5 April Palm Sunday

Lectionary Bible readings for Palm Sunday Isaiah 50.4-9a; Psalm 118.1-2,19-29; Philippians 2.5-11; Matthew 21.1-11 Prayer for the week: We celebrate with the crowds, pouring into Jerusalem. Jesus, you rode on a donkey and coats were laid at your feet… The crowds waved palm branches and shouted, ‘Hosanna’… We sing and shout praise to you, Lord Jesus… […]

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29 March

Bible readings for Lent 5: Ezekiel 37.1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8.6-11; John 11.1-45   Prayer for the week Thank you, Lord, for your constant presence. Thank you for holding us and comforting us. Thank you for crying with us when we are hurting. Thank you for weeping with us when we are broken-hearted. Thank you, Lord, […]

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22 March

Bible readings for this Sunday: 1 Samuel 16.1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5.8-14 John 9.1-41 prayer based on Psalm 23 The Lord is our shepherd, we shall not want. He makes us lie down in green pastures. He leads us beside still waters. Come, let us worship the Lord, the holy God, and let our souls […]

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A prayer for uncertain times

The Moderators of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church (URC), the Revd Nigel Uden and Derek Estill, have offered the following prayer as the UK and the rest of the world come to terms with the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.’ Psalm 46:1, […]

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15 March

Readings: Exodus 17:1-7; John 4:5-26 Prayer for the Week O Lord, we long for your refreshing living water: To go deeper into a life with you, To be bold enough to leave the shallows And be uplifted by the depths of your love. Draw us nearer, our God, this day, And by your Spirit, flood our hearts […]

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8 March

READINGS Psalm 121;  John 3.1-17    PRAYER FOR THE WEEK Lord Jesus, help me to remember that I belong to you, and you belong to me – through the gift of eternal life. Amen.

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1 March 1st Lent

Bible readings: Isaiah 43:1-4; Matt 4:1-11   Prayer for the week God of life, As we journey into Lent, Let us not be distracted by our comforts, Or by our need for approval; Lead us to the holy simplicity Of walking with Jesus, Whatever it takes. Amen.    

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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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