21st July 2019

The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold. Psalm 119: 72

  • O Lord, we beseech you to deliver us from the fear of the unknown future, from fear of failure, from fear of poverty, from fear of sickness and pain, from fear of age, and from fear of death. Help us, O Father, by your grace to love and fear you only. Fill our hearts with cheerful courage and loving trust in you; through our Lord and Master Jesus Christ. (Akanu Ibaim, Nigeria)
  • Lord and Comforter, we ask you to be close to those who mourn this day. We ask especially for those in our own community and known to us that you will hold them close to you and be with them through the dark times they feel. May they know you are always with them even to the end of the world. Help us to be your kind hands to them.
  • Thank you, God, for the fun of travelling. Thank you for jets and helicopters, liners and yachts, for rockets and spacecraft, underground trains and escalators, for cars and trains, scooters and lorries. Please watch over all who travel at this holiday time. Give them common sense and politeness. Teach them to guard against accidents and to obey the rules made for their safety. (Zinnia Bryan)
  • Put love into our hearts, Lord Jesus – love for you; love for those around us; love for those we find it hard to like. (from Talking to God)

A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;

Our helper he, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing.