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Prayer Diary

Sunday, 25 October 2020

We invite you to Pray Through the Week with Jesus by sharing our prayer diary with you.

Pray Through The Week

We in the Prayer Group will be providing a Thought for the Week. Hopefully this will provide a topic that we may pray around each day during the week.  

Nothing Stays the Same

Mark 5:35-41 Jesus calms the storm

At present my granddaughter is in the process of packing up her home and with her daughter will be joining her husband who has been redeployed to another part of the country. My initial reaction was one of sadness that she would no longer be living ten minutes along the road – but on reflection I realise that was a very selfish one. Instead I should have been grateful he had a job to go to.

Right now I know there are many who through no fault of their own have had the rug pulled from under their feet – facing redundancy, loss of income – perhaps even the roof over their head. Life at times seems very cruel. Just when the sea is calm, along comes a big wave and knocks us sideways. The secret to not drowning is to keep calm, don’t panic and accept what help is available. The one lifeguard we can rely on is Jesus.

Father, at this time of uncertainty in so many lives, we turn to you to guide and help us find a way through our problems You can see the way ahead and you never leave us or forsake us. Give us the strength to put our hand in yours and to trust you. We know there are so many almost distraught with worry about what the future holds for them and their family. If there is any way we can help show us that road.

We have so many blessings in life and although the future may seem bleak, there are so many in other countries who do not even have the basic necessities of life. No matter how bad things may appear there are always those worse off and it does make us humble.

We give thanks for what we have in life, our health, the peace in this land, our family and our friends. Yes, Lord, no matter our load in life we have much to be grateful for.

We pray for those in war torn countries, refugees with no country to call home, with no future, no food and nowhere to turn. Guard and keep them safe, particularly the little ones. Give wisdom to leaders that all their decisions are for the benefit of their people.

God gives enough grace for whatever we have to face.

Don’t worry about tomorrow – God is already there.