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    

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

22 December 4th Advent

READINGS​ ​ ​  Isaiah 7. 10-16; Matthew 1.18-25 PRAYER FOR THE WEEK O come, O come, Immanuel Our King, our teacher, our Hope and our Saviour Come and save us Amen.    

Read More

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      

Read More

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

Read More

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 […]

Read More