Prayers for Comfort and Strength

Weekly Message 

2nd August

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During this time of uncertainty and the growing need for social distance we hope that you will find comfort and strength in these resources. 

The circuit staff will provide resources for Sunday worship week by week, so that we can all worship together even if we are not in church.

This image by Dave Walker shared on the Church Times is a wonderful representation of the Church right now click here to view.

We would also ask you to please be aware of the work being undertaken by the organisations below: 

Action for Children’s Emergency Coronavirus appeal: www.actionforchildren.org.uk/

The Manchester South Central Foodbank: www.manchestersouthcentral.foodbank.org.uk/

All We Can is an international development and emergency relief organisation who focus on those in greatest need, it is inspired by Christian principles, and is an integral part of the Methodist family. Please visit their website to find out more about the work that they are undertaking www.allwecan.org.uk/

Daily Prayer & Hymn Suggestion 

Tuesday 4th August: 

Hymn:  As water to the thirsty  (StF 441/SofF 659/CMP 803)

Prayer:

We live in a world of such opposites, Lord, of privilege and poverty, of opportunity and deprivation.  But eventually we discover that the things upon which people place such value  – power, wealth, position, status – are not, in the big scheme of things, of ultimate worth.  In fact, it’s only in you, Jesus, that we find that which is enduring, and really matters.  Gifts which you give us out of your grace and great love, gifts not for us to hug to ourselves but for us to share, and through sharing find true fulfilment. 

Amen

Liz Stuart 

 

Monday 3rd August: 

Hymn:  Good forever (Blessings before me)  

Prayer:

Almighty and amazing God, you surround us with blessings, and all you do in our lives, and all your plans for us, are always for our good.  We praise and thank you for being there for us in every circumstance, for never failing us, and for the security of knowing that nothing, nothing at all, can ever separate us from your love, in and through Jesus Christ, our Lord. 

Amen

Liz Stuart 

 

Sunday 2nd August:

Hymn:  God is Love: let heaven adore him (StF 103/H&P 36)

Prayer:

Lord God, when we try to find words to describe your Being and your Nature, all of them fall short, because you are greater, wiser and more wonderful than we could ever begin to imagine.  Until we come to the word ‘Love’, and while the extent of your love is far beyond our comprehension, it so well encompasses your continual care for us, the way you have reached out to us in Jesus, and the way you long to draw us into an ever deeper relationship with yourself.  As we receive your love, Lord, help us to respond in the surrender of ourselves and our lives to you. 

Amen

Liz Stuart 

 

Saturday 1st August: 

Hymn:  Who am I? 

Prayer:

As we come before you, Lord God, we are filled with wonder, both at your greatness and by your acceptance of us.  You have given us everything, and yet we find it so difficult to be the people you call us to be, not because we don’t want to grow more like Jesus, but because so often our human nature takes over.  And yet, Lord, you still love us, and that’s so amazing, not because of who or what we are but because of who you are, and all you have done for us through Jesus.  Thank you that through your goodness and grace we can always start again, and again, and know your forgiveness and your gift of peace. 

Amen

Liz Stuart 

 

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