12th January 2020
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12: 9
- Lord Jesus, thank you for your faithfulness. You never fail us, precious Lord: You are always true to Your word. Thank you, Lord, that You promise to give us the grace we need to endure in all circumstances. Your power is made perfect in our weakness. Teach us, Lord, how to remain steadfast and overcome – remind us that You have overcome the world. (adapted from Release prayershield)
- In January remember the persecuted Church in Myanmar, Nigeria, Malaysia and Iran. Pray for Alice in Plateau State, Nigeria, whose husband was killed by militants and her home destroyed. Give thanks that she can say, “I am not afraid because of my God. Anything I ask for, He gives abundantly. (Release prayershield)
- For those who are mourning, pray that they may receive the peace which passes all understanding and pray that they may know how close God is to them every moment.
- Remember to pray for yourself. Give thanks for God’s goodness and mercy to you, ask him for what you need and, by daily prayer, build up the relationship between you and Jesus, our Lord and Saviour.
I arise today
In the name of Silence, Intimacy of touch,
Womb of the Word, Eternity of Soul,
In the name of Stillness Urgency of thought,
Home of Belonging, Miracle of health,
In the name of Solitude Embrace of God.
Of the Soul and the Earth May I live this day
I arise today Compassionate of heart,
Blessed by all things, Clear in word,
Wings of breath, Gracious in awareness,
Delight of eyes, Courageous in thought,
Wonder of whisper, Generous in love.
(from To Bless the Space Between Us by John O’Donohue)