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A gathering prayer
Loving Lord, your grace draws us to your presence
Loving Lord, your grace draws us to your presence;
your peace unites us in your love;
your hope inspires us to praise your glory.
May our worship be worthy of you.
As I write this blog, we are all aware of the changing world we are living in, its Monday June 1st, I need to explain why I mention the date, I normally set aside every Wednesday for the writing of said Blog, but this week is going to be different for me & I assume many others out there, I have attempted over the last ten weeks to follow the rules, we, that is my wife & I have not had any face to face contact with our daughter, that may change this week, respecting all the social distancing measures. I had built up a weekly routine, it was quite easy to manage, but now as we slowly come out of lockdown we are presented with new problems, I for one have two online formal meetings this week, as well as other tasks which will I know test me over the next few weeks, one of those meetings is on Wednesday I need a clear head so hence me writing my blog today.
Some of my friends say I natter too much, but I thought it was worth giving you a sense of where I am at this moment. “We are all drawn to your presence Lord” or are we? I have been going for a walk each morning and use that time to pray as I walk, this is something I have done all my life, in my car on a train, I think the quietness of the recent weeks has for me made praying easier, notice I said easier, not easy, I have so much to be grateful for, but also am very aware at this time of how many people & places we have to pray for. “May our worship be worthy of you” BBC Points of View yesterday reflected on the services that have been provided during this time, the novel ways of presenting Songs of Praise, we as a Church have been very grateful that we have been able to read or in my case listen (via Sound Cloud) to fantastic services each Sunday, distributed with family news by John. “Your peace does unite is in love”!
Power of God
Eye of God look upon me
See me in your grace
Hand of God grasp me
Keep me in my place
Heart of God love me
Help me to survive
Powers of God surround me
As with life I strive.
Tides & Seasons by David Adam
Extracts taken from Roots with permission.
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