This Week's Life Line
Week commencing 5th July 2020
Prayer for the week
by the obedience of Jesus
you brought salvation to our wayward world:
draw us into harmony with your will,
that we may find all things restored in him,
our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen
Readings for today
Matthew 11.16-19, 25-end
Readings for the week
Monday Psalm 80, Judges 13.1-24 & Luke 17.20-end
Tuesday Psalm 89.1-18, Judges 14 & Luke 18.1-14
Wednesday Psalm 119.105-128, Judges 15.1-16.3 & Luke 18.15-30
Thursday Psalm 92, Judges 16.4-end & Luke 18.31-end
Friday Psalm 88, Judges 17 & Luke 19.1-10
Saturday Psalm 97, Judges 18.1-20, 27-end & Luke 19.11-27
Your Diocese question for this week is –
What makes you angry enough to do something about it?
Prayer Topics: for Sunday 5th July and the coming week:
Please pray, whether in ‘Zoom’ Church or at home: –
Pray with thanks for the Churches in our Benefice and for those who lead and guide us at this time and manage church affairs in the current trying circumstances; we ask that God may continue to guide them to make sound decisions for the benefit of our church community and for the wider community in which we live.
Especially we give thanks that the Parish Church will be open for private prayer and to the team that has undertaken the required preparations. Pray that those who come to pray will be blessed and that they may find Jesus in that place.
Continue to pray for Ana and Kevin; that as they prepare to join us that they will know God’s love and guiding presence. May the Lord be with them as they make the farewells in Ana’s current parish not only in their formal roles but also to all the friends and acquaintances made over their time in the Parishes of Albrighton, Boningale and Donington near Wolverhampton.
Continue to pray for our nation and its people as the coronavirus restrictions are gradually relaxed; praying that the new ‘freedoms’ do not result in an increase in the rate of infection. We give thanks that the numbers of those being infected and of those dying continues to reduce.
For those who are either preparing to reopen their businesses or to return to work please pray that they will able to understand and meet all the requirements placed upon them to ensure Covid secure practices and environments.
We also pray for those who are nervous about the coming relaxations of restrictions, that their fears may be allayed and that confidence to live in the “new normal” grows.
Pray for those, from all sectors of society, who are worried and concerned about their futures because of the impact of the Covid lockdown upon the economy.
Continue to pray for God’s protection on all the staff and volunteers who continue to play such a vital role in the NHS and in various care services and settings.
Pray for those who have or will be retiring from teaching as their school years come to an end; giving thanks for their faithful service and guidance as they face a new future.
Pray for those, known to us, who are unwell whether with Covid-19 or other illnesses, physical or mental, whether in hospital or at home; praying that they all may receive the care and support they need at this time. Please remember especially –
Ruth, awaiting the results from her recent brain scan, and
Bob, in hospital for an investigation.
We pray for those, known to us, who have recently died; and for their family and friends asking that they all may know the love and care of Jesus as they mourn the passing of their loved ones. Please remember especially -
Robert Chalker, a former work colleague of mine, who died on 26 June, at home in Street, and
Pat Wall who died on 1 July in hospital.
For these and all things we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen
Prayer Topic Suggestions:
Suggestions for items for inclusion in this section of Lifeline are most welcome whether for a specific or a personal need. or of a general nature. Please send them by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by voice mail or text to 07970 881779. Care will be taken to respect your privacy with any prayer that may appear within the Prayer Topics section of Lifeline.
The next deadline for any Prayer Topic suggestions is first thing on Thursday 9th July in order for them to be included in the Lifeline issued for Sunday, 12th July 2020.
Prayer Chain Requests:
Those wanting prayers said on their behalf by the Prayer Chain should send their request by email to email@example.com - putting "Prayer Chain" in the subject line.
Alternatively please contact Jeff Brewer on 07970 881779
STREET MISSIONS & CHARITIES TITHE BENEFICIARIES
Proposals made by the M&C committee have been accepted by the PCC (Street) so the church tithe for 2020 will go to the following recipients in equal amounts at the end of the year: Tearfund, TFCM, MAF and A Rocha. We will also continue financial support (for the 3rd and final year) to Mfuwe Parish in Zambia. Currently the members of the M&C committee are Jane Tompsett and Suzie Williams.
Services 5th July,
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