For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
Romans 8: 24-25
Thank the Lord for and continue to pray for
Mark that he will have the right diagnosis and correct treatment so he may have a better quality of life
Caroline, Rachael and Ben that the Lord will continue to uphold them as they support Mark
Thank the Lord for Duncan who has worked so hard during the lockdown and that we are able to reopen St. B’s this month
Zoom services and services in church which enable us to worship God together
Mark, Jim, Mike and the PCC who continue to work on our behalf and meet regularly. May the Lord guide them in their decisions.
The Pastoral Team who quietly keep in touch with so many of our congregations giving them hope and comfort
Everyone who works in Hospital and the Hospice helping the unwell and especially those from our own congregation
That most people are recovering from CV19 and that the virulence of the virus appears to be diminishing so there are now few deaths
Scientists working very hard to create a vaccine and those of the public who are willing to help with trials
The Police being willing to cope with difficult and violent situations – may the Lord protect them
Hope is a desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfilment.
Hope is the confident expectation of all that God has promised to do for us, and its strength is in His faithfulness
Mark, that he will get a definite diagnosis and quickly receive the treatment he needs
Rachael, that she too will receive the treatment she needs
Caroline and Ben that the Lord will give them the strength they need at this time
Bishop Peter, that the treatment he is receiving will be successful
Those of our members and others we know and care about who are receiving treatment for their serious illnesses
The Lord to abide with all those who mourn
The Government, that they will be guided by the Lord and make wise decisions and communicate them clearly to the nation
Negotiations with the EU, that they may improve to enable a FTA agreement which is beneficial for both sides
The Government, that they mayl be guided by the Lord and make wise decisions which they will communicate clearly to the nation
“Madeley’s Meat” as it returns on Mondays as we delve deeper into the book of Romans
All children, that they will be able to return safely to school or college and be able to catch up on so much education which they have missed
Teachers, as they cope with very different circumstances in their classrooms
The economy, that the first signs of recovery will speed up so that we can see an economic recovery which will benefit all, especially the poor
The many people who have lost their jobs due to the lock down, that they may have hope for the future and find employment soon
Those worried about their personal finances that they will be able to get the support they need and not suffer from depression
Our Missionary partners that the Lord will continue to lead them at this difficult time wherever in the world they are working for the Lord
The Queen and the Royal Family to continue the good work that they do especially supporting the military
Lord, I live in hope.
A lovely word.
Not the cheap cliché that shrugs its shoulders, smiles and says it’ll be alright on the night,
but a deep root that holds me firm in the bedrock of your love. Whatever comes.