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A song: How Great Thou art
How great Thou art… if we believe that… it’s worth sharing isn’t it?
Lord God, How great thou art! Thank you that your greatness touches and shapes my living. Help me to share that good news with just one other person. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Take up the challenge you have just prayed…
Living God and gracious Father,
Protect and shield us.
Living God, protect and shield
All whom we love,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Living God, your Son now sits in your presence
And shares in your glory and honour.
We thank you for the promise
That his presence shall be renewed for us,
Through the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Living God, we thank you that Jesus prayed for us
And that he continues to intercede for us.
We thank you that he continues to pray
For us and for our protection,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Living God, we pray for the life of the world
We thank you for all those who,in these days,
Strive to protect and shield us.
Renew them in heart and soul, and mind and strength,Through the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Living God, renew us we pray and renew the life of the world.
For you so loved the world that you gave your Son
That we might share in the life of the world to come.
Hear our prayer, now and always,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A song: Amazing Grace
A key feature of the ThyKingdomCome movement is to pray for others who do not already know God’s love, amazing grace and inspiration in their lives.
Think of 5 such people, and pray that they may come to know God who was revealed to humanity in the prophets, the Scriptures and supremely in Jesus.
Lord God, I thank you for the awareness I have of your love, and I pray for others especially for… that they may be open to your Spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Perhaps you could invite them to Church tomorrow… maybe a message, email or tweet… “I’ve been appreciating the worship at www.aksm.org.uk… would you like to ‘come to Church’ tomorrow?
Day 2 of 10 #ThyKingdomCome
“He who sings, prays twice” – attributed to St Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, 354-430 AD
On this day after Ascension, the words of the great Wesley hymn, Rejoice the Lord is king are worthy of our prayerful reflection. You can listen and watch it being sung in St Albans Cathedral at the link below.
Rejoice! the Lord is King, Your Lord and King adore! Rejoice, give thanks and sing, And triumph evermore. Lift up your heart, Lift up your voice! Rejoice, again I say, rejoice! His kingdom cannot fail, He rules o'er earth and heaven; The keys of death and hell Are to our Jesus given: Lift up your heart, Lift up your voice! Rejoice, again I say, rejoice! He sits at God’s right hand Till all his foes submit, and bow to his command, and fall before his feet: Lift up your heart, Lift up your voice! Rejoice, again I say, rejoice! Rejoice in glorious hope! Our Lord and judge shall come And take His servants up To their eternal home: We then shall hear the archangel’s voice; the trump of God shall sound: Rejoice! Charles Wesley, 1707 - 1788
Quiz Night – If you missed last Friday’s Quiz Night – you can watch the replay anytime… 86 is the best score to beat!
If you are able to make a donation to the ongoing work of Christian Aid that would be brilliant. https://www.christianaid.org.uk/get-involved-locally/scotland – for details
What’s on this weekend
Click the links for more information
- 7.30am – BBC Radio Scotland: New Every Sunday, Act of worship
- Sunday Worship from Strontian – www.youtube.aksm.org.uk by 10am, available to view thereafter. Audio only also available to listen to via The Linked Parishes Podcast or by calling 01173 252 399
- 12.15pm on BBC1 – Reflections from the Quay Rebekah Lamb, St Andrews University and John Bell, Iona Community, offer their Reflections. Music from Kris Drever.
- Invitation to light a candle and pray at 7pm
- Looking for something else to do… why not visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Offerings to Local Churches
Thank you for all the continuing offerings and donations to Strontian, Ardgour and Morvern parish Churches. Details about how you can give are at the Offerings Page
On this Ascension Day, let us pray for the World Church… and for the Church of Scotland…
We pray for the church…in these times of radical change and challenge,
that we may fulfil our mission to preach repentance, transformation and forgiveness in Christ’s name.
May we leave behind, our timidity, our insularity,
our concern for respectability
and the divisions among us.
Let us pick up – boldness, clarity…
and a desire and willingness to serve together
turning our minds towards the Gospel, the world and each other
praying not our will… but Thy will be done – Thy Kingdom come.
We pray for Martin our Moderator as he leads the Church of Scotland in these days,and for all engaged in the ongoing work of Committees and Forums of General Assembly
for staff and elected members working towards appropriate and effective ways to live out your mission through the Church in our time.
For the Assembly Trustees we pray as they seek to discern priorities
within the constraints of limited human and financial resource,knowing too of the unlimited resource of your promised and Holy, Spirit
Loving God, in the the name of your Son Jesus, in the power of the Spirit we bring our prayers…
for the world, for the Church, for our nation, for our communities,
for our families, and for our selves…hear us we pray…
Heart and Soul goes online today at 2pm.
https://stream1.churchofscotland.org.uk/about_us/general_assembly/ is the place to go at 2pm