Prayers – 21/05
|Praying Together: Come Holy Spirit
Prayer request written by Wes Hinsley – Authorised Lay Minister at Goudhurst: St Mary the Virgin
|Praying for the Deanery discerning how to move forward in a time of change and transition
|Stansted Close, Station Approach, Sterling Avenue
|Social & Fundraising Committee
|SICK & ANXIOUS
|Tanay, Betty Hildebrand, Rosemary Watson, Connie Neaves, Jo & Oscar, Hilary King, Priscilla, Peter Sturgess, Fran, Jackie, James Birt, Alan Bird, Jill, Tina & James, Elsa Harrington, Barbara Graham, Jackie Harlock, Mike Garrett, Alessandra Zevallos, Esther, Mary Harvey, Janet
|Ann Baker, John Larcombe
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‘He lifted up His hands and blessed them. While He was blessing them, He left them and was taken up to heaven. Then they worshipped Him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.’ Luke 24:50b-53
May we, Lord, be like the disciples who praised You, thankful for the joy that comes from knowing You. We rejoice that, although we haven’t seen You face to face, You are with us every day.
‘For Christ is not entered into a man made sanctuary that is only a copy of the true one; He entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence.’ Hebrews 9:24
Thank you, Lord, that You are seated at the right hand of the Father eternally interceding for us; drawing us closer to the Father as we grow in trust and faith. Thank you that You are always listening to our prayers, help us to pray according to the Father’s will.
We know that we have the privilege of praying for others, so, Lord, we lift up to You those in our neighbourhood, our town, our church. We pray, especially for those who know You, may we be salt and light, pointing others to You. We pray for families, especially those who have concerns about finance, exams, job seeking, the pressures of life today. Fill them with Your love, put godly counsellors around them who will advise with integrity and love.
We pray for the lost, the hurting, the lonely, the sick, may we be aware of those around us who need a helping hand. Let us be Your hands and feet in the community.
‘ So, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from His love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests but also to the interests of others.’ Phil. 2:1-4
May we take these words of Paul to heart. We ask, Lord, for Your wisdom in our process to appoint a new incumbent. Help us to work together with discernment, grace and understanding of Your will for Your church here in Allington.