Dear Lord,

Our world seems to be in such turmoil at the moment.  Every day we seem to wake up to more tragic news and it always seems to involve man’s inhumanity to man.  Forgive us Lord for all the hatred that is going on in the world.  We pray Lord that you enter the hearts of those with thoughts of crimes against others,  so that they may realise that what they are contemplating is evil and that they refrain from the path  they are following.  Teach them,  and us, that we must all love our neighbours just as your Son Jesus Christ has taught us.

We thank you Lord that in amongst the evil we are witnessing, we see love. We see a coming together of people in a shared hope.  A hope that one day there will be peace amongst nations.  We are also seeing in those people  a strength and resolution that evil will never win and that bravery,  care and compassion for others have triumphed.

We thank you Lord for our faith,  and for your great love for us all.

Amen.

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Psalm 23 :

The Lord is my Shepherd ….  
THAT’S  RELATIONSHIP !

I shall not want   ….. 
THAT’S  SUPPLY !

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures  …. 
THAT’S  REST !

He leadeth me beside still waters  …. 
THAT’S   REFRESHMENT !

He restoreth my soul …
THAT’S HEALING !

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness … 
THAT’S  GUIDANCE!

For His name sake ….  
THAT’S  PURPOSE!

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death  …
THAT’S  CHALLENGE!

I will fear no evil ….
THAT’S  ASSURANCE!

For thou art with me … 
THAT’S  FAITHFULNESS?

Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me …  
THAT’S  SHELTER!

Thou preparest  a table before me in the presence of mine enemies ….  
THAT’S HOPE !

Thou anointest my head with oil …  
THAT’S   CONSECRATION !

My cup runneth over  ….  
THAT’S ABUNDANCE  !

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life  ….
THAT’S   BLESSING !

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord …..  
THAT’S  SECURITY!

Forever  ….  THAT’S  ETERNITY !

Amen (so be it)


Taken from  A Bucket of Surprises by J. John and Mark Stibbe
Monarch Books


Heavenly Father,

As we celebrate Harvest in our church it reminds us of the many great gifts you have given to us.  We think of creation and this beautiful country we live in,  we think of all the food and nourishment you give to  us , not only physically but spiritually.  We wonder at the crops, the vegetables, the fruit,  all grown from tiny seeds, one of Your great miracles of creation.

Scottish Charity No.  SC002953


 You have supplied enough food on this earth to feed all Lord but due to the greed of some many have to go without.  We pray that soon this will not be and that those who have plenty share with those who go without.  We pray Lord that all will learn to love their neighbour so that the world may be rid of war, rid of fear, rid of starvation  and that all may live together in harmony.

Amen.

God

Bless

you

All!

 We thank you Lord for the abundance of food we have, but                                                                                                                                                    we also remember those who go without. Those countries                                                                                                                                                    who suffer from famine or war,  whose crops cannot grow                                                                                                                                                      due to drought or because farmers have had to flee their countries.  We pray for those in our country who have to rely on foodbanks to feed their families.  Be with all who are in need Lord, comfort and strengthen them and we pray that they may soon have all the nourishment they require.