Prayers for Comfort and Strength

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.

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A message from our Superintendent, Caroline Wickens

1st April

 

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Daily Prayer & Hymn Suggestion 

Wednesday 8th April 

Hymn: Beneath the Cross of Jesus (StF 442)

Prayer:

There is something magnetic about your Cross, Lord Jesus, for it not only draws our eyes, our hearts, our feet but it draws us together as your family, no longer isolated and alone, but all equally welcomed and loved.

Amen

Liz Stuart 

 

Tuesday 7th April 

Hymn:  Here is love vast as the ocean  (MP 987/SofF168)

Prayer (based on the 3rd verse of ‘Here is love’):

Thank you, Lord, for the truth and guidance we receive through your word, for your grace sufficient for our every need, and for your unmeasurable, boundless love and power reaching out to each one of us through your Holy Spirit, as we put our trust in you. 

Amen

Liz Stuart

 

Monday 6th April 

Hymn: Praise to the holiest in the height  (StF 334/H&P 231)

Prayer:

As we look at the whole of your life, Lord Jesus, from your coming to earth to your death on the Cross, we realize just how much you were willing to give up to rescue us from our sin and bring us back to God.  Forgive us for the times we have taken this lightly, and thank you for loving us so much. 

Amen

Liz Stuart

 

Sunday 5th April 

Hymn:  Make way, make way, for Christ the King (StF 264/MP457) 

Prayer:

The crowds did indeed make way for you, Jesus, as you entered Jerusalem on that first Palm Sunday, but their expectations, their hopes and dreams, were not the same as yours.  As we welcome you into our lives, Lord, tune our hearts, our thoughts and our wills to perfectly harmonize with your plan and purpose, that we might better know you and serve you in spirit and in truth. 

Amen

Liz Stuart

 

Saturday 4th April 

Hymn:  The Lord’s my shepherd (StF 481) 

 

Prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ, you walked that ‘darkest path’ as you approached Jerusalem, aware of what lay ahead, what fears, what doubts, what dreads assailed you?  But it is because of this that we can be sure that you are with us, alongside us, indeed walking ahead of us into whatever situation we face, in our uncertainties, our anxieties and particularly in these troubled times.  And so with confidence we place our hope, our trust in you, and in your unfailing love.

Amen

Liz Stuart

 

Friday 3rd April 

Hymn: Amazing grace, (StF 440/H&P 215)  

Prayer:

Yes, Lord, your grace truly is amazing!  There is nothing we can do to earn it, or merit it, or live up to it – it doesn’t rely on us scoring ‘Brownie points’ – it’s all down to you and the sacrifice Jesus has made for our sins on the Cross.  It’s your love-gift to us and to all, the riches of your promises at Christ’s expense.  Wow!  Thank you! 

Amen

Liz Stuart

Thursday 2nd April 

Hymn:  Loved with everlasting love, Mission Praise 452

Prayer:

Lord, what more do we need than to know than we are encircled and held in your everlasting, amazing love?  Thank you for the way this gives new meaning and purpose, new joy and hope to the whole of life, today, tomorrow and for the future. 

Amen

Liz Stuart 

 

Wednesday 1st April 

Hymn: You are my strength when I am weak, Mission Praise 1019 

Prayer:

Lord Jesus, because you were tempted and walked the path of suffering, we know you will strengthen us when we are struggling and vulnerable.  Because you loved us enough to die on the Cross to free us from our sin, we can be confident that nothing will ever separate us from your love.  Because you rose again from death we have the assurance that you are with us now and always.  On our Lenten and on our life journey help us to put our hope and trust more firmly and more completely in you, certain that you will never let us go. 

Amen

Liz Stuart

 

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