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Readings & Prayers November 2020

Reading & Prayer 30th Nov. 2020

Message from Marisha

Advent has begun. Last night as I looked at Facebook one might have imagined that Christmas is already here as there lots of beautiful Christmas trees, lights, presents under the tree pictures. It showed me that people want light in their lives, that they want something more than what they have. They want something to look forward to. For many the Christmas period will be a short reprise for the otherwise dull monotony of life. Our lives and how we live can be a light for others, not just for a short period but that others might find the light for eternity. Do continue in your prayers for each other especially those who are sick Have a great week 

Reading & Prayer 28th November 2020

Message from Marisha

Advent begins tomorrow. It seems to have come around rather quickly considering that the rest of the year has felt so slow with lockdowns, no church services and restrictions. I hope it will be a time for us all to take stock of where we are in our Christian walk and whether we need re adjust our ways or thinking and of course remember and celebrate the coming of Jesus into the world.

I live on the edge of a Barranco and have amazing views of the kestrels soaring around. Do you know they never seem to flap their wings? They go up and down and around catching the wind without any effort at all. Our scripture today from Isaiah reminded me of the birds. There is a lesson to be learnt ; sometimes we do quite a lot of flapping and no soaring. A kestrel approach may be the better way; riding on the winds of God, relying on him to take us where he wishes without getting weary or tired out and let him give us and renew our strength.I know you will be anxious to hear of Margaret. I visited yesterday. I understand that on Monday she will hear the full details of the doctor's assessments and will know what course of action they will take. Continue in your prayers please. I know she is being upheld by them.

Reading & Prayer 27th Nov. 2020

Message from Marisha

What a last 24 hours it has been, dark clouds, fierce winds, heavy rain and then rainbow after rainbow. You could write a sermon about that. Life can be like that also, a bit heavy going at times and then joy at the end.

Today's scripture is part of the well-known Corinthians chapter 13 which is so often used at weddings but is actually about the Gifts and what we should earnestly desire. The Lord has given us so much understanding and knowledge through the Spirit but still there is so much to know and much which we will never know this side of heaven. At the moment the church is putting together a website (we have a lovely, patient designer) It is an interesting project; it seems through that the more I get to know and learn, the more I realise that I know virtually nothing and there is a whole expanse of knowledge and learning yet to do. It's the same in our walk with Jesus. How wonderful it will be when we no longer see through a mirror dimly, when all our questions are answered, and we will see God in all his Glory; until then let us be grateful that He has already opened our eyes enough and given us His Spirit to live in the here and now.

Margaret in good spirits and looking forward to being with us all again soon.

Reading & Prayer 26th November 2020

Message from Marisha

This morning when I got up there was a wonderful rainbow. When I see them and we do have plenty at this time of the year, it is as if God is giving me a nod, a yes, I am still with you and he is always with us whether there is a rainbow or not.

The psalm verses today remind us that God hears us and responds. It is tempting sometimes to just go to him with the big issues we face but actually He wants to hear from about the small stuff too. He is interested in every detail of our lives. The more we go to him the more we get to trust in his love and compassion towards us.

There are many troubles around us at the moment, but they will pass; let's have faith in his goodwill and protection for us.

Please continue in your prayers for those among us who are sick.

Reading & Prayer 25th Nov. 2020

Message from Marisha

I want to acknowledge the goodness of our God who has everything covered. Obviously with Margaret being in hospital our shop could have had real trouble in staffing but no. Our wonderful volunteers have pulled together to cover shifts and even people who have never previously worked in the shop have offered help. We are really very blessed to have such support. Margaret remains in hospital under investigation.Our picture today is of a statue which is famous in Jersey. I think it is called helping hands and was commissioned after a terrible maritime accident. One of the island ferries went through a passage between the shore and the lighthouse and was holed on the rocks. It was a very serious situation and was to become an all day rescue operation. My friend was on that boat and I should have been with her but I was sick at home. As I watched the drama unfold on the T.V , I could only thank God for the amazing efforts of so many individuals, churches and emergency services who went the extra mile to save life and limb.Our scripture today reminded me again how we are all called to be there for one another both in good times and in hard times. We have the compassion of Jesus within us and because of that we can be the compassionate friend, brother and sister to each other. We probably will never have to suffer as Paul and the early Christians did for the sake of the Gospel and other Christians but in many small ways we are still called in the same way they were called. Sometimes the Lord requires much more of us but he will give us the strength to do it.

