PRAYERS Week Commencing 15th July 2018

A prayer for the world

I greet Sunday with a smile.


Thank you for this glorious day, Lord
A day of forgiveness, that stretches out like a lake of never ending grace.
A day of promise, of love in action, alive and outstretched.
A day of unity, mending broken lives, where we build bridges of peace and restoration.
A day of celebration, of worship to a living Lord who holds heaven out to us and proclaims life over death


I greet Sunday with a smile.


A Sunday morning prayer found at prayerscapes.com


A prayer of the church

 

From morning till evening Paul expounded to the Jews, testifying to the kingdom of God and trying to convince them about Jesus both from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets. Some were convinced by what he said, but others disbelieved. And disagreeing among themselves, they departed after Paul had made one statement: “The Holy Spirit was right in saying to your fathers through Isaiah the prophet:
‘Go to this people, and say,
“You will indeed hear but never understand,
and you will indeed see but never perceive.”
For this people’s heart has grown dull,
and with their ears they can barely hear,
and their eyes they have closed;
lest they should see with their eyes
and hear with their ears
and understand with their heart
and turn, and I would heal them.’
Therefore let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen.”
Acts 28.23-28, esv


We always want to have the last word. These appear to be Paul's last words to the Jewish community, but are they? Luke tells us he went on teaching in Rome for another two years. Time and time again, in earlier chapters of Acts, Paul has washed his hands of the Jews after preaching in their synagogues; but in the next scene there he is again, having another try, giving them another chance. When you want to encourage someone to receive the goods news about Jesus, pray for Paul's gifts of patience and persistence.


Prayers for St George's


We meet in church for prayer at 6.30 on Wednesday evening. Come and join us, or let us know you are praying – text 07799 305 313 or email revgrantwilson@gmail.com.


Give thanks for everything we learned and shared together at Connect on Tuesday evenings. We will be back in the autumn, looking at Luke's gospel.


Give thanks for Little Fishes and Saturday Zone. We met over 100 children and their families over the year, and have made many friends. Pray for our continuing work with families over the holidays.


Pray for Jim and Kath and the rest of the Street Pastors teams, out in town on Friday and Saturday night.


Pray for our Uganda mission. We aim to reach 600 children, from the orphanages and the local community, and give them Bible teaching and food as well as fun. We will also be teaching and preaching to the grown ups, and worshipping together in the open air after dark. It's not too late to sign up and come with us.

 


To join us in prayers for individuals please go to our Prayer Board, any requests you may wish to share with us will appear there.