A Reflection from Rev Leonie Findlay
Gracious and ever loving God I come to you just as I am.
I come with my hopes and fears. My confidence and doubts.
I come just as I am knowing that you love and accept me.
Gracious and holy father I pray in the words of St Benedict.
Give me wisdom to perceive you
Diligence to seek you.
Patience to wait for you.
Eyes to behold you
A heart to meditate on you.
And a life to proclaim you.
Through the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ our Lord .
A WORD IN TIMES OF STRUGGLE.
In troubled times like we are experiencing it is easy to question the whereabouts of God.
Indeed many will lay the blame for their circumstances at the feet of God.
However those whose faith and trust are grounded in the Almighty, creator and sustaining God
will know that in the midst of it all God is. The Alpha and Omega,
the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
Lord God when I am in the desert, give me the courage to wait there for you.
For it is a surprising fact that you do make the desert beautiful.
Somewhere it hides the well of your life and always you open my eyes
To see it just when I had thought all was lost.
Remind me that Jesus, too, had his time in the desert.
He struggled there to be true to his faith and in that desolate place
Found the inner resources he needed to continue his pilgrimage.
I thank you that no desert is too vast or too dangerous for your presence,
That no evil is beyond your power to save and deliver.
Only give me the steadfastness to remain here with integrity,
Knowing that in every place of my aridity you will cause a spring of water
To bubble upwards with vibrant new life. AMEN
Brother Roger of Taize, ‘And your deserts shall flower’
May you walk in the beauty of God’s grace today,
Before you, Behind you, Around you, Above you and within you.
PENTECOST 7 - 2ND AUGUST 2020
Worship at home
PENTECOST 8 - 9TH AUGUST 2020
9th August 2020
Worship at home
Rev Tony Davies
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