O God the Holy Spirit, you who proceed from the Father and the Son, have mercy upon us.
When you did first hover over the chaos, order came to birth, beauty robed the world, fruitfulness sprang forth.
Move we pray upon our disordered hearts, take away all unruly desires, and hateful lusts; lift from us the mists and darkness of unbelief, and brighten our souls with the pure light of truth.
(Prayer Adapted from an early Puritan prayer.)
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me;
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Break me, melt me, mould me, fill me;
Spirit of the living God,
Fall afresh on me.
Tearfund report that following cyclone Amphan making landfall in parts of India and Bangladesh last week many people have lost their lives, tens of thousands of homes destroyed and 14million people left without power. Thankfully 3million people were evacuated but with people crowded in shelters there are fears that there could be a
dramatic surge in coronavirus cases. Also the heavy rain and high winds have worsened living conditions among the Rohingya people in Cox's Bazar where people are living in camps that are already overcrowded making social distancing impossible.
for all who’ve lost loved ones and whose homes have been destroyed. And that further spread of the coronavirus will be averted, and in- particular for the one million
Rohingya people living in cramped conditions.
Father, we pray your hand of mercy on all who are suffering today, not just from natural disasters such as cyclones, but on the disasters that have plagued this world since the fall.
Forgive us Father, for repeatedly sinning against you, and cause this world to turn back to you with repentant hearts we pray. Amen.
Loving Father, we thank you today for speaking into our hearts through either your word, or through our worship. We’re reminded today, on this Pentecost Sunday, that when Peter stood up and addressed the crowds, he spoke YOUR words. The very word of God that brings Salvation to all who receive Jesus into their hearts by faith. Amen.
Please turn now to Acts Ch 2 v 1-13, and to this morning’s sermon.
Father come rain down your Spirit upon us today, and speak to our hearts through your word, that we, like the disciples of old, bring your word into our world today Amen.
Hard to believe, but we’ve come to the end of another month. Unless the government suddenly announce major changes, then we can expect to be meeting as we’ve been doing for the foreseeable future.
We do pray you can join us this evening as we continue to praise God today.
Birthdays in June.
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May the Spirit of the living Lord continue to mould us into a likeness of Christ, that we might be His witnesses in and around our church.
Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. Amen
2 Thess 3 v 16.