Reading & Prayer 24th November 2020

Message from Marisha

Apologies for not being able to send out the usual daily reading and prayer on Monday, I was feeling a little unwell. I have been in touch regularly with Margaret and she remains in good spirits. She is awaiting results of the investigations. She sends thanks to you all for the good wishes and prayers.

Today's reading is a call for us all to behave in a very different way from what we would often meet as we go about our lives. The world would tell us 'each man for himself' , payback time, if someone treats you badly do the same back etc. Many of us would have been brought up under that philosophy, that is how the world works but as Christians it is not for us. We have been called to a higher standard of behaviour; it is not that we won't be facing the same problems ,we will but we have been given the Holy Spirit to show us the way and empower us to do it. 

Do please pray for our charity shop; Margaret is a lynch pin and is missed. 

Reading & Prayer 21st November 2020

Message from Marisha

Firstly, thank all of you who have prayed for Margaret. I visited her last evening and she was looking and sounding much better than just one day ago. She will still be in hospital until at least Monday so do continue to pray for her healing. It is really worth reading the whole of Psalm 84; the writer is so eloquent in his praise and love for God. We might not be such wonderful wordsmiths, but God sees what is in our hearts, our love, our thoughts, our desires and our praise for him. It is a reminder that God is always for us and wants only good for us. Sometimes bad things do happen, sometimes even brought on by ourselves but God is with us through it all and his face still shines upon us. We can't ask for more than that kind of blessing. 

Reading & Prayer 20th November 2020

Message from Marisha

Can I ask you to pray for Margaret who manages our shop? She is quite unwell, in Candelaria Hospital awaiting tests and a scan. Please pray that she will have peace and will be fully restored to health. For most of us, especially as we reach a certain age there will be very few who have had the luxury of a friend or parent who has known us or been with us from birth or our youth. We do however have the Lord who knew us before we are even born and will be with for all of this life and eternity. That is a very comforting thought. He has been there in hard times and troubles and times of joy and happiness. He has brought us through. It is easy to trust and have faith when times are easy , the test is when they are not. At that point we must claim God's promises for our lives. The scriptures are there for our benefit. For many years I read Everyday with Jesus; I don't know if that is still published but there are many more which are very good. Word live by the Scripture Union and Bible in a year are very helpful.

Reading & Prayer 19th Nov. 2020

Message from Marisha

I wonder what today will bring for us all, as I look out of my window, as I write it certainly looks like the day has promise, certainly weather wise. Maybe though you are not feeling bright and hopeful, maybe life is hard for you. It seems that there will be few of us who won't be experiencing that at some point in our lives, so we can empathise with each other and pray for one another. It is human nature to not want hard and difficult times; we would all choose an easy carefree life if we had the choice. Our scriptures prepare us for the hard times and ask us to think again why we face trials. They are for a purpose, a part of the renewing and transforming process that the Lord wants for us. There is another scripture, I cant quite remember where, that we should count our trials as joy. That is definately not a normal world view but let's remember we may be living in the world but we are not of it. We belong to a very different order of things. Our lives belong to God and for his purposes and he is fitting us for those times. 

Reading & Prayer 18th Nov. 2020

Message from Marisha

I am sure you all know that God inhabits the praises of his people....that alone is a wonderful thing.

