Psalm 1 Part 3
Blessing like a tree that is flourishing
Ian White’s version of Psalm 1
The Theme on the blog every Wednesday is prayer, many of the articles and videos will help guide our prayers today.
I cannot recommend this episode of the PCI Podcast highly enough. If you would like an insight into the behind the scenes support that PCI offers Global Mission workers, and you would like to hear from James Cochrane (Portugal) and Peter Lockwood (Nepal) then listen to this Podcast hosted by Rick Hill. You an use podcast software on your phone to subscribe (free) or you can follow the link and listen to this episode.
Rev Uel Mars, Secretary to the Council for Global Mission, gives a brief update on the #globalmission work of PCI and its partners at this time #lifeinpci
Watch the video at the link below.
Many of you will remember Phil Dunn from his frequent visits to Burnside. In this video Phil shares the needs of EMF in Northern Ireland, requesting prayer and financial support. Like churches and other missionary organisations EMF have seen their income drop dramatically since lockdown. This video will show you ways that you can support EMF.
Evangelical Alliance have produced a great resource which you can use to pray for your local community while out walking.
you have made all things out of nothing;
out of emptiness and darkness,
fashioned every form of life,
and birthed light for each new day.
In this moment –
the ways we have always done things
seem inadequate and redundant;
we know things have to be different,
but our well-worn routines shackle our thinking;
our range of vision for alternatives
is limited by our struggle to imagine other possibilities. Help us in this twilight zone,
between what was and what is to come.
Give us a sense of your presence with us in the storm, speaking to us above howling wind and tossing wave, calling us to take courage,
not to fear,
inviting us to take those first faltering steps,
in answer to your call out of the familiar,
to exercise fresh faith in you.
Draw our eyes to Jesus,
and fix them there.
Reach out your hand and catch us,
in those times when our faith shrinks,
and our doubts grow.
Expand our thinking,
enlarge our courage,
enable wise choices,
extend your grace,
engage us heart, mind and soul,
equip us for what lies ahead.
For you are making all things new,
and we want to be renewed as your people,
after the image of Christ.
In whose name we pray.
There’s no doubt that as a nation we’re facing tremendously challenging times – perhaps the most critical in our history since the Second World War. As Christians, praying with and for our nation and political leaders is vital.
‘First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.’
1 Timothy 2.1–2 (ESV)
The latest prayer letter and update from the Dublin City Mission.
Times for yesterday.
Today is Jigsaw number 40. How many of them have you attempted? To celebrate we return to the first puzzle but it was only 24 pieces so today you can try it again with 40 pieces.
Play the "Burnside Sunset" puzzle!
As William correctly identified yesterday, “The roof of the toilet block at the entrance to the strand looking from the road.”