Sunday 26 APRIL 2020
these circumstances will change.
This situation shall pass.
Reflection and Sermon (Videos premiere Sunday @11.30am)
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in heaven…
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread
and forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us in the time of trial
and deliver us from evil
for the kingdom, the power and the glory
now and forever.
Times are bad, Lord,
but remind me they could be worse.
They are hard,
but remind me they could be harder.
They are testing,
but remind me they could be far more challenging still.
They bring trouble,
but remind me many face adversity much more demanding.
It’s not easy,
you’re not asking me to pretend otherwise,
the events of recent months having brought trials and troubles
such as most of us have never begun to experience before.
Yet though much is being asked of us,
we know much more is asked of others.
Though the path we tread is difficult,
it is less gruelling than the one many have to travel.
Teach me, Lord, should I feel weary,
sorry for myself,
to focus on the good rather than the bad,
the best instead of the worst,
and to recognise that,
however tough things may be,
I still have so many reasons to give thanks.
(adapted from Nick Fawcett)
The light of God
to lead us.
The power of God
to hold us.
The joy of God
to heal us.
The grace of God
to caress us.
The love of God
to bless us.