What a wonderous week it has been! The welcome of Jay, preparation of the Hatherley spaces for the impending building site discombobulation, opening of the vicarage for people to say their farewells and share precious memories, and the blessing of the grounds in preparation for what is to come… read more
Meditation of the Week!
Like every one of us, Rebekah was a mixture of qualities- both positive and negative. And those qualities brought consequences both for herself and those close to her. In our prayers today, you are encouraged to do what Rebekah sometimes neglected to do- take time to both talk and listen to God, who will hear and respond to our prayers.
Be Still and Listen…
Faithful God, we pray for the gift of deeper listening to you,
so that we may trust you
in a way that alters our dependence on everything else,
and allows us a clearer vision
as to the direction of our lives.
we remember all the places in our world
where life is stressful and unfair.
Let your loving presence be sensed and recognised,
bringing peace and goodness and hope.
help us be aware of your presence
when we let each other down,
and come to the end of our strength or patience;
bless us with your love that never lets us down.
Faithful God, we place into your loving keeping
all those who have died,
knowing their dependence on you
and your limitless mercy.
We thank you for them, and for their gifts to the world.
Faithful God, whose promises stand sure for ever,
we thank you for your patience with us
and your refusal to never give up on us.
Enable us to have the wisdom
to see beyond our everyday concerns
to trust in you and take the time to listen.