More than that, praise defeats all that conspires to bring you down, have doubt or robs you of your joy. Next time you are feeling that life is tough, that you can’t cope or you are fearful for the future just spend a little time in praise. Remember all that God has done for you, for his creation that we are part of, for his healing hands, and his love that lasts unto eternity. Praise is a game changer; you cannot be down at heart or afraid when your mind and heart are fixed on him in praise .As I said at the beginning God inhabits the praise of his people so he is right there with you. I have heard that our friend Petrina is still in hospital so do please continue in your prayers for her. Many of you will know Carol Hart who runs the Swallows group. She has a quite significant illness so please do remember her and her husband Mike too as she awaits a vital operation

Reading & Prayer 17th November 2020

Message from Marisha

I have to say I love to think of us all be connected, first by having the same Father above but also by our daily enewsletter. As I write I think of you all, some will be enjoy being wrapped up in coats for cool Autumn walks, others sitting by a fire and others of us feeling the unusual heat like yesterday. We often get the measure of a person by how they speak, although we do all have our off days when we are a little sharp or curt and are then sorry. Generally though good things come from a good heart. I have one personal dislike which is when things are said in a joke. There is the saying ‘no truer word said than in a joke’ , of course if challenged the retort is ‘only joking’. Of course it isn’t. There was in the past court jesters who were able to say otherwise unspeakable truths to the Royal courts. As Christians I think it is something to be avoided. If there are things to be said, it is laid down in the scriptures how we are to go about it which is with gentleness, honestly and above all care for the person on the receiving end. but first weighing up if we have a beam in our own eye. We are a family bound together by our common love of God and each other and we should do everything in our power to keep the bond of unity by building each other up. Jesus is doing an ongoing work of transformation in each of us, it will take a lifetime but fruit will still be borne during the process.I will be sending today a aide to our prayers during the pandemic from the Diocese which you may find useful.

Reading & Prayer 16th Nov.2020

Message from Marisha

Have you ever heard the expression ' it's a great life if you don't weaken'?. It was often said by my mother. There is some truth in it but not completely. Life becomes for us how we see it. One person in a road accident might say 'praise God no one was injured, another might say Oh no. My car is completely wrecked'. Both are true but only one of those views will bring joy. When one thinks of the places in the world where it is hard to survive, even daily living difficult and yet Christians there are still praising God for his goodness, it makes you humble. It is very easy to fall into being a complaining spirit. It helps no one especially ourselves. When life is tough remember that God is still with us, loving us and working his purpose out for us. All will be well.

Reading & Prayer 14th Nov. 2020

Message from Marisha

I think it may be a case of batten down the hatches this weekend, high wind warnings for Tenerife. Please continue in your prayers for the places affected by winds, storms and hurricanes, especially the Philippines.

Billy Graham said this -....

There are three of you

There is the person you think you are,

There is the person others think you are

There is the person God knows you are and can be through Christ.

Interesting isnt it?  

Thinking too highly of ourselves leads to pride and too lowly leads to a feeling of inadequadacy and hopelessness. Sometimes people get a opinion of us based on very few facts but what is wonderful is that none of it really matters. God know us inside out; he knows our capabilities or lack of them and he can use them all. More than that when we open ourselves to the Holy Spirit we can be and do anything God wants us to be and do. I am weak but He is strong; His strength is made perfect in my weakness, I know little but He knows everything. If you feel you are being asked for more than you are capable of, dont worry or panic, God will fill in the gaps and give you as much as you need.  

Reading & Prayer 13th November 2020

Message from Marisha

Today I received photos from my friend who lives in the Phillipines of the dreadful floods and the devasation they are causing there ,with houses being washed away and destroyed. I hope you will pray for all there and for the emergancy services. 

Seeing those photos, after the shock of them, I thought about how we are generally safe in our homes, our own households. 

Each of us belongs to our own small family household but more than that we belong to the great household of God which contains all those who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ. In any household each member plays a part and it is so in God's household. We each have our part to play, however small. In any building each brick is essential, each supports the other and the whole thing holds together. Whatever you do as part of God's Holy Temple it is vital for the well being of all. The other good news is that there is space for more bricks to be added.

