Psalm 2 v 7-9
Remember The Promises
Every Wednesday the Theme of the Blog is Prayer
Let’s Pray In this moment
A prayer for rest in this strange season of summer
Lord of changing seasons,
we thank you for summer.
This year, like everything else, our summer feels different:
our holiday plans have been disrupted,
our church life feels like it is winding up not down,
school holidays feel like an extension of lockdown,
rather than a welcome change of rhythm and routine.
Often, we treat summer like an escape from reality,
but this year we need it to offer rest on an unfinished journey. We come to you as reeds bruised by a stormy spring,
knowing that you desire to lift us up, not break us.
The smoldering wick of our spirit burns low,
but you want to fan it back into flame,
not see it snuffed out.
Shine again upon our lives like summer sun.
Calm our troubled souls like summer breeze.
Help us to relax into the carefreeness of long summer days
So renew us in mind.
Refresh us in body.
Restore us in spirit.
Recreate us again this summer,
that we might better bear again the likeness of your Son,
and find our rest in him.
In Jesus’ Name.
Let’s Pray for Ongoing Witness
Give thanks for the many ways congregations and their members have been able to show and share God’s love throughout the period of lockdown.
Pray that God would enable the building of ongoing relationships with those with whom churches and their members have made new points of contact, asking that gospel opportunities will follow.
Pray for the CampaignersNI Holiday Bible Club which will run online from 3rd-7th August, pray that many children will watch each day. There is a video each week from Laura at Campaigners NI each week doing Sunday School on Burnside At Home.
Details are below and there is a promotional video which you can watch if you are on Facebook.
Rico Villanueva will be speaking at Virtually Keswick Convention (27-31 July). He will conduct a seminar on the 29th about hope, lament & prayer. Themes which we have been examining during Lockdown.
Here is his video with more details:
A recording of this old hymn by the Gettys
Walk, Pray, Talk is our new resource to help you to explore the connection between the place you inhabit in the every day and your faith as you follow Jesus. A great 5 Week guide to walking and praying. Download at the link below.
Derek correctly states Yesterday is “little car park on the seaward side on the road between Portstewart and Portrush.” and Eddie said, “Portstewart the gate is on left side of A2 approaching Juniper Hill Caravan Park.” - Ringagree Point.
Perhaps a little harder today, where is this little inlet?