PRAYERS – TWO PRAYERS
As the sun scatters the mist
at the dawning of a new day,
So you calm our fears and anxieties
if we trust you.
You give us strength and courage
to live our daily lives
knowing you are with us
and we do not walk alone.
As the midday sun warms us,
we feel your protecting arms around us
and sense your loving presence.
As the sun sinks in a kaleidoscope of colour
you give us hope and renewal.
For a new day
King of brightness,
you turn darkness into light
and open the shutters on a new day.
You refresh our bodies with sleep
and waken us to face
the challenges of a new dawn.
Help us to live this day to your glory.
THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
Exercise daily—walk with the Lord!
The church is a hospital for sinners, not a rest home for saints.
Every Monday and Wednesday at 9.00 am in church – liturgy from the Iona Abbey Worship Book.
- 14th February – Prisoners and hostages: those who live and work in Smithbarn
- 15th February – The Emergency Services: those who live and work in St George’s Gardens
- 16th February – The Forces: those who live and work in St John Close
- 17th February – Those in public life, especially politicians and community leaders: those who live and work in St Leonard’s Road
- 18th February – Entertainers and sportspeople: those who live and work in Stanley Walk
- 19th February – Those who work in the caring and medical professions, education and the media: those who live and work in Station Road & Station Close
- 20th February – Those who work in commerce and banking, the legal professions and the leisure industry: those who live and work in Stirling Way
- 21st February – The retired and the unemployed: those who live and work in Tanyard Close
- 22nd February – Children throughout the world: those who live and work in Tintagel Court
Members of our congregation, family and friends who are ill or recovering – Jay and Fiona, Ann Smith, Sarah (Lyn’s friend), Matthew Fontyn, Geoff Flores, John Smith, Dorothy Boyd, Richard Symonds, Paul O’Brien
NB – Some names have been removed from the prayer list. The idea is to keep people on the list for 6 weeks and then to remove them, unless there is a special request for further prayer.