Prayers – March 2019

‘God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile’: Max Lucado, Author.

As we continue to study revelation, let us take heart from the message of hope contained within the book. There may be times when it seems as though we are climbing a mountain, but let us not lose sight of the truth that God is with us every step of the way. We acknowledge that ‘The Lord is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God and I will exalt Him.’ Exodus 15:2. As Moses did, we praise God for who He is, we thank Him for His love for us.

Again we lift our country up to the Lord as the Brexit issue continues. We ask that a solution will be reached which is good for our nation. We pray for healing between families and friends who are on opposite sides of the debate. Let us unite in praying for a country in which the name of Jesus is openly preached without fear of reprisals.

We pray for our church, that we will be a faithful witness to the love of Jesus. Let Jesus words be put into action :’ A new commandment I give to you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know you are my disciples, if you love one another.’ John 13:34-35

We ask for the grace to show love to those who are feeling rejected, unlovable and without hope.

Especially we pray for Daniel who was touched by that love, may he choose to move forward knowing that Jesus loves Him. Please pray for him and his family.

Let’s continue to pray for each other, for our families, our neighbours, our community, the church. May we be faithful witnesses to those around us, bringing encouragement to each other and to those we meet. We have a high calling:

’But you are a chosen people ,a royal priesthood, a Holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.’ 1 Peter 2:9

May the Lord give us the grace to show others how to live in the light of God’s mercy and love. Help us Lord to rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer……Romans 12:12

Martin Luther King Jnr. said: ‘If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, keep moving forward.’ With the help of our Lord, we will.