Today we look at Prayer guided by Praying With Paul a book by D.A. Carson.
Let’s Pray For Social Witness
Pray for all medical, nursing and social care staff as they continue to work through the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Pray that they may be given renewed energy when they are exhausted and drained. Give thanks for their commitment and dedication over the last 19 months of the Covid-19 crisis.
Give thanks for organisations like Christians Against Poverty and Trussell Trust who support those facing financial hardship. Pray that those struggling financially would be able to access and receive the support they need.
Pray for the Linkage Commission as it meets next week to consider a number of vacancies and other important reports. Pray for the convener, James Livingstone and secretary, Rev Ker Graham, as they continue to give leadership to the work of the Commission in these challenging times.
Council for Training in Ministry
Next week, a Pre-retirement Conference is planned for ministers due to retire in the next couple of years and their spouses. Many ministers find the adjustments of retirement challenging-moving house, joining a new congregation, and ceasing full-time ministry. Pray for recently retired ministers and those planning for retirement, that the Lord will give grace for the changes and use themin a new season of life
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
In The Lion’s Den
Proverbs (5 minute video)
Paul Trip is releasing a series of short videos on the book of Proverbs. Each video is about 5 minutes long and is well worth listening to. I will include the videos on the Blog over the next few weeks.
Introducing the ESV Bible, Read by Kristyn Getty
In this new audio recording of the full Bible, the magnificent story of God’s redemptive work in Christ comes alive in a fresh way through the voice of award-winning modern hymn writer Kristyn Getty. From Genesis to Revelation, this word-for-word reading of the ESV Bible text is a great way to encounter God’s word and the story of salvation on any phone, tablet, or computer.
Now available to stream for free on ESV.org
Songs Of Praise
On Sunday Aled Jones introduces highlights from 60 years of Songs Of Praise from Cardiff where the first episode was made. He looks back on memorable occasions; chats with Mark Delisser about the variety of music shown. Sunday 1.15pm BBC One https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00104dn
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
A garden inspired by Psalm 23 commissioned by the Bible Society has won a gold medal and two other awards at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. @UCBNewsTeam spoke with its designer, Sarah Eberle.
Moment By Moment (6 minute video)
Turning an Unprecedented Crisis into an Unprecedented Story
With change happening so fast around us, it can be difficult to plan ahead. But the people in the Bible knew all about living 'moment by moment.' So what can we learn from them? Listen to this message from UCB's CEO, David L'Herroux.
Earlier this week Betty left a comment about the hymn Jehovah Tsidkenu the Lord is my Righteousness and referenced a service in Burnside. Here is the video of the hymn that I shared in church that day, and also a link to the complete service.
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
A puzzle that will take a little bit longer for the weekend.
Play the "Harbour Boats Friday" puzzle!