Reading & Prayer 12th November 2020

Message from Marisha

The day looks to be bright and sunny, it seems the projected storms have veered away from us. Today we have things to do, all of us!

It came as a bit of a surprised to me as I read today's scripture ( I have read it loads of times before, amazing that they always seem new) that God has already planned the good deeds we have to do. so its not a case of do I fancy doing today what the Lord requires, no, there is a definate plan for us. Of course we always have a choice in life. We can do exactly what we want or we can seek and be open to what God wants for us. It may not be any great work, something notable to the world at large but in God's plan it will be important. 

It is a simple thing to say each day, Lord direct me in my words and my actions and give me Grace in all I do.

Reading & Prayer 11th Nov. 2020

Message from Marisha

Last night I received an email from our Archdeaconry requesting urgent prayers for Peru. The President of Peru has been impeached and there is no Vice President to take over and there are fears of rioting and violence. Our Archdeaconry has been with linked with Peru for some years and we have usually had either the Bishop of Peru or a delegate to speak of the work of the church there. Actually Dot , one of the members of San Eugenio church went out there with a working party from our Archdeaconry. Do please pray for safety and peace there.

I normally like to put a picture with the scripture reading and prayer. Last night I thought I would find an image of Jesus as he was the main focus of the reading but each one I found didn't seem quite right. It then occurred to me that for each of us we will have a different imagine of him in our minds. How you see Jesus won’t be the same as me. 

When we think of God, how do we see him? As creator, judge, father, guide, protector? It is quite hard to have an image of all that he is. It does seem so much easier to picture Jesus. He came to us as a human, born the same way we all were, played and worked as we did and had sorrow and pain as we do .Yes it is quite understandable that we are more able to identify with the person of him. In him we see God for he is God. What is so amazing is we will never come to an end of discovering all there is to know about God, his purposes and plans of which we are apart. No chance of ever being bored !

Reading & Prayer 10th Nov. 2020

Message from Marisha

Today I woke to a fantastic sunrise; we are now in that season of beautiful sunrises and stunning sunsets.....just one reason appreciate what the Lord has given us. I sometimes think I don’t appreciate enough. There is no good thing that he denies us, for he wants the very best for us. The Lord has said if we ask for wisdom we shall have it. I believe he gives it so we can live our lives healthily, in harmony with others, with trust in him and with out fear. 

He gives generously not just for our own good but for the good of all. With any wisdom and knowledge we have, comes responsibility. 

For those who have given me wise counsel over the years, thank you. The Lord has used you to keep me on track and to be blessed. He will use us all in our time to bless others. 

I think the opposite of wisdom is fear. Fear lives on doubt, worry and lack of trust, wisdom comes from the knowledge and faith in Him who loves us completely and holds us in his hand. We don’t have to strive for wisdom; it is a gift freely given. Let us take hold of it and be thankful.

Reading & Prayer 9th November 2020

Message from Marisha

In normal circumstances we would all have experienced a very similar Remembrance day, one that has been familiar to us for years. This year of of course it has been very different especially for those of you who live in the U.K with no actual church services. We were fortunate that we were able to hold live services here but sadly with nothing like our usual attendances.

The one common thing for us all would have been the prayers for peace in our time whether we watched televised services or not.

There has never been a time more pressing time for prayers for peace. So many events that have made world seem an unsafe place. 

The USA is a big part of our world and has a huge influence in it. I hope you will all join me in praying that this transition period until the new President is installed will be peaceful and without rancour. Of course I have a private stake in this as a large part of my family are Americans living there. Our scripture tells us today of our need for the wisdom that comes from above and from that comes mercy and peace.

Indeed we must all be peacemakers whatever our personal views on world matters. We have our church council meeting this afternoon, do pray for us ,that too we may have God's wisdom.

