Our prayer this week is 'Father God, that you will continue to meet our daily needs and fill us with your Spirit so that your Name may be magnified'.
As we come to the end of 2020 we all reflect on the past year. It is one none of us will forget for all kinds of reasons, among them:
Covid, with the restrictions it has placed on our lives; having to meet for worship and family chats using Zoom; home working and, for some, furlough and redundancy
Brexit, with the benefits and drawbacks that we may each perceive according to our situations
More poignantly, for some the loss for some of lifetime partners and, for all of us, separation from our families and the loss of much loved members of our church at Hookwood.
Against this difficult background, we recognize that we have been cared for by our loving Heavenly Father, and that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. So we pray ...
Heavenly Father, we thank you for your comforting hand which has sustained us over this past year. We recognize that all things are within your control and that you have provided all we need. You have promised that if Christ is in us, then even though our bodies are subject to death because of sin, the Spirit will give life because of righteousness. So, as we look to 2021, may your Spirit not only sustain our physical lives but also dwell in each of us and so impart spiritual life to our church as we look earnestly towards the appearing of our Lord Jesus.
Sometimes life doesn’t go the way we expect.
Sometimes life doesn’t give us what we want.
Sometimes we’d like a little help.
Sometimes we need a pint of milk.
Sometimes we run out of bread, or fancy an egg.
Sometimes you’d like to talk.
Sometimes we need to listen.
Sometimes we need help to pray.
Sometimes we just would like a little extra care.
In these extraordinary times, in this crazy situation.
Circumstances beyond our wildest dreams,
beyond our darkest imaginings.
If you feel under pressure and would like a little extra help or an understanding ear. Help to talk to God.
Or a pint of milk, a loaf of bread and half a dozen eggs,
A box of matches or a few batteries.
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