Here is our prayer for 2020…
we praise you for your steadfast love and the truth of your eternal word;
the rock on which we build our lives.
Give us new hope and the confidence to trust your promises,
that as we reach out in loving service to families both near and far,
we will find you already ahead of us,
bringing your Kingdom into being,
in every community,
in every family,
in every heart.
The prayer is available to print as 4 to a page
This file is designed to be printed double sided (if your printer has the option, “flip on the long side”)
we accept the path laid before us knowing that you will be with us to the end.
We accept the call of Christ, whose voice we know and trust to guide us through our lives.
Each one of us receives from you the gifts for the tasks you want us to do.
Give us open ears, eyes and hearts as we adapt to meet the needs of this present age so that we can act with insight and integrity to make a difference in our world.
As we walk into the future with faith may our pace be set by our perfect guide;
neither running ahead nor lagging behind but always in step with you, our God.
This prayer is available as printable prayer cards here
The new Diocesan Intercession Calendar for next year can be found by clicking the link below. It is also in the centre pages of the 2018 Autumn edition of Focus.
Ephesians 4:6 (NIV)
One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
Psalm 127:3 (NIV)
Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.
Psalm 23:1-3 (NIRV)
The Lord is my shepherd. He gives me everything I need.
He lets me lie down in fields of green grass. He leads me beside quiet waters. He gives me new strength.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NIV)
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labour:
If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. (more…)
Mark 12:33 (NIV)
To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices. (more…)
Thank you that you made us in your image and through your bounteous love desire to live in relationship with us. May we seek to only do your will and may all our works be to your praise and glory. Bless the work of the Mothers’ Union and help each of us to do the small things that can make a big difference to people’s lives. (more…)