and Spirit, Open our eyes to your abundant blessings, Your glorious holiness, Your unending mercy and faithfulness. Open our eyes to your mighty and humbling power, For which nothing is impossible. Amen From Prayer Handbook 2019      

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8 December – 2nd Advent

READINGS  Isaiah 11.1-10; Romans 15.4-13; Matthew 3.1-12 PRAYER FOR THE WEEK Lord, we choose to come to you today asking for a deeper understanding of your ways, an appreciation of your grace, and a desire to seek your face. Bear fruit in our lives, we pray. Amen. © ROOTS for Churches Ltd

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1 December – Advent Sunday

READING               Isaiah 2: 1-5; Romans 13: 11-14; Matthew 24: 36, 42-44 PRAYER FOR THE WEEK: God, you are coming into the world, coming to meet our darkness with your light, coming to make truth clear, coming with warmth and hope. We rise to meet you; we are ready to let that light shine on […]

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24 November

READING  Jeremiah 23.1-6; Luke 23.32-43 Prayer for the week God of power and might, God of majesty, we praise your holy name. We lift up our voices to proclaim your greatness, you who rescue us from darkness, and bring us into the kingdom of your Son. Amen.   © ROOTS for Churches Ltd

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17 November

Readings: Isaiah 12:1-6; Luke 21:5-19 Prayer for the week Saving God, Who is with us in every situation, And through every testing time, May we draw from the well of your saving grace And, even through suffering, have faith to say: Surely God is our salvation. We will trust and not be afraid. Amen. (from URC Prayer […]

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10 November Remembrance Sunday

Bible readings: John 15:1-17; Micah 4:3-5   Prayer for the week In remembrance of those Throughout time, all over the world, Who have died in war, We pray urgently today that children, women and men may become makers of peace. Amen

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3rd November

READINGS: Psalm 32:1-11; Luke 19:1-10 Prayer for the week Lord, in my life today, I pray that you would increase the love I have for you and for others, that I might live a life worthy of your call, so that the name of …… Jesus might be glorified in me. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

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