Scottish Charity No.  SC002953

God Bless You All!

God’s blessings to each and every one of you. 

Until we can meet together again, stay safe.

God Bless You All!

Prayer for June 2024

Dear Lord,

Time passes so quickly and we are nearly half way through another year.                                                         This is the time when our gardens are full of wonderful colours,  we have                                                               left the spring colours behind and we now see a multitude of the different colours of the summer bedding plants. The perennial plants are flowering in all their glory and the vegetables are being planted so that we can enjoy their freshness in the weeks to come.  We thank you for Your wonderful creation and thank you that we witness it in our every day lives and for the pleasure it brings to us.

We ask Lord that you be with all our politicians as the country is facing an election in a few weeks time.  As they speak to the nation, making promises of the great things they will do, we ask that they are being honest and uphold their promises . We know Lord that being a member of Parliament is not an easy task but we hope and pray that the decisions they make are not through greed and that the more vulnerable in society see financial hope and security in the future.  We pray Lord that they may go some way to solve the great poverty many are suffering .  We pray Lord that they may go some way to solve the waiting times in the NHS, we pray that doctors and nurses receive suitable remuneration for the work that they do.  Lord the people are losing confidence in those who govern and are tired of hearing stories of corruption and lies.  We ask Lord that those in charge be touched by you so that the people see real caring.

We pray Lord for all who are living with conflict.  We think especially of the                                              people of Gazza and Ukraine whose lives are being blown apart and we pray                                                  that the carnage and cruelty will end and peace will prevail soon. We pray                                                       

for those who have been badly maimed, many of them children , we pray for

those who have lost their loved ones and whose hearts are heavy with grief.

We wonder Lord how they can move forward from this, many of their homes

have been raised to the ground and they are running from one bad situation

to another , from one gunshot or bomb blast to another .  We pray Lord that

the wars will soon be over and that they are helped to rebuild their lives. 

Forgive us for being so needy and for constantly seeking your help but Lord we know from experience that without your guidance we often take the wrong road.  It is only with you in our lives that we can move forward with love and hope.  We pray Lord that all men will get to know you and have love in their hearts for their fellow human beings,  so that one day we may see World Peace.

Be with everyone who needs your help,  love and comfort at this time.

We ask this in the name of Your beloved Son, our Saviour.

Amen



Fulfilment
Apple blossom bursting wide now beautify the tree,
And make a Springtime picture ,  that is beautiful to see.
Oh, fragrant lovely blossoms, you’ll make a bright bouquet
If I but break your branches from the apple tree today
But if I break your branches and make your beauty mine
You’ll bear no fruit in season when severed from the vine ..
And when we cut ourselves away from guidance that’s divine
Our lives will be as fruitless as the branch without the vine …
For as the flowering branches depend upon the tree ,
To nourish and fulfil them , till they reach futurity,
We too must be dependent on our Father up above,
For we are but the branches and He’s the Tree of Love.

 Helen Steiner Rice


Lord God,
We ask you to hold the people of Ukraine deep in your heart.
Protect them, we pray;
from violence, from political gamesmanship,
from being used and abused.

Give, we pray, the nations of the world the courage
and the wisdom to stand up for justice
and the courage too, to dare to care―generously.

Lord, in your mercy, take from us all the tendencies in us
that seek to lord it over others:
take from us those traits that see us pursuing our own needs and wants before those of others.

Teach us how to live in love and dignity and respect―following your example.
In your name and for your sake,
Amen

―Issued by Lord Wallace, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and the Very Rev. Dr. Susan Brown, convener of the Faith Impact Forum, Church of Scotland.

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God Bless You All!


God’s blessings to each and every one of you. 

Until we can meet together again, stay safe.


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2nd Thursday every month at 2pm.
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