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Sunday 10th December 2017
Sunday 3rd December 2017

 
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PRAYERS for week commencing 17th December 2017

Prayers for the world


God of hope
be with us in our Advent journey
to the stable and beyond,
be with us in our meeting
and in our travelling together,
be with us in our worship
and our praying together,
be with us in our Advent journey
to the stable and beyond,
our God of hope.


An Advent prayer, found at www.faithandworship.com


A prayer of the church


Because their shame was double,
and dishonour was proclaimed as their lot,
therefore they shall possess a double portion;
everlasting joy shall be theirs. ...
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD,
my whole being shall exult in my God;
for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Isaiah 61.7, 10


Although Mary was promised to Joseph, she was already pregnant – by whom, who knew? Showing unusual compassion, he did not seek her disgrace and punishment according to the law. He listened to the angel and took her as her wife, giving her his name and his protection.


In acting graciously as he did, Joseph unwittingly acted out the words of the prophets, who saw how God would forgive his people for their adulterous worship of the gods of other nations. He would reconcile them to himself, and make a new covenant with them, in which the whole world would be blessed.


The spirit of God's love and forgiveness is made real to us in the faithful acts of ordinary human beings. Pray to be a channel of God's peace and love, as Joseph was.


Prayers for St George's


Pray for the children and families coming to our pram service on Monday – some from Pre-School, some from Little Fishes, our baby and toddler group. Pray for Val and Peter at this difficult time.


Pray for our Evangelist Management Group, meeting for the last time on Tuesday as we prepare to say goodbye to Rob.


Pray for the opportunity to greet more of our neighbours with the real spirit of Christmas joy, when we open our doors for Cafe Carols at 4 pm this afternoon.


Pray for everyone we hope to welcome to our Christmas services. We know there is a long-established habit of coming to church for a quick fix of religion on Christmas Eve, but we pray this may be a time the Spirit really breaks through into people's lives, and we pray we may be ready to welcome them in Christ's name.

 

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