Lord, today we pray for the Kemnay Youth Club, which will be meeting the evening of this Friday the 13th at the Church Centre. We thank you for the work of the volunteers who help to put on the Youth Club, and we pray that you would be at work through this ministry to develop meaningful relationships between youth and volunteers. Through Christ, amen.
“Real joy is not the absence of trouble, but the presence of God” – Tim Keller, “Word: Teach Us To Pray.” Lord, even – and especially – in the midst of our troubles, would you bring the true, unshakable joy that comes from knowing your presence with us. Through Christ, amen.
“Then they said to him, ‘What must we do, to be doing the works of God?’ Jesus answered them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.’” (John 6:28-29)
Lord, we thank you today for the golden larches that dot our forests, and brighten our view of Bennachie.
“Love divine, all loves excelling, Joy of heav’n to earth come down; Fix in us thy humble dwelling, all thy faithful mercies crown; Jesus, thou art all compassion, pure, unbounded love thou art; visit us with thy salvation, enter ev’ry trembling heart.” – Charles Wesley (1707-1788) Photo by Zac Durant on Unsplash.
Lord, today we pray for those members of our communities that are struggling through drug addictions. Lord, we pray that you would surround them with people who love them, and with resources for help. We pray that you would liberate them by your healing power, and deliver our communities from drug abuse. Through Christ, amen.
Lord Jesus, we pray for the church’s outreach in our local schools. Would you pave the way for meaningful relationships to develop through this ministry. Would you break down walls between the church and the students of our village, and would you disarm harmful misconceptions, both of the church and of our students. And would our students come to know you. Through…
Lord, we pray for our neighbours in our villages today. Would your peace be upon them, and their families. Would they know you – your goodness, your faithfulness, your love. Through Christ, amen!
“The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.” ― Timothy Keller (b. 1950)
Lord Jesus, in your sermon on the mount, you told us to love not only our friends but also our enemies. You instructed us, that when we are struck, we should not strike back, but turn the other cheek. And you taught us, that if someone takes our cloak, we should not withhold from them our tunic. Lord, would you empower us by your Holy Spirit to live out these radical…