Reading & Prayer 7th Nov. 2020

Message from Marisha

Many of us will know some of the words of today’s reading as a lovely modern hymn. It was always a hymn, Moses instilling into the minds and hearts of the Israelites what kind of God they were following.....they had mainly forgotten.

We too need to be reminded sometimes that God and his ways are always perfect. Of course the world isn’t a perfect place with its constant arguing between people, races and nations but is wasn’t supposed to be like that. It has fallen in to disrepair but our God is restoring it piece by piece, individual by individual. He has a plan and will bring it to fruition in his time and his way.We need to, as they say ‘get with the plan’ , be part of the solution.

Tomorrow we will be praying for peace in the world and remembering those who have died in the cause of bringing peace. Let our prayers too be for a renewed vision of co operation and good will among all people.

Reading & Prayer 6th November 2020

Message from Marisha

We have awoken to a very fresh morning having had heavy showers during the night. It is amazing how quickly the land greens up with just a little water.

It looks very likely, from what I have read, that whoever is declared the winner in the American presidential elections there will be civil unrest.

It will be then that the Christians of the nation will need to take hold of the call to love thy neighbour and to live in harmony. A choice can be made to agree to disagree and still behave as children of God. It will be setting a good example to those who have no Christian belief. 

You may be thinking ‘what has this got to do with us ‘ ?......even in the smallest of communities or churches differences can arise and fall outs can happen. It is up to each of us to behave according to what the Lord has laid down in scripture for us. The second commandment ....love thy neighbour as thy thy self, as in today’s scripture and many more. If that seems a difficult task remember we have been given the Holy Spirit to help us. 

Each of us can make a difference in the world. 

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 Reading & Prayer 30th November 2020

“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:14-16

Lord God, we gives thanks for the light that has been revealed to us; that you have entrusted us to carry the light. May our lives always reflect the the miraculous transformation you have wrought in our lives, for we once once walked in darkness but now we walk in the light, for the Light. Let each deed of love, each act of kindness, each word spoken Glorify you O Lord. Amen

 Reading & Prayer 28th November 2020

Have you not known? Have you not heard?

The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless.

Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted;

but those who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength,

they shall mount up with wings like eagles,

they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:28-31

Lord God, who is our strength and salvation, we praise your Holy name. We are sorry

for the times we have not waited on you, have run ahead like a small child and tried

to live life in our own strength. May your Holy Spirit guide us through out our days

that we may accomplish all that you desire. Let your will become our will, our hands

become your hands, our voice speak your words and our hearts only yearn for you.


 Reading & Prayer 27th November 2020

When the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. 

1 Corinthians 13:10-12

 Father God, we give you thanks that you have opened our eyes to the your wonderful gift of love and salvation through Christ Jesus. Forgive us when we fail to see that to which we have been called; to be a light to the nations, to do justice and love mercy and walk humbly with you our God. Awaken the Holy Spirit within us that we may fulfil your commandments. Amen

 Reading & Prayer 26th November 2020

Blessed be the Lord,

for he has heard the sound of my pleadings.

The Lord is my strength and my shield;

in him my heart trusts;

so I am helped, and my heart exults,

and with my song I give thanks to him.

The Lord is the strength of his people;

he is the saving refuge of his anointed.

Psalm 28:6-8

Father God, with all that is within us we give you thanks and praise, for you are the Mighty God who is also our friend who loves and cares for us. We run to you, our strong tower in times of trouble and you protect us. May we always walk so close to you that we are shaded by your mighty wings, our hearts always overflowing with love for you and we become fearless as we put on your amour of protection. Amen

 Reading & Prayer 25th November 2020

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are abundant for us, so also our consolation is abundant through Christ. If we are being afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation; if we are being consoled, it is for your consolation, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we are also suffering. Our hope for you is unshaken; for we know that as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our consolation.  2 Corinthians 1:3-7  

Loving Father, we give you thanks that you are with us in every circumstance of our lives; the difficult times, the times when the way forward isn't clear, the times of sickness, the times when we are misunderstood. You understand them all. Help us to bear all things, remaining faithful and in good cheer knowing that suffering is common to all. As we have been shown love and given help, in our turn may we show compassion, consolation and love of Christ for our fellow companions on the road of life. Amen

 Reading & Prayer 24th November 2020

You are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God.

Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.                                                                               

Romans 12 :15-18

Lord of All, you have called us to be in a different order of things, to not behave, as the world who does not know you, behaves. By Grace alone our hearts have been changed; we are a new creation. Forgive us for the times we forget that and live to please ourselves and not you. Give us hearts and eyes that we may see as you see, love as you love, forgive as you have forgiven us and be agents of peace in the world. Amen

 Reading & Prayer 21st November 2020

O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob!

Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed.

For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.

I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God

than live in the tents of wickedness.

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; he bestows favour and honour.

No good thing does the LORD withhold from those who walk uprightly.

O LORD of hosts, happy is everyone who trusts in you

Psalm 84:8-12

Lord our God, you have made us members of your household and heirs of your

Kingdom; we praise you and give you thanks for your mercy, your love poured out

on us and your steadfast protection. Keep us Father, from straying from the paths of

righteousness and forgive us for the times we have. May our lives honour you and be

worthy of our calling as your children. Amen

 Reading & Prayer 20th November 2020

“Listen to me, you descendants of Jacob,all the remnant of the people of Israel,you whom I have upheld since your birth,and have carried since you were born.Even to your old age and grey hairsI am he, I am he who will sustain you.I have made you and I will carry you;I will sustain you and I will rescue you

Isaiah 46:3-5

Father God, we give you all thanks and praise that you are with us all the days of our life and sustain us both in sickness and in health. When our hearts grow afraid, we ask for your peace which passes all understanding, when we doubt, we ask for the gift of faith and when we are weak, we ask for your strength. In you we trust O Lord for you are our deliverer. Amen

 Reading & Prayer 19th November 2020

Just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—“I believed, and so I spoke”—we also believe, and so we speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence. Yes, everything is for your sake, so that grace, as it extends to more and more people, may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God. So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:13-18

Father God, we give you thanks that you have given us eyes of faith to believe and trust in your saving Grace. We pray that all may come to know and love the Lord Jesus Christ, to be saved in this world and for the next. May our lives on earth be lived for you and in whatever circumstances we find ourselves, we will remember that you are holding us in your hand and are daily renewing us by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 Reading & Prayer 18th November 2020

Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s! The Lord gives righteousness and justice to all who are treated unfairly

Psalm 103 1-6 NLT

Father God, you are worthy of all praise for you alone are the author of our faith. We bless your Holy name and trust in your continuing kindness and mercy towards us. May our hearts always be turned to you. May we give no ground to doubt, fear and anxiety for they do not belong to you; in you we have perfect peace. Amen

 Reading & Prayer 17th November 2020

“No good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit; for each tree is known by its own fruit. Figs are not gathered from thorns, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.

Luke 6:43-45

Father God, we thank you that through Jesus you have began a new work within us.Our hearts have been changed and continue to be transformed by the working of the Holy Spirit within us. All that is unworthy, unholy, and unrighteous let it no longer be part of our lives for we only want to bear good fruit for your Kingdom. We are sorry for the times we have not borne the fruit of the Spirit. Create in us a clean heart which overflows with the abundance of joy, gratitude and Grace for all that you are and ever will be. Amen

 Reading & Prayer 16th November 2020

Though the fig tree does not blossom, and no fruit is on the vines;though the produce of the olive fails, and the fields yield no food;though the flock is cut off from the fold, and there is no herd in the stalls,yet I will rejoice in the Lord;I will exult in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength;he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, and makes me tread upon the heights.

