Posts from September 2020

Posts from September 2020

Reflections on Morning Prayer – Week 28

The final collect in our Morning Prayer is for Grace – a prayer for protection from sin and danger, with an intention that we may live Godly lives: O Lord and heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, we thank you for bringing us safely to the beginning of this new day: defend us by your mighty power that we may be kept free from all sin and safe from every danger; and enable us in everything to do only what… [Continue Reading]

Tearfund Christmas Cards

A message from Tearfund about Christmas cards … already! It’s that time of year again – time to stock up on Tearfund Christmas cards! Since you’ve generously helped promote Tearfund’s cards and gifts, we wanted to let you know that our new designs for Christmas 2020 are now available. Unfortunately, due to coronavirus and the risk of multiple people handling the cards, we are unable to supply sample packs this year. We also won’t be sending out a card catalogue,… [Continue Reading]

Reflections on Morning Prayer – Week 27

As we come to the closing sections of Morning Prayer, we are prepared for emerging into our home and community, re-energised for the challenges of our daily life. First, we have two special prayers or “collects” – the first for peace: O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life, to serve you is perfect freedom: defend us in all assaults of our enemies, that we, surely trusting in your protection, may not… [Continue Reading]

Reflections on Morning Prayer – Week 26

Last week we thought about the characteristics of the Kingdom of Heaven. This week we take up the aspects of the Lord’s prayer that relate to those who are members of that Kingdom. But first we need to affirm that membership of God’s Kingdom is open for anyone. However, it is far easier to come in simple faith: Jesus said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such… [Continue Reading]

Reflections on Morning Prayer – Week 25

The Lord’s prayer could be the subject of several reflections in its own right and many theologians have given it their close attention. I will focus on two aspects – the nature of God’s Kingdom and the implications for those who have chosen to become members of the Kingdom. As we come to Our Father in prayer we ask: “Thy Kingdom come“. What do we mean by the Kingdom of God – or the Kingdom of Heaven, which is the… [Continue Reading]