Habakkuk 3:17-19

Almighty God, you are the God of our salvation; in you we trust. We give you thanks that we can find joy in you whatever our circumstances. Forgive us for the times we take our eyes from you and we lack faith. Put a right spirit within us, cause us to remember your loving kindness and goodness towards us and may our praise for you ever come from our mouths. Amen

 Reading & Prayer 14th November 2020

God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength. Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, so that no one might boast in the presence of God. He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption.

1 Corinthians 1:25-30

Father God, in you we have all we need or could ever want. In our weakness we come to you for strength, in our unbelief we come to you for faith, in our fear we come to you for hope. May we let go of all that holds us back from the abundant life you offer. May we go forward in the power of the Holy Spirit to serve you and your purposes. Amen

 Reading & Prayer 13th November 2020

You are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God.

Ephesians 2:19-22

Father God, we give thanks for the apostles, prophets and all who have gone before us; for their witness and their teaching but most of all we give thanks for Jesus, our Saviour. Help us to grow spiritually strong, to be more like Jesus and be worthy members of your household.  By the power of your Holy Spirit may many more to added to our number and that none will be lost. Amen 

 Reading & Prayer 12th November 2020

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God—not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

Ephesians 2:8-10

Father Almighty, we give you our thanks, our praise, our worship; for alone have given us life and saved us for this world and the next. May our lives honour you. Direct our paths O lord, that we will fulfil every good deed that you have determined for us to do. As you gave each the gift of faith to first believe, give us now faith and grace to continue to be your disciples whatever lies before us. Amen 

 Reading & Prayer 11th November 2020

God has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell.

Colossians 1:13-19

Father Almighty, we give thanks that you have revealed yourself to us through Jesus, who has become our Saviour and friend. In him and through him, we have been have transferred us from a kingdom where there is no to light to a kingdom which is only light. We have been given the eyes of faith to see you; in the wonders of your hand, in all of creation and in our changed lives. May we ever keep our eyes fixed on Him who is ever worthy to be praised and adored. Amen 

 Reading & Prayer 10th November 2020

Wise warriors are mightier than strong ones,and those who have knowledge than those who have strength;for by wise guidance you can wage your war,and in abundance of counsellors there is victory. My child, eat honey, for it is good,and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.Know that wisdom is such to your soul;if you find it, you will find a future,and your hope will not be cut off.

Proverbs 24:5-6,13-14

Father Almighty, our hope is in you, your ways are wise, with wisdom you instruct us. So often we have chosen the way of human strength and understanding and thought our way best; forgive our foolish ways. We pray that we will always seek that which is Holy and righteous. May wisdom be the hallmark of our lives, may our lives  be so firmly rooted in you that the winds of adversity will not move us or cause us to fear. Amen

 Reading & Prayer 9th November 2020

The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace.

James 3:17-18

Father God, we give you thanks that all we need for living a righteous life is found in you. Forgive us for the times we rely on our own understanding and want our own way. For the times we have not yielded the fruits of the Spirit of the new life you have given us we are sorry. We ask for your wisdom in all of our dealings that we may produce that which is from your very heart. May we scatter the seeds of peace where ever we go.


 Reading & Prayer 7th November 2020

I will proclaim the name of the Lord;ascribe greatness to our God!The Rock, his work is perfect,and all his ways are just.A faithful God, without deceit,just and upright is he.

Deuteronomy 32:3-4

Holy God, you are the rock of our salvation who has saved unto eternity. We are sorry when we forget your mighty works, your hand upon our lives, that you are a righteous and just God. Let our foot not slip in our life's path but in every circumstance teach us your ways and complete the good work you have begun in us. Amen

 Reading & Prayer 6th November 2020

We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Each of us must please our neighbour for the good purpose of building up the neighbour. For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.” For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 15:1-6

Father God, we thank you that you have set us in communities, which give us friends and neighbours. May we each be for each other that which is needed and helps to build up. Forgive us when we judge harshly, lack patience and do not love each other as you commanded us to do. Let your Word dwell in our hearts that we may be encouraged in our faith, growing more like Jesus, loving, caring, and glorifying you his Father. Amen